2292 W Magee Rd Ste 150
Tucson AZ 85742
Medical School: Other - 1990
Accepts Medicare: Yes
Participates In eRX: Yes
Participates In PQRS: Yes
Participates In EHR: Yes
License #: 28378
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Dr. Jamil Ahmed is associated with these group practices
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Allowed By Medicare
|HCPCS Code:90960||Description:Esrd srv 4 visits p mo 20+||Average Price:$561.31||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:90961||Description:Esrd srv 2-3 vsts p mo 20+||Average Price:$465.59||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:99291||Description:Critical care first hour||Average Price:$431.07||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:99205||Description:Office/outpatient visit new||Average Price:$394.46||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:99223||Description:Initial hospital care||Average Price:$387.87||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:90962||Description:Esrd serv 1 visit p mo 20+||Average Price:$352.41||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:99215||Description:Office/outpatient visit est||Average Price:$275.15||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:99222||Description:Initial hospital care||Average Price:$263.80||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:99214||Description:Office/outpatient visit est||Average Price:$204.58||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:99233||Description:Subsequent hospital care||Average Price:$198.23||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:90935||Description:Hemodialysis one evaluation||Average Price:$146.50||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:99232||Description:Subsequent hospital care||Average Price:$138.57||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:96372||Description:Ther/proph/diag inj sc/im||Average Price:$44.11||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:J0885||Description:Epoetin alfa, non-esrd||Average Price:$19.62||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:90970||Description:Esrd home pt serv p day 20+||Average Price:$15.36||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:82570||Description:Assay of urine creatinine||Average Price:$13.86||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:81003||Description:Urinalysis auto w/o scope||Average Price:$5.29||Average Price Allowed
HCPCS Code Definitions
- Hemodialysis procedure with single evaluation by a physician or other qualified health care professional
- Injection, epoetin alfa, (for non-esrd use), 1000 units
- End-stage renal disease (ESRD) related services monthly, for patients 20 years of age and older; with 1 face-to-face visit by a physician or other qualified health care professional per month
- End-stage renal disease (ESRD) related services monthly, for patients 20 years of age and older; with 4 or more face-to-face visits by a physician or other qualified health care professional per month
- End-stage renal disease (ESRD) related services monthly, for patients 20 years of age and older; with 2-3 face-to-face visits by a physician or other qualified health care professional per month
- Initial hospital care, per day, for the evaluation and management of a patient, which requires these 3 key components: A comprehensive history; A comprehensive examination; and Medical decision making of moderate complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the problem(s) requiring admission are of moderate severity. Typically, 50 minutes are spent at the bedside and on the patient's hospital floor or unit.
- Subsequent hospital care, per day, for the evaluation and management of a patient, which requires at least 2 of these 3 key components: A detailed interval history; A detailed examination; Medical decision making of high complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the patient is unstable or has developed a significant complication or a significant new problem. Typically, 35 minutes are spent at the bedside and on the patient's hospital floor or unit.
- End-stage renal disease (ESRD) related services for dialysis less than a full month of service, per day; for patients 20 years of age and older
- Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an established patient, which requires at least 2 of these 3 key components: A comprehensive history; A comprehensive examination; Medical decision making of high complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the presenting problem(s) are of moderate to high severity. Typically, 40 minutes are spent face-to-face with the patient and/or family.
- Therapeutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection (specify substance or drug); subcutaneous or intramuscular
- Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of a new patient, which requires these 3 key components: A comprehensive history; A comprehensive examination; Medical decision making of high complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the presenting problem(s) are of moderate to high severity. Typically, 60 minutes are spent face-to-face with the patient and/or family.
- Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an established patient, which requires at least 2 of these 3 key components: A detailed history; A detailed examination; Medical decision making of moderate complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the presenting problem(s) are of moderate to high severity. Typically, 25 minutes are spent face-to-face with the patient and/or family.
- Subsequent hospital care, per day, for the evaluation and management of a patient, which requires at least 2 of these 3 key components: An expanded problem focused interval history; An expanded problem focused examination; Medical decision making of moderate complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the patient is responding inadequately to therapy or has developed a minor complication. Typically, 25 minutes are spent at the bedside and on the patient's hospital floor or unit.
- Initial hospital care, per day, for the evaluation and management of a patient, which requires these 3 key components: A comprehensive history; A comprehensive examination; and Medical decision making of high complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the problem(s) requiring admission are of high severity. Typically, 70 minutes are spent at the bedside and on the patient's hospital floor or unit.
- Critical care, evaluation and management of the critically ill or critically injured patient; first 30-74 minutes
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*These referrals represent the top 10 that Dr. Ahmed has made to other doctors
Dengue knowledge and its management practices among physicians of major cities of Pakistan. - JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
To assess knowledge and practices related to dengue management among physicians.The cross-sectional study was conducted at hospitals in Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Quetta and Karachi between June and December 2012Physicians from public and private sectors filled a self-administered questionnaire about dengue knowledge and its management practices. A maximum score of 100 was assigned to the knowledge portion. Data was analysed using SPSS 15.A total of 400 subjects participated in the study; 200(50%) each from public and private hospitals. Of them, 223(56%) were males; 268(67%) were in the 21-30 years age bracket. The highest score was recorded in Quetta 67 followed by 65 in Karachi, 62 in Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar and 59 in Islamabad. Of the total, 200 (50%) were not aware that leucopenia is a criterion for diagnosing probable dengue. Similarly 140 (35%) did not know the criteria for diagnosing dengue haemorrhagic fever and warning signs of severe dengue. Total of 204 (51%) were not aware of the criteria for discharging of the admitted cases. There was no significant difference between dengue knowledge of the physicians belonging to public and private sectors (p>0.05).Quite a large number of physicians lacked knowledge of probable diagnosis of dengue and appropriate time to discharge the patients.
Scoring System to Predict Pancreatic Fistula After Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A UK Multicenter Study. - Annals of surgery
To validate a preoperative predictive score of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF). Other risk factors for POPF were sought in an attempt to improve the score.POPF is the major contributor to morbidity after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). A preoperative score [using body mass index (BMI) and pancreatic duct width] to predict POPF was tested upon a multicenter patient cohort to assess its performance.Patients undergoing PD at 8 UK centers were identified. The association between the score and other pre-, intra-, and postoperative variables with POPF was assessed.A total of 630 patients underwent PD with 141 occurrences of POPF (22.4%). BMI, perirenal fat thickness, pancreatic duct width on computed tomography and at operation, bilirubin, pancreatojejunostomy technique, underlying pathology, T stage, N stage, R status, and gland firmness were all significantly associated with POPF. The score predicted POPF (P < 0.001) with a higher predictive score associated with increasing severity of POPF (P < 0.001). Stepwise multivariate analysis of pre-, intra-, and postoperative variables demonstrated that only the score was consistently associated with POPF. A table correlating the risk score to actual risk of POPF was created.The predictive score performed well and could not be improved. This provides opportunities for individualizing patient consent and selection, and treatment and research applications.
Exploring operational barriers encountered by community midwives when delivering services in two provinces of Pakistan: a qualitative study. - Midwifery
to explore barriers experienced by community midwives (CMWs) when delivering services, from their own and their managers×³ perspectives, at provincial and district level in the context of organisational factors, and to determine other factors linked with the poor performance of CMWs in the delivery of maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH)-related services within their communities.qualitative study design using in-depth interviews (IDIs) and focus group discussions (FGDs).two districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces in Pakistan.41 participants were interviewed in depth; they included CMWs, lady health supervisors and managerial staff of the MNCH programme.participants were interviewed about administrative issues including financial and policy areas, training and deployment in the community, functioning in the community, and supervision and referral for emergency cases.CMWs reported financial constraints, training needs and difficulty with building relationships in the community. They required support in terms of logistics, essential supplies, and mechanisms for referral of complicated cases to higher-level health facilities.CMWs working in developing countries face many challenges; starting from their training, deployment in the field and delivery of services in their respective communities. Facilitating their work and efforts through improved programming of the CMW's services can overcome these challenges.the MNCH programme, provincial government and other stakeholders need to take ownership of the CMW programme and implement it comprehensively. Long-term adequate resource allocation is needed to sustain the programme so that improvements in maternal and child health are visible.Copyright Â© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
In situ observation of a hydrogel-glass interface during sliding friction. - Soft matter
Direct observation of hydrogel contact with a solid surface in water is indispensable for understanding the friction, lubrication, and adhesion of hydrogels under water. However, this is a difficult task since the refractive index of hydrogels is very close to that of water. In this paper, we present a novel method to in situ observe the macroscopic contact of hydrogels with a solid surface based on the principle of critical refraction. This method was applied to investigate the sliding friction of a polyacrylamide (PAAm) hydrogel with glass by using a strain-controlled parallel-plate rheometer. The study revealed that when the compressive pressure is not very high, the hydrogel forms a heterogeneous contact with the glass, and a macro-scale water drop is trapped at the soft interface. The pre-trapped water spreads over the interface to decrease the contact area with the increase in sliding velocity, which dramatically reduces the friction of the hydrogel. The study also revealed that this heterogeneous contact is the reason for the poor reproducibility of hydrogel friction that has been often observed in previous studies. Under the condition of homogeneous full contact, the molecular origin of hydrogel friction in water is discussed. This study highlights the importance of direct interfacial observation to reveal the friction mechanism of hydrogels.
Impact of probiotics on colonic microflora in patients with colitis: a prospective double blind randomised crossover study. - International journal of surgery (London, England)
The aim of this study was to investigate the spectrum of colonic microflora in patients with colitis and if this could be altered with one month's treatment with synbiotics.This was a pilot study in which patients were randomised to either receive a synbiotics preparation for a month and then "crossed over" to receive a placebo, or alternatively to receive the placebo first followed in the second month by synbiotic. Stool samples were collected on entry into the study and then at the end of first and second months respectively. Colonic microflora was measured by terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism technique. Quantitative PCR was used to determine the concentration of individual species.Sixteen patients completed the study of whom 8 had Crohn's colitis and 8 had ulcerative colitis. Their median age was 62 (IQR 50-65) years. An average of 22 terminal restriction fragments (T-RF's) was identified in each patient. Dice cluster analysis showed that each patient had a unique microbial composition which did not change significantly at different time points in the study, irrespective of whether they had probiotics or the placebo. Probiotic organisms were identified in stool samples but did not alter overall spectrum of microflora. In this pilot study we were unable to identify any specific characteristics related to nature of colitis.This study suggests that there is no difference in colonic microflora between patients with Crohn's or Ulcerative colitis and that the spectrum of bacteria was not altered by synbiotic administration.Copyright Â© 2013 Surgical Associates Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
The human resource information system: a rapid appraisal of Pakistan's capacity to employ the tool. - BMC medical informatics and decision making
Human resources are an important building block of the health system. During the last decade, enormous investment has gone into the information systems to manage human resources, but due to the lack of a clear vision, policy, and strategy, the results of these efforts have not been very visible. No reliable information portal captures the actual state of human resources in Pakistan's health sector. The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided technical support for the assessment of the existing system and development of a comprehensive Human Resource Information System (HRIS) in Pakistan.The questions in the WHO-HRIS Assessment tool were distributed into five thematic groups. Purposively selected (n=65) representatives from the government, private sector, and development partners participated in this cross sectional study, based on their programmatic affiliations.Fifty-five percent of organizations and departments have an independent Human Resources (HR) section managed by an establishment branch and are fully equipped with functional computers. Forty-five organizations (70%) had HR rules, regulations and coordination mechanisms, yet these are not implemented. Data reporting is mainly in paper form, on prescribed forms (51%), registers (3%) or even plain papers (20%). Data analysis does not give inputs to the decision making process and dissemination of information is quite erratic. Most of the organizations had no feedback mechanism for cross checking the HR data, rendering it unreliable.Pakistan is lacking appropriate HRIS management. The current HRIS indeed has a multitude of problems. In the wake of 2011 reforms within the health sector, provinces are even in a greater need for planning their respective health department services and must work on the deficiencies and inefficiencies of their HRIS so that the gaps and HR needs are better aligned for reaching the 2015 UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets.
Economic evaluation of bariatric surgery to combat morbid obesity: a study from the West of Scotland. - Asian journal of endoscopic surgery
The increasing prevalence of obesity has now become a global concern. Forecasts of its health and financial ramifications have prompted the need for effective interventions. Bariatric surgery is an effective measure to control obesity and its related comorbidities, but its high up-front costs have raised questions about its cost-effectiveness. In this study we evaluated the health care-related direct cost savings after bariatric surgery.Data were prospectively obtained from patients who underwent bariatric surgery between May 2008 and April 2011, and a review was performed. These patients' annual cost of regular medications, hospital admissions and outpatient clinic visits were compared with the postoperative costs of these services. Data were collected from January 2005 to April 2012.The analysis included 88 patients, 17 of whom were men and 71 were women. The procedures included 36 laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, 33 sleeve gastrectomies and 19 Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses. All procedures were laparoscopic. Data were collected from patients during a median preoperative period of 60 months (range, 42-75â€‰months) and a median postoperative period of 24 months (range, 12-45 moths). Annual savings were Â£11â€‰452 on medications, Â£16â€‰420 on hospital admissions and Â£2532 on outpatient clinic visits. Total annual savings were Â£30â€‰404.Given the rising prevalence of morbid obesity, bariatric surgery is a cost-effective treatment for morbid obesity and should be made available to morbidly obese patients.Â© 2013 Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, Asia Endosurgery Task Force and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Utilization of hospital services by obese patients before and after bariatric surgery. - Surgery today
To compare the utility of various hospital services used by morbidly obese patients before and after bariatric surgery.The subjects of this retrospective study were 73 consecutive patients, who underwent elective laparoscopic bariatric surgery between May 2008 and December 2010. There were 58 women and 15 men, with a median age of 45 years (IQR 26-65 years). The preoperative period ranged from 42 to 72 months (median 60 months) and the follow-up period ranged from 12 to 42 months (median 24 months). The health services analyzed included visits to emergency and outpatient departments, admissions to hospital, length of stay in hospital, and changes in regular medication before and after surgery. We also analyzed the economic results.In the post-procedure period, outpatient clinic visits were reduced by 13.8% per year (p = 0.04), the number of hospital admissions per year were reduced by 40.2% (p = 0.01), the total length of stay in hospital was reduced by 52.28% per year (p = 0.04), and regular medications were reduced by 26% (p = 0.003). There was no change in the use of emergency services. The total estimated cost saving ranged between $32,593 and 41,177 per year.The utilization of various health services decreased soon after bariatric surgery, which translated into significant cost savings. This was mainly due to each patient's reduction in body weight and improvement in their chronic metabolic disorders.
Job satisfaction among public health professionals working in public sector: a cross sectional study from Pakistan. - Human resources for health
Job satisfaction largely determines the productivity and efficiency of human resource for health. It literally depicts the extent to which professionals like or dislike their jobs. Job satisfaction is said to be linked with the employee's work environment, job responsibilities and powers and time pressure; the determinants which affect employee's organizational commitment and consequently the quality of services. The objective of the study was to determine the level of and factors influencing job satisfaction among public health professionals in the public sector.This was a cross sectional study conducted in Islamabad, Pakistan. Sample size was universal including 73 public health professionals, with postgraduate qualifications and working in government departments of Islamabad. A validated structured questionnaire was used to collect data from April to October 2011.Overall satisfaction rate was 41% only, while 45% were somewhat satisfied and 14% of professionals highly dissatisfied with their jobs. For those who were not satisfied, working environment, job description and time pressure were the major causes. Other factors influencing the level of satisfaction were low salaries, lack of training opportunities, improper supervision and inadequate financial rewards.Our study documented a relatively low level of overall satisfaction among workers in public sector health care organizations. Considering the factors responsible for this state of affairs, urgent and concrete strategies must be developed to address the concerns of public health professionals as they represent a highly sensitive domain of health system of Pakistan. Improving the overall work environment, review of job descriptions and better remuneration might bring about a positive change.
Characteristics and pattern of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in pakistan. - Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
To determine the presenting characteristics of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) in a consecutive series of Pakistani patients.Case series.Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust (LRBT), Lahore, from June 2010 to October 2011.A total of 107 eyes underwent RRD surgery. Detailed diagrams were drawn pre-operatively for all. Other recorded details included, bio-data, age, gender, visual acuity, autorefractometery, predisposing risk factors, lens state and duration of symptoms. The data was analyzed with respect to age and gender distribution, frequency of various risk factors for RRD, duration of RRD and its various presenting characteristics.Mean age of the patients were 33.1 Â± 1.5 years, 85% were males. Bilateral RRD was discovered in 2.8% patients. No identifiable risk factor for RRD was present in 28%, while in rest of the 72% eyes, the commonest risk factors were intraocular surgery, trauma and peripheral myopic degeneration in decreasing order of frequency. There were 70.1% phakic, 23.4% pseudophakic and 6.5% aphakic eyes. Majority (93.5%) presented with macula off detachment. There was an overall average time lapse of 97.24 Â± 16.95 days between presenting and first occurrence of symptoms. In 31.8% of eyes no break could be found pre-operatively, while 38.3% had 1 and 29.9% eyes had Â³ 2 breaks. Majority of the primary breaks were horse-shoe tears (42.1%). Total RRD was found in 35.5% eyes. Infero-temporal and supero-temporal were the most frequently involved quadrants (93.5% and 86.9% respectively).Intraocular surgery, trauma and lattice degeneration in myopia are established common risk factors for RRD. These patients deserve meticulous fundus examination with indentation indirect ophthalmoscopy by trained professionals.
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