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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $332 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
348
Rank: 381st
out of 682 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,761
Rank: 186th
out of 682 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
7.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 4.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$116K
Rank: 338th
out of 682 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$334 This Provider
Avg $332

Office Visits

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Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

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Michael J. Akerman
Average for Pulmonary Disease Providers in New York

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most patients within 30 days before or after this provider, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

Patients saw before

Michael J. Akerman

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 5 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
1,276
times performed,
46% of his services

1st 3rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

330
patients got this service, 95% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$103,356an average of $81 per time performed $81,664
an average of $64 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater ... +

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99406
Performed in an office
691
times performed,
25% of his services

2nd 79th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

188
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$11,056an average of $16 per time performed $8,292
an average of $12 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Smoking and tobacco use intensive counseling, greater tha... +

Smoking and tobacco use intensive counseling, greater than 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99407
Performed in an office
619
times performed,
22% of his services

3rd 107th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

195
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$18,570an average of $30 per time performed $14,856
an average of $24 per time performed
MEDICINE

Pulmonary exercise testing

Service Code: 94620
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 47th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

141
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$11,139an average of $79 per time performed $7,755
an average of $55 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
1% of his services

5th 55th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

34
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,114an average of $121 per time performed $3,196
an average of $94 per time performed

Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

Services that begin with a letter come from CMS. All other codes and descriptions of the medical procedures are from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Where practical, AMA’s consumer friendly translation of the CPT descriptor was used. ProPublica has received permission from the AMA to use these codes on this site.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Pulmonary Disease." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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