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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $127 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 2 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
652
Rank: 485th
out of 2,178 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
955
Rank: 528th
out of 2,178 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
1.5 This Provider
Avg 1.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$22.5K
Rank: 1593rd
out of 2,178 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$35 This Provider
Avg $127

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.

Individuals

LUIS HARO

KENNETH NIXON

RAMON KUMAR

ALFRED LLAVE

JOHN ANDREWS

Organizations

TRINITY CLINIC

MOTHER FRANCES HOSPITAL...

Patients saw before

RICARDO VEGA D.O.

Patients saw after

Individuals

WENDY FREDEN

BROOKE DREISS

JAMES CABELL

MARINA FLASKAS

DAVID RIEPE

Organizations

MOTHER FRANCES HOSPITAL...

TRINITY CLINIC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 67 different services in 2014
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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
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
200
times performed,
21% of his services

1st 57th

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

194
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$75,178an average of $376 per time performed $5,324
an average of $27 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
89
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 10th

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

88
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$42,577an average of $478 per time performed $4,474
an average of $50 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 74th

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

59
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,479an average of $25 per time performed $250
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 24th

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

44
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$19,863an average of $441 per time performed $554
an average of $12 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
45
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 7th

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

45
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$26,890an average of $598 per time performed $3,359
an average of $75 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 a facility
44
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 60th

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

44
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,036an average of $69 per time performed $752
an average of $17 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 66th

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)
$1,128an average of $28 per time performed $77
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 27th

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

35
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$432an average of $12 per time performed $108
an average of $3 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
35
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 40th

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: 1.1)
$1,092an average of $31 per time performed $364
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) with tracing using at lea... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) with tracing using at least 12 leads ×

Service Code: 93005
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 101st

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)
$1,088an average of $32 per time performed $194
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Strep test (streptococcus, group a)

Service Code: 87880
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 65th

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,348an average of $45 per time performed $481
an average of $16 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
29
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 11th

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,013an average of $69 per time performed $412
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 49th

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)
$6,105an average of $254 per time performed $268
an average of $11 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 a facility
23
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 14th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$3,450an average of $150 per time performed $646
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for influenza virus

Service Code: 87804
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 29th

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)
$1,084an average of $49 per time performed $353
an average of $16 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
17
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 36th

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)
$6,337an average of $373 per time performed $711
an average of $42 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,
1% of his services

17th 13th

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)
$5,307an average of $482 per time performed $493
an average of $45 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.

Ricardo Vega
Average for Emergency Medicine Providers in Texas

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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