LAUREN ELIZABETH BLOCH MD NPI 1568809044
Family Medicine in Cherokee Village, AR

Individual Female Years of Experience 10 Family Medicine PECOS Enrolled Accepts Medicare Approved Payment MIPS Quality Score 96.9 Medicare Quality Reporting

About LAUREN ELIZABETH BLOCH MD

Lauren Bloch is a primary care provider established in Cherokee Village, Arkansas and her medical specialization is Family Medicine with more than 10 years of experience. She graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago, Stritch School Of Medicine in 2013. The NPI number of Lauren Bloch is 1568809044 and was assigned on May 2013. The practitioner's primary taxonomy code is 207Q00000X with license number E-9672 (AR). The provider is registered as an individual and her NPI record was last updated 5 years ago.

NPI
1568809044
Provider Name LAUREN ELIZABETH BLOCH MD
Provider Location Address195 HOSPITAL DR STE B CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR 72529
Provider Mailing Address195 HOSPITAL DR STE B CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR 72529
GenderFemale
NPI Entity TypeIndividual
Medical School NameLOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, STRITCH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Graduation Year2013
Is Sole Proprietor?No
Enumeration Date05-24-2013
Last Update Date12-12-2017

A primary care provider (PCP) like Lauren Elizabeth Bloch Md sees people with common medical problems. The primary care provider might be a doctor, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or clinic that are usually involved in your long-term care. A PCP might provide preventive care, treat common medical conditions, identify urgent medical problems and refer you to specialists when necessary. Primary care is usually provided in an outpatient facility but if you are admitted to a hospital your PCP may assist in your care. The most common medical conditions seen by primary care providers are: hypertension, upper respiratory tract infections, depression or anxiety, back pain, arthritis, dermatitis, diabetes, urinary tract infections, etc Lauren Bloch 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.

Lauren Bloch 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 she has hospital affiliations with White River Medical Center and Fulton County Hospital.

The provider participated in Medicare's Quality Payment Program under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and has an overall final score of 96.9, 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 provider also has detailed performance information the following quality measures: chronic care and preventative care management for empaneled patients, implementation of medication management practice improvements and measurement and improvement at the practice and panel level.

The typical physician office visit costs for Medicare beneficiaries in this area are: $20.57 for a new patient copayment and $23.9 for an established patient copayment.



Primary Taxonomy

Taxonomy Code207Q00000X
ClassificationFamily Medicine
TypeAllopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
License No.E-9672
License StateAR
Taxonomy DescriptionFamily Medicine is the medical specialty which is concerned with the total health care of the individual and the family. It is the specialty in breadth which integrates the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine is not limited by age, sex, organ system, or disease entity.

Business Address

LAUREN ELIZABETH BLOCH MD
195 HOSPITAL DR STE B
CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR
ZIP 72529
Phone: (870) 257-6060

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Mailing Address

LAUREN ELIZABETH BLOCH MD
195 HOSPITAL DR STE B
CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR
ZIP 72529
Phone: (870) 257-6060


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.

Registered in PECOS? Yes
PECOS PAC ID4789802901
PECOS Enrollment IDI20160802000115
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

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 72529 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
$53.13 $163.67 $82.31
Minimum New Patient Copayment Maximum New Patient Copayment Typical New Patient Copayment
$13.28 $40.91 $20.57
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
$16.26 $133.84 $95.6
Minimum Established Patient Copayment Maximum Established Patient Copayment Typical Established Patient Copayment
$4.06 $33.46 $23.9

* 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% 97.1
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% 83.8
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 - 96.9
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.

MIPS Quality Measures

The following performance measures were reported under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) quality measures program.

Quality Measure Performance Number of Patients
Chronic Care and Preventative Care Management for Empaneled PatientsYesN/A
In order to receive credit for this activity, a MIPS eligible clinician must manage chronic and preventive care for empaneled patients (that is, patients assigned to care teams for the purpose of population health management), which could include one or more of the following actions:-   Provide patients annually with an opportunity for development and/or adjustment of an individualized plan of care as appropriate to age and health status, including health risk appraisal; gender, age and condition-specific preventive care services; and plan of care for chronic conditions;-   Use evidence based, condition-specific pathways for care of chronic conditions (for example, hypertension, diabetes, depression, asthma, and heart failure). These might include, but are not limited to, the NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP)93 and the NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program (HSRP)94;-   Use pre-visit planning, that is, preparations for conversations or actions to propose with patient before an in-office visit to optimize preventive care and team management of patients with chronic conditions;-   Use panel support tools, (that is, registry functionality) or other technology that can use clinical data to identify trends or data points in patient records to identify services due;-   Use predictive analytical models to predict risk, onset and progression of chronic diseases; and/orUse reminders and outreach (e.g., phone calls, emails, postcards, patient portals, and community health workers where available) to alert and educate patients about services due; and/or routine medication reconciliation.
Implementation of medication management practice improvementsYesN/A
Manage medications to maximize efficiency, effectiveness and safety that could include one or more of the following: Reconcile and coordinate medications and provide medication management across transitions of care settings and eligible clinicians or groups; Integrate a pharmacist into the care team; and/orConduct periodic, structured medication reviews.
Measurement and Improvement at the Practice and Panel LevelYesN/A
Measure and improve quality at the practice and panel level, such as the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Physician Scorecards, that could include one or more of the following:- Regularly review measures of quality, utilization, patient satisfaction and other measures that may be useful at the practice level and at the level of the care team or MIPS eligible clinician or group (panel); and/or - Use relevant data sources to create benchmarks and goals for performance at the practice level and panel level.

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. Lauren Bloch is affiliated with the following medical facilities:

Hospital Name Address Phone Hospital Type CMS Certification Number (CCN) Overall Rating
WHITE RIVER MEDICAL CENTER1710 HARRISON STREET
BATESVILLE, AR 72503
(870) 262-1200Acute Care Hospitals40119
FULTON COUNTY HOSPITAL679 NORTH MAIN STREET
SALEM, AR 72576
(870) 895-2691Critical Access Hospitals41322

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.
1568809044
Step 1: Double the value of the alternate digits, beginning with the rightmost digit.
251281601808
Step 2: Add all the doubled and unaffected individual digits from step 1 plus the constant number 24.
2 + 5 + 1 + 2 + 8 + 1 + 6 + 0 + 1 + 8 + 0 + 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 1568809044 is valid because the calculated check digit 4 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
Lauren Elizabeth Bloch Md 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.