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Dr. Blanche Skurnick Md

310 Central Ave Suite 102
East Orange NJ 07018
973 951-1550
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Medical School - 1990
Accepts Medicare: Yes
Participates In eRX: No
Participates In PQRS: No
Participates In EHR: No
License #:
NPI: 1609989110
Taxonomy Codes:
207R00000X

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Conditions

Dr. Blanche Skurnick is associated with these group practices

Procedure Pricing

HCPCS Code Description Average Price Average Price
Allowed By Medicare
HCPCS Code:99305 Description:Nursing facility care init Average Price:$154.26 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$142.40
HCPCS Code:99309 Description:Nursing fac care subseq Average Price:$106.85 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$96.22
HCPCS Code:99308 Description:Nursing fac care subseq Average Price:$81.49 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$74.14
HCPCS Code:99307 Description:Nursing fac care subseq Average Price:$52.83 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$47.66
HCPCS Code:99315 Description:Nursing fac discharge day Average Price:$76.97 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$75.36
HCPCS Code:99309 Description:Nursing fac care subseq Average Price:$95.17 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$95.06
HCPCS Code:99308 Description:Nursing fac care subseq Average Price:$72.43 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$72.37
HCPCS Code:99305 Description:Nursing facility care init Average Price:$137.31 Average Price Allowed
By Medicare:
$137.31

HCPCS Code Definitions

99309
Subsequent nursing facility care, per day, for the evaluation and management of a patient, which requires at least 2 of these 3 key components: A detailed interval history; A detailed examination; Medical decision making of moderate complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the patient has developed a significant complication or a significant new problem. Typically, 25 minutes are spent at the bedside and on the patient's facility floor or unit.
99305
Initial nursing facility care, per day, for the evaluation and management of a patient, which requires these 3 key components: A comprehensive history; A comprehensive examination; and Medical decision making of moderate complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the problem(s) requiring admission are of moderate severity. Typically, 35 minutes are spent at the bedside and on the patient's facility floor or unit.
99305
Initial nursing facility care, per day, for the evaluation and management of a patient, which requires these 3 key components: A comprehensive history; A comprehensive examination; and Medical decision making of moderate complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the problem(s) requiring admission are of moderate severity. Typically, 35 minutes are spent at the bedside and on the patient's facility floor or unit.
99308
Subsequent nursing facility care, per day, for the evaluation and management of a patient, which requires at least 2 of these 3 key components: An expanded problem focused interval history; An expanded problem focused examination; Medical decision making of low complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the patient is responding inadequately to therapy or has developed a minor complication. Typically, 15 minutes are spent at the bedside and on the patient's facility floor or unit.
99307
Subsequent nursing facility care, per day, for the evaluation and management of a patient, which requires at least 2 of these 3 key components: A problem focused interval history; A problem focused examination; Straightforward medical decision making. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the patient is stable, recovering, or improving. Typically, 10 minutes are spent at the bedside and on the patient's facility floor or unit.
99308
Subsequent nursing facility care, per day, for the evaluation and management of a patient, which requires at least 2 of these 3 key components: An expanded problem focused interval history; An expanded problem focused examination; Medical decision making of low complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the patient is responding inadequately to therapy or has developed a minor complication. Typically, 15 minutes are spent at the bedside and on the patient's facility floor or unit.
99315
Nursing facility discharge day management; 30 minutes or less
99309
Subsequent nursing facility care, per day, for the evaluation and management of a patient, which requires at least 2 of these 3 key components: A detailed interval history; A detailed examination; Medical decision making of moderate complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the patient has developed a significant complication or a significant new problem. Typically, 25 minutes are spent at the bedside and on the patient's facility floor or unit.

Medical Malpractice Cases

None Found

Medical Board Sanctions

None Found

Referrals

NPI
Doctor Name
Specialty
Count
1184725897
Pulmonary Disease
1,104
1104875814
Internal Medicine
821
1952358673
Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
606
1770583361
Diagnostic Radiology
542
1609891902
Optometry
508
1245291996
Internal Medicine
389
1669511036
Psychiatry
369
1922043306
Diagnostic Radiology
278
1407829955
Cardiovascular Disease (Cardiology)
256
1659384584
Thoracic Surgery
221
*These referrals represent the top 10 that Dr. Skurnick has made to other doctors

Publications

Fasting insulin levels as a measure of insulin resistance in American blacks. - Journal of medicine
Insulin resistance is a common finding in diabetes mellitus, and may serve as a measure of efficacy of therapies for diabetes mellitus: exercise, exogenous insulin, sulfonylureas, and PPAR gamma agonists, and as a possible marker for risk for developing type II diabetes mellitus. The purpose of our study was to compare one measure of insulin resistance, the QUICKI method, which is a calculation of the inverse of the sum of the log of fasting serum glucose plus the log of fasting insulin level, with the observational measure of fasting serum insulin levels. We studied 79 African-American and Caribbean Black patients in an inner-city hospital-based internal medicine practice, 37 of them with type 2 diabetes mellitus and 42 controls. We found that most controls fell within manufacturers proposed reference range for fasting insulin levels. However, about 5% were appreciably above the range, suggesting insulin resistance, despite euglycemia. Among our diabetics there were two subpopulations: those with elevated fasting insulin levels and those with normal or deficient insulin levels. Only about 30% had elevated fasting insulin levels; however, by the QUICKI method, 54% showed insulin resistance. These findings suggest that QUICKI might be more sensitive measure of insulin resistance, while elevated fasting insulin levels may be more specific.

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