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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $390 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
708
Rank: 21st
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,888
Rank: 48th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.7 This Provider
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$188K
Rank: 67th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$265 This Provider
Avg $390

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 of his Part B patients.

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 in 2014.

Patients saw before

ANTONIO RUIZ MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 133 different services in 2014
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Medical Services
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
565
times performed,
30% of his services

1st 2nd

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

332
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$46,228an average of $82 per time performed $16,860
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
174
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

165
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$35,186an average of $202 per time performed $13,281
an average of $76 per time performed
medical
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
82
times performed,
4% of his services

3rd 1st

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

80
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$11,076an average of $135 per time performed $3,960
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 18th

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

79
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,222an average of $129 per time performed $3,722
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of large bowel using an endoscope +

Diagnostic examination of large bowel using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 45378
Performed in a facility
64
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 28th

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

64
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$40,700an average of $636 per time performed $9,687
an average of $151 per time performed
medical
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
57
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 7th

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

57
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,528an average of $202 per time performed $4,531
an average of $79 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 46th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,283an average of $41 per time performed $326
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 90th

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,673an average of $215 per time performed $2,016
an average of $45 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of breasts

Service Code: 76645
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 56th

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$10,638an average of $280 per time performed $2,797
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
36
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 5th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$3,340an average of $93 per time performed $1,078
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
NA

Biopsy of breast accessed throught the skin with ultrasou... +

Biopsy of breast accessed throught the skin with ultrasound guidance ×

Service Code: 19083
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 92nd

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$66,500an average of $1,900 per time performed $16,709
an average of $477 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Removal of polyps or growths in large bowel using an endo... +

Removal of polyps or growths in large bowel using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 45383
Performed in a facility
35
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

35
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$34,635an average of $990 per time performed $8,661
an average of $247 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 15th

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,792an average of $306 per time performed $3,361
an average of $105 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 1... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99201
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 76th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,682an average of $99 per time performed $789
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 134th

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,860an average of $291 per time performed $1,853
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Partial removal of breast

Service Code: 19301
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 69th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$48,100an average of $1,850 per time performed $12,279
an average of $472 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Aspiration of breast cyst

Service Code: 19000
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
1% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,681an average of $320 per time performed $1,879
an average of $78 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of skin and tissue first 20 sq cm or less

Service Code: 11042
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 52nd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$7,012an average of $334 per time performed $1,705
an average of $81 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretatio... +

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretation for insertion of needle ×

Service Code: 76942
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 37th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$4,574an average of $229 per time performed $1,101
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.95% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,557an average of $309 per time performed $1,238
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
HEMIC AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS

Biopsy or removal of lymph nodes, open procedure

Service Code: 38500
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.9% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,495an average of $735 per time performed $1,630
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.9% of his services

22nd 32nd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,930an average of $290 per time performed $1,847
an average of $109 per time performed
medical
NA

Biopsy of breast accessed throught the skin with stereota... +

Biopsy of breast accessed throught the skin with stereotactic guidance ×

Service Code: 19081
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.9% of his services

23rd 191st

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,095an average of $535 per time performed $2,312
an average of $136 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound guidance for accessing into blood vessel

Service Code: 76937
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.85% of his services

24th 59th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$720an average of $45 per time performed $186
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
NA

Biopsy of breast accessed throught the skin with stereota... +

Biopsy of breast accessed throught the skin with stereotactic guidance ×

Service Code: 19081
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.74% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$26,740an average of $1,910 per time performed $6,697
an average of $478 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion, replacement or remov... +

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion, replacement or removal of central venous access device ×

Service Code: 77001
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.69% of his services

26th 72nd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$780an average of $60 per time performed $191
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of central venous catheter and implanted device... +

Insertion of central venous catheter and implanted device for infusion beneath the skin, patient 5 years or older ×

Service Code: 36561
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.64% of his services

27th 81st

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,626an average of $1,052 per time performed $2,974
an average of $248 per time performed

Office Visits

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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Antonio Jose Ruiz
Average for Surgery Providers in North Carolina

Notes: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients. The contact information listed above is the most current we have for this provider. The services listed on this page may have been delivered at a previous address or as part of a different practice.

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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.

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