STUART M. LOWSON M.D. NPI 1184769267

Anesthesiology (Critical Care Medicine) in Charlottesville, VA

NPI 1184769267 Individual Male Years of Experience 40 Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine PECOS Enrolled Accepts Medicare Approved Payment MIPS Quality Score 82.6

About STUART LOWSON

Stuart Lowson is a provider established in Charlottesville, Virginia and his medical specialization is anesthesiology (critical care medicine) with more than 40 years of experience. The NPI number of Stuart Lowson is 1184769267 and was assigned on February 2007. The practitioner's primary taxonomy code is 207LC0200X with license number 0101052453 (VA). The provider is registered as an individual and his NPI record was last updated 13 years ago.

Stuart Lowson is enrolled in PECOS and is eligible to order or refer healthcare 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

Stuart Lowson 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 University Of Virginia 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 82.6, 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.

NPI

1184769267

Provider Name STUART M. LOWSON M.D.
Provider Location AddressUVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 2NDT FLOOR CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
Provider Mailing Address500 RAY C HUNT DR CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22903
GenderMale
NPI Entity TypeIndividual
Medical School NameOTHER
Graduation Year1982
Is Sole Proprietor?No
Is Organization Subpart?N/A
Enumeration Date02-20-2007
Last Update Date06-04-2009


Primary Taxonomy

Taxonomy Code207LC0200X
ClassificationAnesthesiology
TypeAllopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
SpecializationCritical Care Medicine
License No.0101052453
License StateVA
Taxonomy DescriptionAn anesthesiologist, who specializes in critical care medicine diagnoses, treats and supports patients with multiple organ dysfunction. This specialist may have administrative responsibilities for intensive care units and may also facilitate and coordinate patient care among the primary physician, the critical care staff and other specialists.

Business Address

STUART M. LOWSON M.D.
UVA HOSPITAL
LEE STREET, 2NDT FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
ZIP 22908
Phone: (434) 924-2283
Fax: (434) 982-0019

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Mailing Address

STUART M. LOWSON M.D.
500 RAY C HUNT DR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
ZIP 22903
Phone: (434) 980-6140
Fax: (434) 972-4266



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 ID3375595952
PECOS Enrollment IDI20050211000067
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% 91.3
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% 55
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% 71.3
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 - 82.6
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.

  • 15Emergent insertion of breathing tube into windpipe cartilage using an endoscope (HCPCS:31500)
  • 14Insertion of arterial catheter for blood sampling or infusion, accessed through the skin (HCPCS:36620)
  • 13Insertion of central venous catheter for infusion, patient 5 years or older (HCPCS:36556)

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. Stuart Lowson is affiliated with the following medical facilities:

Hospital Name Address Phone Hospital Type CMS Certification Number (CCN) Overall Rating
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER1215 LEE STREET
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(800) 251-3627Acute Care Hospitals490009

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
050000739MEDICARE PIN (08)VA
G10568MEDICARE UPIN (02)VA
005737095MEDICAID (05)VA

Other Providers at the same location


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

NPI Name / Type Taxonomy Address
1366464414 ANN M. ROSSI N.P.
Individual
Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care)UVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 2ND FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-1854
1073675377 FREDERIC A. BERRY M.D.
Individual
AnesthesiologyUVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET,
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(804) 924-2283
1730241092 CHARLES G. DURBIN M.D.
Individual
Anesthesiology (Critical Care Medicine)UVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 1ST FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-2283
1417019704 ROBIN J. HAMILL RUTH M.D.
Individual
Anesthesiology (Pain Medicine)UVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 1ST FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-2283
1346307444 SUSAN WOOD NP
Individual
Nurse PractitionerUVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 2ND FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 243-6743
1518015296 BENNETT A. ALFORD M.D.
Individual
Radiology (Pediatric Radiology)UVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 1ST FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(804) 924-2781
1255489803 ALAN H. MATSUMOTO M.D.
Individual
Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)UVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 1ST FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-9401
1750430096 HANS O. RIDDERVOLD M.D.
Individual
Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)UVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 1ST FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-2781
1962551911 SUCHETA SHARMA
Individual
Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)UVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 1ST FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-2718
1962551200 BRIAN R.J. WILLIAMSON M.D.
Individual
Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)UVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 1ST FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-2781
1346399763 SPENCER B. GAY M.D.
Individual
Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)UVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 1ST FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-2781
1740332030 BRUCE J. HILLMAN M.D.
Individual
Radiology (Body Imaging)UVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-2781
1992848782 HUBERT A. SHAFFER JR. M.D.
Individual
Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)UVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 1ST FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-2781
1497898803 DUNCAN G. DESOUZA M.D.
Individual
AnesthesiologyUVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 1ST FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-2283
1881738425 WILLIAM R. HOBBS M.D.
Individual
Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)UVA HOSPITAL HOSPITAL DRIVE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-2241
1275678898 GEIR IVAR ELGJO M.D.
Individual
AnesthesiologyUVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 1ST FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-4310
1619003456 JOHN B. HANKS M.D.
Individual
SurgeryUVA HOSPITAL HOSPITAL DRIVE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-0376
1417083239 BRUCE D. SCHIRMER M.D.
Individual
SurgeryUVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 1ST FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-2104
1053442129 COLLEEN W. GREEN P.A.
Individual
Physician AssistantUVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 1ST FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-9999
1487788659 SELENE MEIER EVANS N.P.
Individual
Nurse PractitionerUVA HOSPITAL LEE STREET, 1ST FLOOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22908
(434) 924-9719

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