Lee Shefton Riggins, MD - Medicare Cardiac Surgery in Birmingham, AL

Lee Shefton Riggins, MD is a medicare enrolled "Thoracic Surgery (cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)" physician in Birmingham, Alabama. He went to University Of Alabama School Of Medicine and graduated in 1975 and has 44 years of diverse experience with area of expertise as Cardiac Surgery. His current practice location is 401 Tuscaloosa Ave Sw, Suite D-210, Birmingham, Alabama. You can reach out to his office (for appointments etc.) via phone at (205) 780-8980.

Lee Shefton Riggins is licensed to practice in Alabama (license number 11197) 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 1659381291.

Contact Information

401 Tuscaloosa Ave Sw
Suite D-210
Birmingham
AL 35211-1416
(205) 780-8980
(205) 785-1554

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Physician's Profile

Full NameLee Shefton Riggins
GenderMale
SpecialityCardiac Surgery
Experience44 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:
  • Lee Shefton Riggins attended and graduated from University Of Alabama School Of Medicine in 1975
  NPI Data:
  • NPI Number: 1659381291
  • Provider Enumeration Date: 08/08/2006
  • Last Update Date: 05/21/2013
  Medicare PECOS Information:
  • PECOS PAC ID: 3577520261
  • Enrollment ID: I20041214000941

Medical Identifiers

Medical identifiers for Lee Shefton Riggins such as npi, medicare ID, medicare PIN, medicaid, etc.
IdentifierTypeStateIssuer
1659381291NPI-NPPES
051503508MedicaidAL
009973980MedicaidAL

Medical Taxonomies and Licenses

TaxonomyTypeLicense (State)Status
208G00000XThoracic Surgery (cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) 11197 (Alabama)Primary

Hospital Affiliation

Hospital NameLocationType
Baptist Mem Hosp/ Golden Triangle IncColumbus, MSAcute Care Hospital
Northeast Alabama Regional Medical CenterAnniston, ALAcute Care Hospital

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. Lee Shefton Riggins allows following entities to bill medicare on his behalf.
Entity NameAfterhours Clinic Inc
Entity TypePart B Supplier - Clinic/group Practice
Entity IdentifiersNPI Number: 1215958103
PECOS PAC ID: 4880635945
Enrollment ID: O20050518001129
Entity NameAfter Hours Clinic Inc Sumiton
Entity TypePart B Supplier - Clinic/group Practice
Entity IdentifiersNPI Number: 1932304292
PECOS PAC ID: 3375624182
Enrollment ID: O20080118000130
Entity NameGadsden Regional Physician Group Practice Llc
Entity TypePart B Supplier - Clinic/group Practice
Entity IdentifiersNPI Number: 1558506550
PECOS PAC ID: 1254497670
Enrollment ID: O20090309000585
Entity NameL.s. Riggins Md Pc
Entity TypePart B Supplier - Clinic/group Practice
Entity IdentifiersNPI Number: 1790121044
PECOS PAC ID: 5597905182
Enrollment ID: O20130702000348

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. Lee Shefton Riggins 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) No
Used Electronic Health Record (EHR) No
Committed to heart health through the Million Hearts Initiative No

Mailing Address and Practice Location

Mailing AddressPractice Location Address
Lee Shefton Riggins, MD
401 Tuscaloosa Ave Sw
Suite D-210
Birmingham
AL 35211-1416

Ph: (205) 780-8980
Lee Shefton Riggins, MD
401 Tuscaloosa Ave Sw
Suite D-210
Birmingham
AL 35211-1416

Ph: (205) 780-8980

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

Dr. Benjamin Wei, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
Medicare: Accepting Medicare Assignments
Practice Location: 2000 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: 205-934-9999    
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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