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, $223 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 8 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
340
Rank: 1427th
out of 5,809 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,261
Rank: 421st
out of 5,809 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
18.4 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 7.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$152K
Rank: 532nd
out of 5,809 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$447 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $223

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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 30 different services in 2015
(12 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
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
1,438
times performed,
23% of his services

1st 5th

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

221
patients got this service, 65% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$57,520.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $25,179.38
an average of $17.51 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
1,338
times performed,
21% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

283
patients got this service, 83% of his patients
4.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$120,420.00an average of $90.00 per time performed $67,676.04
an average of $50.58 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
1,129
times performed,
18% of his services

3rd 11th

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

133
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$28,225.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $587.08
an average of $0.52 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
717
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 52nd

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

204
patients got this service, 60% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$28,680.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $1,950.24
an average of $2.72 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
465
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 2nd

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

248
patients got this service, 73% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$62,775.00an average of $135.00 per time performed $32,815.05
an average of $70.57 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
384
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 36th

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

117
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,840.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $188.16
an average of $0.49 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial im ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
230
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 18th

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

79
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$18,170.00an average of $79.00 per time performed $6,534.30
an average of $28.41 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.93% of his services

8th 39th

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

58
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,160.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $899.58
an average of $15.51 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.93% of his services

9th 10th

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

58
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,450.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $1,360.10
an average of $23.45 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
51
times performed,
0.81% of his services

10th 31st

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

43
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,180.00an average of $180.00 per time performed $5,130.09
an average of $100.59 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
43
times performed,
0.69% of his services

11th 23rd

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

39
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,580.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $513.42
an average of $11.94 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.69% of his services

12th 53rd

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

30
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$430.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $134.59
an average of $3.13 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.65% of his services

13th 59th

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

36
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,223.00an average of $103.00 per time performed $1,536.68
an average of $37.48 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.65% of his services

14th 83rd

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

26
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$5,125.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $1,677.72
an average of $40.92 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone so... +

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone sodium phosphate 3mg ×

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.61% of his services

15th 68th

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

30
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$760.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $166.82
an average of $4.39 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
33
times performed,
0.53% of his services

16th 30th

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

33
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,290.00an average of $130.00 per time performed $1,882.32
an average of $57.04 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.35% of his services

17th 25th

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

17
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$220.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $75.02
an average of $3.41 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
17
times performed,
0.27% of his services

18th 60th

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

17
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,485.00an average of $205.00 per time performed $1,823.25
an average of $107.25 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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Joseph Paul Puente
Average for Family 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 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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