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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $388 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 9 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,374
Rank: 47th
out of 550 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,604
Rank: 53rd
out of 550 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.5 This Provider
Avg 8.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$706K
Rank: 18th
out of 550 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$514 This Provider
Avg $388

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

NANCY PUTNAM

THOMAS KASON

DAVID CHOE

MICHAEL MICALETTI

ARIS MUSABJI

Organizations

PALOS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

TRACE AMBULANCE INC

Patients saw before

PRAKASH VAISHNAV M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

NANCY PUTNAM

THOMAS KASON

DAVID CHOE

KANTI CHANDARANA

MICHAEL MICALETTI

Organizations

PALOS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

TRACE AMBULANCE INC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 73 different services in 2014
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Drug Services
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
2,464
times performed,
32% of his services

1st 8th

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

653
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$572,584an average of $232 per time performed $211,978
an average of $86 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
1,225
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 5th

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

489
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$200,753an average of $164 per time performed $73,929
an average of $60 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
699
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 39th

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

282
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$462,451an average of $662 per time performed $128,560
an average of $184 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
678
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 20th

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

573
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$291,404an average of $430 per time performed $113,307
an average of $167 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
439
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 4th

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

288
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$107,379an average of $245 per time performed $36,336
an average of $83 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
281
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 140th

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

205
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$30,348an average of $108 per time performed $7,888
an average of $28 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
178
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 59th

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

79
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$21,004an average of $118 per time performed $10,130
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99305
Performed in a facility
135
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 161st

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

126
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$27,000an average of $200 per time performed $15,035
an average of $111 per time performed
medical
NA

Removal of fluid from chest cavity with imaging guidance +

Removal of fluid from chest cavity with imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 32555
Performed in a facility
134
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 420th

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

109
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$94,060an average of $702 per time performed $13,271
an average of $99 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
121
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 188th

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

114
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,109an average of $125 per time performed $5,827
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Determination of lung volumes using plethysmography

Service Code: 94726
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 208th

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

112
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,960an average of $117 per time performed $5,067
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of lung diffusing capacity

Service Code: 94729
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 204th

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

112
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,545an average of $122 per time performed $5,243
an average of $44 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
95
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

87
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,587an average of $38 per time performed $1,354
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient +

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient ×

Service Code: 99292
Performed in a facility
93
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 320th

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

53
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$28,443an average of $306 per time performed $8,884
an average of $96 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
92
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 27th

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

82
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$29,239an average of $318 per time performed $10,446
an average of $114 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
67
times performed,
0.88% of his services

16th 30th

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

66
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,116an average of $255 per time performed $5,798
an average of $87 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
0.78% of his services

17th 263rd

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,901an average of $49 per time performed $684
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of lung airways using an endoscope

Service Code: 31625
Performed in a facility
50
times performed,
0.66% of his services

18th 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, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$38,825an average of $777 per time performed $7,397
an average of $148 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
45
times performed,
0.59% of his services

19th 496th

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

43
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$27,756an average of $617 per time performed $5,861
an average of $130 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan chest

Service Code: 71250
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.55% of his services

20th 316th

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,697an average of $279 per time performed $3,070
an average of $73 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
38
times performed,
0.5% of his services

21st 3rd

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

35
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$5,841an average of $154 per time performed $2,326
an average of $61 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
37
times performed,
0.49% of his services

22nd 107th

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,312an average of $279 per time performed $3,228
an average of $87 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Pulmonary exercise testing

Service Code: 94620
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.36% of his services

23rd 534th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,434an average of $164 per time performed $1,165
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.33% of his services

24th 132nd

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,410an average of $96 per time performed $1,111
an average of $44 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
23
times performed,
0.3% of his services

25th 95th

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)
$10,436an average of $454 per time performed $3,712
an average of $161 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.25% of his services

26th 91st

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$641an average of $34 per time performed $492
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial im ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.21% of his services

27th 158th

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: 1.8)
$1,226an average of $77 per time performed $549
an average of $34 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 (flulaval) ×

Service Code: Q2036
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.21% of his services

28th 373rd

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$720an average of $45 per time performed $135
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
15
times performed,
0.2% of his services

29th 341st

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$20,595an average of $1,373 per time performed $8,070
an average of $538 per time performed
medical
NA

Removal of fluid from chest cavity

Service Code: 32554
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.18% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 0.95% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,076an average of $363 per time performed $1,155
an average of $83 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of lung airways using an endoscope +

Diagnostic examination of lung airways using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31622
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.17% of his services

31st 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, 0.87% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,176an average of $783 per time performed $1,597
an average of $123 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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Prakash Vaishnav
Average for Specialist 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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