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National Provider Identifier (NPI) FAQ

Dentists, please send us your NPI by filling out this form so we can update our files.

Do I need to take any action?
If you are a provider who submits electronic claims, you must apply for an NPI and understand the requirements for its use.

What is the NPI?
The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The NPI regulation establishes one unique identifying number for each health care provider. This simplification measure will pare down the number of identifiers currently used in health care transactions.

How do I apply for my NPI?
You only apply for your NPI once, and your NPI is permanently assigned for your lifetime. There is no cost to apply.

You may apply for your NPI either:

  • Online: Complete a web application and submit it electronically
  • On Paper: To request a paper application, call NPPES at (800) 465-3203.

What do I do with my NPI once I have it?
If you haven’t done so already, please send us your NPI now so it won’t affect your claims. Please remember to continue to include your TIN and License on the claim.

Other health and dental plans may have differing timelines for NPI implementation, so take notice of each plan's requirements.

In addition, you will want to contact your clearinghouse for instructions about their transition plans for using the NPI.

Where can I go for additional help and information?
This Web site will have NPI updates so check back periodically.

Here are some helpful Internet resources:

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