National Provider Identifier


National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique 10-digit Unique Identifier issued to Health Care Providers in the United States by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

National Provider Identifier has replaced the Unique Physician Identification Number (UPIN) as the required identifier for Medicare services, and is used by other payers, including commercial healthcare insurers. The transition to the NPI was mandated as part of the Administrative Simplifications portion of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and CMS began issuing NPIs in October 2006

National Provider Identifier is by definition an Identity Broker and has Privacy Considerations

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