|Provider Name||MR. BENJAMIN DURHAM PA-C|
|Provider Location Address||522 N CENTER ST THOMASTON, GA 30286|
|Provider Mailing Address||PO BOX 370 FORTSON, GA 31808|
|NPI Entity Type||Individual|
|Medical School Name||MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE|
|Is Sole Proprietor?||No|
|Last Update Date||11-20-2020|
A primary care provider (PCP) like Mr. Benjamin Durham Pa-c sees people with common medical problems. The primary care provider might be a doctor, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or clinic that are usually involved in your long-term care. A PCP might provide preventive care, treat common medical conditions, identify urgent medical problems and refer you to specialists when necessary. Primary care is usually provided in an outpatient facility but if you are admitted to a hospital your PCP may assist in your care. The most common medical conditions seen by primary care providers are: hypertension, upper respiratory tract infections, depression or anxiety, back pain, arthritis, dermatitis, diabetes, urinary tract infections, etc Benjamin Durham 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.
Benjamin Durham 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 Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital and Upson Regional Medical Center.
The provider participated in Medicare's Quality Payment Program under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and has an overall final score of 96.9, 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 following quality measures were reported for this provider: chronic care and preventative care management for empaneled patients, documentation of current medications in the medical record, implementation of medication management practice improvements, measurement and improvement at the practice and panel level, medication reconciliation, patient-specific education, preventive care and screening: body mass index (bmi) screening and follow-up plan, preventive care and screening: tobacco use: screening and cessation intervention, provide patient access, secure messaging, security risk analysis and use of decision support and standardized treatment protocols.
The typical physician office visit costs for Medicare beneficiaries in this area are: $21.36 for a new patient copayment and $17.36 for an established patient copayment.
|Type||Physician Assistants & Advanced Practice Nursing Providers|
|Taxonomy Description||A physician assistant is a person who has successfully completed an accredited education program for physician assistant, is licensed by the state and is practicing within the scope of that license. Physician assistants are formally trained to perform many of the routine, time-consuming tasks a physician can do. In some states, they may prescribe medications. They take medical histories, perform physical exams, order lab tests and x-rays, and give inoculations. Most states require that they work under the supervision of a physician.|
MR. BENJAMIN DURHAM PA-C
522 N CENTER ST
Phone: (706) 646-4371
Fax: (706) 646-4372
MR. BENJAMIN DURHAM PA-C
PO BOX 370
Fax: (706) 494-3008
2300 Manchester Expy # A Suite 101-A
Columbus, GA 31904
(706) 322-2462100 N Macon St
Macon, GA 31210
PECOS Enrollment and Medicare Participation
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 ID||9335223908|
|PECOS Enrollment ID||I20080221000313, I20110427000583|
|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 Imaging||Yes|
|Eligible order / refer Durable Medical Equipment||Yes|
|Eligible order / refer Home Health Agency (HHA)||Yes|
|Eligible order / refer Power Mobility Devices||Yes|
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 30286 ZIP code area.
|New Patients Office Visits Costs *|
|Most Utilized Procedure Code for new patients office visits: 99203|
|Minimum New Patient Pricing||Maximum New Patient Pricing||Typical New Patient Pricing|
|Minimum New Patient Copayment||Maximum New Patient Copayment||Typical New Patient Copayment|
|Established Patients Office Visits Costs *|
|Most Utilized Procedure Code for established patients office visits: 99213|
|Minimum Established Patient Pricing||Maximum Established Patient Pricing||Typical Established Patient Pricing|
|Minimum Established Patient Copayment||Maximum Established Patient Copayment||Typical Established Patient Copayment|
* 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|
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%||79.9|
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.
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.
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||-||96.9|
|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.|
The following quality measures meet Medicare's statistical reporting standards for the year 2018. Not all providers report the same information, because not all providers give the same services to patients. The quality information is just a snapshot of some the care providers give to their patients. Reporting more or less information is not a reflection of quality.
|Quality Measure||Performance||Number of Patients|
|Chronic Care and Preventative Care Management for Empaneled Patients||Yes||N/A|
|Proactively manage chronic and preventive care for empaneled patients that could include one or more of the following: • Provide patients annually with an opportunity for development and/or adjustment of an individualized plan of care as appropriate to age and health status, including health risk appraisal; gender, age and condition-specific preventive care services; and plan of care for chronic conditions; • Use condition-specific pathways for care of chronic conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, depression, asthma and heart failure) with evidence-based protocols to guide treatment to target; such as a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program; • Use pre-visit planning to optimize preventive care and team management of patients with chronic conditions; • Use panel support tools (registry functionality) to identify services due; • Use predictive analytical models to predict risk, onset and progression of chronic diseases; or • Use reminders and outreach (e.g., phone calls, emails, postcards, patient portals and community health workers where available) to alert and educate patients about services due; and/or routine medication reconciliation.|
|Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record||30%||454|
|Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older for which the eligible professional or eligible clinician attests to documenting a list of current medications using all immediate resources available on the date of the encounter. This list must include ALL known prescriptions, over-the-counters, herbals, and vitamin/mineral/dietary (nutritional) supplements AND must contain the medications' name, dosage, frequency and route of administration|
|Implementation of medication management practice improvements||Yes||N/A|
|Manage medications to maximize efficiency, effectiveness and safety that could include one or more of the following: Reconcile and coordinate medications and provide medication management across transitions of care settings and eligible clinicians or groups; Integrate a pharmacist into the care team; and/or Conduct periodic, structured medication reviews.|
|Measurement and Improvement at the Practice and Panel Level||Yes||N/A|
|Measure and improve quality at the practice and panel level, such as the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Physician Scorecards, that could include one or more of the following: • Regularly review measures of quality, utilization, patient satisfaction and other measures that may be useful at the practice level and at the level of the care team or MIPS eligible clinician or group (panel); and/or • Use relevant data sources to create benchmarks and goals for performance at the practice level and panel level.|
|The MIPS eligible clinician performs medication reconciliation for at least one transition of care in which the patient is transitioned into the care of the MIPS eligible clinician.|
|The MIPS eligible clinician must use clinically relevant information from CEHRT to identify patient-specific educational resources and provide access to those materials to at least one unique patient seen by the MIPS eligible clinician.|
|Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up Plan||19%||355|
|Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a BMI documented during the current encounter or during the previous twelve months AND with a BMI outside of normal parameters, a follow-up plan is documented during the encounter or during the previous twelve months of the current encounter Normal Parameters: Age 18 years and older BMI >= 18.5 and < 25 kg/m2|
|Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention||85%||33|
|Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for tobacco use one or more times within 24 months AND who received tobacco cessation intervention if identified as a tobacco user|
|Provide Patient Access||99%||434|
|At least one patient seen by the MIPS eligible clinician during the performance period is provided timely access to view online, download, and transmit to a third party their health information subject to the MIPS eligible clinician's discretion to withhold certain information.|
|For at least one unique patient seen by the MIPS eligible clinician during the performance period, a secure message was sent using the electronic messaging function of CEHRT to the patient (or the patient-authorized representative), or in response to a secure message sent by the patient (or the patient-authorized representative) during the performance period.|
|Security Risk Analysis||Yes||N/A|
|Conduct or review a security risk analysis in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR 164.308(a)(1), including addressing the security (to include encryption) of ePHI data created or maintained by certified EHR technology in accordance with requirements in 45 CFR164.312(a)(2)(iv) and 45 CFR 164.306(d)(3), and implement security updates as necessary and correct identified security deficiencies as part of the MIPS eligible clinician's risk management process.|
|Use of decision support and standardized treatment protocols||Yes||N/A|
|Use decision support and standardized treatment protocols to manage workflow in the team to meet patient needs.|
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.
- 128Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg (HCPCS:J3301)
- 28Repair of knee joint (HCPCS:27447)
- 21Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule (HCPCS:20610)
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. Benjamin Durham is affiliated with the following medical facilities:
|Hospital Name||Address||Phone||Hospital Type||CMS Certification Number (CCN)||Overall Rating|
|JACK HUGHSTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL||4401 RIVER CHASE DRIVE|
PHENIX CITY, AL 36867
|(334) 732-3000||Acute Care Hospitals||10168|
|UPSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER||801 W GORDON STREET|
THOMASTON, GA 30286
|(706) 647-8111||Acute Care Hospitals||110002|
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.|
|Step 1: Double the value of the alternate digits, beginning with the rightmost digit.|
|Step 2: Add all the doubled and unaffected individual digits from step 1 plus the constant number 24.|
|2 + 0 + 0 + 3 + 0 + 0 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 24 = 35|
|Step 3: Subtract the total obtained in step 2 from the next higher number ending in zero, the result is the check digit.|
|40 - 35 = 5||5|
The NPI number 1003006115 is valid because the calculated check digit 5 using the Luhn validation algorithm matches the last digit of the original NPI number.
Other Providers at the Same Location
The following 3 providers are registered at the same or nearby location.
|NPI||Name / Type||Taxonomy||Address|
|1902374226|| MORGAN MARIE DACOSTA PT, DPT |
|Physical Therapist||522 N CENTER ST |
THOMASTON, GA 30286
|1093237323|| KATHRYN GIBBS DPT |
|Physical Therapist||522 N CENTER ST |
THOMASTON, GA 30286
|1962763441||DR. EDGAR JOSEPH DOLLAR II D.O. |
|Family Medicine (Sports Medicine)||522 N CENTER ST |
THOMASTON, GA 30286
What is the National Provider Indentifier (NPI)?
The NPI is 10-position all-numeric identification number assigned by the NPPES to uniquely identify a health care provider.
Provider Location Address
The location address of the provider being identified. For providers with more than one physical location, this is the primary location. This address cannot include a Post Office box.
Provider Mailing Address
The mailing address of the provider being identified. This address may contain the same information as the provider location address.
Entity Type Code
Mr. Benjamin Durham Pa-c is registered as an entity type code: 1. The entity type code describes the type of health care provider that is being assigned an NPI. The entity type codes are:
- 1 = Person: individual human being who furnishes health care.
- 2 = Non-person: entity other than an individual human being that furnishes health care (Examples: hospital, SNF, hospital subunit, pharmacy, or HMO)
What is a Subpart?
Subparts are the components and separate physical locations of organization health care providers. Subpart examples include:
Hospital components include outpatient departments, surgical centers, psychiatric units, and laboratories. These components are often separately licensed or certified by States and may exist at physical locations other than that of the hospital of which they are a component.
Provider Other Organization Name
The other organization name is the alternative last name by which the provider is or has been known (if an individual) or other name by which the organization provider is or has been known. The code identifying the type of other name. The provider other organization name codes are:
1 = former name;
2 = professional name;
3 = doing business as (d/b/ a) name;
4 = former legal business name; :
5 = other.
Provider Enumeration Date
The date the provider was assigned a unique identifier (assigned an NPI).
Last Update Date
The date that a NPI record was last updated or changed.
Primary Taxonomy Code
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.
Authorized Official Name
The name of the person authorized to submit the NPI application or to officially change data for a health care provider.