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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,656Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

14% of this provider’s 434 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

64% of this provider’s 624 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 624 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

62 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.59M

2014

$1.91M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

36,836

2014

42,486

2015

38,656

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,429

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,219

prescriptions.

142

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,276

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,079

prescriptions.

163

patients, 26% of all patients

3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

148

patients, 24% of all patients

O 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 1,096

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,044

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

5 8
LISINOPRIL 940

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 879

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

784

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

7 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 814

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

8 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 769

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
GABAPENTIN 756

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

10 7
METFORMIN HCL 702

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

11 10
CLOPIDOGREL 680

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

12 19
ALPRAZOLAM 615

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

13 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

14 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
SIMVASTATIN 447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

16 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

17 15
DIAZEPAM 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

18 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

19 13
CARVEDILOL 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

20 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

22 42
TRAZODONE HCL 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

23 30
MEMANTINE HCL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 79
LORAZEPAM 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

25 31
ONDANSETRON HCL* 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

26 103
LACTULOSE 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

27 117
RANITIDINE HCL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

28 24
RISPERIDONE 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 85
WARFARIN SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

31 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

32 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

33 27
SERTRALINE HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

34 21
NAMENDA XR 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 65
MIRTAZAPINE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

36 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

37 20
PAROXETINE HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 52
AZITHROMYCIN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

149

patients, 24% of all patients

A 39 54
SUCRALFATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

40 104
IBUPROFEN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

41 60
BUDESONIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

10 42 253
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

43 59
CLONAZEPAM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 34
TRAMADOL HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 45 33
LEVOFLOXACIN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

137

patients, 22% of all patients

A 46 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 47 53
MELOXICAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

48 23
LEVETIRACETAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 97
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

50 78
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

51 140
NOVOLIN R 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

52 243
FAMOTIDINE* 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

53 87
CLONIDINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

54 66
INSULIN SYRINGE* 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 170
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

56 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

57 26
XARELTO 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 38
JANUVIA 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 55
NAPROXEN 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 88
GLIPIZIDE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 44
ELIQUIS 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 102
MUPIROCIN* 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

65 152
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 47
PREDNISONE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

67 39
DEXILANT 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11 68 162
TIZANIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

68 50
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

A 70 150
OLANZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 71 142
NYSTOP 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

72 199
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 14
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 62
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

74 143
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 172
AMOXICILLIN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

A 77 90
LEVEMIR 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

78 166
NYSTATIN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

79 115
FINASTERIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 80 86
FENOFIBRATE* 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

81 99
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 81 173
DILTIAZEM HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 81 175
AMIODARONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 161
FENOFIBRATE* 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 92
FLUCONAZOLE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

86 125
BUSPIRONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 63
MEGESTROL ACETATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

88 239
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A 89 113
CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 49
ROPINIROLE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 61
NOVOLOG 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

92 171
ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

93 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 94 138
HYDRALAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

94 72
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 94 386
CEFDINIR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

A 97 130
ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

97 35
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

99 207
CEPHALEXIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A 99 95
LANTUS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 91
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

102 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

103 29
NYAMYC 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

104 246
DIGOXIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

105 109
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 105 299
PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

107 64
RALOXIFENE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 108 174
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

109 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

109 83
METRONIDAZOLE* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 109 282
PHENOBARBITAL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 112 211
FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 113 184
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 114 249
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

115 46
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 115 124
DICYCLOMINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

117 144
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 117 163
ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 119 82
LANSOPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 120 137
FENTANYL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 120 132
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 120 128
SENSIPAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 123 321
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 123 74
OXCARBAZEPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 125 274
PROTONIX 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 125 407
MIDODRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 127 257
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 128 107
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 129 40
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

129 189
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

129 111
COLCRYS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 132 288
NEXIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

133 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

134 67
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

134 160
TRADJENTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 134 129
MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

134 118
THEOPHYLLINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 138 280
LOPERAMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

139 216
NOVOLIN N 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 139 324
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 141 51
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

141 263
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 143 190
BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 143 126
RENVELA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 145 269
CARAFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

145 300
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

147 308
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 147 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 149 77
PHENYTOIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 150 251
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on April 25, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.