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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $287 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
529
Rank: 898th
out of 4,416 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,519
Rank: 117th
out of 4,416 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
16.1 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$612K
Rank: 21st
out of 4,416 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,157 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $287

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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Luis A. Couret
Average for Internal Medicine 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

AAKASH AHUJA

RITA ABEJO

DHANA GANESAN

SONIA BOBRA

DAVID BAWDEN

Organizations

GOTTLIEB MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

SUPERIOR AIR-GROUND AMB...

Patients saw before

Luis A. Couret

Patients saw after

Individuals

AAKASH AHUJA

DHANA GANESAN

RITA ABEJO

SONIA BOBRA

DAVID BAWDEN

Organizations

GOTTLIEB MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

SUPERIOR AIR-GROUND AMB...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 36 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
1,963
times performed,
23% of his services

1st 5th

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

288
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
6.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$212,004an average of $108 per time performed $166,855
an average of $85 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
1,611
times performed,
19% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

235
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
6.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$120,825an average of $75 per time performed $95,049
an average of $59 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
1,070
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 1st

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

221
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$119,840an average of $112 per time performed $88,810
an average of $83 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
488
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 45th

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

94
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
5.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$1,464an average of $3 per time performed $1,464
an average of $3 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
355
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 6th

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

214
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$74,905an average of $211 per time performed $59,285
an average of $167 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
347
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 29th

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

64
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
5.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$81,198an average of $234 per time performed $64,542
an average of $186 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
296
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 10th

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

157
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$32,560an average of $110 per time performed $25,752
an average of $87 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99308
Performed in a facility
284
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 11th

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

80
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
3.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$20,164an average of $71 per time performed $15,620
an average of $55 per time performed
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
229
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 4th

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

133
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$687an average of $3 per time performed $687
an average of $3 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician supervision of a patient receiving medicare-cov... +

Physician supervision of a patient receiving medicare-covered services provided by a participating home health agency (patient not present) requiring complex and multidisciplinary care modalities involving regular physician development and/or revision of care plans, review of subsequent reports of patient status, review of laboratory and other studies, communication (including telephone calls) with other health care professionals involved in the patient's care, integration of new information into the medical treatment plan and/or adjustment of medical therapy, within a calendar month, 30 minutes or more ×

Service Code: G0181
Performed in an office
228
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 37th

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

89
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$25,764an average of $113 per time performed $20,292
an average of $89 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in a facility
225
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 40th

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

56
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.5)
$10,350an average of $46 per time performed $8,100
an average of $36 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per re-certification period ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
193
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 44th

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

64
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$8,492an average of $44 per time performed $6,562
an average of $34 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
181
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 2nd

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

100
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$13,937an average of $77 per time performed $10,317
an average of $57 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient home visit, typically 15 minutes

Service Code: 99347
Performed in an office
150
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 205th

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

28
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
5.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$9,750an average of $65 per time performed $6,900
an average of $46 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
145
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 33rd

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

40
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
3.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.5)
$145an average of $1 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 45 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 45 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99306
Performed in a facility
96
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 53rd

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

79
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$16,704an average of $174 per time performed $13,152
an average of $137 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 16th

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

68
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$1,936an average of $22 per time performed $1,232
an average of $14 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
0.87% of his services

18th 8th

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

72
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,516an average of $34 per time performed $1,924
an average of $26 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
0.83% of his services

19th 42nd

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

71
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,550an average of $50 per time performed $852
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
0.74% of his services

20th 43rd

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

36
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$252an average of $4 per time performed $252
an average of $4 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per certification period ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.65% of his services

21st 34th

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

53
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,135an average of $57 per time performed $2,420
an average of $44 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin measurement

Service Code: 85018
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.55% of his services

22nd 214th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$188an average of $4 per time performed $141
an average of $3 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Nursing facility discharge management, more than 30 minutes +

Nursing facility discharge management, more than 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99316
Performed in a facility
41
times performed,
0.48% of his services

23rd 175th

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

33
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,223an average of $103 per time performed $3,362
an average of $82 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient home visit, typically 25 minutes

Service Code: 99348
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.41% of his services

24th 96th

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$3,045an average of $87 per time performed $2,345
an average of $67 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
27
times performed,
0.32% of his services

25th 68th

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

27
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,806an average of $178 per time performed $3,078
an average of $114 per time performed
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
19
times performed,
0.22% of his services

26th 62nd

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$361an average of $19 per time performed $133
an average of $7 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93923
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.18% of his services

27th 212th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,060an average of $204 per time performed $1,695
an average of $113 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of both ... +

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of both legs ×

Service Code: 93925
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.18% of his services

28th 227th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,150an average of $210 per time performed $2,265
an average of $151 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of veins of both arms or legs including a... +

Ultrasound scan of veins of both arms or legs including assessment of compression and functional maneuvers ×

Service Code: 93970
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.18% of his services

29th 186th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,300an average of $220 per time performed $2,340
an average of $156 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
15
times performed,
0.18% of his services

30th 14th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,040an average of $136 per time performed $1,635
an average of $109 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.16% of his services

31st 69th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$798an average of $57 per time performed $364
an average of $26 per time performed
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
13
times performed,
0.15% of his services

32nd 64th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$806an average of $62 per time performed $793
an average of $61 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
13
times performed,
0.15% of his services

33rd 92nd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,094an average of $238 per time performed $2,197
an average of $169 per time performed
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
13
times performed,
0.15% of his services

34th 65th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$1,196an average of $92 per time performed $754
an average of $58 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.15% of his services

35th 404th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$52an average of $4 per time performed $26
an average of $2 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of abdomen

Service Code: 76700
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.14% of his services

36th 201st

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: 1.2)
$2,016an average of $168 per time performed $1,380
an average of $115 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 "Internal Medicine." 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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