From Amino, Inc.
How does Amino determine Dr. McHugh’s vasectomy experience?
To give you an overview of Dr. McHugh’s practice experience, we show you how his practice compares to other doctors nationwide.
To determine Dr. McHugh’s experience treating vasectomy patients, we use our database of over 9 billion doctor-patient interactions. In our database, we look at every doctor who is a family practitioner, urologist, or surgeon, because these are the specialties that our data shows are most likely to treat vasectomy patients.
From this group of doctors, we rank doctors nationwide by the number of vasectomy patients they treated from 2014–2018. We give Dr. McHugh a badge if we have enough data to determine that he is among the top-ranked doctors for vasectomy, meaning he sees a lot of vasectomy patients compared to other doctors.
For vasectomy, Dr. McHugh has a top 5% badge, because he treated more vasectomy patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide for 2014–2018.
We determine which of Dr. McHugh’s patients receive vasectomy by looking at the medical billing codes that appear on the electronic health insurance claims from their interactions with Dr. McHugh. Because there are tens of thousands of unique medical billing codes used to describe different types of health care interactions, Amino groups billing codes that describe similar health conditions or services into a single category that we display on our website with a user-friendly name (e.g. “diabetes”, “asthma”, “knee replacement”).
We count each distinct patient only once for any given reason for visit, but the same patient may be counted toward multiple reasons for visit if Dr. McHugh treated that patient for multiple reasons.
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