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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $314 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,179
Rank: 34th
out of 371 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,912
Rank: 15th
out of 371 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 4.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$763K
Rank: 4th
out of 371 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$647 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $314

Office Visits

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Top Billing

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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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Dennis F. Kellar
Average for Pulmonary Disease 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

ELIZABETH SCHUPP

DONALD WAXLER

PAUCHURU PRASADARAO

SMITESH PATEL

SHILPA PUPPALA

Organizations

ADVOCATE HEALTH AND HOS...

NORTHERN ILLINOIS MEDIC...

Patients saw before

Dennis F. Kellar

Patients saw after

Individuals

ELIZABETH SCHUPP

DONALD WAXLER

SMITESH PATEL

PAUCHURU PRASADARAO

CATHERINE MONTALBANO

Organizations

ADVOCATE HEALTH AND HOS...

NORTHERN ILLINOIS MEDIC...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 24 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
1,507
times performed,
19% of his services

1st 2nd

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

367
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$298,386an average of $198 per time performed $125,081
an average of $83 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
913
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 17th

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

425
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$246,510an average of $270 per time performed $98,604
an average of $108 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
834
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 4th

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

501
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$166,800an average of $200 per time performed $65,052
an average of $78 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
758
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 3rd

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

181
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$396,434an average of $523 per time performed $137,956
an average of $182 per time performed
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
692
times performed,
9% of his services

5th 11th

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

446
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$46,364an average of $67 per time performed $19,376
an average of $28 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement of lung diffusing capacity

Service Code: 94729
Performed in an office
648
times performed,
8% of his services

6th 16th

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

485
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$64,152an average of $99 per time performed $26,568
an average of $41 per time performed
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
602
times performed,
8% of his services

7th 53rd

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

102
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
5.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.5)
$150,500an average of $250 per time performed $66,220
an average of $110 per time performed
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
303
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 47th

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

265
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$19,998an average of $66 per time performed $9,999
an average of $33 per time performed
MEDICINE

Diagnostic testing in a pulmonary function lab

Service Code: 94375
Performed in an office
279
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 27th

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

190
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$20,367an average of $73 per time performed $8,370
an average of $30 per time performed
MEDICINE

Determination of lung volumes using plethysmography

Service Code: 94726
Performed in an office
268
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 20th

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

235
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,924an average of $93 per time performed $11,256
an average of $42 per time performed
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
262
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 10th

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

217
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$30,392an average of $116 per time performed $12,314
an average of $47 per time performed
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
165
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 31st

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

165
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$64,185an average of $389 per time performed $25,575
an average of $155 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
146
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 74th

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

83
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$45,698an average of $313 per time performed $20,148
an average of $138 per time performed
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
123
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 43rd

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

118
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$162,975an average of $1,325 per time performed $61,746
an average of $502 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
113
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 1st

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

61
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$15,481an average of $137 per time performed $6,554
an average of $58 per time performed
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,
1% of his services

16th 37th

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

100
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$151,580an average of $1,430 per time performed $56,816
an average of $536 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
54
times performed,
0.68% of his services

17th 6th

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

46
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$7,290an average of $135 per time performed $2,754
an average of $51 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement of inhaled nitric oxide gas

Service Code: 95012
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.49% of his services

18th Alert

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,521an average of $39 per time performed $585
an average of $15 per time performed
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
26
times performed,
0.33% of his services

19th 64th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$15,834an average of $609 per time performed $3,276
an average of $126 per time performed
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
20
times performed,
0.25% of his services

20th 66th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.93% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$880an average of $44 per time performed $360
an average of $18 per time performed
MEDICINE

Pulmonary exercise testing

Service Code: 94621
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.19% of his services

21st Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,695an average of $313 per time performed $1,785
an average of $119 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient ... +

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient 3 years and older ×

Service Code: 90656
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.18% of his services

22nd 101st

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,330an average of $95 per time performed $168
an average of $12 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.16% of his services

23rd 34th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,183an average of $91 per time performed $299
an average of $23 per time performed
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of lung airways using an endoscope

Service Code: 31625
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.15% of his services

24th 111th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,872an average of $656 per time performed $1,764
an average of $147 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 "Pulmonary Disease." 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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