One of the most common mistakes in medical billing and rejected claims is inserting a wrong NPI number or a missing NPI number. Insurance claims submitted to Medicaid, Medicare, or any health plans are not paid without a proper NPI. So, what is NPI? An NPI number, or a National Provider Identifier, is a unique… Continue reading How Change of Ownership (CHOW) Affects NPI Number
In most cases, you either need a Social Security Number (SSN) or US-issued Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to obtain an NPI. In most cases, international residents will need an NPI before they receive an SSN or TIN. So how do you get an NPI without a Social Security Number? The Centers For Medicaid &… Continue reading How to get a National Provider Identifier (NPI) if you don’t have a Social Security Number (SSN)
Being a healthcare provider, have you ever faced a situation where your claim keeps on getting rejected by the insurance companies because they believe that you are out of network, while in reality, you are in-network? If your answer is no, then my friend, you are one very lucky person! But if it is yes,… Continue reading How to Sort Out Your Tax ID and NPI Information With The Insurance Companies You Are In-Network With
If you are hiring a physician, pharmacist, dentist, or nurse who will administer and prescribe medications, you will need to conduct a DEA search as part of the hiring process. DEA numbers are unique identifiers, and a practitioner can have more than one DEA number if they are practicing in more than one state. What… Continue reading How to Do DEA Number Lookup By NPI?
What is an NPI (National Identifier Number)? The Health Care Provider Taxonomy code may be a unique alphanumeric code, ten characters long. The code set is structured into three distinct “Levels” including Provider Grouping, Classification, and Area of Specialization. The Health Care Provider Taxonomy code set is published (released) twice a year on July 1st… Continue reading Do I Need a New NPI?
It’s important for any healthcare provider working under Medicare and Medicaid to have a clear understanding of the NPI registry and what it requires. But what is the NPI meaning? NPI stands for National Provider Identifier and is assigned to every healthcare provider to improve efficiency in electronic transmissions. Typically, it’s put on medical bills… Continue reading Guide for NPI Registry – Things You Need to Know
NPI numbers were introduced as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in 1996 and by 2007 became the only way to identify healthcare providers for American health insurers. But what is an NPI number? An NPI number is a unique 10-digit code that’s used to identify medical professionals and healthcare providers. It’s… Continue reading What Is An NPI Number?