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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
1,325
Rank: 17th
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
11,302
Rank: 3rd
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.5 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$821K
Rank: 3rd
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$619 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

DONALD WAXLER

SMITESH PATEL

CATHERINE MONTALBANO

CHRISTOPHER GOESEL

JOSHUA WEISS

Organizations

ADVOCATE HEALTH AND HOS...

NORTHERN ILLINOIS MEDIC...

Patients saw before

DENNIS KELLAR MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

SMITESH PATEL

DONALD WAXLER

CHRISTOPHER GOESEL

CATHERINE MONTALBANO

JACK PINTO

Organizations

ADVOCATE HEALTH AND HOS...

NORTHERN ILLINOIS MEDIC...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 74 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
1,546
times performed,
14% of his services

1st 2nd

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

332
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
4.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$306,757an average of $198 per time performed $132,399
an average of $86 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
1,194
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 35th

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

185
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
6.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$200,592an average of $168 per time performed $89,144
an average of $75 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
1,139
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

602
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$227,868an average of $200 per time performed $93,580
an average of $82 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection of allergenic extracts into skin, accessed thro... +

Injection of allergenic extracts into skin, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 95004
Performed in an office
969
times performed,
9% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,628an average of $12 per time performed $4,496
an average of $5 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
779
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 10th

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

516
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$52,193an average of $67 per time performed $20,386
an average of $26 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
646
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 4th

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

163
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$337,858an average of $523 per time performed $118,612
an average of $184 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of lung diffusing capacity

Service Code: 94729
Performed in an office
615
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 12th

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

522
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$60,885an average of $99 per time performed $24,293
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Determination of lung volumes using plethysmography

Service Code: 94726
Performed in an office
508
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 17th

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

440
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$58,699an average of $116 per time performed $18,354
an average of $36 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
483
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 16th

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

299
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$130,410an average of $270 per time performed $54,072
an average of $112 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
457
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 5th

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

343
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$61,695an average of $135 per time performed $24,134
an average of $53 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
321
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 14th

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

252
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$37,236an average of $116 per time performed $13,880
an average of $43 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
249
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 6th

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

198
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$96,500an average of $388 per time performed $41,939
an average of $168 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
216
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

172
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$54,000an average of $250 per time performed $24,207
an average of $112 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 40 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 40 mg ×

Service Code: J2920
Performed in an office
163
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

67
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,260an average of $20 per time performed $220
an average of $1 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
150
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 61st

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

109
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,500an average of $30 per time performed $1,868
an average of $12 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
142
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 63rd

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

79
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$6,228an average of $44 per time performed $2,352
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin measurement

Service Code: 88738
Performed in an office
126
times performed,
1% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

126
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,300an average of $50 per time performed $844
an average of $7 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
109
times performed,
0.96% of his services

18th 31st

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

109
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$42,401an average of $389 per time performed $17,923
an average of $164 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
106
times performed,
0.94% of his services

19th 34th

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

102
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$151,050an average of $1,425 per time performed $50,441
an average of $476 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
95
times performed,
0.84% of his services

20th 36th

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

95
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,270an average of $66 per time performed $3,202
an average of $34 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
91
times performed,
0.81% of his services

21st 39th

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

90
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$120,211an average of $1,321 per time performed $38,999
an average of $429 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Pulmonary exercise testing

Service Code: 94620
Performed in an office
91
times performed,
0.81% of his services

22nd 24th

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

77
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$11,193an average of $123 per time performed $3,969
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
81
times performed,
0.72% of his services

23rd 33rd

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

81
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,695an average of $95 per time performed $1,924
an average of $24 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
81
times performed,
0.72% of his services

24th 78th

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

81
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,695an average of $95 per time performed $1,222
an average of $15 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.61% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$690an average of $10 per time performed $36
an average of $1 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
47
times performed,
0.42% of his services

26th 44th

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

43
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$28,623an average of $609 per time performed $5,894
an average of $125 per time performed
medical
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
46
times performed,
0.41% of his services

27th 73rd

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

46
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,748an average of $38 per time performed $561
an average of $12 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
39
times performed,
0.35% of his services

28th 1st

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$5,465an average of $140 per time performed $2,328
an average of $60 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
36
times performed,
0.32% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,440an average of $40 per time performed $80
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of lung airways using an endoscope

Service Code: 31625
Performed in a facility
34
times performed,
0.3% of his services

30th 86th

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

31
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$22,304an average of $656 per time performed $4,932
an average of $145 per time performed
medical
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
33
times performed,
0.29% of his services

31st 27th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$4,224an average of $128 per time performed $1,895
an average of $57 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
30
times performed,
0.27% of his services

32nd 15th

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,360an average of $312 per time performed $3,710
an average of $124 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Home sleep test (hst) with type iii portable monitor, una... +

Home sleep test (hst) with type iii portable monitor, unattended; minimum of 4 channels: 2 respiratory movement/airflow, 1 ecg/heart rate and 1 oxygen saturation ×

Service Code: G0399
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.26% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,150an average of $350 per time performed $4,483
an average of $155 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Initiation and management of continued pressured respirat... +

Initiation and management of continued pressured respiratory assistance by mask or breathing tube ×

Service Code: 94660
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.16% of his services

34th 58th

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,088an average of $116 per time performed $734
an average of $41 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Examination of lung airways using an endoscope

Service Code: 31623
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.12% of his services

35th 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, 0.91% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,463an average of $651 per time performed $1,632
an average of $126 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
12
times performed,
0.11% of his services

36th 45th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.83% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$960an average of $80 per time performed $424
an average of $35 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
11
times performed,
0.1% of his services

37th 48th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.83% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$330an average of $30 per time performed $143
an average of $13 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.

Dennis F. Kellar
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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