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National Provider Identification (NPI) is the standard ten-digit unique health identifier for health care providers that has been adopted as a result of HIPAA to replace the various legacy numbers, UPINs, Medicaid numbers and other proprietary numbers that health care entities or health plans have assigned to health care providers. For Medicare and Medicaid programs, NPI will hopefully be the tool that standardizes the national health care provider identification system which will also be accepted by health plans, clearinghouses, etc.
You may apply for an NPI on-line; it is free and will be operational about 120 days after you receive it. You may call the NPI Enumerator Call Center at (800) 465-3203 if you have questions. Visit National Provider Identifier Standard from CMS and the US Department of Health & Human Services for more information on NPI with downloads and other related links.
To register your NPI online with HFN, please start by clicking the applicable entity type. Completing all fields on the form will assist us in identifying you in our system.
Individual health care providers, including physicians and all sole proprietors:
Health care organizations, including hospitals, physician/practitioner groups or subparts of an organization: