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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, $314 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
785
Rank: 2nd
out of 38 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,358
Rank: 2nd
out of 38 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$311K
Rank: 2nd
out of 38 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$396 This Provider
Avg $314

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 within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Individuals

ROBERT MEHL

MICHAEL BUSCH

FAROUK MERCHO

MUNESH KALSI

IMAD KHADRA

Organizations

FRANCISCAN ST. ELIZABET...

FRANCISCAN ST. ELIZABET...

Patients saw before

SALIM ABOU JAOUDE MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

MICHAEL BUSCH

ROBERT MEHL

FAROUK MERCHO

MUNESH KALSI

ANTHONY ADELSON

Organizations

FRANCISCAN ST. ELIZABET...

FRANCISCAN ST. ELIZABET...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 60 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
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
788
times performed,
18% of his services

1st 1st

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

241
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$152,872an average of $194 per time performed $61,614
an average of $78 per time performed
medical
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
760
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

231
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$102,661an average of $135 per time performed $41,207
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
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
440
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

206
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$228,360an average of $519 per time performed $73,555
an average of $167 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
362
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 4th

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

227
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$73,486an average of $203 per time performed $27,078
an average of $75 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed... +

Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed of breathed air, before and following medication administration ×

Service Code: 94060
Performed in an office
179
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 8th

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

156
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$21,480an average of $120 per time performed $7,505
an average of $42 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
146
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 14th

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

103
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$39,712an average of $272 per time performed $14,711
an average of $101 per time performed
medical
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
146
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 6th

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

141
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$55,480an average of $380 per time performed $22,373
an average of $153 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of lung diffusing capacity

Service Code: 94729
Performed in an office
124
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 10th

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

119
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$14,384an average of $116 per time performed $4,910
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Determination of lung volumes using plethysmography

Service Code: 94726
Performed in an office
116
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 11th

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

112
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$13,108an average of $113 per time performed $4,512
an average of $39 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Albuterol, inhalation solution, fda-approved final produc... +

Albuterol, inhalation solution, fda-approved final product, non-compounded, administered through dme, concentrated form, 1 mg ×

Service Code: J7611
Performed in an office
113
times performed,
3% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

106
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$339an average of $3 per time performed $10
an average of $0 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
109
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 5th

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

93
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$15,042an average of $138 per time performed $5,471
an average of $50 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to ... +

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to relieve airway obstruction or for sputum specimen ×

Service Code: 94640
Performed in an office
101
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

84
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,636an average of $36 per time performed $1,272
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Demonstration and/or evaluation of patient use of aerosol... +

Demonstration and/or evaluation of patient use of aerosol generator, nebulizer, metered dose inhaler or intermittent positive pressure breathing (ippb) device ×

Service Code: 94664
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

78
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,992an average of $34 per time performed $1,079
an average of $12 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Albuterol, inhalation solution, fda-approved final produc... +

Albuterol, inhalation solution, fda-approved final product, non-compounded, administered through dme, unit dose, 1 mg ×

Service Code: J7613
Performed in an office
86
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

52
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,294an average of $27 per time performed $3
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep l... +

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab with continued pressured respiratory assistance by mask or breathing tube ×

Service Code: 95811
Performed in a facility
78
times performed,
2% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

67
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$18,798an average of $241 per time performed $7,200
an average of $92 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin measurement

Service Code: 85018
Performed in an office
77
times performed,
2% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

74
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,147an average of $15 per time performed $242
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab +

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab ×

Service Code: 95810
Performed in a facility
69
times performed,
2% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

67
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,008an average of $232 per time performed $6,290
an average of $91 per time performed
medical
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
56
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 15th

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

48
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,088an average of $73 per time performed $1,664
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Diagnostic testing in a pulmonary function lab

Service Code: 94375
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
1% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

48
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,648an average of $76 per time performed $1,363
an average of $28 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
42
times performed,
0.96% of his services

20th 26th

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

42
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,104an average of $312 per time performed $4,662
an average of $111 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
36
times performed,
0.83% of his services

21st 19th

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,932an average of $387 per time performed $5,019
an average of $139 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of lung diffusing capacity

Service Code: 94729
Performed in a facility
31
times performed,
0.71% of his services

22nd 21st

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$558an average of $18 per time performed $214
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
NA

Removal of fluid from chest cavity with imaging guidance +

Removal of fluid from chest cavity with imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 32555
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
0.69% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$36,390an average of $1,213 per time performed $2,589
an average of $86 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed... +

Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed of breathed air, before and following medication administration ×

Service Code: 94060
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
0.69% of his services

24th 23rd

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$750an average of $25 per time performed $297
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Irrigation and suction of lung airways to obtain cells us... +

Irrigation and suction of lung airways to obtain cells using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31624
Performed in a facility
29
times performed,
0.67% of his services

25th 20th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,690an average of $610 per time performed $1,966
an average of $68 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Unattended sleep study with recording of heart rate, oxyg... +

Unattended sleep study with recording of heart rate, oxygen, respiratory airflow and effort ×

Service Code: 95806
Performed in a facility
28
times performed,
0.64% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,304an average of $118 per time performed $1,326
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater ... +

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99406
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.53% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$621an average of $27 per time performed $242
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Smoking and tobacco use intensive counseling, greater tha... +

Smoking and tobacco use intensive counseling, greater than 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99407
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.44% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$988an average of $52 per time performed $395
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of central venous catheter for infusion, patien... +

Insertion of central venous catheter for infusion, patient 5 years or older ×

Service Code: 36556
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.41% of his services

29th 13th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,118an average of $451 per time performed $1,665
an average of $92 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Examination of lung airways using an endoscope

Service Code: 31623
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.37% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,368an average of $648 per time performed $15
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Determination of lung volumes using gas dilution or washout +

Determination of lung volumes using gas dilution or washout ×

Service Code: 94727
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.37% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$400an average of $25 per time performed $153
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of one lobe of lung using an endoscope

Service Code: 31628
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.28% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,856an average of $738 per time performed $1,657
an average of $138 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound guidance for accessing into blood vessel

Service Code: 76937
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.28% of his services

33rd 22nd

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)
$336an average of $28 per time performed $130
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.25% of his services

34th 12th

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: 1.1)
$2,838an average of $258 per time performed $1,041
an average of $95 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.

Salim S Abou Jaoude
Average for Critical Care Medicine Providers in Indiana

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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