Dr Benjamin Wei, MD - Medicare Thoracic Surgery in Birmingham, AL

Dr Benjamin Wei, MD is a medicare enrolled "Thoracic Surgery (cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)" physician in Birmingham, Alabama. He went to Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons and graduated in 2005 and has 14 years of diverse experience with area of expertise as Thoracic Surgery. He is a member of the group practice University Of Alabama Health Services Foundation,pc and his current practice location is 2000 6th Ave S, Birmingham, Alabama. You can reach out to his office (for appointments etc.) via phone at (205) 934-9999.

Dr Benjamin Wei is licensed to practice in Alabama (license number 32540) and he also participates in the medicare program. He accepts medicare assignments (which means he accepts the Medicare-approved amount; you will not be billed for any more than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance) and his NPI Number is 1013154962.

Contact Information

2000 6th Ave S
Birmingham
AL 35233-2110
(205) 934-9999
Not Available

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Physician's Profile

Full NameDr Benjamin Wei
GenderMale
SpecialityThoracic Surgery
Experience14 Years
LocationBirmingham, Alabama
Accepts Medicare AssignmentsYes. He accepts the Medicare-approved amount; you will not be billed for any more than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance.
  Medical Education and Training:
  • Dr Benjamin Wei attended and graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 2005
  NPI Data:
  • NPI Number: 1013154962
  • Provider Enumeration Date: 01/14/2009
  • Last Update Date: 03/17/2018
  Medicare PECOS Information:
  • PECOS PAC ID: 9234371972
  • Enrollment ID: I20130809000162

Medical Identifiers

Medical identifiers for Dr Benjamin Wei such as npi, medicare ID, medicare PIN, medicaid, etc.
IdentifierTypeStateIssuer
1013154962NPI-NPPES
2010-00830OtherNCSTATE MEDICAL BOARD
245064OtherNYNY STATE LICENSE

Medical Taxonomies and Licenses

TaxonomyTypeLicense (State)Status
208G00000XThoracic Surgery (cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) 2010-00830 (North Carolina)Secondary
208G00000XThoracic Surgery (cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) 32540 (Alabama)Primary

Hospital Affiliation

Hospital NameLocationType
University Of Alabama HospitalBirmingham, ALAcute Care Hospital

Group Practice Association

Group Practice NameGroup PECOS PAC IDNo. of Members
University Of Alabama Health Services Foundation,pc19512131071636

Medicare Reassignments

Some practitioners may not bill the customers directly but medicare billing happens through clinics / group practice / hospitals where the provider works. Medicare reassignment of benefits is a mechanism by which practitioners allow third parties to bill and receive payment for medicare services performed by them. Dr Benjamin Wei allows following entities to bill medicare on his behalf.
Entity NameUniversity Of Alabama Health Services Foundation,pc
Entity TypePart B Supplier - Clinic/group Practice
Entity IdentifiersNPI Number: 1093768723
PECOS PAC ID: 1951213107
Enrollment ID: O20031105000261

Medicare Part D Prescriber Enrollment

Any physician or other eligible professional who prescribes Part D drugs must either enroll in the Medicare program or opt out in order to prescribe drugs to their patients with Part D prescription drug benefit plans. Dr Benjamin Wei is enrolled with medicare and thus, if eligible, can prescribe medicare part D drugs to patients with medicare part D benefits.

Medicare Quality Measures

Quality ProgramParticipation
Reported to Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Yes
Used Electronic Health Record (EHR) Yes
Committed to heart health through the Million Hearts Initiative No

Mailing Address and Practice Location

Mailing AddressPractice Location Address
Dr Benjamin Wei, MD
Po Box 55310
Birmingham
AL 35255-5310

Ph: (205) 731-9701
Dr Benjamin Wei, MD
2000 6th Ave S
Birmingham
AL 35233-2110

Ph: (205) 934-9999

Reviews and Comments

Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) Doctors in Birmingham, AL

Hurley W Knott, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
Medicare: Not Enrolled in Medicare
Practice Location: 860 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213
Phone: 205-599-3700    
Dr. Gregory Allen Thomas, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
Medicare: Accepting Medicare Assignments
Practice Location: 817 Princeton Ave Sw, Suite 300 - Pob Ii, Birmingham, AL 35211
Phone: 205-780-8980    Fax: 205-785-1554
Dr. John B Casterline, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
Medicare: Accepting Medicare Assignments
Practice Location: 2871 Acton Road, Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35243
Phone: 205-939-0023    Fax: 205-939-4180
Dr. Parvez K Sultan, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
Medicare: May Accept Medicare Assignments
Practice Location: 2871 Acton Road, Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35243
Phone: 205-939-0023    Fax: 205-939-4180
Dr. Stanley K Lochridge, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
Medicare: May Accept Medicare Assignments
Practice Location: 2871 Acton Road, Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35243
Phone: 205-939-0023    Fax: 205-939-4180
Dr. John B Richardson Jr., MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
Medicare: May Accept Medicare Assignments
Practice Location: 2871 Acton Road, Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35243
Phone: 205-939-0023    Fax: 205-939-4180

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