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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $191 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
688
Rank: 677th
out of 897 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,827
Rank: 94th
out of 897 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.4 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$547K
Rank: 57th
out of 897 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$795 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $191

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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Paul H. Nguyen
Average for Cardiology Providers in Illinois

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.

Individuals

HARKAMAL REHAL

BOB MANAM

ASAD SHAH

LYNN MERSHON

JAGDISH PATEL

Organizations

KISHWAUKEE COMMUNITY HO...

THC - CHICAGO, INC.

Patients saw before

Paul H. Nguyen

Patients saw after

Individuals

ASAD SHAH

BOB MANAM

HARKAMAL REHAL

JAGDISH PATEL

LYNN MERSHON

Organizations

KISHWAUKEE COMMUNITY HO...

MERCY AMBULANCE SERVICE...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 25 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
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
2,862
times performed,
37% of his services

1st 7th

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

298
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
9.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$426,438an average of $149 per time performed $226,098
an average of $79 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
1,675
times performed,
21% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

295
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
5.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$174,200an average of $104 per time performed $92,125
an average of $55 per time performed
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
718
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

326
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$108,418an average of $151 per time performed $51,696
an average of $72 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in a facility
447
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 1st

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

220
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$26,820an average of $60 per time performed $3,129
an average of $7 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
445
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 10th

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

377
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$129,495an average of $291 per time performed $66,305
an average of $149 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in a facility
314
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 5th

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

284
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$47,414an average of $151 per time performed $15,700
an average of $50 per time performed
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
265
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 6th

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

182
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$15,900an average of $60 per time performed $3,710
an average of $14 per time performed
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
172
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 16th

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

122
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$34,916an average of $203 per time performed $17,372
an average of $101 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient,... +

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient, first 30-74 minutes ×

Service Code: 99291
Performed in a facility
156
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 44th

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

117
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$50,856an average of $326 per time performed $26,988
an average of $173 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93280
Performed in an office
132
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 30th

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

71
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$8,052an average of $61 per time performed $3,564
an average of $27 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 11th

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

103
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$52,185an average of $497 per time performed $15,855
an average of $151 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring and physician supervision ×

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
98
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 15th

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

97
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,370an average of $65 per time performed $1,666
an average of $17 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
98
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 12th

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

97
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,096an average of $52 per time performed $1,078
an average of $11 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93283
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.73% of his services

14th 71st

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

33
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$7,410an average of $130 per time performed $2,337
an average of $41 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
53
times performed,
0.68% of his services

15th 41st

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

53
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,476an average of $292 per time performed $7,632
an average of $144 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient +

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient ×

Service Code: 99292
Performed in a facility
43
times performed,
0.55% of his services

16th Alert

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

40
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,052an average of $164 per time performed $3,741
an average of $87 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent single lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93282
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.42% of his services

17th 106th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$2,211an average of $67 per time performed $1,056
an average of $32 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monit... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93270
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.31% of his services

18th 156th

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)
$1,224an average of $51 per time performed $216
an average of $9 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ek... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93272
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.29% of his services

19th 143rd

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)
$1,610an average of $70 per time performed $460
an average of $20 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Imaging guidance for procedure, up to 1 hour

Service Code: 76000
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.26% of his services

20th Alert

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$400an average of $20 per time performed $140
an average of $7 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging of... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging of vein of one arm or leg ×

Service Code: 75820
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.24% of his services

21st 253rd

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,672an average of $88 per time performed $513
an average of $27 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent single lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93279
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.23% of his services

22nd 84th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,422an average of $79 per time performed $450
an average of $25 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.2% of his services

23rd 19th

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: 1.9)
$928an average of $58 per time performed $480
an average of $30 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of new or replacement of permanent pacemaker in... +

Insertion of new or replacement of permanent pacemaker including upper and lower chamber electrodes ×

Service Code: 33208
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.15% of his services

24th 107th

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)
$11,784an average of $982 per time performed $5,052
an average of $421 per time performed
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pace... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker or cardioverter-defibrillator transmissions, technician review, support, and distribution of results up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93296
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.14% of his services

25th 40th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$539an average of $49 per time performed $176
an average of $16 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood fl... +

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood flow, rate, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93325
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.14% of his services

26th 34th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$495an average of $45 per time performed $33
an average of $3 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 "Cardiovascular Disease." 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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