Dr Lance C Defrancisco, MD - Medicare Gastroenterology in Altoona, PA

Dr Lance C Defrancisco, MD is a medicare enrolled "Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology" physician in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He went to Medical College Of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1979 and has 40 years of diverse experience with area of expertise as Gastroenterology. He is a member of the group practice Blair Gastroenterology Associates and his current practice location is 810 Valley View Blvd, Altoona, Pennsylvania. You can reach out to his office (for appointments etc.) via phone at (814) 946-5469.

Dr Lance C Defrancisco is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania (license number MD024376E) 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 1306864400.

Contact Information

Dr Lance C Defrancisco, MD
810 Valley View Blvd,
Altoona, PA 16602-6342
(814) 946-5469
(814) 946-4970

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Physician's Profile

Full NameDr Lance C Defrancisco
GenderMale
SpecialityGastroenterology
Experience40 Years
Location810 Valley View Blvd, Altoona, Pennsylvania
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 Lance C Defrancisco attended and graduated from Medical College Of Pennsylvania in 1979
  NPI Data:
  • NPI Number: 1306864400
  • Provider Enumeration Date: 07/17/2006
  • Last Update Date: 03/12/2013
  Medicare PECOS Information:
  • PECOS PAC ID: 4587671276
  • Enrollment ID: I20100923001413

Medical Identifiers

Medical identifiers for Dr Lance C Defrancisco such as npi, medicare ID, medicare PIN, medicaid, etc.
IdentifierTypeStateIssuer
1306864400NPI-NPPES
0009737400001MedicaidPA

Medical Taxonomies and Licenses

TaxonomyTypeLicense (State)Status
207RG0100XInternal Medicine - Gastroenterology MD024376E (Pennsylvania)Primary

Hospital Affiliation

Hospital NameLocationType
Upmc AltoonaAltoona, PAAcute Care Hospital

Group Practice Association

Group Practice NameGroup PECOS PAC IDNo. of Members
Blair Gastroenterology Associates428469925718

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 Lance C Defrancisco allows following entities to bill medicare on his behalf.
Entity NameBlair Gastroenterology Associates
Entity TypePart B Supplier - Clinic/group Practice
Entity IdentifiersNPI Number: 1295761666
PECOS PAC ID: 4284699257
Enrollment ID: O20041201000706

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 Lance C Defrancisco is enrolled with medicare and thus, if eligible, can prescribe medicare part D drugs to patients with medicare part D benefits.

Mailing Address and Practice Location

Mailing AddressPractice Location Address
Dr Lance C Defrancisco, MD
810 Valley View Blvd,
Altoona, PA 16602-6342

Ph: (814) 946-5469
Dr Lance C Defrancisco, MD
810 Valley View Blvd,
Altoona, PA 16602-6342

Ph: (814) 946-5469

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