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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
1,492
Rank: 6th
out of 371 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,681
Rank: 12th
out of 371 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.8 This Provider
Avg 4.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$652K
Rank: 8th
out of 371 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$437 This Provider
Avg $314

Office Visits

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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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Firas Dairi
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

MICHAEL RECHITSKY

JAMES LINK

NIRAV SHAH

MILTON HUMMEL

ANOOP KARNA

Organizations

NORTHERN ILLINOIS MEDIC...

MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER

Patients saw before

Firas Dairi

Patients saw after

Individuals

PHILIP GILROY

TY STEIN

SHAHID ALI

MICHAEL RECHITSKY

NIRAV SHAH

Organizations

NORTHERN ILLINOIS MEDIC...

MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 25 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
1,903
times performed,
22% of his services

1st 2nd

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

567
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$323,510an average of $170 per time performed $154,143
an average of $81 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
1,858
times performed,
21% of his services

2nd 1st

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

591
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$222,960an average of $120 per time performed $104,048
an average of $56 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
720
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

391
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$432,000an average of $600 per time performed $126,720
an average of $176 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
684
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 4th

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

403
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$90,288an average of $132 per time performed $52,668
an average of $77 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement of lung diffusing capacity

Service Code: 94729
Performed in a facility
497
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 8th

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

479
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,850an average of $50 per time performed $3,479
an average of $7 per time performed
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
478
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 7th

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

398
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$124,280an average of $260 per time performed $75,046
an average of $157 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 a facility
449
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 51st

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

438
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,450an average of $50 per time performed $4,490
an average of $10 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 a facility
436
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 14th

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

421
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,160an average of $60 per time performed $4,360
an average of $10 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
326
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 17th

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

242
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$45,640an average of $140 per time performed $34,230
an average of $105 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
260
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 6th

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

208
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$18,200an average of $70 per time performed $13,260
an average of $51 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
169
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 64th

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

155
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$160,550an average of $950 per time performed $20,111
an average of $119 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 a facility
164
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 30th

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

158
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$106,600an average of $650 per time performed $16,564
an average of $101 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement of lung stretching capacity

Service Code: 94750
Performed in an office
115
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 61st

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

79
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,500an average of $100 per time performed $6,210
an average of $54 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 a facility
114
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 33rd

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

108
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$74,100an average of $650 per time performed $11,172
an average of $98 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 a facility
111
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 23rd

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

109
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,660an average of $60 per time performed $666
an average of $6 per time performed
MEDICINE

Pulmonary exercise testing

Service Code: 94620
Performed in a facility
94
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 63rd

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

89
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$32,900an average of $350 per time performed $2,256
an average of $24 per time performed
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
54
times performed,
0.62% of his services

17th 22nd

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

54
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,856an average of $164 per time performed $6,588
an average of $122 per time performed
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Emergent insertion of breathing tube into windpipe cartil... +

Emergent insertion of breathing tube into windpipe cartilage using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31500
Performed in a facility
53
times performed,
0.61% of his services

18th 107th

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

47
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,950an average of $150 per time performed $4,876
an average of $92 per time performed
MEDICINE

Determination of lung volumes using plethysmography

Service Code: 94726
Performed in a facility
45
times performed,
0.52% of his services

19th 15th

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

45
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,250an average of $50 per time performed $450
an average of $10 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of central venous catheter for infusion, patien... +

Insertion of central venous catheter for infusion, patient 5 years or older ×

Service Code: 36556
Performed in a facility
44
times performed,
0.51% of his services

20th 82nd

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

41
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,000an average of $500 per time performed $4,444
an average of $101 per time performed
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Insertion of catheter between ribs for removal of fluid f... +

Insertion of catheter between ribs for removal of fluid from chest cavity ×

Service Code: 32421
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.31% of his services

21st 77th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$12,015an average of $445 per time performed $1,404
an average of $52 per time performed
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of lung airways using an endoscope

Service Code: 31625
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.28% of his services

22nd 111th

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$24,720an average of $1,030 per time performed $3,288
an average of $137 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretatio... +

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretation for insertion of needle ×

Service Code: 76942
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.18% of his services

23rd 76th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,760an average of $110 per time performed $416
an average of $26 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
14
times performed,
0.16% of his services

24th 31st

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

14
patients got this service, 0.94% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,024an average of $216 per time performed $1,806
an average of $129 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of arterial catheter for blood sampling or infu... +

Insertion of arterial catheter for blood sampling or infusion, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 36620
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.15% of his services

25th 149th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.87% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,200an average of $400 per time performed $559
an average of $43 per time performed
MEDICINE

Pulmonary exercise testing

Service Code: 94620
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.15% of his services

26th 36th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.87% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,550an average of $350 per time performed $312
an average of $24 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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