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, $181 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
29
Rank: 12th
out of 17 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
656
Rank: 3rd
out of 17 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
22.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 4.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$22.4K
Rank: 5th
out of 17 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$772 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $181

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.

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 within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Individuals

RYAN CONNELL

Organizations

UNITED COMMUNITY HEALTH...

Patients saw before

ELIZABETH RUIZ

Patients saw after

Individuals

RYAN CONNELL

JANET PRAGIT

Organizations

UNITED COMMUNITY HEALTH...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 26 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
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 3 or more muscles

Service Code: 20553
Performed in an office
140
times performed,
21% of her services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 66% of her patients
7.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,440an average of $96 per time performed $5,968
an average of $43 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
129
times performed,
20% of her services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 66% of her patients
6.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,385an average of $65 per time performed $3,727
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of arm or leg

Service Code: 76882
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
12% of her services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 48% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,240an average of $53 per time performed $1,914
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Self-care or home management training, each 15 minutes

Service Code: 97535
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
8% of her services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 69% of her patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,754an average of $51 per time performed $1,256
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
4% of her services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 48% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$750an average of $30 per time performed $332
an average of $13 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
19
times performed,
3% of her services

6th 2nd

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

13
patients got this service, 45% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,204an average of $116 per time performed $919
an average of $48 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.

Elizabeth Ruiz
Average for Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Providers in Arizona

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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