Treatment Tracker

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, $553 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 11 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
534
Rank: 123rd
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,912
Rank: 29th
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
20.4 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 10.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$281K
Rank: 96th
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$525 This Provider
Avg $553

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.

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

BURTON TUCKER MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 85 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
913
times performed,
8% of his services

1st 14th

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

339
patients got this service, 63% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$10,956an average of $12 per time performed $2,684
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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
775
times performed,
7% of his services

2nd 5th

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

289
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$124,000an average of $160 per time performed $65,457
an average of $84 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Kidney function blood test panel

Service Code: 80069
Performed in an office
772
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

331
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$69,480an average of $90 per time performed $6,485
an average of $8 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
765
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 24th

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

327
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$19,125an average of $25 per time performed $7,956
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
720
times performed,
7% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

329
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$64,800an average of $90 per time performed $5,609
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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
520
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 9th

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

262
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$57,200an average of $110 per time performed $30,779
an average of $59 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
434
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 47th

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

287
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$23,870an average of $55 per time performed $2,556
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
332
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 31st

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

289
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$26,560an average of $80 per time performed $4,897
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81000
Performed in an office
308
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 35th

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

259
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,544an average of $18 per time performed $1,303
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
304
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 17th

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

280
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$68,400an average of $225 per time performed $32,160
an average of $106 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
279
times performed,
3% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

220
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,417an average of $23 per time performed $628
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
268
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 60th

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

236
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,082an average of $12 per time performed $308
an average of $1 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
266
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 1st

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

126
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$35,910an average of $135 per time performed $16,186
an average of $61 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
252
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 73rd

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

243
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$18,900an average of $75 per time performed $9,977
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
224
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 56th

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

114
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$14,560an average of $65 per time performed $5,033
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84436
Performed in an office
204
times performed,
2% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

105
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,120an average of $30 per time performed $1,873
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroid hormone evaluation

Service Code: 84479
Performed in an office
204
times performed,
2% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

105
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,080an average of $20 per time performed $1,765
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
185
times performed,
2% of his services

18th 68th

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

109
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$8,325an average of $45 per time performed $2,401
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 25th

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

138
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,345an average of $45 per time performed $3,976
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
138
times performed,
1% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

119
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,040an average of $80 per time performed $3,393
an average of $25 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
104
times performed,
0.95% of his services

21st 69th

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

102
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,200an average of $50 per time performed $3,397
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
0.76% of his services

22nd 98th

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

42
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,565an average of $55 per time performed $1,512
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.63% of his services

23rd 102nd

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

42
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,070an average of $30 per time performed $807
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.62% of his services

24th 103rd

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

42
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,700an average of $25 per time performed $588
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hemodialysis procedure with one physician evaluation

Service Code: 90935
Performed in a facility
60
times performed,
0.55% of his services

25th 11th

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

27
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$13,500an average of $225 per time performed $3,697
an average of $62 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
58
times performed,
0.53% of his services

26th 12th

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

54
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$20,300an average of $350 per time performed $10,047
an average of $173 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal,... +

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral) ×

Service Code: 87184
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.51% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

43
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,680an average of $30 per time performed $516
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.5% of his services

28th 100th

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

42
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,925an average of $35 per time performed $593
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.48% of his services

29th 22nd

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$2,340an average of $45 per time performed $1,173
an average of $23 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: 90688
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.33% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

36
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,440an average of $40 per time performed $594
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
0.3% of his services

31st 6th

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$5,775an average of $175 per time performed $2,918
an average of $88 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound behind abdominal cavity, limited

Service Code: 76775
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.29% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,000an average of $250 per time performed $1,810
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.22% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,000an average of $375 per time performed $4,216
an average of $176 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Demonstration and/or evaluation of patient use of aerosol... +

Demonstration and/or evaluation of patient use of aerosol generator, nebulizer, metered dose inhaler or intermittent positive pressure breathing (ippb) device ×

Service Code: 94664
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.22% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,680an average of $70 per time performed $319
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of abdomen

Service Code: 76700
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.16% of his services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,200an average of $400 per time performed $2,271
an average of $126 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of head and neck

Service Code: 76536
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.16% of his services

36th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,505an average of $265 per time performed $1,910
an average of $112 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood

Service Code: 82274
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.16% of his services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$816an average of $48 per time performed $362
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Parathormone (parathyroid hormone) level

Service Code: 83970
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.11% of his services

38th 64th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,176an average of $98 per time performed $662
an average of $55 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.

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Burton Tucker
Average for Nephrology 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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