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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, $249 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
565
Rank: 65th
out of 257 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,913
Rank: 57th
out of 257 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.4 This Provider
Avg 3.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$187K
Rank: 24th
out of 257 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$331 This Provider
Avg $249

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 114 different services in 2015
(90 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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

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
245
times performed,
13% of his services

1st 1st

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

165
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$30,380.00an average of $124.00 per time performed $13,151.60
an average of $53.68 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
197
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 9th

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

134
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$16,351.00an average of $83.00 per time performed $6,666.48
an average of $33.84 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
151
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

130
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$19,026.00an average of $126.00 per time performed $5,229.13
an average of $34.63 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
144
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 2nd

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

144
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,521.44an average of $205.01 per time performed $12,252.96
an average of $85.09 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of nasal passages using an endoscope +

Diagnostic examination of nasal passages using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31231
Performed in an office
123
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 8th

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

78
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$57,687.00an average of $469.00 per time performed $20,620.95
an average of $167.65 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of voice box using flexible endoscope +

Diagnostic examination of voice box using flexible endoscope ×

Service Code: 31575
Performed in an office
116
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 7th

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

86
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$43,152.00an average of $372.00 per time performed $10,392.44
an average of $89.59 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the face, ears, eyelids, nose, or lips ×

Service Code: 11642
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
5% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

89
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$80,220.00an average of $764.00 per time performed $15,024.45
an average of $143.09 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial culture

Service Code: 87070
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
4% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

66
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,520.00an average of $69.00 per time performed $908.80
an average of $11.36 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 1... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99201
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
4% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

79
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,873.00an average of $87.00 per time performed $2,756.31
an average of $34.89 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Diagnostic examination of ear and nose

Service Code: 92504
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 16th

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

42
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,712.00an average of $76.00 per time performed $1,468.78
an average of $23.69 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 5.0 centimeters) of face, ears, e... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 5.0 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, and/or mouth ×

Service Code: 12052
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 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, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$35,664.00an average of $743.00 per time performed $10,569.60
an average of $220.20 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 25th

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

42
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,058.08an average of $144.24 per time performed $2,226.00
an average of $53.00 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
31
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 49th

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

26
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$682.00an average of $22.00 per time performed $91.14
an average of $2.94 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Control of nasal bleeding using an endoscope

Service Code: 31238
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 47th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$29,280.00an average of $976.00 per time performed $6,400.50
an average of $213.35 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal,... +

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral) ×

Service Code: 87186
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 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, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,431.00an average of $53.00 per time performed $311.31
an average of $11.53 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.5 centimeters or less) of face, ears, ... +

Repair of wound (2.5 centimeters or less) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, and/or mouth ×

Service Code: 12051
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 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, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,111.00an average of $657.00 per time performed $2,734.01
an average of $118.87 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Biopsy or removal of nasal polyp or tissue using an endos... +

Biopsy or removal of nasal polyp or tissue using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31237
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 35th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$22,605.00an average of $1,027.50 per time performed $5,924.60
an average of $269.30 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 97th

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$616.00an average of $30.80 per time performed $136.60
an average of $6.83 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) of the face, ears, eyelids, nose, or lips ×

Service Code: 11643
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.89% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,283.00an average of $899.00 per time performed $2,859.57
an average of $168.21 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (5.1 to 7.5 centimeters) of face, ears, e... +

Repair of wound (5.1 to 7.5 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, and/or mouth ×

Service Code: 12053
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.84% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,104.00an average of $944.00 per time performed $4,540.96
an average of $283.81 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) of the scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 11623
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.84% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,248.00an average of $828.00 per time performed $2,140.80
an average of $133.80 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Relocation of patient skin to nose, ears, eyelids, and/or... +

Relocation of patient skin to nose, ears, eyelids, and/or lips (20 sq centimeters or less) ×

Service Code: 15260
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.73% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$39,382.00an average of $2,813.00 per time performed $11,795.56
an average of $842.54 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of neck, hands, ... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of neck, hands, feet, and/or genitals ×

Service Code: 12042
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.63% of his services

23rd 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, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,532.00an average of $711.00 per time performed $1,833.00
an average of $152.75 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.63% of his services

24th 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, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$696.00an average of $58.00 per time performed $135.36
an average of $11.28 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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Richard L Kersch
Average for Otolaryngology 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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