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The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Administrative Simplification Standard. The NPI is a unique identification number for covered health care providers. Covered health care providers and all health plans and health care clearinghouses must use the NPIs in the administrative and financial transactions adopted under HIPAA. The NPI is a 10-position, intelligence-free numeric identifier (10-digit number). This means that the numbers do not carry other information about healthcare providers, such as the state in which they live or their medical specialty. The NPI must be used in lieu of legacy provider identifiers in the HIPAA standards transactions.

Steps in Getting an NPI

  1. Register with Identity & Access Management System (I&A) 

      You need an Identity and Access Management System (I&A) User ID and Password to create and manage your NPI.

      If you do not have an I&A Account, select the ‘CREATE or MANAGE AN ACCOUNT’ button to go to I&A and create your account.


      Quick Reference Guide

  2. Get your NPI using your I&A log-in information

      Quick Reference Guide

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