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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, $247 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
936
Rank: 69th
out of 327 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,039
Rank: 45th
out of 327 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.5 This Provider
Avg 5.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$467K
Rank: 16th
out of 327 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$499 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $247

Note: About 11% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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

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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
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
1,444
times performed,
24% of his services

1st 1st

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

285
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$89,528.00an average of $62.00 per time performed $5,790.44
an average of $4.01 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
904
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

565
patients got this service, 60% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$114,808.00an average of $127.00 per time performed $44,775.12
an average of $49.53 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
515
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 7th

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

405
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$94,245.00an average of $183.00 per time performed $38,583.80
an average of $74.92 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
484
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 3rd

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

388
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$133,584.00an average of $276.00 per time performed $19,839.16
an average of $40.99 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
281
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 6th

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

239
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$82,052.00an average of $292.00 per time performed $19,487.35
an average of $69.35 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the head... +

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the head, neck, hands, feet, or genitals (first stage, up to 5 tissue blocks) ×

Service Code: 17311
Performed in an office
261
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 18th

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

190
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$614,916.00an average of $2,356.00 per time performed $119,736.36
an average of $458.76 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Aminolevulinic acid hcl for topical administration, 20%, ... +

Aminolevulinic acid hcl for topical administration, 20%, single unit dosage form (354 mg) ×

Service Code: J7308
Performed in an office
236
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 28th

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

103
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$93,928.00an average of $398.00 per time performed $49,666.20
an average of $210.45 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Application of light to aid destruction of premalignant a... +

Application of light to aid destruction of premalignant and/or malignant skin growths, each session ×

Service Code: 96567
Performed in an office
194
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 33rd

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

103
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$192,060.00an average of $990.00 per time performed $17,421.20
an average of $89.80 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the head... +

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the head, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 17312
Performed in an office
150
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 21st

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

103
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$214,950.00an average of $1,433.00 per time performed $43,729.50
an average of $291.53 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
138
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 9th

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

138
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,220.00an average of $190.00 per time performed $9,084.54
an average of $65.83 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
129
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 13th

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

74
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$19,866.00an average of $154.00 per time performed $3,196.62
an average of $24.78 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
92
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 15th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$460.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $116.84
an average of $1.27 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 8th

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

62
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$22,630.00an average of $310.00 per time performed $5,550.92
an average of $76.04 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 17th

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

56
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$42,671.00an average of $601.00 per time performed $7,692.85
an average of $108.35 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
68
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 70th

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

63
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$42,432.00an average of $624.00 per time performed $8,248.40
an average of $121.30 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial culture

Service Code: 87070
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.91% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

49
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,675.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $631.95
an average of $11.49 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Special stain for microorganism

Service Code: 87205
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.88% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

49
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,491.00an average of $47.00 per time performed $301.57
an average of $5.69 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of the scalp, un... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of the scalp, underarms, trunk, arms, and/or legs ×

Service Code: 12032
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.84% of his services

18th 24th

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

50
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$25,449.00an average of $499.00 per time performed $10,055.67
an average of $197.17 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17262
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.81% of his services

19th 32nd

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

43
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$21,364.00an average of $436.00 per time performed $5,267.01
an average of $107.49 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
32
times performed,
0.53% of his services

20th 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, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,336.00an average of $73.00 per time performed $368.96
an average of $11.53 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of ear

Service Code: 69100
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.51% of his services

21st 59th

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,748.00an average of $508.00 per time performed $1,684.23
an average of $54.33 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
28
times performed,
0.46% of his services

22nd 102nd

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,372.00an average of $549.00 per time performed $3,389.12
an average of $121.04 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the trun... +

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the trunk, arms, or legs (first stage, up to 5 tissue blocks) ×

Service Code: 17313
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.46% of his services

23rd 62nd

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$60,620.00an average of $2,165.00 per time performed $10,843.56
an average of $387.27 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Injection of up to 7 skin growths

Service Code: 11900
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.4% of his services

24th 30th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,944.00an average of $206.00 per time performed $894.48
an average of $37.27 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Application of chemical agent to excessive wound tissue

Service Code: 17250
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.4% of his services

25th 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, 1% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,216.00an average of $259.00 per time performed $1,389.12
an average of $57.88 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17261
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.31% of his services

26th 42nd

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,764.00an average of $356.00 per time performed $1,190.92
an average of $62.68 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, ... +

Removal of growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11402
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.25% of his services

27th 61st

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,275.00an average of $485.00 per time performed $941.55
an average of $62.77 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
15
times performed,
0.25% of his services

28th 93rd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$420.00an average of $28.00 per time performed $44.10
an average of $2.94 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17263
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.23% of his services

29th 116th

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)
$6,832.00an average of $488.00 per time performed $1,442.00
an average of $103.00 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 trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11603
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.22% of his services

30th 56th

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)
$11,700.00an average of $900.00 per time performed $1,399.06
an average of $107.62 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the trun... +

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17314
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.22% of his services

31st 90th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,381.00an average of $1,337.00 per time performed $3,422.25
an average of $263.25 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 trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11602
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.18% of his services

32nd 25th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,734.00an average of $794.00 per time performed $996.60
an average of $90.60 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.

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Average for Dermatology 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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