NPI Registration

When you sign-up with HRX for NPI Registration,
we work with you to ensure that the process goes
through quickly and without any effort on your part.

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What is NPI registration? How does it work?

A ten digit identification number, the National Provider Identifier (NPI) is unique to each individual and assigned to healthcare providers in the United States. These numbers are issued for the purpose of making identification easy for healthcare providers in the industry across the United States.

Depending on the entity seeking the NPI, there are two different types of identification numbers that may be provided. Type I NPIs are typically provided to healthcare providers who work individually, such as physicians, dentists, physical therapists, etc. The second type of NPIs are assigned to healthcare organizations

Applying for an NPI

The organization responsible for assigning NPI numbers is The National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES), but the organization that creates the NPIs is the Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). A healthcare provider has to apply for an NPI through NPPES, after which the CMS publishes the publicly relevant part of the provider’s profile, which includes the provider’s name, specialty (taxonomy) and practice address.

A healthcare provider can apply for an NPI in three ways.

  • Completing the online application at NPPES
  • Downloading the paper application form at: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Administrative-Simplification/NationalProvIdentStand/ and mailing it to the address on the form, or
  • Hiring a trusted organization such as HRX to get an NPIon behalf of the healthcare provider through bulk enumeration, or Electronic File Interchange (EFI)

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