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This Provider: At A Glance

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because this provider had an address in a different state in 2014.

Number of
Patients
736
Services
Performed
10,007
Avg Services
Per Patient
13.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$229K
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$311

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.

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 patients within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Individuals

JENNIFER JOHNSON

PAULA BRUNER

JAMES FANELLI

LEWIS WARREN

HA EVANS

Organizations

NEW HANOVER REGIONAL ME...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

Patients saw before

Howard Ruscetti MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 146 different services in 2014
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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
1,637
times performed,
16% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

625
patients got this service, 85% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$40,925an average of $25 per time performed $4,813
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
1,587
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

613
patients got this service, 83% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$292,008an average of $184 per time performed $107,472
an average of $68 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
926
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

549
patients got this service, 75% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$83,340an average of $90 per time performed $9,751
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
895
times performed,
9% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

521
patients got this service, 71% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$60,860an average of $68 per time performed $7,026
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
884
times performed,
9% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

456
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$53,040an average of $60 per time performed $6,559
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
321
times performed,
3% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

180
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$17,655an average of $55 per time performed $4,167
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
318
times performed,
3% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

203
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$32,754an average of $103 per time performed $6,929
an average of $22 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
313
times performed,
3% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

195
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,963an average of $51 per time performed $3,246
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
313
times performed,
3% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

37
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
8.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,199an average of $23 per time performed $1,646
an average of $5 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
287
times performed,
3% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

214
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$29,274an average of $102 per time performed $12,456
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
279
times performed,
3% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

276
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,895an average of $39 per time performed $6,470
an average of $23 per time performed
drug
NA

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
268
times performed,
3% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

268
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,360an average of $20 per time performed $4,792
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
143
times performed,
1% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

97
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,730an average of $110 per time performed $5,661
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
101
times performed,
1% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

98
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,740an average of $37 per time performed $2,342
an average of $23 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
98
times performed,
0.98% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
4.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,488an average of $56 per time performed $1,514
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
94
times performed,
0.94% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

75
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,162an average of $23 per time performed $279
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) level

Service Code: 82947
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
0.82% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

79
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,968an average of $24 per time performed $251
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Pneumococcal vaccine for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90670
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.69% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

69
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,834an average of $186 per time performed $10,411
an average of $151 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.68% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

63
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,120an average of $90 per time performed $753
an average of $11 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
59
times performed,
0.59% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

56
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,254an average of $106 per time performed $650
an average of $11 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
58
times performed,
0.58% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

58
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,450an average of $25 per time performed $375
an average of $6 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
58
times performed,
0.58% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

58
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,978an average of $241 per time performed $5,255
an average of $91 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.46% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

46
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,834an average of $279 per time performed $2,087
an average of $45 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.38% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,306an average of $87 per time performed $766
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.34% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,618an average of $77 per time performed $408
an average of $12 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

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

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.33% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,441an average of $74 per time performed $2,357
an average of $71 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.31% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$899an average of $29 per time performed $240
an average of $8 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
31
times performed,
0.31% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,480an average of $80 per time performed $762
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Testosterone (hormone) level

Service Code: 84403
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.3% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,890an average of $163 per time performed $1,036
an average of $35 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
30
times performed,
0.3% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$720an average of $24 per time performed $208
an average of $7 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
28
times performed,
0.28% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,604an average of $93 per time performed $515
an average of $18 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
23
times performed,
0.23% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,060an average of $220 per time performed $2,406
an average of $105 per time performed
medical
NA

Transitional care management services, moderately complex... +

Transitional care management services, moderately complexity, requiring face-to-face visits within 14 days of discharge ×

Service Code: 99495
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.22% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,106an average of $323 per time performed $2,180
an average of $99 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.22% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,914an average of $87 per time performed $401
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.21% of his services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$588an average of $28 per time performed $182
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.21% of his services

36th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$630an average of $30 per time performed $245
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.2% of his services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,180an average of $59 per time performed $179
an average of $9 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,
0.18% of his services

38th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$576an average of $32 per time performed $85
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood potassium level

Service Code: 84132
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.18% of his services

39th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$378an average of $21 per time performed $111
an average of $6 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
17
times performed,
0.17% of his services

40th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,213an average of $189 per time performed $713
an average of $42 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.17% of his services

41st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$391an average of $23 per time performed $75
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.16% of his services

42nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$352an average of $22 per time performed $61
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood count automated, with additional calculations

Service Code: 85046
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.16% of his services

43rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$256an average of $16 per time performed $119
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.16% of his services

44th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,112an average of $132 per time performed $786
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.16% of his services

45th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$576an average of $36 per time performed $241
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.15% of his services

46th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,185an average of $79 per time performed $181
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.15% of his services

47th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,200an average of $80 per time performed $369
an average of $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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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.

Incorrect Info? If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org. Here's a link to Medicare's data on this provider.

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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