DR. RAM KUMAR SHARMA M.D. NPI 1013085018
Anesthesiology in Los Angeles, CA

About DR. RAM KUMAR SHARMA M.D.

Ram Sharma is an anesthesiologist established in Los Angeles, California and his medical specialization is Anesthesiology with more than 57 years of experience. The NPI number of Ram Sharma is 1013085018 and was assigned on November 2006. The practitioner's primary taxonomy code is 207L00000X with license number A53781 (CA). The provider is registered as an individual and his NPI record was last updated 8 years ago.

NPI
1013085018
Provider NameDR. RAM KUMAR SHARMA M.D.
Location Address1300 N VERMONT AVE LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
Location Phone(213) 413-3000
Mailing Address210 N TUSTIN AVE SANTA ANA, CA 92705
GenderMale
NPI Entity TypeIndividual
Medical School NameOTHER
Graduation Year1966
Is Sole Proprietor?Yes
Enumeration Date11-30-2006
Last Update Date05-26-2015

An anesthesiologist like Dr. Ram Kumar Sharma M.d. manages the care of surgical patients and pain relief through drug administration that reduces or eliminates pain during an operation, medical procedure or during labor and delivery of babies. During surgical procedures anesthesiologists are responsible for adjusting the amount of anesthetic, monitoring the patient's heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure and breathing.Ram Sharma 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.

Ram Sharma 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 Good Samaritan Hospital and Hollywood Presbyterian 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 100, 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: implementation of improvements that contribute to more timely communication of test results, post-anesthetic transfer of care measure: procedure room to a post anesthesia care unit (pacu) and tobacco use.



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 Code207L00000X
ClassificationAnesthesiology
TypeAllopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
License No.A53781
License StateCA
Taxonomy DescriptionAn anesthesiologist is trained to provide pain relief and maintenance, or restoration, of a stable condition during and immediately following an operation or an obstetric or diagnostic procedure. The anesthesiologist assesses the risk of the patient undergoing surgery and optimizes the patient's condition prior to, during and after surgery. In addition to these management responsibilities, the anesthesiologist provides medical management and consultation in pain management and critical care medicine. Anesthesiologists diagnose and treat acute, long-standing and cancer pain problems; diagnose and treat patients with critical illnesses or severe injuries; direct resuscitation in the care of patients with cardiac or respiratory emergencies, including the need for artificial ventilation; and supervise post-anesthesia recovery.

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

DR. RAM KUMAR SHARMA M.D.
1300 N VERMONT AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA
ZIP 90027
Phone: (213) 413-3000

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Mailing Address

DR. RAM KUMAR SHARMA M.D.
210 N TUSTIN AVE
SANTA ANA, CA
ZIP 92705
Phone: (714) 347-1010
Fax: (714) 647-1245


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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 ID648353805
PECOS Enrollment IDI20080211000631
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

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% 97.3
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% N/A
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% 80.5
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 - 100
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.

Quality Reporting

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
Implementation of improvements that contribute to more timely communication of test resultsYesN/A
Timely communication of test results defined as timely identification of abnormal test results with timely follow-up.
Post-Anesthetic Transfer of Care Measure: Procedure Room to a Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) 100% 68
Percentage of patients, regardless of age, who are under the care of an anesthesia practitioner and are admitted to a PACU or other non-ICU location in which a post-anesthetic formal transfer of care protocol or checklist which includes the key transfer of care elements is utilized
Tobacco useYesN/A
Tobacco use: Regular engagement of MIPS eligible clinicians or groups in integrated prevention and treatment interventions, including tobacco use screening and cessation interventions (refer to NQF #0028) for patients with co-occurring conditions of behavioral or mental health and at risk factors for tobacco dependence.

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.

  • 43Anesthesia for procedure on gastrointestinal tract using an endoscope (HCPCS:00740)
  • 23Anesthesia for procedure on lower intestine using an endoscope (HCPCS:00810)
  • 20Anesthesia for lens surgery (HCPCS:00142)

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. Ram Sharma is affiliated with the following medical facilities:

Hospital Name Address Phone Hospital Type CMS Certification Number (CCN) Overall Rating
GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL1225 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90017
(213) 977-2121Acute Care Hospitals50471
HOLLYWOOD PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER1300 N VERMONT AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
(213) 413-3000Acute Care Hospitals50063

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
CB232669MEDICARE PIN (08)CA
G57111MEDICARE UPIN (02)
WA53781BMEDICARE PIN (08)CA

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.
1013085018
Step 1: Double the value of the alternate digits, beginning with the rightmost digit.
2023081002
Step 2: Add all the doubled and unaffected individual digits from step 1 plus the constant number 24.
2 + 0 + 2 + 3 + 0 + 8 + 1 + 0 + 0 + 2 + 24 = 42
Step 3: Subtract the total obtained in step 2 from the next higher number ending in zero, the result is the check digit.
50 - 42 = 88

The NPI number 1013085018 is valid because the calculated check digit 8 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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Individual
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(323) 662-0492
1518932474 SAMY S FARAG MD
Individual
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LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
(323) 665-5600
1649246174 MARY M MICHEL
Individual
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation1300 N VERMONT AVE #610
LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
(323) 665-5600
1366404709DR. EDWARD MANOOKIAN M.D.
Individual
Anesthesiology1300 N VERMONT AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
(800) 883-7243
1871546333 KRIKOR I KALINDJIAN M.D.
Individual
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LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
(323) 660-5191
1982650776DR. VINCENT J BENNETT MD
Individual
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LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
(323) 913-4892
1609822493DR. NICHOLAS E TESTA MD
Individual
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LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
(323) 913-4892
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Organization
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(213) 413-3000
1083655963DR. COLLEEN L FLUHARTY MD
Individual
Emergency Medicine1300 N VERMONT AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
(323) 913-4892
1245271683SUNG TE KIM, M.D., APC
Organization
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LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
(213) 413-3000
1871536623HP ANESTHESIA MEDICAL GROUP, INC.
Organization
Anesthesiology1300 N VERMONT AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
(213) 413-3000
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Individual
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(323) 913-4892
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Individual
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LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
(323) 913-4892
1033148341DR. FRANK R BARTA MD
Individual
Orthopaedic Surgery1300 N VERMONT AVE 802
LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
(323) 662-5955
1003846189DR. RALPH WATCHI MD
Individual
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LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
(323) 912-9221
1770517930JOHN J. SUMMERS, M.D.
Organization
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(323) 666-6210
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Individual
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LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
(323) 953-9926
1326059452DR. KARAPET GARY DERMENDJIAN M.D.
Individual
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LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
(323) 663-4595
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Individual
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(323) 906-0000

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dr. Ram Sharma M.D. NPI number?

The NPI number assigned to Dr. Ram Sharma M.D. is 1013085018, registered as an "individual" on November 30, 2006

Where is Dr. Ram Sharma M.D. located?

The provider is located at 1300 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, Ca 90027 and the phone number is (213) 413-3000

Which is Dr. Ram Sharma M.D. specialty?

The provider's speciality is Anesthesiology

How many years of experience does Dr. Ram Sharma M.D. have?

The provider has more than 57 years of experience.

What insurance does Dr. Ram Sharma 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 Dr. Ram Sharma 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.

What are some of the services provided by Dr. Ram Sharma M.D.?

The most common procedures or services performed by this practitioner are: Anesthesia for procedure on gastrointestinal tract using an endoscope, Anesthesia for procedure on lower intestine using an endoscope and Anesthesia for lens surgery.

Is Dr. Ram Sharma M.D. affiliated to any hospitals?

The practitioner is affiliated to the following hospitals: GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL and HOLLYWOOD PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER. 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 Dr. Ram Sharma M.D. was last updated on November 30, 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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