MRS. LEAH DICUS CRNA NPI 1548649411
Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Registered in Owens Cross Roads, AL

Individual Female Years of Experience 10 Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Registered Accepts Medicare Approved Payment MIPS Quality Score 82.4

About MRS. LEAH DICUS CRNA

Leah Dicus is a provider established in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama and her medical specialization is Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Registered with more than 10 years of experience. The NPI number of Leah Dicus is 1548649411 and was assigned on May 2015. The practitioner's primary taxonomy code is 367500000X with license number 1-118126 (AL). The provider is registered as an individual and her NPI record was last updated 7 years ago.

NPI
1548649411
Provider NameMRS. LEAH DICUS CRNA
Provider Location Address4703 OLD OAK CT SE OWENS CROSS ROADS, AL 35763
Provider Mailing Address4703 OLD OAK CT SE OWENS CROSS ROADS, AL 35763
GenderFemale
NPI Entity TypeIndividual
Medical School NameOTHER
Graduation Year2013
Is Sole Proprietor?No
Enumeration Date05-26-2015
Last Update Date05-27-2015

Leah Dicus 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.

The provider participated in Medicare's Quality Payment Program under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and has an overall final score of 82.4, 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: $21.48 for a new patient copayment and $24.83 for an established patient copayment.



Primary Taxonomy

Taxonomy Code367500000X
ClassificationNurse Anesthetist, Certified Registered
TypePhysician Assistants & Advanced Practice Nursing Providers
License No.1-118126
License StateAL
Taxonomy Description(1) A licensed registered nurse with advanced specialty education in anesthesia who, in collaboration with appropriate health care professionals, provides preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care to patients and assists in management and resuscitation of critical patients in intensive care, coronary care, and emergency situations. Nurse anesthetists are certified following successful completion of credentials and state licensure review and a national examination directed by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists. (2) A registered nurse who is qualified by special training to administer anesthesia in collaboration with a physician or dentist and who can assist in the care of patients who are in critical condition.

Business Address

MRS. LEAH DICUS CRNA
4703 OLD OAK CT SE
OWENS CROSS ROADS, AL
ZIP 35763
Phone: (256) 682-0003

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Mailing Address

MRS. LEAH DICUS CRNA
4703 OLD OAK CT SE
OWENS CROSS ROADS, AL
ZIP 35763
Phone: (256) 682-0003


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.

PECOS PAC ID5890004576
PECOS Enrollment IDI20151029002605
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.

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 35763 ZIP code area.

New Patients Office Visits Costs *
Most Utilized Procedure Code for new patients office visits: 99203
Minimum New Patient Pricing Maximum New Patient Pricing Typical New Patient Pricing
$55.54 $170.61 $85.95
Minimum New Patient Copayment Maximum New Patient Copayment Typical New Patient Copayment
$13.88 $42.65 $21.48
Established Patients Office Visits Costs *
Most Utilized Procedure Code for established patients office visits: 99214
Minimum Established Patient Pricing Maximum Established Patient Pricing Typical Established Patient Pricing
$16.93 $139.08 $99.33
Minimum Established Patient Copayment Maximum Established Patient Copayment Typical Established Patient Copayment
$4.23 $34.77 $24.83

* 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
Quality 40% 77.1
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% 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.
MIPS Final Score - 82.4
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.

  • 31Anesthesia for procedure on gastrointestinal tract using an endoscope (HCPCS:00740)
  • 27Anesthesia for procedure on lower intestine using an endoscope (HCPCS:00810)

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.
1548649411
Step 1: Double the value of the alternate digits, beginning with the rightmost digit.
25881241842
Step 2: Add all the doubled and unaffected individual digits from step 1 plus the constant number 24.
2 + 5 + 8 + 8 + 1 + 2 + 4 + 1 + 8 + 4 + 2 + 24 = 69
Step 3: Subtract the total obtained in step 2 from the next higher number ending in zero, the result is the check digit.
70 - 69 = 11

The NPI number 1548649411 is valid because the calculated check digit 1 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
Mrs. Leah Dicus Crna 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.