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What Is A Billing NPI?


The National Provider ID (NPI) of the billing entity responsible for billing a patient for healthcare services. The billing provider can also be servicing, referring, or prescribing provider.

Who is eligible for an NPI number?

All Individuals and Organizations who meet the definition of health care provider as described at 45 CFR 160.103 are eligible to obtain a National Provider Identifier, or NPI. If you are a HIPAA covered provider or if you are a health care provider/supplier who bills Medicare for your services, you need an NPI.

How do I find my NPI number?

To obtain your National Provider Identifier, go to or call customer service at 800.465. 3203. Questions about the status of an NPI Application may be emailed to [email protected]

What is the purpose of an NPI?

An NPI is a unique identification number for covered health care providers, created to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of electronic transmission of health information.

What is the difference between billing NPI and rendering NPI?

Rendering NPI is the same as the Billing NPI The standards for electronic claims (EDI claims) is that, if the rendering provider NPI is the same as the billing provider NPI, then the rendering provider loop is to be left off of the claim. The rendering provider should have a type 1 (individual NPI) entered.

What is a Type 2 NPI?

It is a personal identifying number for you as an individual healthcare provider. A Type 2 NPI is for group practices from large to small. Most group practices that supply superbills to their patients should have a Type 2 NPI.

Do you need a license to get an NPI number?

The NPI is a unique identification number for covered health care providers. All health care providers are eligible for NPIs and may apply for them. Medical students, interns, and residents who are not licensed should select the Student, Health Care code when applying for NPIs.


Can I have 2 NPI numbers?

Individual Providers can only have one NPI, however, Organization Providers can have multiple NPIs.

Can RN get NPI number?

A healthcare provider can only apply for 1 NPI. Nurses who work in health research through large healthcare systems or health plans will be required, in most cases, to obtain their own NPIs.

Is NPI number the same as tax ID?

Does the NPI replace the tax ID number? No, both the billing provider’s tax ID number and NPI are always required on claims. Any other providers identified, such as rendering provider or service facility, must be identified with their NPI only. Their tax ID number should not be included.

How do I get my NPI username and password?

How do I obtain them? A physician or non-physician practitioner who did not establish a User ID and password in NPPES but applied for an NPI using the paper application can still establish a User ID and password in NPPES by going to NPPES at

Do NPI numbers expire?

Your NPI is yours for life and will never expire or be recycled and assigned to a different health care provider.

WHO issues NPI?

A. NPIs are issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System NPPES). You may apply for an NPI in one of three ways: • Through an easy web-based application process at NPI (the Enumerator).

What is NPI technology?

New product introduction, or NPI, is one of the fundamentals of manufacturing. In a survey of manufacturing operations management, LNS Research found that getting new products to market faster was one of their top issues.

How do I change my NPI information?

Updates can be made by mailing a Paper Application/Update Form available for download by accessing or by contacting the NPI Enumerator and requesting one via mail. In Section 1A Reason For Submittal of this Form, select the Change of Information box.

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