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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, $656 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 37 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,240
Rank: 1st
out of 193 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
68,754
Rank: 13th
out of 193 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
55.4 This Provider
Avg 37.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$952K
Rank: 11th
out of 193 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$768 This Provider
Avg $656

Note: About 79% 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 63 different services in 2015
(34 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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, tocilizumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J3262
Performed in an office
41,282
times performed,
60% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
5.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$183,704.90an average of $4.45 per time performed $114,351.14
an average of $2.77 per time performed
drug

Injection, golimumab, 1 mg, for intravenous use

Service Code: J1602
Performed in an office
9,650
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$254,760.00an average of $26.40 per time performed $182,674.50
an average of $18.93 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
5,766
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

62
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$95,023.68an average of $16.48 per time performed $66,770.28
an average of $11.58 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
3,600
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 2nd

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$305,424.00an average of $84.84 per time performed $214,632.00
an average of $59.62 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
1,501
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 11th

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

679
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$118,518.96an average of $78.96 per time performed $72,198.10
an average of $48.10 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
844
times performed,
1% of his services

6th 14th

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

274
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$67,680.36an average of $80.19 per time performed $32,949.76
an average of $39.04 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
445
times performed,
0.65% of his services

7th 13th

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

266
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$1,375.05an average of $3.09 per time performed $1,281.60
an average of $2.88 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
415
times performed,
0.6% of his services

8th 33rd

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

306
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$20,243.70an average of $48.78 per time performed $12,520.55
an average of $30.17 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
401
times performed,
0.58% of his services

9th 21st

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

205
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$1,636.08an average of $4.08 per time performed $1,074.68
an average of $2.68 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
256
times performed,
0.37% of his services

10th 17th

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

63
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$38,730.24an average of $151.29 per time performed $23,541.76
an average of $91.96 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
251
times performed,
0.37% of his services

11th 34th

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

162
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,915.13an average of $7.63 per time performed $1,242.45
an average of $4.95 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, hyalgan or supartz, for intra-a... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, hyalgan or supartz, for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7321
Performed in an office
202
times performed,
0.29% of his services

12th 50th

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$21,973.56an average of $108.78 per time performed $13,554.20
an average of $67.10 per time performed
medical
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
200
times performed,
0.29% of his services

13th 23rd

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

200
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$35,766.00an average of $178.83 per time performed $24,364.00
an average of $121.82 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
150
times performed,
0.22% of his services

14th 46th

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

150
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,720.00an average of $44.80 per time performed $5,685.00
an average of $37.90 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
0.21% of his services

15th 24th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$4,190.52an average of $29.72 per time performed $2,867.94
an average of $20.34 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 250 cc

Service Code: J7050
Performed in an office
96
times performed,
0.14% of his services

16th 19th

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.9)
$47.04an average of $0.49 per time performed $29.76
an average of $0.31 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the ski... +

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the skin or into muscle ×

Service Code: 96401
Performed in an office
95
times performed,
0.14% of his services

17th 22nd

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

63
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$7,423.30an average of $78.14 per time performed $4,683.50
an average of $49.30 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
0.12% of his services

18th 69th

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

51
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,676.80an average of $58.46 per time performed $2,259.20
an average of $28.24 per time performed
medical

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77085
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.08% of his services

19th 61st

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

53
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,792.57an average of $52.69 per time performed $1,939.27
an average of $36.59 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.07% of his services

20th 63rd

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,493.00an average of $69.86 per time performed $1,309.50
an average of $26.19 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 20 mg

Service Code: J1020
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.07% of his services

21st 62nd

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

38
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$172.48an average of $3.52 per time performed $110.25
an average of $2.25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.07% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$239.66an average of $5.21 per time performed $191.82
an average of $4.17 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.05% of his services

23rd 112th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$130.55an average of $3.73 per time performed $93.80
an average of $2.68 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.04% of his services

24th 65th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,151.60an average of $71.72 per time performed $1,327.20
an average of $44.24 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
20
times performed,
0.03% of his services

25th 37th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$96.40an average of $4.82 per time performed $94.40
an average of $4.72 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
19
times performed,
0.03% of his services

26th 8th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$2,363.03an average of $124.37 per time performed $1,365.53
an average of $71.87 per time performed
medical
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
16
times performed,
0.02% of his services

27th 39th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,581.92an average of $223.87 per time performed $2,417.92
an average of $151.12 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.02% of his services

28th 78th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,019.52an average of $63.72 per time performed $524.16
an average of $32.76 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.02% of his services

29th 80th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$763.08an average of $63.59 per time performed $358.20
an average of $29.85 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.

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Average for Rheumatology Providers in Illinois

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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