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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $342 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 7 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
461
Rank: 800th
out of 2,789 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,339
Rank: 319th
out of 2,789 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.4 This Provider
Avg 6.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$101K
Rank: 1283rd
out of 2,789 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$220 This Provider
Avg $342

Note: About 11% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in her 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 her Part B patients.

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

MARLA ABRAMSON MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 73 different services in 2014

All Services

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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
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
607
times performed,
14% of her services

1st 4th

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

364
patients got this service, 79% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$9,105an average of $15 per time performed $1,779
an average of $3 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
471
times performed,
11% of her services

2nd 1st

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

301
patients got this service, 65% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$63,585an average of $135 per time performed $25,349
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
457
times performed,
11% of her services

3rd 30th

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

324
patients got this service, 70% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$27,420an average of $60 per time performed $5,054
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
365
times performed,
8% of her services

4th 28th

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

279
patients got this service, 61% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$27,010an average of $74 per time performed $4,847
an average of $13 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
342
times performed,
8% of her services

5th 24th

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

292
patients got this service, 63% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$14,706an average of $43 per time performed $3,547
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
315
times performed,
7% of her services

6th 35th

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

272
patients got this service, 59% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$23,310an average of $74 per time performed $7,078
an average of $22 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
258
times performed,
6% of her services

7th 2nd

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

199
patients got this service, 43% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$50,310an average of $195 per time performed $21,205
an average of $82 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
200
times performed,
5% of her services

8th 94th

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

167
patients got this service, 36% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,800an average of $24 per time performed $838
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
143
times performed,
3% of her services

9th 42nd

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

104
patients got this service, 23% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$5,148an average of $36 per time performed $1,842
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
128
times performed,
3% of her services

10th 67th

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

94
patients got this service, 20% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,480an average of $35 per time performed $1,542
an average of $12 per time performed
drug
NA

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
89
times performed,
2% of her services

11th 92nd

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

88
patients got this service, 19% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,136an average of $24 per time performed $1,536
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
2% of her services

12th 9th

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

86
patients got this service, 19% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,534an average of $29 per time performed $2,482
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
2% of her services

13th 37th

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

73
patients got this service, 16% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,102an average of $29 per time performed $2,059
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
2% of her services

14th 32nd

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

31
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.2)
$1,800an average of $25 per time performed $374
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial urine culture

Service Code: 87088
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
1% of her services

15th 221st

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

48
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,898an average of $46 per time performed $682
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
1% of her services

16th 230th

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

40
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,109an average of $37 per time performed $615
an average of $11 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Pneumococcal vaccine for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90670
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
1% of her services

17th 74th

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

49
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,388an average of $212 per time performed $7,393
an average of $151 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial culture for aerobic isolates

Service Code: 87077
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.78% of her services

18th 313th

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$986an average of $29 per time performed $368
an average of $11 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
33
times performed,
0.76% of her services

19th 108th

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

28
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$957an average of $29 per time performed $228
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.74% of her services

20th 168th

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

27
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,056an average of $33 per time performed $247
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.65% of her services

21st 39th

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$1,260an average of $45 per time performed $482
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.58% of her services

22nd 203rd

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

25
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,000an average of $80 per time performed $615
an average of $25 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
25
times performed,
0.58% of her services

23rd 47th

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

25
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,625an average of $105 per time performed $1,799
an average of $72 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Coagulation assessment blood test

Service Code: 85730
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.51% of her services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$638an average of $29 per time performed $169
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.44% of her services

25th 98th

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$912an average of $48 per time performed $346
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.41% of her services

26th 113th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$648an average of $36 per time performed $156
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.41% of her services

27th 118th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$864an average of $48 per time performed $210
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.39% of her services

28th 60th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$663an average of $39 per time performed $192
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.39% of her services

29th 87th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,856an average of $168 per time performed $673
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.32% of her services

30th 93rd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$756an average of $54 per time performed $282
an average of $20 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
14
times performed,
0.32% of her services

31st 52nd

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,884an average of $206 per time performed $1,141
an average of $82 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.3% of her services

32nd 132nd

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,040an average of $80 per time performed $320
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face vis... +

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face visit, services limited to new beneficiary during the first 12 months of medicare enrollment ×

Service Code: G0402
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.25% of her services

33rd 123rd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,000an average of $182 per time performed $1,960
an average of $178 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.

Marla Lyn Abramson
Average for Internal Medicine 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 2013 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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