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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $272 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 14 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
304
Rank: 4th
out of 67 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,313
Rank: 9th
out of 67 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
30.6 This Provider
Avg 14.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$235K
Rank: 3rd
out of 67 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$772 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $272

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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Ismael Torres Rosario
Average for Hematology/Oncology Providers in Puerto Rico

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, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

Patients saw before

Ismael Torres Rosario

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 12 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
DRUGS

Injection, abatacept (orencia), 10 mg

Service Code: J0129
Performed in an office
6,000
times performed,
64% of his services

1st Alert

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

29
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$132,000an average of $22 per time performed $108,000
an average of $18 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, infliximab (remicade), 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
1,100
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$71,500an average of $65 per time performed $57,200
an average of $52 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab (prolia, xgeva), 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
1,020
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,280an average of $14 per time performed $11,220
an average of $11 per time performed
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
386
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 6th

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

241
patients got this service, 79% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$22,774an average of $59 per time performed $16,984
an average of $44 per time performed
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution, sterile (500 ml=1 unit) +

Infusion, normal saline solution, sterile (500 ml=1 unit) ×

Service Code: J7040
Performed in an office
194
times performed,
2% of his services

5th Alert

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

79
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$194an average of $1 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
179
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 9th

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

28
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6)
$4,654an average of $26 per time performed $3,222
an average of $18 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
175
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 11th

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

79
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.7)
$20,125an average of $115 per time performed $12,775
an average of $73 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, zoledronic acid (reclast), 1 mg

Service Code: J3488
Performed in an office
110
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 21st

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

22
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,640an average of $224 per time performed $19,690
an average of $179 per time performed
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
58
times performed,
0.62% of his services

9th 22nd

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

27
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$1,044an average of $18 per time performed $812
an average of $14 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.47% of his services

10th 35th

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

44
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,788an average of $177 per time performed $5,544
an average of $126 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, diphenhydramine hydrochloride, up to 50 mg

Service Code: J1200
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.32% of his services

11th 17th

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.5)
$30an average of $1 per time performed $30
an average of $1 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.18% of his services

12th 27th

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,159an average of $127 per time performed $1,632
an average of $96 per time performed

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.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Hematology & Oncology." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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