Clay E Benkelman, OD - Medicare Optometrist in Bigfork, MT

Clay E Benkelman, OD is a medicare enrolled "Optometrist" provider in Bigfork, Montana. He went to Pacific University - College Of Optometry and graduated in 1976 and has 43 years of diverse experience with area of expertise as Optometry. He is a member of the group practice Mission Valley Eye Center Inc and his current practice location is 8111 Mt Highway 35, Ste. 6, Bigfork, Montana. You can reach out to his office (for appointments etc.) via phone at (406) 837-3878.

Clay E Benkelman is licensed to practice in Montana (license number 409) 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 1528177557.

Contact Information

Clay E Benkelman, OD
8111 Mt Highway 35, Ste. 6,
Bigfork, MT 59911-3588
(406) 837-3878
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Healthcare Provider's Profile

Full NameClay E Benkelman
Experience43 Years
Location8111 Mt Highway 35, Bigfork, Montana
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:
  • Clay E Benkelman attended and graduated from Pacific University - College Of Optometry in 1976
  NPI Data:
  • NPI Number: 1528177557
  • Provider Enumeration Date: 08/30/2006
  • Last Update Date: 07/08/2007
  Medicare PECOS Information:
  • PECOS PAC ID: 7416048822
  • Enrollment ID: I20070814000216

Medical Identifiers

Medical identifiers for Clay E Benkelman such as npi, medicare ID, medicare PIN, medicaid, etc.

Medical Taxonomies and Licenses

TaxonomyTypeLicense (State)Status
152W00000XOptometrist 409 (Montana)Primary

Group Practice Association

Group Practice NameGroup PECOS PAC IDNo. of Members
Mission Valley Eye Center Inc68000415422

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. Clay E Benkelman allows following entities to bill medicare on his behalf.
Entity NameMission Valley Eye Center Inc
Entity TypePart B Supplier - Clinic/group Practice
Entity IdentifiersNPI Number: 1063764173
PECOS PAC ID: 6800041542
Enrollment ID: O20130301000098

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. Clay E Benkelman 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
Clay E Benkelman, OD
8111 Mt Highway 35, Ste. 6,
Bigfork, MT 59911-3588

Ph: (406) 837-3878
Clay E Benkelman, OD
8111 Mt Highway 35, Ste. 6,
Bigfork, MT 59911-3588

Ph: (406) 837-3878

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Optometrist in Bigfork, MT

Medicare Program: Medicare is a federal government program which provides health insurance to people who are 65 or older. This program also covers certain younger people with disabilities (who receive Social Security Disability Insurance - SSDI), and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD.

Medicare Assignment: Assignment means that your doctor, provider, or supplier agrees (or is required by law) to accept the Medicare-approved amount as full payment for covered services. Most doctors, providers, and suppliers accept assignment, but you should always check to make sure. Participating providers have signed an agreement to accept assignment for all Medicare-covered services.

NPI Number: The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique identification number for covered health care providers. The NPI must be used in lieu of legacy provider identifiers in the HIPAA standards transactions. Covered health care providers and all health plans and health care clearinghouses must use the NPIs in the administrative and financial transactions adopted under HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

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