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How to contact the NPI registry?

What is the National Provider Identifier?

The National Provider Identifier (npi lookup) is used to identify a health care provider in regular transactions like health insurance claims.

NPIs can also be used to identify health care providers on prescriptions, in internal files to link proprietary provider identification numbers and other data, in benefit coordination across health plans, in patient medical record systems, in program integrity files, and a variety of other ways. In standard transactions, HIPAA mandates covered entities to have NPIs. If you undertake any electronic transactions with the federal health program, you are a covered entity.

Your NPI is yours even if your employer applies it. When you change practices or work in new areas, your NPI remains the same. You will only have one unique NPI. It will be utilized by all covered health plans, obviating the need for the various provider numbers currently assigned by Medicare, Medicaid, and private payers.

Will my NPI information be available to others?

A physician, other health care practitioner, or organization can access NPI information through CMS’s online NPI registry (nppes.cms.hhs.gov). The NPI registry is completed on the same National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) online site.

How to contact the NPI registry?

There are three ways to contact the NPI registry and these are listed below:-

Phone: (800)465-3203 or TTY (800)692-2326.

Email: customerservice@npienumerator.com.

Mail: NPI Enumerator, P.O. Box 6059, Fargo, ND 58108-6059

How do I apply for my NPI?

An NPI can be obtained in one of three ways:

  •         You can apply online at nppes.cms.hhs.gov.
  •         Send a written application to the address below:-

NPI Enumerator, P.O. Box 6059, Fargo, ND 58108-6059

·      Through an electronic file interchange provided by a large organization.

Will my NPI number ever expire?

No, your NPI number will never expire. It will remain the same throughout your lifetime.