|Provider Name||TAO ZHANG MD, PHD|
|Location Address||2013 PONCE DE LEON AVE PAL BEACH PATHOLOGY PA WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33411|
|Location Phone||(561) 659-0770|
|Mailing Address||300 BUTLER ST PALM BEACH PATHOLOGY PA WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33407|
|NPI Entity Type||Individual|
|Medical School Name||OTHER|
|Is Sole Proprietor?||No|
|Last Update Date||08-27-2010|
Tao Zhang 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.
Tao Zhang 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 Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and St Mary's 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 89.1, 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: $35.38 for a new patient copayment and $19.1 for an established patient copayment.
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.
|Type||Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians|
|Specialization||Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology|
|Taxonomy Description||A pathologist deals with the causes and nature of disease and contributes to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment through knowledge gained by the laboratory application of the biologic, chemical and physical sciences. A pathologist uses information gathered from the microscopic examination of tissue specimens, cells and body fluids, and from clinical laboratory tests on body fluids and secretions for the diagnosis, exclusion and monitoring of disease.|
The NPI profile data indicates this provider might be enrolled and accepting insurance plans from the following companies or healthcare programs:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
*Please verify directly with this provider to make sure your insurance plan is currently accepted.
TAO ZHANG MD, PHD
2013 PONCE DE LEON AVE
PAL BEACH PATHOLOGY PA
WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Phone: (561) 659-0770
Fax: (561) 802-3504
TAO ZHANG MD, PHD
300 BUTLER ST
PALM BEACH PATHOLOGY PA
WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Phone: (561) 659-0770
Fax: (561) 802-3504
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 ID||5597808550|
|PECOS Enrollment ID||I20100130000116|
|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 33411 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|
|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%||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.
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||-||89.1|
|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.|
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.
- 641Special stained specimen slides to examine tissue (HCPCS:88341)
- 515Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, intermediate complexity (HCPCS:88305)
- 212Tissue or cell analysis by immunologic technique (HCPCS:88342)
- 115Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, moderately low complexity (HCPCS:88304)
- 91Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, moderately high complexity (HCPCS:88307)
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. Tao Zhang is affiliated with the following medical facilities:
|Hospital Name||Address||Phone||Hospital Type||CMS Certification Number (CCN)||Overall Rating|
|GOOD SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER||1309 N FLAGLER DR|
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401
|(561) 655-5511||Acute Care Hospitals||100287|
|PALM BEACH GARDENS MEDICAL CENTER||3360 BURNS RD|
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33410
|(561) 622-1411||Acute Care Hospitals||100176|
|ST MARY'S MEDICAL CENTER||901 45TH ST|
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33407
|(561) 840-6202||Acute Care Hospitals||100288|
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||Identifier Issuer|
|CR744Z||MEDICARE PIN (08)||FL|
|P00069612||MEDICARE PIN (08)|
|35643||OTHER (01)||FL||BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD|
|H34194||MEDICARE UPIN (02)|
|35643Y||MEDICARE PIN (08)||FL|
|35643Z||MEDICARE PIN (08)||FL|
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 + 2 + 1 + 6 + 5 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 5 + 1 + 8 + 24 = 61|
|Step 3: Subtract the total obtained in step 2 from the next higher number ending in zero, the result is the check digit.|
|70 - 61 = 9||9|
The NPI number 1285616599 is valid because the calculated check digit 9 using the Luhn validation algorithm matches the last digit of the original NPI number.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Tao Zhang MD, PHD NPI number?
The NPI number assigned to Tao Zhang MD, PHD is 1285616599, registered as an "individual" on November 14, 2005
Where is Tao Zhang MD, PHD located?
The provider is located at 2013 Ponce De Leon Ave Pal Beach Pathology Pa West Palm Beach, Fl 33411 and the phone number is (561) 659-0770
Which is Tao Zhang MD, PHD specialty?
The provider's speciality is Pathology with a focus in Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
How many years of experience does Tao Zhang MD, PHD have?
The provider has more than 38 years of experience.
What insurance does Tao Zhang MD, PHD accept?
The provider might be accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid and Medicare. Please consult your insurance carrier or call the provider to make sure your insurance plan is currently accepted.
Is Tao Zhang MD, PHD 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 Tao Zhang MD, PHD?
Medicare beneficiaries should expect a typical cost of $141.52 with an average copayment of $35.38 for new patient appointments. Established patients should expect a typical charge of $76.4 and an average copayment of 19.1. Please review your insurance plan or contact the provider directly to determine your specific costs.
What are some of the services provided by Tao Zhang MD, PHD?
The most common procedures or services performed by this practitioner are: Special stained specimen slides to examine tissue, Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, intermediate complexity, Tissue or cell analysis by immunologic technique, Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, moderately low complexity and Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, moderately high complexity.
Is Tao Zhang MD, PHD affiliated to any hospitals?
How do I update my NPI information?
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