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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, $185 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
253
Rank: 206th
out of 336 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,662
Rank: 38th
out of 336 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
10.5 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$80.6K
Rank: 83rd
out of 336 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$319 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $185

Note: About 29% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in her 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 her Part B patients.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 97 different services in 2015
(69 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
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
431
times performed,
16% of her services

1st 8th

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

170
patients got this service, 67% of her patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$3,017.00an average of $7.00 per time performed $1,267.14
an average of $2.94 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
276
times performed,
10% of her services

2nd 6th

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

154
patients got this service, 61% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$63,894.00an average of $231.50 per time performed $20,297.04
an average of $73.54 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
204
times performed,
8% of her services

3rd 12th

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

141
patients got this service, 56% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,981.68an average of $24.42 per time performed $2,523.48
an average of $12.37 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
156
times performed,
6% of her services

4th 7th

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

131
patients got this service, 52% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$24,451.44an average of $156.74 per time performed $7,274.28
an average of $46.63 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
135
times performed,
5% of her services

5th 17th

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

135
patients got this service, 53% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,210.00an average of $46.00 per time performed $3,365.55
an average of $24.93 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Pneumococcal vaccine for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90670
Performed in an office
134
times performed,
5% of her services

6th 18th

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

134
patients got this service, 53% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,924.72an average of $171.08 per time performed $21,540.50
an average of $160.75 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
126
times performed,
5% of her services

7th 20th

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

90
patients got this service, 36% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,299.50an average of $18.25 per time performed $1,306.62
an average of $10.37 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
4% of her services

8th 15th

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

110
patients got this service, 43% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,709.23an average of $31.17 per time performed $1,704.08
an average of $14.32 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
97
times performed,
4% of her services

9th 22nd

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

18
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
5.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.8)
$900.16an average of $9.28 per time performed $503.43
an average of $5.19 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
84
times performed,
3% of her services

10th 19th

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

48
patients got this service, 19% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$1,879.92an average of $22.38 per time performed $1,087.80
an average of $12.95 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
3% of her services

11th 23rd

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

59
patients got this service, 23% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,940.00an average of $39.20 per time performed $1,680.75
an average of $22.41 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
3% of her services

12th 29th

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

41
patients got this service, 16% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,377.68an average of $20.26 per time performed $758.88
an average of $11.16 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
2% of her services

13th 41st

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

52
patients got this service, 21% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,627.85an average of $68.45 per time performed $2,092.44
an average of $39.48 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
2% of her services

14th 16th

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

48
patients got this service, 19% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,208.00an average of $46.00 per time performed $1,200.48
an average of $25.01 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
2% of her services

15th 28th

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

45
patients got this service, 18% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,025.00an average of $45.00 per time performed $1,598.85
an average of $35.53 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
33
times performed,
1% of her services

16th 50th

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

30
patients got this service, 12% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,737.12an average of $52.64 per time performed $407.55
an average of $12.35 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Computer analysis of screening mammogram to assist detect... +

Computer analysis of screening mammogram to assist detection of cancer ×

Service Code: 77052
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
1% of her services

17th 67th

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

30
patients got this service, 12% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$933.90an average of $31.13 per time performed $163.50
an average of $5.45 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Screening mammography, producing direct digital image, bi... +

Screening mammography, producing direct digital image, bilateral, all views ×

Service Code: G0202
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
1% of her services

18th 67th

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

30
patients got this service, 12% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,731.90an average of $257.73 per time performed $2,901.00
an average of $96.70 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
1% of her services

19th 36th

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

29
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$390.00an average of $13.00 per time performed $213.90
an average of $7.13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
1% of her services

20th 53rd

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

23
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$559.12an average of $19.28 per time performed $312.33
an average of $10.77 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.94% of her services

21st 63rd

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

25
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,505.00an average of $60.20 per time performed $273.25
an average of $10.93 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
19
times performed,
0.71% of her services

22nd 39th

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

18
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$152.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $76.00
an average of $4.00 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.71% of her services

23rd 110th

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

15
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$291.08an average of $15.32 per time performed $163.97
an average of $8.63 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
18
times performed,
0.68% of her services

24th 57th

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

18
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,268.00an average of $126.00 per time performed $746.10
an average of $41.45 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
17
times performed,
0.64% of her services

25th 51st

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

15
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$879.07an average of $51.71 per time performed $215.73
an average of $12.69 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.64% of her services

26th 119th

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

13
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$345.95an average of $20.35 per time performed $198.22
an average of $11.66 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.53% of her services

27th 106th

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$446.04an average of $31.86 per time performed $254.38
an average of $18.17 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level +

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level ×

Service Code: 83880
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.45% of her services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$939.96an average of $78.33 per time performed $543.24
an average of $45.27 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.

Phyllidia M. Ku-ruth
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in Maine

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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