National Provider Identification (NPI)
Applications now being accepted
more information or to apply for your NPI, please
care providers that are considered "covered health
care providers" under HIPAA are required to
obtain a NPI number. A covered health care provider
is a health care provider who transmits any health
information in electronic form between two parties
to carry out financial or administrative activities
related to health care. Covered health care providers
must obtain an NPI number by May 23, 2007.
Pharmacists and pharmacies
are included as health care providers and are
eligible to apply for an NPI number. Pharmacies
and pharmacists who transmit health information
in an electronic format must obtain an NPI number.