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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $245 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
975
Rank: 15th
out of 203 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
35,767
Rank: 1st
out of 203 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
36.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 4.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$730K
Rank: 2nd
out of 203 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$749 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $245

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.

Individuals

LETTY LUTZKER

PAUL WANGENHEIM

PATRICIA BERRAN

JOSEPH VIGGIANO

HOWARD BERMAN

Organizations

SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL ...

SAINT BARNABAS OUTPATIE...

Patients saw before

SAMUEL DOWER MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 64 different services in 2014

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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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
2,008
times performed,
6% of his services

1st 3rd

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

916
patients got this service, 94% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$308,951an average of $154 per time performed $112,970
an average of $56 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
1,257
times performed,
4% of his services

2nd 4th

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

607
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$4,123an average of $3 per time performed $3,696
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
1,166
times performed,
3% of his services

3rd 8th

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

591
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$29,220an average of $25 per time performed $26,083
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
1,119
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 7th

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

548
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$16,349an average of $15 per time performed $6,210
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Phosphate level

Service Code: 84100
Performed in an office
1,102
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 41st

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

546
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$7,846an average of $7 per time performed $2,942
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
1,098
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 38th

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

546
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$10,991an average of $10 per time performed $9,805
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
1,091
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 36th

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

544
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$17,347an average of $16 per time performed $6,590
an average of $6 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
1,080
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 12th

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

543
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$12,485an average of $12 per time performed $11,200
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
1,029
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 6th

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

520
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$14,951an average of $15 per time performed $13,305
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

C-peptide (protein) level

Service Code: 84681
Performed in an office
1,023
times performed,
3% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

515
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$31,877an average of $31 per time performed $28,347
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Insulin measurement

Service Code: 83525
Performed in an office
1,021
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

517
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$17,500an average of $17 per time performed $15,550
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroid hormone, t3 measurement

Service Code: 84481
Performed in an office
1,000
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 21st

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

542
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$25,340an average of $25 per time performed $22,580
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
998
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 10th

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

541
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$13,463an average of $13 per time performed $11,986
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Microsomal antibodies (autoantibody) measurement

Service Code: 86376
Performed in an office
991
times performed,
3% of his services

14th 30th

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

538
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$21,584an average of $22 per time performed $19,225
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroglobulin (thyroid protein) antibody measurement

Service Code: 86800
Performed in an office
989
times performed,
3% of his services

15th 33rd

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

538
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$22,688an average of $23 per time performed $20,977
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
978
times performed,
3% of his services

16th 31st

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

512
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$22,034an average of $23 per time performed $19,619
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
969
times performed,
3% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

500
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,457an average of $10 per time performed $3,595
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
967
times performed,
3% of his services

18th 25th

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

504
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$19,669an average of $20 per time performed $17,551
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
967
times performed,
3% of his services

19th 23rd

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

505
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$9,699an average of $10 per time performed $8,345
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
967
times performed,
3% of his services

20th 24th

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

505
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$12,629an average of $13 per time performed $11,266
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ldl cholesterol level

Service Code: 83721
Performed in an office
966
times performed,
3% of his services

21st 28th

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

500
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$13,833an average of $14 per time performed $12,288
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Folic acid level

Service Code: 82746
Performed in an office
961
times performed,
3% of his services

22nd 46th

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

504
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$21,104an average of $22 per time performed $18,816
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
953
times performed,
3% of his services

23rd 13th

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

498
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$19,155an average of $20 per time performed $7,338
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Parathormone (parathyroid hormone) level

Service Code: 83970
Performed in an office
951
times performed,
3% of his services

24th 32nd

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

499
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$58,705an average of $62 per time performed $52,362
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
933
times performed,
3% of his services

25th 19th

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

502
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$41,593an average of $45 per time performed $36,798
an average of $39 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
878
times performed,
2% of his services

26th 17th

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

462
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$7,630an average of $9 per time performed $6,761
an average of $8 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
877
times performed,
2% of his services

27th 20th

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

462
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$6,841an average of $8 per time performed $6,051
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Prolactin (milk producing hormone) level

Service Code: 84146
Performed in an office
563
times performed,
2% of his services

28th 51st

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

381
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$15,837an average of $28 per time performed $14,509
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cortisol (hormone) measurement

Service Code: 82533
Performed in an office
562
times performed,
2% of his services

29th 57th

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

382
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$13,303an average of $24 per time performed $12,184
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Gonadotropin, follicle stimulating (reproductive hormone)... +

Gonadotropin, follicle stimulating (reproductive hormone) level ×

Service Code: 83001
Performed in an office
558
times performed,
2% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

379
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,021an average of $27 per time performed $13,788
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Testosterone (hormone) level

Service Code: 84403
Performed in an office
558
times performed,
2% of his services

31st 47th

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

379
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$20,914an average of $37 per time performed $19,156
an average of $34 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Dehydroepiandrosterone (dhea-s) hormone level

Service Code: 82627
Performed in an office
557
times performed,
2% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

379
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$17,980an average of $32 per time performed $16,465
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Gonadotropin, luteinizing (reproductive hormone) level

Service Code: 83002
Performed in an office
557
times performed,
2% of his services

33rd 52nd

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

379
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$15,173an average of $27 per time performed $13,713
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Estradiol (hormone) level

Service Code: 82670
Performed in an office
556
times performed,
2% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

378
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$22,557an average of $41 per time performed $20,661
an average of $37 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (acth) level

Service Code: 82024
Performed in an office
555
times performed,
2% of his services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

380
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$31,124an average of $56 per time performed $28,510
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Sex hormone binding globulin (protein) level

Service Code: 84270
Performed in an office
551
times performed,
2% of his services

36th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

377
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$17,390an average of $32 per time performed $15,924
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
440
times performed,
1% of his services

37th 42nd

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

332
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$1,465an average of $3 per time performed $1,320
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cystatin c (enzyme inhibitor) level

Service Code: 82610
Performed in an office
424
times performed,
1% of his services

38th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

347
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,133an average of $22 per time performed $7,704
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
253
times performed,
0.71% of his services

39th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

249
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,734an average of $15 per time performed $865
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Aldosterone hormone level

Service Code: 82088
Performed in an office
251
times performed,
0.7% of his services

40th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

219
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,801an average of $59 per time performed $13,599
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Renin (kidney enzyme) level

Service Code: 84244
Performed in an office
250
times performed,
0.7% of his services

41st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

218
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,920an average of $32 per time performed $7,310
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
217
times performed,
0.61% of his services

42nd 73rd

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

127
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,091an average of $28 per time performed $5,288
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Somatomedin (growth factor) level

Service Code: 84305
Performed in an office
196
times performed,
0.55% of his services

43rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

188
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,223an average of $32 per time performed $5,147
an average of $26 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
96
times performed,
0.27% of his services

44th 1st

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

92
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$14,746an average of $154 per time performed $7,633
an average of $80 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
78
times performed,
0.22% of his services

45th 59th

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

78
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,277an average of $119 per time performed $6,503
an average of $83 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.16% of his services

46th 37th

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

56
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,852an average of $33 per time performed $1,523
an average of $27 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.16% of his services

47th 44th

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

56
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,960an average of $35 per time performed $804
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.07% of his services

48th 50th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,203an average of $48 per time performed $715
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.04% of his services

49th 82nd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,320an average of $255 per time performed $1,047
an average of $81 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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Average for Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism 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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