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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $917 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 76 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
146
Rank: 10th
out of 75 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,696
Rank: 18th
out of 75 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
59.6 This Provider
Avg 76.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$179K
Rank: 9th
out of 75 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,229 This Provider
Avg $917

Note: About 83% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his 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 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

WILLIAM CRUZ

ISMAEL TORRES ROSARIO

WILFREDO RENDON

JORGE PERDOMO MEDRANO

Organizations

HOSPITAL ESPANOL AUXILI...

Patients saw before

LUIS ACABA M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

ISMAEL TORRES ROSARIO

WILLIAM CRUZ

Organizations

HOSPITAL ESPANOL AUXILI...

QUEST DIAGNOSTICS OF PU...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 39 different services in 2014
All Services

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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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
217
times performed,
2% of his services

1st 3rd

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

98
patients got this service, 67% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$16,318an average of $75 per time performed $8,949
an average of $41 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
113
times performed,
1% of his services

2nd 15th

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

21
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$9,085an average of $80 per time performed $5,664
an average of $50 per time performed
drug
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
108
times performed,
1% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$80an average of $1 per time performed $55
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
0.86% of his services

4th 10th

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

16
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
4.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.8)
$8,687an average of $116 per time performed $5,049
an average of $67 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
40
times performed,
0.46% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$931an average of $23 per time performed $547
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
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
30
times performed,
0.34% of his services

6th 17th

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

28
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,731an average of $224 per time performed $4,141
an average of $138 per time performed
medical
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
18
times performed,
0.21% of his services

7th 19th

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

18
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,114an average of $173 per time performed $1,844
an average of $102 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.

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Luis Antonio Acaba
Average for Hematology & Oncology Providers in Puerto Rico

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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