If you already have your national provider identifier (NPI), but have recently changed your office contact numbers, address or contact person, you will need to update your NPI as soon as possible.Depending on whether you qualify as an individual or small group practice, or are considered a large organization, your qualification will determine how you can update your NPI of record.If you do not qualify as a large organization, continue reading.Choose whether to file the application to update your NPI online or by mailing in a paper application. If you want to submit a paper application, go to the main NPI site to download and print form CMS 10114.An example of a large organization would be several individual practices that come together to provide services for the Department of Health and Human Services, such a group would be issues NPIs under a single organization rather than individually to assist the tracking and processing of claims by Health and Human Services.
During the enrollment process, providers must also select a primary and, if applicable, secondary taxonomy codes associated with their provider type.It will contain no embedded information about the provider. Covered entities must use only the NPI to identify providers in standard transactions (e.g., filing and processing health care claims and other transactions).Legacy provider identification numbers (e.g., BCBS, CHAMPUS, Medicaid number, etc.) will not be permitted.The Taxpayer Identifying Number (EIN) may need to be used for tax purposes.Health care providers who are covered entities are required to obtain and use NPIs.
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