Treatment Tracker

The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $770 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 55 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
264
Rank: 34th
out of 171 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
37,053
Rank: 21st
out of 171 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
140.4 This Provider
Avg 55
Total Paid
by Medicare
$372K
Rank: 33rd
out of 171 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,409 This Provider
Avg $770

Note: About 77% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in her office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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 her Part B patients.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 131 different services in 2015
(100 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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Drug Services
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
drug

Injection, paclitaxel, 1 mg

Service Code: J9267
Performed in an office
4,400
times performed,
12% of her services

1st 3rd

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

16
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$4,400.00an average of $1.00 per time performed $572.00
an average of $0.13 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, fosaprepitant, 1 mg

Service Code: J1453
Performed in an office
2,550
times performed,
7% of her services

2nd 6th

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$12,750.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $3,468.00
an average of $1.36 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
1,280
times performed,
3% of her services

3rd 4th

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

64
patients got this service, 24% of her patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$1,280.00an average of $1.00 per time performed $140.80
an average of $0.11 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, palonosetron hcl, 25 mcg

Service Code: J2469
Performed in an office
700
times performed,
2% of her services

4th 8th

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

44
patients got this service, 17% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$79,149.00an average of $113.07 per time performed $11,011.00
an average of $15.73 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, granisetron hydrochloride, 100 mcg

Service Code: J1626
Performed in an office
500
times performed,
1% of her services

5th 11th

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

22
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$12,500.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $190.00
an average of $0.38 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
367
times performed,
0.99% of her services

6th 9th

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

72
patients got this service, 27% of her patients
5.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$6,973.00an average of $19.00 per time performed $1,064.30
an average of $2.90 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
312
times performed,
0.84% of her services

7th 10th

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

56
patients got this service, 21% of her patients
5.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$10,920.00an average of $35.00 per time performed $3,207.36
an average of $10.28 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, carboplatin, 50 mg

Service Code: J9045
Performed in an office
239
times performed,
0.65% of her services

8th 19th

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

21
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$71,700.00an average of $300.00 per time performed $712.22
an average of $2.98 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for ... +

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96375
Performed in an office
187
times performed,
0.5% of her services

9th 16th

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

65
patients got this service, 25% of her patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$19,635.00an average of $105.00 per time performed $3,313.64
an average of $17.72 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
159
times performed,
0.43% of her services

10th 17th

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

74
patients got this service, 28% of her patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$109,074.00an average of $686.00 per time performed $16,973.25
an average of $106.75 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
140
times performed,
0.38% of her services

11th 12th

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

92
patients got this service, 35% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$47,600.00an average of $340.00 per time performed $11,229.40
an average of $80.21 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy prevention or diagnosis ... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy prevention or diagnosis additional sequential infusion up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96367
Performed in an office
140
times performed,
0.38% of her services

12th 18th

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

63
patients got this service, 24% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$21,280.00an average of $152.00 per time performed $3,344.60
an average of $23.89 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
106
times performed,
0.29% of her services

13th 20th

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

78
patients got this service, 30% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$24,380.00an average of $230.00 per time performed $5,237.46
an average of $49.41 per time performed
drug

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
0.28% of her services

14th 25th

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$48,510.00an average of $462.00 per time performed $3,046.05
an average of $29.01 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85027
Performed in an office
91
times performed,
0.25% of her services

15th 39th

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

21
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$3,003.00an average of $33.00 per time performed $777.14
an average of $8.54 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
0.23% of her services

16th 64th

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
7.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.4)
$2,523.00an average of $29.00 per time performed $455.88
an average of $5.24 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
76
times performed,
0.21% of her services

17th 15th

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

28
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$4,712.00an average of $62.00 per time performed $1,049.56
an average of $13.81 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.17% of her services

18th 32nd

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

25
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$1,920.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $323.84
an average of $5.06 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.16% of her services

19th 24th

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

24
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$5,394.00an average of $93.00 per time performed $1,143.18
an average of $19.71 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
50
times performed,
0.13% of her services

20th 23rd

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

28
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$22,500.00an average of $450.00 per time performed $5,538.50
an average of $110.77 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, diphenhydramine hcl, up to 50 mg

Service Code: J1200
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.13% of her services

21st 38th

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

27
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$144.00an average of $3.00 per time performed $21.60
an average of $0.45 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ranitidine hydrochloride, 25 mg

Service Code: J2780
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.13% of her services

22nd 66th

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

16
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$384.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $40.32
an average of $0.84 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into... +

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into a vein up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96417
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.13% of her services

23rd 37th

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

34
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$15,698.00an average of $334.00 per time performed $2,287.96
an average of $48.68 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Collection of blood specimen from a completely implantabl... +

Collection of blood specimen from a completely implantable venous access device ×

Service Code: 36591
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.12% of her services

24th 43rd

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

12
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
3.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$3,440.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $731.43
an average of $17.01 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.09% of her services

25th 31st

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

23
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$10,032.00an average of $304.00 per time performed $1,823.58
an average of $55.26 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.09% of her services

26th 34th

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$5,148.00an average of $156.00 per time performed $715.77
an average of $21.69 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.08% of her services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,457.00an average of $47.00 per time performed $302.25
an average of $9.75 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.06% of her services

28th 30th

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

16
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$4,830.00an average of $230.00 per time performed $1,174.53
an average of $55.93 per time performed
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
18
times performed,
0.05% of her services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,520.00an average of $140.00 per time performed $512.82
an average of $28.49 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
16
times performed,
0.04% of her services

30th 72nd

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

15
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,880.00an average of $430.00 per time performed $1,685.76
an average of $105.36 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
11
times performed,
0.03% of her services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,740.00an average of $340.00 per time performed $918.17
an average of $83.47 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.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Lucia Astrid Garino
Average for Hematology & Oncology Providers in Minnesota

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 2015 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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