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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 implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per certification period

Service Code: G0180

Total Paid

$48,687,585

Total Times Performed (or Units)

1,192,128

Rank Among All Services

253

Includes both office and facility visits.

Top States

Below are the top states in which this service was billed. Click a state for top providers there.


Times Performed State
210,616 Florida
116,586 Texas
97,385 California
92,021 Illinois
75,539 Michigan
42,772 Ohio
40,937 Massachusetts
40,349 New York
39,109 Pennsylvania
37,514 North Carolina
33,058 Tennessee
30,723 New Jersey
29,377 Alabama
26,600 Louisiana
24,359 Kentucky
23,174 Georgia
22,191 Virginia
22,108 Connecticut
17,712 Mississippi
17,462 Oklahoma
15,821 Indiana
13,779 South Carolina
13,689 Maryland
11,182 Missouri
8,940 Arizona
8,177 Washington
8,090 Nevada
7,920 Arkansas
7,271 Colorado
5,694 New Hampshire
5,234 Utah
5,233 West Virginia
5,039 Minnesota
4,577 Iowa
4,136 Wisconsin
3,609 Kansas
3,254 Rhode Island
3,181 Oregon
2,834 New Mexico
2,713 Maine
2,389 Nebraska
2,264 Vermont
2,134 Idaho
1,475 Delaware
1,067 Washington, DC
744 Montana
740 North Dakota
306 Puerto Rico
300 South Dakota
287 Wyoming
97 Guam
84 Alaska
57 Hawaii

Top Providers

Below are the top 30 providers who performed this service most often. A provider’s name may appear twice on this list if he/she performs this service in both an office setting and in a facility. Medicare reimburses differently based on place of service and breaks the data out accordingly. Sorting is limited to the top 30 overall providers.


Provider Name Times Performed (or Units) % of Patients Unique Visits Per Patient
ALI TABATABAI

Laguna Hills, Calif. 92653

Internal Medicine

15%

of this provider's 480 patients got this service
4,255

Performed in an office

15%

of this provider's 480 patients got this service
6.4
JERRY BENFIELD

Louisville, Ky. 40222

Internal Medicine

81%

of this provider's 2,572 patients got this service
3,006

Performed in an office

81%

of this provider's 2,572 patients got this service
1.4
MANIJEH JAVAHERI

Laguna Hills, Calif. 92653

Internal Medicine

15%

of this provider's 205 patients got this service
1,650

Performed in an office

15%

of this provider's 205 patients got this service
4
DAVID ZANDER

Laguna Hills, Calif. 92653

Internal Medicine

10%

of this provider's 231 patients got this service
1,648

Performed in an office

10%

of this provider's 231 patients got this service
4.1
SHIDA SAAM

SANTA ANA, Calif. 92705

Geriatric Medicine

6%

of this provider's 275 patients got this service
1,073

Performed in an office

6%

of this provider's 275 patients got this service
3.2
ROBERTO FERNANDEZ

Miami, Fla. 33144

General Practice

83%

of this provider's 829 patients got this service
1,024

Performed in an office

83%

of this provider's 829 patients got this service
1.5
SYED ATHER

Palos Hills, Ill. 60465

Family Practice

45%

of this provider's 1,703 patients got this service
946

Performed in an office

45%

of this provider's 1,703 patients got this service
1.2
HERMANN MELLON

Hialeah, Fla. 33010

General Practice

48%

of this provider's 1,748 patients got this service
917

Performed in an office

48%

of this provider's 1,748 patients got this service
1.1
ALI GHAZVINI

Laguna Hills, Calif. 92653

Internal Medicine

2%

of this provider's 744 patients got this service
909

Performed in an office

2%

of this provider's 744 patients got this service
3
KRIKOR KALINDJIAN

Los Angeles, Calif. 90027

Internal Medicine

28%

of this provider's 943 patients got this service
875

Performed in an office

28%

of this provider's 943 patients got this service
3.4
PAMELA AMADOR

Hialeah, Fla. 33010

General Practice

74%

of this provider's 539 patients got this service
846

Performed in an office

74%

of this provider's 539 patients got this service
2.1
SHERRI JONAS-LAZIN

Sarasota, Fla. 34239

Internal Medicine

56%

of this provider's 1,052 patients got this service
834

Performed in an office

56%

of this provider's 1,052 patients got this service
1.4
LAILA HIRJEE

Dallas, Tex. 75206

Internal Medicine

52%

of this provider's 1,225 patients got this service
806

Performed in an office

52%

of this provider's 1,225 patients got this service
1.3
CARLOS IGLESIAS

Coral Gables, Fla. 33134

Cardiology

53%

of this provider's 668 patients got this service
791

Performed in an office

53%

of this provider's 668 patients got this service
2.3
CHARLES DEHAAN

Rockford, Ill. 61107

Family Practice

50%

of this provider's 1,236 patients got this service
785

Performed in an office

50%

of this provider's 1,236 patients got this service
1.3
EMILIO LIMCHOA

Farmington Hills, Mich. 48336

Family Practice

65%

of this provider's 702 patients got this service
776

Performed in an office

65%

of this provider's 702 patients got this service
1.7
FLORENTINO LEONG

Orland Park, Ill. 60462

Internal Medicine

66%

of this provider's 895 patients got this service
759

Performed in an office

66%

of this provider's 895 patients got this service
1.3
BARRY FISCHER

Naperville, Ill. 60563

Internal Medicine

47%

of this provider's 1,418 patients got this service
751

Performed in an office

47%

of this provider's 1,418 patients got this service
1.1
SEYMOUR EKELMAN

Eastpointe, Mich. 48021

Geriatric Medicine

79%

of this provider's 605 patients got this service
716

Performed in an office

79%

of this provider's 605 patients got this service
1.5
JAVIER RICARDO

South Miami, Fla. 33143

Pediatric Medicine

56%

of this provider's 847 patients got this service
710

Performed in an office

56%

of this provider's 847 patients got this service
1.5
WILLIAM ESPINOZA

Miami, Fla. 33144

General Surgery

63%

of this provider's 876 patients got this service
709

Performed in an office

63%

of this provider's 876 patients got this service
1.3
MICHAEL NEWCOMB

Cave Creek, Ariz. 85331

Internal Medicine

71%

of this provider's 798 patients got this service
701

Performed in an office

71%

of this provider's 798 patients got this service
1.2
JAMES COLLINS

Cheektowaga, N.Y. 14225

Family Practice

57%

of this provider's 940 patients got this service
669

Performed in an office

57%

of this provider's 940 patients got this service
1.3
PEDRO MCDOUGAL

Weslaco, Tex. 78596

Internal Medicine

5%

of this provider's 5,307 patients got this service
665

Performed in an office

5%

of this provider's 5,307 patients got this service
2.3
SANDEEP KAPOOR

Shepherdsville, Ky. 40165

Internal Medicine

47%

of this provider's 1,324 patients got this service
657

Performed in an office

47%

of this provider's 1,324 patients got this service
1.1
CHU-KWAN AUGUSTINE WONG

Chicago, Ill. 60609

Family Practice

65%

of this provider's 757 patients got this service
657

Performed in an office

65%

of this provider's 757 patients got this service
1.3
MOHAMMAD NAVABI

Chicago, Ill. 60659

Internal Medicine

46%

of this provider's 1,326 patients got this service
643

Performed in an office

46%

of this provider's 1,326 patients got this service
1.1
FADI SABA

St Petersburg, Fla. 33713

Internal Medicine

23%

of this provider's 2,363 patients got this service
638

Performed in an office

23%

of this provider's 2,363 patients got this service
1.2
ROBERT JAEGER

Miami, Fla. 33156

Family Practice

39%

of this provider's 658 patients got this service
634

Performed in an office

39%

of this provider's 658 patients got this service
2.5
MARK SAMONTE

Carson, Calif. 90745

General Surgery

33%

of this provider's 1,101 patients got this service
622

Performed in an office

33%

of this provider's 1,101 patients got this service
1.7

Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

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