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, $221 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 7 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
742
Rank: 119th
out of 2,624 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
11,288
Rank: 100th
out of 2,624 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
15.2 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 7.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$295K
Rank: 49th
out of 2,624 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$397 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $221

Note: About 23% 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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 140 different services in 2015
(94 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
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
1,844
times performed,
16% of his services

1st 1st

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

653
patients got this service, 88% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$339,296.00an average of $184.00 per time performed $126,184.92
an average of $68.43 per time performed
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
1,579
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 4th

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

608
patients got this service, 82% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$39,475.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $4,642.26
an average of $2.94 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
903
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 9th

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

537
patients got this service, 72% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$81,270.00an average of $90.00 per time performed $9,463.44
an average of $10.48 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
895
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 46th

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

526
patients got this service, 71% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$60,860.00an average of $68.00 per time performed $7,070.50
an average of $7.90 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
874
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 24th

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

467
patients got this service, 63% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$52,440.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $6,485.08
an average of $7.42 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Pneumococcal vaccine for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90670
Performed in an office
380
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 14th

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

375
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$70,680.00an average of $186.00 per time performed $61,567.60
an average of $162.02 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
379
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 12th

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

376
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,148.63an average of $39.97 per time performed $8,917.87
an average of $23.53 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
336
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 5th

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

194
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$18,480.00an average of $55.00 per time performed $4,351.20
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
332
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 19th

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

208
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$34,196.00an average of $103.00 per time performed $7,207.72
an average of $21.71 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
311
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 8th

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
10.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.9)
$7,153.00an average of $23.00 per time performed $1,629.64
an average of $5.24 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
276
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 7th

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

275
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,040.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $6,519.12
an average of $23.62 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
275
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 6th

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

179
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$14,025.00an average of $51.00 per time performed $2,851.75
an average of $10.37 per time performed
drug

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individ... +

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individuals 3 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90686
Performed in an office
250
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 34th

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

249
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,100.00an average of $20.40 per time performed $4,442.50
an average of $17.77 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
151
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 48th

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

91
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$16,610.00an average of $110.00 per time performed $5,961.48
an average of $39.48 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
102
times performed,
0.9% of his services

15th 16th

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

83
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,346.00an average of $23.00 per time performed $306.00
an average of $3.00 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
89
times performed,
0.79% of his services

16th 3rd

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

79
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$9,782.88an average of $109.92 per time performed $4,204.36
an average of $47.24 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
86
times performed,
0.76% of his services

17th 10th

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

76
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$7,740.00an average of $90.00 per time performed $954.60
an average of $11.10 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
78
times performed,
0.69% of his services

18th 141st

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

78
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,950.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $403.26
an average of $5.17 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
78
times performed,
0.69% of his services

19th 123rd

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

78
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,798.00an average of $241.00 per time performed $7,081.62
an average of $90.79 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
76
times performed,
0.67% of his services

20th 11th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$4,256.00an average of $56.00 per time performed $1,281.36
an average of $16.86 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
0.63% of his services

21st 54th

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

70
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,059.00an average of $29.00 per time performed $547.41
an average of $7.71 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.61% of his services

22nd 40th

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

68
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,052.75an average of $29.75 per time performed $476.10
an average of $6.90 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
0.56% of his services

23rd 33rd

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

57
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,851.00an average of $77.00 per time performed $698.04
an average of $11.08 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) level

Service Code: 82947
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
0.48% of his services

24th 51st

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

51
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$1,296.00an average of $24.00 per time performed $162.54
an average of $3.01 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
35
times performed,
0.31% of his services

25th 21st

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$7,739.90an average of $221.14 per time performed $3,690.40
an average of $105.44 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.27% of his services

26th 79th

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,400.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $735.90
an average of $24.53 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient ... +

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient 3 years and older ×

Service Code: 90656
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.24% of his services

27th 81st

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$567.00an average of $21.00 per time performed $373.14
an average of $13.82 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.24% of his services

28th 94th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,349.00an average of $87.00 per time performed $542.70
an average of $20.10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.22% of his services

29th 92nd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,475.00an average of $59.00 per time performed $223.25
an average of $8.93 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.21% of his services

30th 72nd

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,696.00an average of $279.00 per time performed $918.96
an average of $38.29 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.19% of his services

31st 71st

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$759.99an average of $36.19 per time performed $376.95
an average of $17.95 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.19% of his services

32nd 122nd

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,827.00an average of $87.00 per time performed $381.57
an average of $18.17 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.19% of his services

33rd 118th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$588.00an average of $28.00 per time performed $181.23
an average of $8.63 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.19% of his services

34th 121st

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$630.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $244.86
an average of $11.66 per time performed
medical

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77085
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.18% of his services

35th 168th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,600.00an average of $130.00 per time performed $691.60
an average of $34.58 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85651
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.16% of his services

36th 115th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$576.00an average of $32.00 per time performed $84.96
an average of $4.72 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
18
times performed,
0.16% of his services

37th 61st

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,402.00an average of $189.00 per time performed $717.66
an average of $39.87 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
17
times performed,
0.15% of his services

38th 69th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,060.00an average of $180.00 per time performed $648.89
an average of $38.17 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Lipase (fat enzyme) level

Service Code: 83690
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.14% of his services

39th 217th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$544.00an average of $34.00 per time performed $147.04
an average of $9.19 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood potassium level

Service Code: 84132
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.14% of his services

40th 199th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$336.00an average of $21.00 per time performed $94.72
an average of $5.92 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.13% of his services

41st 119th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,200.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $367.95
an average of $24.53 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.12% of his services

42nd 55th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,106.00an average of $79.00 per time performed $168.28
an average of $12.02 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood count automated, with additional calculations

Service Code: 85046
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.12% of his services

43rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$224.00an average of $16.00 per time performed $104.16
an average of $7.44 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
13
times performed,
0.12% of his services

44th 27th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,378.00an average of $106.00 per time performed $153.40
an average of $11.80 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,
0.11% of his services

45th 177th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,164.00an average of $97.00 per time performed $543.24
an average of $45.27 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: 85027
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.11% of his services

46th 65th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$354.00an average of $29.50 per time performed $103.56
an average of $8.63 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.

Howard Ruscetti
Average for Family Medicine Providers in North Carolina

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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