James L Bruton, MD - Medicare Nephrology in Fort Smith, AR

James L Bruton, MD is a medicare enrolled "Internal Medicine - Nephrology" physician in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He went to University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine and graduated in 1985 and has 34 years of diverse experience with area of expertise as Nephrology. He is a member of the group practice Fort Smith Hma Pbc Management Llc, Fort Smith Hma Pbc Management Llc and his current practice location is 1500 Dodson Ave, Ste 280, Fort Smith, Arkansas. You can reach out to his office (for appointments etc.) via phone at (479) 709-7480.

James L Bruton is licensed to practice in Arkansas (license number C6798) 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 1245228055.

Contact Information

1500 Dodson Ave
Ste 280
Fort Smith
AR 72901-5182
(479) 709-7480
(479) 709-7479

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Physician's Profile

Full NameJames L Bruton
GenderMale
SpecialityNephrology
Experience34 Years
LocationFort Smith, Arkansas
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:
  • James L Bruton attended and graduated from University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine in 1985
  NPI Data:
  • NPI Number: 1245228055
  • Provider Enumeration Date: 10/06/2005
  • Last Update Date: 11/23/2016
  Medicare PECOS Information:
  • PECOS PAC ID: 3577531458
  • Enrollment ID: I20040918000205

Medical Identifiers

Medical identifiers for James L Bruton such as npi, medicare ID, medicare PIN, medicaid, etc.
IdentifierTypeStateIssuer
1245228055NPI-NPPES
121378001MedicaidAR
100077510AMedicaidOK

Medical Taxonomies and Licenses

TaxonomyTypeLicense (State)Status
207RN0300XInternal Medicine - Nephrology C6798 (Arkansas)Primary
207RN0300XInternal Medicine - Nephrology 21543 (Oklahoma)Secondary

Hospital Affiliation

Hospital NameLocationType
Sparks Regional Medical CenterFort smith, ARAcute Care Hospital
Johnson Regional Medical CenterClarksville, ARAcute Care Hospital
Mercy Hospital Fort SmithFort smith, ARAcute Care Hospital
St John Medical Center, IncTulsa, OKAcute Care Hospital

Group Practice Association

Group Practice NameGroup PECOS PAC IDNo. of Members
Fort Smith Hma Pbc Management Llc822417212790
Fort Smith Hma Pbc Management Llc822417212790

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. James L Bruton allows following entities to bill medicare on his behalf.
Entity NameFort Smith Hma Pbc Management Llc
Entity TypePart B Supplier - Clinic/group Practice
Entity IdentifiersNPI Number: 1477888907
PECOS PAC ID: 8224172127
Enrollment ID: O20100308000744

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. James L Bruton 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
James L Bruton, MD
Po Box 11449
Belfast
ME 04915-4005

Ph: (479) 709-1924
James L Bruton, MD
1500 Dodson Ave
Ste 280
Fort Smith
AR 72901-5182

Ph: (479) 709-7480

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