Published 3/1/2007

How to get your NPI

Applying for your NPI is simple and free. With the May 23, 2007, compliance deadline rapidly approaching, you should complete the online application at: http://nppes.cms.govWelcome

According to the NPPES Web site, completing the application takes approximately 20 minutes. The site also contains tips on how to expedite your application processing.

Where to go for more information on the NPI
CMS NPI Information:

National Health Care Provider data: www.hipaadvisory.com/data.htm

Federal Register, Vol. 69, No. 15, Jan. 23, 2004: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index