DR. CHRIS G. BOWERS DPM
NPI 1285639344
Podiatrist - Foot & Ankle Surgery in Dallas, TX


Quality Rating: 60 out of 100 score

NPI Status: Active since June 16, 2005

Contact Information

2909 S. HAMPTON RD
STE B-102
DALLAS, TX
ZIP 75224
Phone: (214) 337-8949
Fax: (214) 339-0090

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  • Individual
  • Male
  • Years of Experience 28
  • Podiatrist
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • PECOS Enrolled
  • Accepts Medicare Approved Payment

About CHRIS BOWERS

Chris Bowers is a provider established in Dallas, Texas and his medical specialization is Podiatrist with a focus in foot & ankle surgery with more than 28 years of experience. He graduated from Kent State University College Of Podiatric Medicine in 1996. The healthcare provider is registered in the NPI registry with number 1285639344 assigned on June 2005. The practitioner's primary taxonomy code is 213ES0103X with license number 1377 (TX). The provider is registered as an individual and his NPI record was last updated 8 years ago.

NPI
1285639344
Provider Name
DR. CHRIS G. BOWERS DPM
Gender
Male
Entity Type
Individual
Location Address
2909 S. HAMPTON RD STE B-102 DALLAS, TX 75224
Location Phone
(214) 337-8949
Location Fax
(214) 339-0090
Mailing Address
2909 S. HAMPTON RD STE B-102 DALLAS, TX 75224
Mailing Phone
(214) 337-8949
Mailing Fax
(214) 339-0090
Medical School Name
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE
Graduation Year
1996
Is Sole Proprietor?
No
Enumeration Date
06-16-2005
Last Update Date
04-27-2016
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Chris Bowers is registered with Medicare and accepts claims assignment, this means the provider accepts the approved amount for the cost of rendered services as full payment. Participating providers may not charge beneficiaries more than the approved amount for their services. Please keep in mind that beneficiaries still have to pay a coinsurance or copayment amount for a visit or service.

The provider participated in CMS Quality Payment Program under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and has an overall final score of 60, 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.

Specialty - Primary Taxonomy

The NPI enumerator requires providers to submit at least one taxonomy code. A taxonomy code is a unique 10-character code that describes the healthcare provider type, classification, and the area of specialization. There could be only one primary taxonomy code per NPI record. For individual NPIs the license data is associated to the taxonomy code.

Classification

Podiatrist Foot & Ankle Surgery

Taxonomy Code
213ES0103X
Type
Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Service Providers
License No.
1377
License State
TX

Secondary Taxonomies

The provider has reported to the NPI enumerator additional taxonomy codes. Multiple taxonomy codes may represent subspecialties or other areas of specialization the provider maybe licensed to practice.

No. Taxonomy Code Type Classification /
Specialization
License No. (State)
1213E00000XPodiatric Medicine & Surgery Service Providers

Podiatrist

1377 (TX)

Insurance Plans Accepted

According to publicly available information the provider might be accepting the following health plans from these health insurance companies:

  • Aetna CVS Health

    • Gold 3: Aetna network of doctors & hospitals + $0 walk-in clinic + $0 Virtual Care options 24/7 - HMO
    • Gold 4: Aetna network of doctors & hospitals + $0 walk-in clinic + $0 Virtual Care options 24/7 - HMO
    • Gold S: Aetna network of doctors & hospitals + $0 walk-in clinic + $0 Virtual Care options 24/7 - HMO
    • Silver 1: Aetna network of doctors & hospitals + $0 walk-in clinic + $0 Virtual Care options 24/7 - HMO
    • Silver 5: Aetna network of doctors & hospitals + $0 walk-in clinic + $0 Virtual Care options 24/7 - HMO
  • Ambetter from Arizona Complete Health

    • Choice Bronze HSA - HMO
    • Choice Bronze HSA + Vision + Adult Dental - HMO
    • Clear Gold - HMO
    • Clear Gold + Vision + Adult Dental - HMO
    • Clear Silver - HMO
  • Ambetter from Arkansas Health & Wellness

    • Choice Bronze HSA (QualChoice) - POS
    • Complete Gold - PPO
    • Complete Gold + Vision + Adult Dental - PPO
    • Complete Silver - PPO
    • Complete Silver + Vision + Adult Dental - PPO
  • Ambetter from Louisiana Healthcare Connections

    • Clear Silver - EPO
    • Clear Silver + Vision + Adult Dental - EPO
    • Complete Gold - EPO
    • Complete Gold + Vision + Adult Dental - EPO
    • Elite Bronze - EPO
  • Ambetter from Sunshine Health

    • Clear VALUE Silver - HMO
    • Complete VALUE Gold - HMO
    • Complete VALUE Silver - HMO
    • Elite VALUE Bronze - HMO
    • Focused VALUE Silver - HMO
  • Ambetter from Superior HealthPlan

    • Ambetter Virtual Access Gold (Virtual PCP selection required) - HMO
    • Ambetter Virtual Access Silver (Virtual PCP selection required) - HMO
    • Clear Gold - EPO
    • Clear Gold + Vision + Adult Dental - EPO
    • Clear Silver - EPO
  • Ambetter of Oklahoma

    • Clear Gold - PPO
    • Clear Gold + Vision + Adult Dental - PPO
    • Clear Silver - PPO
    • Clear Silver + Vision + Adult Dental - PPO
    • Complete Silver - PPO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

    • Blue Advantage Bronze HMO℠ 204 - HMO
    • Blue Advantage Bronze HMO℠ 301 - HMO
    • Blue Advantage Bronze HMO℠ 302 - HMO
    • Blue Advantage Bronze HMO℠ 707 - HMO
    • Blue Advantage Gold HMO℠ 206 - HMO
  • Molina Healthcare

    • Gold 1 - HMO
    • Gold 1 with Adult Vision Services - HMO
    • Gold 8 - HMO
    • Silver 1 250 - HMO
    • Silver 1 250 with Adult Vision Services - HMO
  • Oscar Insurance Company

    • Bronze Classic - EPO
    • Bronze Classic 4700 - EPO
    • Bronze Classic 4700 (Choice) - EPO
    • Bronze Classic Standard - EPO
    • Bronze Classic Standard (Choice) - EPO
  • Medicare

  • Medicaid

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield


*Please verify directly with this provider to make sure your insurance plan is currently accepted.

Additional Identifiers

The NPI Enumerator encourages providers to submit additional identifiers with their NPI application although the submission of this information is optional. The additional identifier(s) section includes other numbers or codes currently or formerly used as an identifier for the provider by other public healthcare entities. The identifiers may include UPIN, NSC, OSCAR, DEA, Medicaid State or PIN identification numbers.

Identifier Type / Code Identifier State Identifier Issuer
U71123MEDICARE UPIN (02) 
0185787-02MEDICAID (05)TX 
8F21952MEDICARE PIN (08)TX 
8A8305MEDICARE PIN (08)TX 
P00062358OTHER (01)TXRAIL ROAD MEDICARE
5473733OTHER (01)AETNA
8J1211OTHER (01)BCBS

PECOS Enrollment and Medicare Participation Status

Chris Bowers 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) and a Home Health Agency (HHA).

What is PECOS?
PECOS is the online Medicare enrollment management system or Provider, Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System. The PECOS system is a database of providers who have registered with CMS as providers or suppliers. PECOS is the primary source of information about verified Medicare professionals. Providers that want to participate in this program need to enroll in PECOS with their NPI number to avoid denied claims.

  • Is the provider registered in PECOS? Yes

  • PECOS PAC ID: 547224776

    What is the PECOS Associate Control ID?
    A PAC ID is a unique 10-digit number assigned to an individual or organization healthcare provider in PECOS. The PAC ID is used to link together all the provider information, like tax identification numbers and organizational names. A PAC ID can be connected to multiple Enrollment IDs if an individual or organization has enrolled in PECOS more than once.

  • PECOS Enrollment ID: I20090803000461

    What is the Provider Enrollment ID?
    The Enrollment ID is a unique alphanumeric 15-digit code assigned to each new provider's PECOS enrollment application. The Enrollment ID is used to link together all the provider enrollment information like enrollment type, state, provider specialty, and reassignment of benefits.

  • 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 to Order or Refer Part B Clinical Laboratory and Imaging: Yes

  • Eligible to Order or Refer Durable Medical Equipment (DMEPOS): Yes

  • Eligible to Order or Refer a Home Health Agency (HHA): Yes

  • Eligible to Order or Refer Power Mobility Devices: No

Overall MIPS Quality Performance

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a way providers could use to participate in CMS 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.

  • Final Score: 60 out of 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 Score: N/A

    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 Score: 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 Score: N/A

    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 activities measure category compromises 15% providers final MPIS scores.

    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 Score: N/A

    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.

  • Cost Score: N/A

    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.

Clinician Services

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 2020. The reported codes are based on the top 5 codes for each available specialty, excluding evaluation and management codes.

  • 664

    Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, intermediate complexity (HCPCS:88305)

  • 271

    Removal of tissue from 1 to 5 finger or toe nails (HCPCS:11720)

  • 166

    Removal of 2 to 4 thickened skin growths (HCPCS:11056)

  • 145

    Removal of tissue from wounds per session (HCPCS:97597)

  • 89

    Removal of single thickened skin growth (HCPCS:11055)

  • 32

    X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views (HCPCS:73630)

  • 31

    Removal of tissue from 6 or more finger or toe nails (HCPCS:11721)

Hospital Affiliations

Hospital affiliation is identified through self-reporting data, inpatient, outpatient, physician and ancillary service claims linked by the medical 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. Chris Bowers is affiliated with the following medical facilities:

Hospital Name Address Phone Hospital Type Overall Rating
METHODIST DALLAS MEDICAL CENTER1441 NORTH BECKLEY AVENUE
DALLAS, TX 75203
(214) 947-2879Acute Care Hospitals

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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.
1285639344
Step 1: Double the value of the alternate digits, beginning with the rightmost digit.
221651231838
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 + 3 + 1 + 8 + 3 + 8 + 24 = 66
Step 3: Subtract the total obtained in step 2 from the next higher number ending in zero, the result is the check digit.
70 - 66 = 44

The NPI number 1285639344 is valid because the calculated check digit 4 using the Luhn validation algorithm matches the last digit of the original NPI number.

Frequently Asked Questions

The NPI number assigned to this healthcare provider is 1285639344, enumerated in the NPI registry as an "individual" on June 16, 2005

The provider is located at 2909 S. Hampton Rd Ste B-102 Dallas, Tx 75224 and the phone number is (214) 337-8949

The provider's speciality is Podiatrist with taxonomy code 213ES0103X with a focus in Foot & Ankle Surgery

The provider has more than 28 years of experience. He graduated from Kent State University College Of Podiatric Medicine in 1996.

The provider might be accepting Accepts: Aetna CVS Health, Ambetter from Arizona Complete. Please consult your insurance carrier or call the provider to make sure your health plan is currently accepted.

Yes, as of May 10, 2024 the provider is registered in PECOS and is eligible to order health care services or supplies for Medicare patients. If you are a beneficiary the provider is eligible to order or refer: Part B Clinical Laboratory and Imaging, Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and a Home Health Agency (HHA).

The most common procedures or services performed by this practitioner are: Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, intermediate complexity, Removal of tissue from 1 to 5 finger or toe nails, Removal of 2 to 4 thickened skin growths, Removal of tissue from wounds per session, Removal of single thickened skin growth, X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views and Removal of tissue from 6 or more finger or toe nails.

The practitioner is affiliated to the following hospital(s): METHODIST DALLAS MEDICAL CENTER. Hospital affiliations are identified through self-reporting data and service claims based on the place of service.

This NPI record was last updated on June 16, 2005. 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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