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Dr. Joshua Kessler Md

15 Oak St
Needham MA 02492
781 444-4722
Medical School: Boston University School Of Medicine - 1999
Accepts Medicare: Yes
Participates In eRX: Yes
Participates In PQRS: Yes
Participates In EHR: Yes
License #: 219744
NPI: 1831169127
Taxonomy Codes:
207Y00000X

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Conditions

Dr. Joshua Kessler is associated with these group practices

Procedure Pricing

HCPCS Code Description Average Price Average Price
Allowed By Medicare
HCPCS Code:31231 Description:Nasal endoscopy dx Average Price:$450.00 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$219.92
HCPCS Code:99204 Description:Office/outpatient visit new Average Price:$375.00 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$170.62
HCPCS Code:30901 Description:Control of nosebleed Average Price:$287.08 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$104.84
HCPCS Code:31575 Description:Diagnostic laryngoscopy Average Price:$309.34 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$128.01
HCPCS Code:99203 Description:Office/outpatient visit new Average Price:$250.00 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$112.61
HCPCS Code:99214 Description:Office/outpatient visit est Average Price:$245.00 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$111.56
HCPCS Code:99213 Description:Office/outpatient visit est Average Price:$166.38 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$75.64
HCPCS Code:69210 Description:Remove impacted ear wax Average Price:$125.00 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$53.43
HCPCS Code:G0268 Description:Removal of impacted wax md Average Price:$125.00 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$56.67
HCPCS Code:92567 Description:Tympanometry Average Price:$45.00 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$16.17

HCPCS Code Definitions

30901
Control nasal hemorrhage, anterior, simple (limited cautery and/or packing) any method
G0268
Removal of impacted cerumen (one or both ears) by physician on same date of service as audiologic function testing
99204
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 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, 45 minutes are spent face-to-face with the patient and/or family.
99214
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.
99213
Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an established patient, which requires at least 2 of these 3 key components: An expanded problem focused history; An expanded problem focused examination; Medical decision making of low complexity. Counseling and 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 low to moderate severity. Typically, 15 minutes are spent face-to-face with the patient and/or family.
69210
Removal impacted cerumen requiring instrumentation, unilateral
99203
Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of a new patient, which requires these 3 key components: A detailed history; A detailed examination; Medical decision making of low 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 severity. Typically, 30 minutes are spent face-to-face with the patient and/or family.
92567
Tympanometry (impedance testing)
31231
Nasal endoscopy, diagnostic, unilateral or bilateral (separate procedure)
31575
Laryngoscopy, flexible fiberoptic; diagnostic

Medical Malpractice Cases

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Medical Board Sanctions

None Found

Referrals

NPI
Doctor Name
Specialty
Count
1992742779
Cardiovascular Disease (Cardiology)
394
1902915275
Hematology
343
1487699245
Internal Medicine
262
1154381721
Internal Medicine
261
1053369637
Internal Medicine
260
1326005752
Pulmonary Disease
238
1326029133
Internal Medicine
214
1942258850
Internal Medicine
214
1073593810
Diagnostic Radiology
199
1255366407
Internal Medicine
194
*These referrals represent the top 10 that Dr. Kessler has made to other doctors

Publications

Tympanic membrane perforation repair with acellular porcine submucosa. - Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology
To evaluate the efficacy of acellular porcine small intestine submucosa in the repair of chronic tympanic membrane perforations. Although tympanoplasty with autologous temporalis fascia and cartilage is common practice in the repair of chronic tympanic membrane perforations, these materials are associated with increased operative time and have variable availability and quality in individual patients. Recently, new materials for tympanoplasty have been explored, including acellular human dermis. Small intestine submucosa (Surgisis) is an inexpensive and readily available alternative to autologous and cadaveric grafts. In this study, we examined the use of small intestine submucosa in the repair of chronic tympanic membrane perforations in a chinchilla model.Prospective pilot study using 10 adult chinchillas.Chronic tympanic membrane perforations were created in 10 adult chinchillas for a total of 20 perforations. Each animal underwent observation in one ear and repair with either autologous cartilage or small intestine submucosa in the opposite ear with Type I tympanoplasty.A total of 20 chronic membrane perforations were created, with zero healing spontaneously after 8 weeks. In tympanoplasties performed in five chinchillas with small intestine submucosa, five of five (100%) remained healed 6 weeks postoperatively, whereas three of five (60%) remained healed with cartilage repair. Histologic analysis was performed in both successful cartilage and small intestine submucosa repairs.These results suggest that small intestine submucosa is a viable alternative to autologous and cadaveric grafts in tympanoplasty. A larger randomized study in humans is indicated to evaluate this material in clinical practice.

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