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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $292 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
708
Rank: 134th
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,582
Rank: 9th
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
10.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$681K
Rank: 5th
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$962 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $292

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 patients within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Individuals

AJAY PARIKH

JOSEPH MULARCZYK

GENE QUIRINI

NIHAL GOONERATNE

ABDUL GHANI

Organizations

ADVOCATE HEALTH AND HOS...

LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY ...

Patients saw before

KRISHNA SUNKARA MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

AJAY PARIKH

JOSEPH MULARCZYK

IRVING FULD

DAVID ISON

VANESSA SARDA

Organizations

ADVOCATE HEALTH AND HOS...

SUPERIOR AIR-GROUND AMB...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 35 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
3,560
times performed,
47% of his services

1st 2nd

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

415
patients got this service, 59% of his patients
8.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$939,840an average of $264 per time performed $289,143
an average of $81 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
686
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 1st

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

99
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
6.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$122,794an average of $179 per time performed $37,147
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99310
Performed in a facility
609
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

76
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$133,980an average of $220 per time performed $66,740
an average of $110 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
570
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 4th

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

139
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$334,590an average of $587 per time performed $107,348
an average of $188 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
519
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 5th

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

140
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$50,862an average of $98 per time performed $27,663
an average of $53 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
427
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 6th

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

350
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$150,304an average of $352 per time performed $69,815
an average of $164 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99310
Performed in an office
239
times performed,
3% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
7.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$52,580an average of $220 per time performed $27,033
an average of $113 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
203
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 57th

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

170
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$33,698an average of $166 per time performed $17,562
an average of $87 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
157
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 87th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
9.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$8,635an average of $55 per time performed $826
an average of $5 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
121
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 3rd

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

95
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$17,182an average of $142 per time performed $9,260
an average of $77 per time performed
medical
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
71
times performed,
0.94% of his services

11th 63rd

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

39
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$3,550an average of $50 per time performed $1,351
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exha... +

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity ×

Service Code: 94010
Performed in an office
67
times performed,
0.88% of his services

12th 10th

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

64
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$12,127an average of $181 per time performed $1,925
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
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
67
times performed,
0.88% of his services

13th 81st

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

65
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$18,961an average of $283 per time performed $8,878
an average of $133 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
46
times performed,
0.61% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$460an average of $10 per time performed $92
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.41% of his services

15th 33rd

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)
$775an average of $25 per time performed $760
an average of $25 per time performed
drug
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 (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.41% of his services

16th 78th

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)
$775an average of $25 per time performed $467
an average of $15 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
26
times performed,
0.34% of his services

17th 31st

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,528an average of $328 per time performed $4,371
an average of $168 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
24
times performed,
0.32% of his services

18th 16th

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: 1.4)
$5,448an average of $227 per time performed $2,779
an average of $116 per time performed
medical
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 an office
19
times performed,
0.25% of his services

19th 98th

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)
$5,377an average of $283 per time performed $2,708
an average of $143 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Emergency department visit, problem with significant thre... +

Emergency department visit, problem with significant threat to life or function ×

Service Code: 99285
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.2% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,720an average of $648 per time performed $2,079
an average of $139 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, imm... +

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, immunoassay, 1-3 simultaneous ×

Service Code: G0328
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.15% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$275an average of $25 per time performed $234
an average of $21 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 Pulmonary Disease 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 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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