The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Administrative Simplification Standard.
NPIs must be used in administrative and financial transactions under HIPAA by covered health care providers, all health plans, and health care clearinghouses.
The NPI is a ten-position numeric identification that is devoid of intelligence. This means that the data don’t contain any additional information about healthcare practitioners, such as where they live or what medical speciality they practise.
In HIPAA standards transactions, the NPI must be used instead of legacy provider identification.
Covered providers must also disclose their NPI with other doctors, health plans, clearinghouses, and any entity that may need it for billing purposes, according to the Federal Regulation, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
NPI Lookup Tool
NPI Number Lookup is the country’s most comprehensive NPI database, containing up-to-date data from the national database.
NPI Number Lookup, which was launched in 2007, is used by millions of people each year to look for information about doctors and physicians, as well as groups and organisations.
Our information is provided the National NPI Registry and continually updated for accuracy of information.
Their NPI Database can be used to search the NPI number registry for information about healthcare providers, such as the name of the organisation, the name of the doctor, the Taxonomy Code, the Specialization, the Address, the City, the State, and the Zip Code.
What is a physician’s NPI number?
A physician, other health care practitioner, or organisation 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.