To comply with HIPAA regulations, we reject electronic claims and encounters submitted without a billing NPI.
Federal regulations require you to submit HIPAA-standard electronic transactions with your NPI number. Additional information on this requirement follows.
Which HIPAA-standard electronic transactions have to include the NPI?
The NPI replaces the many different numbers (Medicare and Medicaid numbers, and other payer proprietary numbers) you currently supply to your payers on electronic claims, certifications and authorization transactions.
There are only three ways you can apply for an NPI:
Learn more from our NPI Frequently Asked Questions.