Dr Mehrdad Ghaffari, MD - Medicare Pulmonary Disease in Altoona, PA

Dr Mehrdad Ghaffari, MD is a medicare enrolled "Family Medicine - Sleep Medicine" physician in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He graduated from medical school in 1995 and has 25 years of diverse experience with area of expertise as Pulmonary Disease. He is a member of the group practice Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates Inc, Upmc Altoona, Upmc Altoona Regional Health Services, Inc. and his current practice location is 1414 Ninth Ave, Station Medical Center, Altoona, Pennsylvania. You can reach out to his office (for appointments etc.) via phone at (814) 946-1655.

Dr Mehrdad Ghaffari is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania (license number MD431021) 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 1770700718.

Contact Information

Dr Mehrdad Ghaffari, MD
1414 Ninth Ave, Station Medical Center,
Altoona, PA 16602-2415
(814) 946-1655
(814) 949-7616

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Physician's Profile

Full NameDr Mehrdad Ghaffari
GenderMale
SpecialityPulmonary Disease
Experience25 Years
Location1414 Ninth Ave, 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 Mehrdad Ghaffari graduated from medical school in 1995
  NPI Data:
  • NPI Number: 1770700718
  • Provider Enumeration Date: 04/19/2007
  • Last Update Date: 07/25/2011
  Medicare PECOS Information:
  • PECOS PAC ID: 4587739438
  • Enrollment ID: I20080812000714

Medical Identifiers

Medical identifiers for Dr Mehrdad Ghaffari such as npi, medicare ID, medicare PIN, medicaid, etc.
IdentifierTypeStateIssuer
1770700718NPI-NPPES
1021830380001MedicaidPA

Medical Taxonomies and Licenses

TaxonomyTypeLicense (State)Status
207RP1001XInternal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease MD0431021 (Pennsylvania)Secondary
207QS1201XFamily Medicine - Sleep Medicine MD431021 (Pennsylvania)Primary

Hospital Affiliation

Hospital NameLocationType
Upmc AltoonaAltoona, PAAcute Care Hospital
Upmc Bedford MemorialEverett, PAAcute Care Hospital

Group Practice Association

Group Practice NameGroup PECOS PAC IDNo. of Members
Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates Inc115322314434
Upmc Altoona8426962465100
Upmc Altoona Regional Health Services, Inc.5395659312214

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 Mehrdad Ghaffari allows following entities to bill medicare on his behalf.
Entity NamePittsburgh Critical Care Associates Inc
Entity TypePart B Supplier - Clinic/group Practice
Entity IdentifiersNPI Number: 1497703680
PECOS PAC ID: 1153223144
Enrollment ID: O20040121000707
Entity NameUpmc Altoona Regional Health Services, Inc.
Entity TypePart B Supplier - Clinic/group Practice
Entity IdentifiersNPI Number: 1396724217
PECOS PAC ID: 5395659312
Enrollment ID: O20040312000257
Entity NameUpmc Altoona
Entity TypePart B Supplier - Clinic/group Practice
Entity IdentifiersNPI Number: 1942385463
PECOS PAC ID: 8426962465
Enrollment ID: O20040406000979

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 Mehrdad Ghaffari 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 Mehrdad Ghaffari, MD
1414 Ninth Ave, Station Medical Center,
Altoona, PA 16602-2415

Ph: (814) 946-1655
Dr Mehrdad Ghaffari, MD
1414 Ninth Ave, Station Medical Center,
Altoona, PA 16602-2415

Ph: (814) 946-1655

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