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Luis A. Acaba M.D.

735 ave ponce de leon, San juan, P.R., 00917 | (787) 763-1788

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $272 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 14 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
483
Rank: 1st
out of 67 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
26,369
Rank: 1st
out of 67 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
54.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 14.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$608K
Rank: 1st
out of 67 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,260 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $272

Office Visits

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Top Billing

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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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Luis A. Acaba
Average for Hematology/Oncology Providers in Puerto Rico

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

Luis A. Acaba

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 23 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
DRUGS

Injection, abatacept (orencia), 10 mg

Service Code: J0129
Performed in an office
13,525
times performed,
51% of his services

1st Alert

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

33
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
5.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$284,025an average of $21 per time performed $229,925
an average of $17 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ondansetron hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2405
Performed in an office
3,712
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 1st

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
6.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.9)
$0an average of $0 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, infliximab (remicade), 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
2,830
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$178,290an average of $63 per time performed $141,500
an average of $50 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab (prolia, xgeva), 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
1,380
times performed,
5% of his services

4th Alert

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,320an average of $14 per time performed $16,560
an average of $12 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, epoetin alfa, (for non-end-stage renal disease... +

Injection, epoetin alfa, (for non-end-stage renal disease use), 1000 units ×

Service Code: J0885
Performed in an office
950
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 3rd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
4.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.9)
$9,500an average of $10 per time performed $6,650
an average of $7 per time performed
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution, sterile (500 ml=1 unit) +

Infusion, normal saline solution, sterile (500 ml=1 unit) ×

Service Code: J7040
Performed in an office
690
times performed,
3% of his services

6th Alert

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

175
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$690an average of $1 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
644
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 9th

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

46
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6)
$17,388an average of $27 per time performed $10,948
an average of $17 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
593
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 11th

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

173
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.7)
$72,346an average of $122 per time performed $42,696
an average of $72 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
553
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 6th

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

335
patients got this service, 69% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$33,733an average of $61 per time performed $22,673
an average of $41 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, zoledronic acid (reclast), 1 mg

Service Code: J3488
Performed in an office
440
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 21st

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

88
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$98,120an average of $223 per time performed $78,320
an average of $178 per time performed
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
152
times performed,
0.58% of his services

11th 22nd

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

46
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$2,888an average of $19 per time performed $2,128
an average of $14 per time performed
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
127
times performed,
0.48% of his services

12th 20th

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$8,128an average of $64 per time performed $6,096
an average of $48 per time performed
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
114
times performed,
0.43% of his services

13th 12th

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
6.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 7.9)
$3,306an average of $29 per time performed $2,166
an average of $19 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, diphenhydramine hydrochloride, up to 50 mg

Service Code: J1200
Performed in an office
113
times performed,
0.43% of his services

14th 17th

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

27
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.5)
$113an average of $1 per time performed $113
an average of $1 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
99
times performed,
0.38% of his services

15th 27th

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

99
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,662an average of $138 per time performed $9,801
an average of $99 per time performed
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Leuprolide acetate for depot suspension (lupron), 7.5 mg +

Leuprolide acetate for depot suspension (lupron), 7.5 mg ×

Service Code: J9217
Performed in an office
99
times performed,
0.38% of his services

16th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$21,285an average of $215 per time performed $16,929
an average of $171 per time performed
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
86
times performed,
0.33% of his services

17th 28th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.8)
$5,246an average of $61 per time performed $3,440
an average of $40 per time performed
MEDICINE

Irrigation of implanted venous access drug delivery device +

Irrigation of implanted venous access drug delivery device ×

Service Code: 96523
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
0.28% of his services

18th Alert

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,533an average of $21 per time performed $876
an average of $12 per time performed
MEDICINE

Hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy administration bene... +

Hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy administration beneath the skin or into muscle ×

Service Code: 96402
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
0.25% of his services

19th Alert

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,015an average of $31 per time performed $1,170
an average of $18 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ibandronate sodium (boniva), 1 mg

Service Code: J1740
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.16% of his services

20th Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,342an average of $151 per time performed $5,082
an average of $121 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.14% of his services

21st 35th

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

37
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,586an average of $178 per time performed $4,588
an average of $124 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
31
times performed,
0.12% of his services

22nd 31st

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

27
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,642an average of $182 per time performed $3,968
an average of $128 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein using push technique +

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein using push technique ×

Service Code: 96409
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.05% of his services

23rd Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,274an average of $91 per time performed $840
an average of $60 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 "Hematology & Oncology." 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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