Forgot Your Password?
Complete Story
 

Does Your Pharmacy Have a NPI?

Your pharmacy must have and use the new National Provider Identifier (NPI), instead of the NABP number, by May 23, 2007. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) mandated that the Secretary of Health and Human Services adopt a standard unique health identifier for health care providers. On January 23, 2004, the Secretary published a Final Rule that adopted the NPI as this identifier.

All HIPAA covered healthcare providers, whether they are individuals or organizations, must obtain an NPI for use to identify themselves in HIPAA standard transactions. NPI will replace the different provider identifiers you currently use for each health plan with which you do business. Once enumerated, a provider's NPI will not change. The NPI remains with the provider regardless of job or location changes.

HIPAA covered entities, such as providers completing electronic transactions, healthcare clearinghouses, and large health plans, must use only the NPI to identify covered healthcare providers in standard transactions by May 23, 2007. Small health plans must use only the NPI by May 23, 2008.

If you haven't already done so, you can apply for your NPI in two ways:
1. You can apply through a web-based application at $$Link
https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov
https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov
0$$.
2. You can fill out a paper application and mail it. A copy of the application is available on $$Link
https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov
https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov
0$$. You may also call to have a copy of the application mailed to you. The phone number is 1.800.465.3203.


< Back | Printer Friendly Page
Get OPA Events via RSS

Events

 December 2014 
SMTWTFS
 123
4
56
78910111213
1415
1617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
January 30 - February 8, 2015

OPA CE @ Sea: San Juan & Southern Caribbean Cruise!

Royal Carribean's Adventure of the Seas

February 24, 2015

Student Pharmacy Legislative Day

Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square & State House

February 25, 2015
7:30AM

APhA's Delivering MTM Services: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

OPA office- 2674 Federated Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235

April 17-19, 2015

137th OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH