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This Provider: At A Glance

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because this provider had an address in a different state in 2014.

Number of
Patients
1,174
Services
Performed
9,043
Avg Services
Per Patient
7.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$799K
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$680

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

JEFFREY CHUNG

DAVID ALBRITTON

WILLIAM KEENAN

MARK WERNICK

GREGORY GULLO

Organizations

ST. ALEXIUS MEDICAL CENTER

ALEXIAN BROTHERS MEDICA...

Patients saw before

Nidal Sakka M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

DONALD KASH

DAVID ALBRITTON

JEFFREY CHUNG

MOHAMMED KHAN

GREGORY GULLO

Organizations

ST. ALEXIUS MEDICAL CENTER

ALEXIAN BROTHERS MEDICA...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 30 different services in 2014
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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
3,332
times performed,
37% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

544
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
6.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$661,069an average of $198 per time performed $289,551
an average of $87 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
1,717
times performed,
19% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

220
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
7.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$307,686an average of $179 per time performed $103,690
an average of $60 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
994
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

389
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$163,304an average of $164 per time performed $85,265
an average of $86 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
705
times performed,
8% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

555
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$252,771an average of $359 per time performed $120,322
an average of $171 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99309
Performed in a facility
435
times performed,
5% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

75
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
5.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$66,629an average of $153 per time performed $32,338
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of lung stretching capacity

Service Code: 94750
Performed in an office
216
times performed,
2% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

125
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$28,650an average of $133 per time performed $14,170
an average of $66 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 an office
156
times performed,
2% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

146
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,166an average of $91 per time performed $5,251
an average of $34 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of airway resistance by impulse oscillometry +

Measurement of airway resistance by impulse oscillometry ×

Service Code: 94728
Performed in an office
156
times performed,
2% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

146
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,628an average of $94 per time performed $5,109
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of lung diffusing capacity

Service Code: 94729
Performed in an office
156
times performed,
2% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

146
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,917an average of $96 per time performed $6,855
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of lung airways using an endoscope

Service Code: 31625
Performed in a facility
144
times performed,
2% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

123
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$46,701an average of $324 per time performed $3,005
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of one lobe of lung using an endoscope

Service Code: 31628
Performed in a facility
142
times performed,
2% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

121
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$41,380an average of $291 per time performed $22,980
an average of $162 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
113
times performed,
1% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,498an average of $146 per time performed $3,703
an average of $33 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
111
times performed,
1% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

111
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$25,810an average of $233 per time performed $15,218
an average of $137 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 a facility
95
times performed,
1% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

80
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,670an average of $165 per time performed $6,015
an average of $63 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
59
times performed,
0.65% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

57
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,369an average of $91 per time performed $605
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of airway resistance by impulse oscillometry +

Measurement of airway resistance by impulse oscillometry ×

Service Code: 94728
Performed in a facility
59
times performed,
0.65% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

57
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,565an average of $94 per time performed $622
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of lung diffusing capacity

Service Code: 94729
Performed in a facility
59
times performed,
0.65% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

57
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,678an average of $96 per time performed $454
an average of $8 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 an office
58
times performed,
0.64% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

57
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$89,240an average of $1,539 per time performed $31,004
an average of $535 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
52
times performed,
0.58% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

45
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,832an average of $285 per time performed $6,566
an average of $126 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 a facility
47
times performed,
0.52% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

47
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,010an average of $234 per time performed $5,155
an average of $110 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
46
times performed,
0.51% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

46
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,470an average of $184 per time performed $6,401
an average of $139 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
39
times performed,
0.43% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

38
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,860an average of $381 per time performed $4,178
an average of $107 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 an office
38
times performed,
0.42% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

38
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$54,820an average of $1,443 per time performed $19,120
an average of $503 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
22
times performed,
0.24% of his services

24th 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
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,500an average of $250 per time performed $2,555
an average of $116 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
22
times performed,
0.24% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,060an average of $366 per time performed $2,156
an average of $98 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.

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Nidal Sakka
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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