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Treatment Tracker » North Carolina » Elizabeth city

Antonio J. Ruiz MD

1138 north road street, Elizabeth city, N.C., 27909 | (252) 335-4890

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $224 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 2 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
668
Rank: 25th
out of 609 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,614
Rank: 56th
out of 609 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.4 This Provider
Avg 2.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$100K
Rank: 102nd
out of 609 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$150 This Provider
Avg $224

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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Antonio J. Ruiz
Average for General Surgery Providers in North Carolina

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

Antonio J. Ruiz

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 24 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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
666
times performed,
41% of his services

1st 2nd

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

406
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$51,948an average of $78 per time performed $19,980
an average of $30 per time performed
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
105
times performed,
7% of his services

2nd 1st

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

104
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$13,860an average of $132 per time performed $5,145
an average of $49 per time performed
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
93
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 18th

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

93
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,090an average of $130 per time performed $4,185
an average of $45 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 50th

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,700an average of $20 per time performed $425
an average of $5 per time performed
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
82
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 4th

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

79
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$16,564an average of $202 per time performed $5,986
an average of $73 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 88th

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

43
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$11,000an average of $200 per time performed $2,915
an average of $53 per time performed
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
42
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 45th

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

42
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,528an average of $84 per time performed $1,008
an average of $24 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of breasts

Service Code: 76645
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 39th

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

37
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$10,200an average of $255 per time performed $2,680
an average of $67 per time performed
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
38
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 24th

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

38
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,602an average of $779 per time performed $5,624
an average of $148 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Strapping, unna boot

Service Code: 29580
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 34th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.8)
$4,590an average of $135 per time performed $1,122
an average of $33 per time performed
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
33
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 3rd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$2,145an average of $65 per time performed $957
an average of $29 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of breast using imaging guidance

Service Code: 19103
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 82nd

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)
$42,485an average of $1,465 per time performed $11,165
an average of $385 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Insertion of metal clip during breast biopsy or aspiration +

Insertion of metal clip during breast biopsy or aspiration ×

Service Code: 19295
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 92nd

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)
$6,960an average of $240 per time performed $1,885
an average of $65 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,150an average of $275 per time performed $2,002
an average of $77 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretatio... +

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretation for insertion of needle ×

Service Code: 76942
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 32nd

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$12,552an average of $523 per time performed $3,648
an average of $152 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of breast using imaging guidance

Service Code: 19103
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 111th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$35,232an average of $1,468 per time performed $3,288
an average of $137 per time performed
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
23
times performed,
1% of his services

17th Alert

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
$22,195an average of $965 per time performed $5,865
an average of $255 per time performed
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: 45384
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 40th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,250an average of $750 per time performed $4,255
an average of $185 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging gu... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging guidance for breast biopsy or insertion of needle ×

Service Code: 77031
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 131st

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,925an average of $475 per time performed $1,380
an average of $60 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Insertion of metal clip during breast biopsy or aspiration +

Insertion of metal clip during breast biopsy or aspiration ×

Service Code: 19295
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 107th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,543an average of $241 per time performed $1,541
an average of $67 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging gu... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging guidance for breast biopsy or insertion of needle ×

Service Code: 77031
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 149th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,500an average of $475 per time performed $1,980
an average of $99 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Aspiration of breast cyst

Service Code: 19000
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,274an average of $293 per time performed $1,350
an average of $75 per time performed
HEMIC AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS

Biopsy or removal of lymph nodes, open procedure

Service Code: 38500
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,322an average of $666 per time performed $1,564
an average of $92 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Partial removal of breast

Service Code: 19301
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
1% of his services

24th 62nd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$27,982an average of $1,646 per time performed $7,548
an average of $444 per time performed
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
16
times performed,
0.99% of his services

25th 14th

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)
$3,360an average of $210 per time performed $1,616
an average of $101 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound guidance for accessing into blood vessel

Service Code: 76937
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.93% of his services

26th 91st

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$750an average of $50 per time performed $165
an average of $11 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.87% of his services

27th 156th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,710an average of $265 per time performed $882
an average of $63 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 "Surgery." 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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