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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $392 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
668
Rank: 34th
out of 584 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,828
Rank: 63rd
out of 584 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.7 This Provider
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$164K
Rank: 100th
out of 584 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$246 This Provider
Avg $392

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 Surgery Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 118 different services in 2013
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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
574
times performed,
31% of his services

1st 2nd

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

354
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$46,494an average of $81 per time performed $18,001
an average of $31 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
137
times performed,
7% of his services

2nd 1st

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

133
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$18,358an average of $134 per time performed $6,934
an average of $51 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
93
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd 17th

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 $5,033
an average of $54 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
75
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 4th

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

73
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$14,925an average of $199 per time performed $5,724
an average of $76 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
62
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 32nd

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

53
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$36,096an average of $582 per time performed $8,985
an average of $145 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
57
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 25th

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

57
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$38,400an average of $674 per time performed $8,858
an average of $155 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
47
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 3rd

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$3,055an average of $65 per time performed $1,262
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of multiple skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 57th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$836an average of $20 per time performed $186
an average of $4 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
37
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 12th

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

37
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,770an average of $210 per time performed $3,781
an average of $102 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Removal of growths in large bowel using an endoscope

Service Code: 45383
Performed in a facility
37
times performed,
2% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

37
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$36,000an average of $973 per time performed $9,175
an average of $248 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 97th

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

33
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,630an average of $233 per time performed $1,891
an average of $51 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
36
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 61st

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)
$3,600an average of $100 per time performed $916
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
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
30
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 85th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,752an average of $258 per time performed $2,097
an average of $70 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Aspiration of breast cyst

Service Code: 19000
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,177an average of $316 per time performed $2,360
an average of $81 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of breast using imaging guidance

Service Code: 19103
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 80th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$41,102an average of $1,468 per time performed $10,749
an average of $384 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of breast

Service Code: 76645
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 44th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,360an average of $254 per time performed $1,618
an average of $65 per time performed
medical
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
25
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 135th

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)
$10,211an average of $408 per time performed $1,482
an average of $59 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of breast using imaging guidance

Service Code: 19103
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 118th

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)
$36,937an average of $1,477 per time performed $3,389
an average of $136 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin, tissue, or mouth

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 143rd

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: 1.1)
$6,675an average of $278 per time performed $1,567
an average of $65 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of breast using imaging guidance

Service Code: 19102
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 217th

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)
$12,740an average of $607 per time performed $3,274
an average of $156 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Partial removal of breast

Service Code: 19301
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 82nd

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: 1.1)
$40,568an average of $2,028 per time performed $10,215
an average of $511 per time performed
medical
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

22nd 128th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,772an average of $439 per time performed $1,945
an average of $97 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Strapping, unna boot

Service Code: 29580
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd 26th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$3,020an average of $159 per time performed $729
an average of $38 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound guidance for accessing into blood vessel

Service Code: 76937
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.88% 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: 1.2)
$800an average of $50 per time performed $177
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Drainage of abscess

Service Code: 10060
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.71% of his services

25th 156th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,205an average of $323 per time performed $675
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.71% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,146an average of $319 per time performed $1,011
an average of $78 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Removal of gallbladder with x-ray study of bile ducts usi... +

Removal of gallbladder with x-ray study of bile ducts using endoscope ×

Service Code: 47563
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.66% of his services

27th 72nd

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)
$28,645an average of $2,387 per time performed $6,016
an average of $501 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of device into vein

Service Code: 77001
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.6% of his services

28th 65th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$660an average of $60 per time performed $154
an average of $14 per time performed

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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