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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $199 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
803
Rank: 131st
out of 2,592 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,411
Rank: 57th
out of 2,592 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
13 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$222K
Rank: 111th
out of 2,592 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$277 This Provider
Avg $199

Office Visits

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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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Howard Ruscetti
Average for Family Medicine Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 151 different services in 2013
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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
1,767
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 3rd

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

665
patients got this service, 83% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$44,175an average of $25 per time performed $5,230
an average of $3 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
1,580
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 1st

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

670
patients got this service, 83% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$290,720an average of $184 per time performed $102,621
an average of $65 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
1,018
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 20th

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

526
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$61,080an average of $60 per time performed $7,757
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
959
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 42nd

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

561
patients got this service, 70% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$65,212an average of $68 per time performed $7,576
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
948
times performed,
9% of his services

5th 8th

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

576
patients got this service, 72% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$85,320an average of $90 per time performed $9,992
an average of $11 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
491
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 2nd

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

324
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$50,082an average of $102 per time performed $21,933
an average of $45 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
359
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 4th

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

40
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.9)
$8,257an average of $23 per time performed $1,913
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
338
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 15th

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

224
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$34,814an average of $103 per time performed $7,463
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
329
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 6th

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

185
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$18,095an average of $55 per time performed $4,307
an average of $13 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
292
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 5th

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

173
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$14,892an average of $51 per time performed $3,075
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
252
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 7th

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

246
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,308an average of $29 per time performed $6,010
an average of $24 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 (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
207
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 26th

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

207
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,726an average of $18 per time performed $2,443
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
128
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 55th

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

92
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$14,080an average of $110 per time performed $5,110
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
116
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 12th

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

91
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,668an average of $23 per time performed $354
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, o... +

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
102
times performed,
0.98% of his services

15th 9th

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$5,712an average of $56 per time performed $1,792
an average of $18 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection int... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
0.77% of his services

16th 48th

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

78
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,760an average of $72 per time performed $5,520
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) level

Service Code: 82947
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.76% of his services

17th 45th

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

75
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$1,896an average of $24 per time performed $242
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.76% of his services

18th 51st

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

77
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,370an average of $30 per time performed $1,894
an average of $24 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
76
times performed,
0.73% of his services

19th 22nd

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

69
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,056an average of $106 per time performed $901
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement spine or hips using dedicated x-... +

Bone density measurement spine or hips using dedicated x-ray machine ×

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.58% of his services

20th 67th

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

60
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,740an average of $279 per time performed $2,780
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Testosterone (hormone) level

Service Code: 84403
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.43% of his services

21st 161st

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,335an average of $163 per time performed $1,571
an average of $35 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
44
times performed,
0.42% of his services

22nd 76th

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

44
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,520an average of $80 per time performed $1,096
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.41% of his services

23rd 114th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,537an average of $59 per time performed $391
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.36% of his services

24th 34th

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

35
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,958an average of $78 per time performed $503
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Spine scanning x-ray done with bone density measurement f... +

Spine scanning x-ray done with bone density measurement for spine compression ×

Service Code: 77082
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.34% of his services

25th 152nd

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

35
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,255an average of $93 per time performed $688
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.32% of his services

26th 62nd

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$957an average of $29 per time performed $258
an average of $8 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
33
times performed,
0.32% of his services

27th 41st

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$792an average of $24 per time performed $231
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.26% of his services

28th 127th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$756an average of $28 per time performed $237
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.26% of his services

29th 130th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$810an average of $30 per time performed $320
an average of $12 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 (flulaval) ×

Service Code: Q2036
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.26% of his services

30th 82nd

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$486an average of $18 per time performed $227
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.23% of his services

31st 57th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,896an average of $79 per time performed $293
an average of $12 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
24
times performed,
0.23% of his services

32nd 17th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,280an average of $220 per time performed $2,263
an average of $94 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.23% of his services

33rd 10th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,160an average of $90 per time performed $272
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.21% of his services

34th 109th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,914an average of $87 per time performed $448
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.2% of his services

35th 132nd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,680an average of $80 per time performed $523
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.2% of his services

36th 66th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$734an average of $35 per time performed $321
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.19% of his services

37th 137th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,740an average of $87 per time performed $370
an average of $18 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
17
times performed,
0.16% of his services

38th 147th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,649an average of $97 per time performed $782
an average of $46 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
16
times performed,
0.15% of his services

39th 32nd

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: 1.7)
$1,200an average of $75 per time performed $492
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, imm... +

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, immunoassay, 1-3 simultaneous ×

Service Code: G0328
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.15% of his services

40th 88th

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)
$992an average of $62 per time performed $344
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth... +

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11301
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.12% of his services

41st 390th

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)
$2,496an average of $192 per time performed $918
an average of $71 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.12% of his services

42nd 110th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$468an average of $36 per time performed $83
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.12% of his services

43rd 90th

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: 1.3)
$264an average of $22 per time performed $49
an average of $4 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
11
times performed,
0.11% of his services

44th 31st

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$198an average of $18 per time performed $155
an average of $14 per time performed

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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