DEBORAH BLUME PA NPI 1003015686

Physician Assistant in Springfield, MA

NPI 1003015686 Individual Female Physician Assistant PECOS Enrolled

NPI Profile for DEBORAH BLUME PA

Deborah Blume is a primary care provider established in Springfield, Massachusetts and her medical specialization is physician assistant. The NPI number of Deborah Blume is 1003015686 and was assigned on July 2007. The practitioner's primary taxonomy code is 363A00000X with license number AP2356 (MA). The provider is registered as an individual and her NPI record was last updated 11 years ago.

A primary care provider (PCP) like Deborah Blume Pa 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

Deborah Blume 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..

Deborah Blume is a non-participating provider of Medicare. If you are a Medicare beneficiary this means the provider can charge up to 15% more than Medicare's approved amount for the cost of rendered services, in addition to your normal deductible and coinsurance costs. There are some states that restrict the limiting charge when you see non-participating provider. If you pay the full cost of your care up front, your non- participating provider should still submit a claim to Medicare. Afterward, you should receive reimbursement from Medicare for up 80% of the Medicare-approved amount for the services rendered.

NPI

1003015686

Provider Name DEBORAH BLUME PA
Provider Location Address3455 MAIN STREET SPRINGFIELD, MA 01199
Provider Mailing Address280 CHESTNUT ST 2ND FLOOR SPRINGFIELD, MA 01199
GenderFemale
NPI Entity TypeIndividual
Is Sole Proprietor?No
Is Organization Subpart?N/A
Enumeration Date07-13-2007
Last Update Date03-16-2011


Primary Taxonomy

Taxonomy Code363A00000X
ClassificationPhysician Assistant
TypePhysician Assistants & Advanced Practice Nursing Providers
License No.AP2356
License StateMA
Taxonomy DescriptionA 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.

Business Address

DEBORAH BLUME PA
3455 MAIN STREET
SPRINGFIELD, MA
ZIP 01199
Phone: (413) 794-8777

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Mailing Address

DEBORAH BLUME PA
280 CHESTNUT ST
2ND FLOOR
SPRINGFIELD, MA
ZIP 01199
Phone: (413) 794-5700



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
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

NPI Validation Check Digit Calculation


The following table explains step by step the 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.
1003015686
Step 1: Double the value of the alternate digits, beginning with the rightmost digit.
20030110616
Step 2: Add all the doubled and unaffected individual digits from step 1 plus the constant number 24.
2 + 0 + 0 + 3 + 0 + 1 + 1 + 0 + 6 + 1 + 6 + 24 = 44
Step 3: Subtract the total obtained in step 2 from the next higher number ending in zero, the result is the check digit.
50 - 44 = 66

The NPI number 1003015686 is valid because the calculated check digit 6 using the Luhn validation algorithm matches the last digit of the original NPI number.

NPI Footnotes

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
Deborah Blume Pa 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.