How to Obtain a Medical Billing NPI Number

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 mandated an identification standard for all health care providers. This National Provider Identifier, or NPI, is assigned by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System. Applications for an NPI can be submitted online.

Things you will need social security number (or individual tax identification number if you are not eligible for an SSN), provider’s date of birth, gender provider, Convenient location address, and phone number Taxonomy (provider type) state license information. The contact person’s name, contact person’s phone number, and email Collect information. You will need a Social Security number (or individual tax identification number if you are not eligible for SSN), provider name, date, country and state of birth (if the country of birth is the United States), provider gender, practice address, and phone number, taxonomy, state license information, contact person’s name, and contact person’s phone number and email. Search for taxonomy provider type. You will need a taxonomy number to complete the application. You can look up the taxonomy number on the Washington Publishing Company website. See Resources below for a link to the website. Video: Words at War: Who Dare To Live / Here Is Your War / To All Hands Go to the online application. (See Resources below.) According to the National Provider Enumeration System Plan, an online application should only take 20 minutes. Check the status of your application. Once you have created a user ID, the NPI status field will show it as “active,” “pending,” or “deactivated.” If your status is active, you can view, modify and change your data. You can also view a printable version of the application or request an NPI assignment notification. If your status is pending, your application has not been processed. If you have not received your email assignment notification within 15 days of submission, contact the NPI enumerator at (800) 465-3203. Submit a paper application. The NPI enumerator can be reached by phone at (800)465-3203 or email at The enumerator can also be reached by mail at PO Box 6059, Fargo, ND 58108-6,059. Tips warnings Plan to complete the application in one sitting. Applications not completed before the submission is

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