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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, $282 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
565
Rank: 181st
out of 445 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,245
Rank: 7th
out of 445 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.1 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$262K
Rank: 39th
out of 445 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$464 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $282

Note: About 29% 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 112 different services in 2015
(71 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
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
791
times performed,
13% of his services

1st 1st

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

358
patients got this service, 63% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$154,245.00an average of $195.00 per time performed $65,597.63
an average of $82.93 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
600
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 13th

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

291
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$9,000.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $1,746.00
an average of $2.91 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
511
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 31st

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

261
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$30,660.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $5,753.86
an average of $11.26 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
495
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 26th

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

254
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$21,285.00an average of $43.00 per time performed $5,133.15
an average of $10.37 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
335
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 36th

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

193
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$24,790.00an average of $74.00 per time performed $4,375.10
an average of $13.06 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
284
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 41st

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

174
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$21,016.00an average of $74.00 per time performed $6,364.44
an average of $22.41 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
280
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 3rd

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

189
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$37,800.00an average of $135.00 per time performed $13,146.00
an average of $46.95 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
157
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 46th

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

75
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$5,652.00an average of $36.00 per time performed $2,020.59
an average of $12.87 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
121
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 23rd

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

118
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,521.10an average of $29.10 per time performed $3,450.92
an average of $28.52 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
109
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 2nd

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

62
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$13,952.00an average of $128.00 per time performed $6,523.65
an average of $59.85 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
100
times performed,
2% of his services

11th Alert

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

83
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,400.00an average of $24.00 per time performed $422.00
an average of $4.22 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Biopsy of the esophagus, stomach, and/or upper small bowe... +

Biopsy of the esophagus, stomach, and/or upper small bowel using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 43239
Performed in a facility
80
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 4th

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

79
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$97,040.00an average of $1,213.00 per time performed $8,523.20
an average of $106.54 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 88th

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$1,775.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $372.04
an average of $5.24 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 91st

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

64
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,072.00an average of $48.00 per time performed $2,241.92
an average of $35.03 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85652
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
0.99% of his services

15th Alert

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

46
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,116.00an average of $18.00 per time performed $223.82
an average of $3.61 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.91% of his services

16th 69th

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

56
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,658.13an average of $29.09 per time performed $1,625.07
an average of $28.51 per time performed
drug

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individ... +

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individuals 3 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90686
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.91% of his services

17th Alert

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

55
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,368.00an average of $24.00 per time performed $1,012.89
an average of $17.77 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Biopsy of large bowel using an endoscope

Service Code: 45380
Performed in a facility
53
times performed,
0.85% of his services

18th 5th

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

53
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$70,967.00an average of $1,339.00 per time performed $9,423.93
an average of $177.81 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of large bowel using an endoscope +

Diagnostic examination of large bowel using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 45378
Performed in a facility
52
times performed,
0.83% of his services

19th 11th

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

52
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$62,400.00an average of $1,200.00 per time performed $9,452.04
an average of $181.77 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.83% of his services

20th 7th

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

52
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,600.00an average of $300.00 per time performed $7,197.84
an average of $138.42 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Pneumococcal vaccine for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90670
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.64% of his services

21st 90th

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

40
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,480.00an average of $212.00 per time performed $6,731.20
an average of $168.28 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.64% of his services

22nd Alert

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

31
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,520.00an average of $38.00 per time performed $357.20
an average of $8.93 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Amylase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 82150
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.62% of his services

23rd Alert

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

32
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,131.00an average of $29.00 per time performed $336.96
an average of $8.64 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.61% of his services

24th 73rd

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

33
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,052.00an average of $54.00 per time performed $763.80
an average of $20.10 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Removal of polyps or growths of large bowel using an endo... +

Removal of polyps or growths of large bowel using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 45385
Performed in a facility
36
times performed,
0.58% of his services

25th 10th

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$56,916.00an average of $1,581.00 per time performed $9,341.64
an average of $259.49 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.54% of his services

26th Alert

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

31
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$986.00an average of $29.00 per time performed $227.80
an average of $6.70 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.51% of his services

27th Alert

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,056.00an average of $33.00 per time performed $239.04
an average of $7.47 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
31
times performed,
0.5% of his services

28th 6th

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

29
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,750.00an average of $250.00 per time performed $3,433.87
an average of $110.77 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.5% of his services

29th 129th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,488.00an average of $48.00 per time performed $361.46
an average of $11.66 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.42% of his services

30th 70th

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$936.00an average of $36.00 per time performed $224.38
an average of $8.63 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Lipase (fat enzyme) level

Service Code: 83690
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.4% of his services

31st Alert

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$950.00an average of $38.00 per time performed $229.75
an average of $9.19 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
23
times performed,
0.37% of his services

32nd 12th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,211.00an average of $357.00 per time performed $4,006.60
an average of $174.20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial urine culture

Service Code: 87088
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.35% of his services

33rd Alert

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,012.00an average of $46.00 per time performed $237.60
an average of $10.80 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for clostridium difficile

Service Code: 87493
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.35% of his services

34th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,906.00an average of $223.00 per time performed $1,029.60
an average of $46.80 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.34% of his services

35th Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$525.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $82.53
an average of $3.93 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.34% of his services

36th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$735.00an average of $35.00 per time performed $252.42
an average of $12.02 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.3% of his services

37th 71st

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$912.00an average of $48.00 per time performed $345.23
an average of $18.17 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.3% of his services

38th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$665.00an average of $35.00 per time performed $98.99
an average of $5.21 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.29% of his services

39th 130th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,890.00an average of $105.00 per time performed $1,437.30
an average of $79.85 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.29% of his services

40th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$666.00an average of $37.00 per time performed $193.86
an average of $10.77 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.24% of his services

41st Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,520.00an average of $168.00 per time performed $592.20
an average of $39.48 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.

Howard B Baum
Average for Gastroenterology Providers in New Jersey

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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