LEON ELLIOT KURTZ M.D. NPI 1447217302
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, NY

About LEON ELLIOT KURTZ M.D.

Leon Kurtz is an internist established in Brooklyn, New York and his medical specialization is Internal Medicine with a focus in gastroenterology with more than 20 years of experience. The NPI number of Leon Kurtz is 1447217302 and was assigned on April 2006. The practitioner's primary taxonomy code is 207RG0100X with license number 233909 (NY). The provider is registered as an individual and his NPI record was last updated 3 years ago.

NPI
1447217302
Provider Name LEON ELLIOT KURTZ M.D.
Location Address447 ATLANTIC AVE GASTROENTEROLOGY UNIT BROOKLYN, NY 11217
Location Phone(646) 680-1800
Mailing Address55 WATER ST 2ND FLOOR CRED DEPT NEW YORK, NY 10041
GenderMale
NPI Entity TypeIndividual
Medical School NameOTHER
Graduation Year2003
Is Sole Proprietor?No
Enumeration Date04-26-2006
Last Update Date09-16-2019

An internist like Leon Elliot Kurtz M.d. is a physician who has completed an internal medicine residency and is board-certified or board-eligible in an internist specialty. Internists are trained to care for adults of all ages for many different medical conditions. An internist typically monitors chronic physical conditions, identifies acute diseases, provides family planning, provides counseling about wellness and disease prevention, etc.Leon Kurtz is enrolled in PECOS and is eligible to order or refer health care services for Medicare patients. The provider is eligible to order or refer: Part B Clinical Laboratory and Imaging, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), a Home Health Agency (HHA) and Power Mobility Devices.

Leon Kurtz is registered with Medicare and accepts claims assignment, this means the provider accepts Medicare's approved amount for the cost of rendered services as full payment. Participating providers may not charge Medicare beneficiaries more than Medicare's approved amount for their services. Medicare beneficiaries still have to pay a coinsurance or copayment amount for a visit or service. According to Medicare claims data he has hospital affiliations with Brooklyn Hospital Center - Downtown Campus.

The provider participated in Medicare's Quality Payment Program under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and has an overall final score of 99.1, based on four performance areas: quality, improvement activities, promoting interoperability, and cost. The purpose of this information is to help people with Medicare make informed decisions and incentivize doctors and clinicians to maximize performance.

The typical physician office visit costs for Medicare beneficiaries in this area are: $40.72 for a new patient copayment and $31.16 for an established patient copayment.



Primary Taxonomy

The primary taxonomy code defines the provider type, classification, and specialization. There could be only one primary taxonomy code per NPI record. For individual NPIs the license data is associated to the taxonomy code.

Taxonomy Code207RG0100X
ClassificationInternal Medicine
TypeAllopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
SpecializationGastroenterology
License No.233909
License StateNY
Taxonomy DescriptionAn internist who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive organs including the stomach, bowels, liver and gallbladder. This specialist treats conditions such as abdominal pain, ulcers, diarrhea, cancer and jaundice and performs complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using endoscopes to visualize internal organs.

Accepted Insurance

The NPI profile data indicates this provider might be enrolled and accepting insurance plans from the following companies or healthcare programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

*Please verify directly with this provider to make sure your insurance plan is currently accepted.

Business Address

LEON ELLIOT KURTZ M.D.
447 ATLANTIC AVE
GASTROENTEROLOGY UNIT
BROOKLYN, NY
ZIP 11217
Phone: (646) 680-1800
Fax: (718) 797-8431

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Mailing Address

LEON ELLIOT KURTZ M.D.
55 WATER ST
2ND FLOOR CRED DEPT
NEW YORK, NY
ZIP 10041
Phone: (646) 680-2888
Fax: (516) 542-5556


Secondary Locations

101 Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(718) 240-2000225 Froehlich Farm Blvd
Woodbury, NY 11797
(516) 364-54003245 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 615-3777260 W. Sunrise Hwy Ste. 200
Valley Stream, NY 11581
(516) 825-3600


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PECOS Enrollment and Medicare Participation Status

What is PECOS?
PECOS is the Medicare Provider, Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System. PECOS is Medicare's enrollment and revalidation system and it is the primary source of information about verified Medicare professionals. A NPI number is necessary to register in PECOS. Providers must enroll in PECOS to avoid denied claims.

Registered in PECOS? Yes
PECOS PAC ID5799798344
PECOS Enrollment IDI20060727000050
Accepts Medicare Assignment? Yes "What does it mean "accepts medicare assignment"?
When a provider accepts Medicare assignment, the provider agrees to be paid directly by Medicare and to accept the payment amount approved by Medicare. Additionally, the provider agrees to not bill patients for more than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance amounts.
A provider who doesn't accept assignment may charge you up to 15% over the Medicare-approved amount. This is known as the limiting charge. You may have to pay this amount, or it may be covered by another insurer.
Eligible order / refer Part B Clinical Laboratory and ImagingYes
Eligible order / refer Durable Medical EquipmentYes
Eligible order / refer Home Health Agency (HHA)Yes
Eligible order / refer Power Mobility DevicesYes

Physician Office Visit Costs

The provider accepts as payment the Medicare approved amount. Medicare beneficiaries should not be billed for more than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance amounts. Medicare pricing is usually a reference point for private insurance covered patients. The prices below reflect the costs for new and established patients in the 11217 ZIP code area.

New Patients Office Visits Costs *
Most Utilized Procedure Code for new patients office visits: 99204
Minimum New Patient Pricing Maximum New Patient Pricing Typical New Patient Pricing
$71.49 $215.02 $162.91
Minimum New Patient Copayment Maximum New Patient Copayment Typical New Patient Copayment
$17.87 $53.75 $40.72
Established Patients Office Visits Costs *
Most Utilized Procedure Code for established patients office visits: 99214
Minimum Established Patient Pricing Maximum Established Patient Pricing Typical Established Patient Pricing
$22.05 $174.06 $124.65
Minimum Established Patient Copayment Maximum Established Patient Copayment Typical Established Patient Copayment
$5.51 $43.51 $31.16

* The physician office visit costs information is obtained by Medicare's statistical analysis of similar providers in the same geographical area. The pricing information above IS NOT the amount charged by this provider.

Overall MIPS Quality Performance

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a way providers could use to participate in Medicare's Quality Payment Program (QPP). The MIPS program affects clinician reimbursement for Part B covered professional services and also rewards them for improving the quality of patient care and outcomes.

MIPS Measure Score Weight Score
Quality 40% 100
The Quality category assesses providers performance on clinical practices and patient outcomes under the traditional MIPS program. The quality measures help identify the quality of healthcare processes, outcomes, and patient experiences. The Quality measure category compromises 40% providers final MPIS scores.

There are six collection types for MIPS quality measures: Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs), MIPS Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs), Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) Measures, Medicare Part B claims measures, CMS Web Interface measures and The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for MIPS Survey.
Promoting Interoperability (PI) 25% 87.8
The Interoperability category measures the providers ability to use technology to exchange and make use of healthcare information in a way that is less burdensome and improves outcomes. The Interoperability measure category compromises 25% providers final MPIS scores.

The MIPS Interoperability measure focuses on the use of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to improve patient access health information, the exchange of information between clinicians and pharmacies and the systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of healthcare data.
Improvement Activities 15% 40
The Improvement Activities performance category evaluates the providers participation in clinical activities that support the improvement of clinical practice, care delivery, and outcomes. Providers have the option to choose 2 to 4 activities from an inventory of over 100 improvement activities. Providers typically choose the activities that best fit their needs.

The Improvement measures aim to better patient engagement, patient safety and other areas of patient care. The Improvement Activities category compromises 15% of providers final MPIS scores.
Cost 20% N/A
The Cost performance category asses the amount and types of services provided and how clinicians coordinate care and seek improvement of health outcomes by ensuring patients receive the appropriate services.

Although providers don't determine the price of healthcare services they are important in delivering high-quality care at a reasonable cost. The Cost measures category compromises 20% of providers final MPIS scores.
MIPS Final Score - 99.1
The MIPS program evaluates providers across multiple categories with a specific weight for each category resulting a in a MIPS final score that ranges from 0 to 100 points. The MIPS Final Score determines whether providers receive a negative, neutral or positive MIPS payment adjustment.

Clinician Utilization

The following Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes were publicly reported as the top services rendered by this provider under the Medicare program for the year 2017. The reported codes are based on the top 5 codes for each available Medicare specialty, excluding evaluation and management codes.

  • 13Biopsy of large bowel using an endoscope (HCPCS:45380)

Hospital Affiliations

Medicare hospital affiliation is identified through self-reporting data, inpatient, outpatient, physician and ancillary service claims linked by the Medicare claims NPI number and place of service code. Additionally, to further determine provider hospital affiliation the clinician must have provided services to at least three patients on three different dates in the last 12 months. Leon Kurtz is affiliated with the following medical facilities:

Hospital Name Address Phone Hospital Type CMS Certification Number (CCN) Overall Rating
BROOKLYN HOSPITAL CENTER - DOWNTOWN CAMPUS121 DEKALB AVENUE
BROOKLYN, NY 11201
(718) 250-8000Acute Care Hospitals330056

Secondary Taxonomies


The secondary taxonomy codes define the provider type, classification, and specialization. For individual NPIs the license data is associated to each taxonomy code.

No. Taxonomy Code Type Classification Specialization License No. State Primary
1207R00000XAllopathic & Osteopathic PhysiciansInternal Medicine233909NYNo

Taxonomy Description: a physician who provides long-term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common and complex illness of adolescents, adults and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints and digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine, which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs.

Additional Identifiers


Additional identifier(s) currently or formerly used as an identifier for the provider. The codes may include UPIN, NSC, OSCAR, DEA, Medicaid State or PIN identification numbers.

Identifier Type / Code Identifier State
03478728MEDICAID (05)NY

NPI Validation Check Digit Calculation


The following table explains the step by step NPI number validation process using the ISO standard Luhn algorithm.

Start with the original NPI number, the last digit is the check digit and is not used in the calculation.
1447217302
Step 1: Double the value of the alternate digits, beginning with the rightmost digit.
2487411430
Step 2: Add all the doubled and unaffected individual digits from step 1 plus the constant number 24.
2 + 4 + 8 + 7 + 4 + 1 + 1 + 4 + 3 + 0 + 24 = 58
Step 3: Subtract the total obtained in step 2 from the next higher number ending in zero, the result is the check digit.
60 - 58 = 22

The NPI number 1447217302 is valid because the calculated check digit 2 using the Luhn validation algorithm matches the last digit of the original NPI number.

Other Providers at the Same Location


The following 20 providers are registered at the same or nearby location.

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(718) 240-2097
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Organization
Doula447 ATLANTIC AVE
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1346456340DR. AYISHA T EDWARDS M.D.
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1134328875MR. JAIME ARNAU PA
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1497125371 HAO YUN TAUR
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Nurse Practitioner (Gerontology)447 ATLANTIC AVE
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(718) 858-6300
1134438237BROOKLYN HEARING ASSOCIATES, INC.
Organization
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1508029232 JING WA WANG MD
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1588605588 LEWIS GENUTH MD
Individual
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1346268125 SHERIF SABRY NASR MD
Individual
Pediatrics447 ATLANTIC AVE
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(718) 858-6300
1053321414DR. MARIA NANCY PECORA DPM
Individual
Podiatrist447 ATLANTIC AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11217
(718) 858-6300
1316003221 BRUNO F CASANOVA MD
Individual
Obstetrics & Gynecology (Obstetrics)447 ATLANTIC AVE
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Individual
Internal Medicine447 ATLANTIC AVE
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(718) 858-6300
1922122894DR. GEORGE MALAYIL M.D.
Individual
Ophthalmology447 ATLANTIC AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11217
(718) 858-6300
1871797670DR. SETH ALEXANDER RESNICK M.D.
Individual
Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)447 ATLANTIC AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11217
(718) 858-6300

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Leon Kurtz M.D. NPI number?

The NPI number assigned to Leon Kurtz M.D. is 1447217302, registered as an "individual" on April 26, 2006

Where is Leon Kurtz M.D. located?

The provider is located at 447 Atlantic Ave Gastroenterology Unit Brooklyn, Ny 11217 and the phone number is (646) 680-1800

Which is Leon Kurtz M.D. specialty?

The provider's speciality is Internal Medicine with a focus in Gastroenterology

How many years of experience does Leon Kurtz M.D. have?

The provider has more than 20 years of experience.

What insurance does Leon Kurtz M.D. accept?

The provider might be accepting Medicaid and Medicare. Please consult your insurance carrier or call the provider to make sure your insurance plan is currently accepted.

Is Leon Kurtz M.D. registered in PECOS?

Yes, as of November 14, 2022 the provider is registered in PECOS and is eligible to order health care services or supplies for Medicare patients. If you are a Medicare beneficiary the provider is eligible to order or refer: Part B Clinical Laboratory and Imaging, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), a Home Health Agency (HHA) and Power Mobility Devices.

How much is a visit to Leon Kurtz M.D.?

Medicare beneficiaries should expect a typical cost of $162.91 with an average copayment of $40.72 for new patient appointments. Established patients should expect a typical charge of $124.65 and an average copayment of 31.16. Please review your insurance plan or contact the provider directly to determine your specific costs.

What are some of the services provided by Leon Kurtz M.D.?

The most common procedures or services performed by this practitioner are: Biopsy of large bowel using an endoscope.

Is Leon Kurtz M.D. affiliated to any hospitals?

The practitioner is affiliated to the following hospitals: BROOKLYN HOSPITAL CENTER - DOWNTOWN CAMPUS. Hospital affiliations are identified through self-reporting data and service claims based on the place of service.

How do I update my NPI information?

The NPI record of Leon Kurtz M.D. was last updated on April 26, 2006. To officially update your NPI information contact the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) at 1-800-465-3203 (NPI Toll-Free) or by email at [email protected]
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