You will receive a tracking number upon submission of your information and your NPI within 2-5 business days.
Is a health care provider required to obtain an NPI? Under the National Provider Identifier Regulation (published in the Federal Register on January 23, 2004), a health care provider who is a covered entity, as defined in 45 C. NPIs allow for simpler electronic transmission of HIPAA standard transactions.Does Independence currently require different NPIs when there are different provider numbers?How can hospitals notify Independence of their NPIs? What happens in Independence’s system if an invalid NPI is received in any provider field?The NPI is the only health care provider identifier that can be used for identification purposes in standard transactions by covered entities.Covered entities include health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers who transmit any health information in electronic form in connection with a transaction for which the Secretary of Health and Human Services has adopted a standard. An individual cannot have subparts and cannot designate subparts.