The Confidentiality of National Provider Index (NPI) Numbers

In the decade since the CMS implemented the National provider Identifiers (NPIs), the billing process for hospitals and healthcare institutions has become more dependable and simplified. Moreover, both Medicare and Medicaid support and promote NPIs. This is why, NPIs, similar to a Social Security Number, have become a crucial part of the healthcare ecosystem. This… Continue reading The Confidentiality of National Provider Index (NPI) Numbers

Obtaining an NPI or EIN

How Health Care Providers Get an NPI or EIN? A National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique identification number that is given to all those that provide health care services. This includes doctors, nurses, suppliers of health care services, and many other providers and practitioners. It is essential to have your own NPI no matter… Continue reading Obtaining an NPI or EIN

How Change of Ownership (CHOW) Affects NPI Number

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

How to get a National Provider Identifier (NPI) if you don’t have a Social Security Number (SSN)

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)

How to Sort Out Your Tax ID and NPI Information With The Insurance Companies You Are In-Network With

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

Do I Need a New 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?

Do You know your Professional Taxonomy Code

Taxonomy Code  The Health Care Provider Taxonomy code is a unique alphanumeric code, ten characters in length. 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 and January 1st. The July… Continue reading Do You know your Professional Taxonomy Code

Why you should use NPI number In Standard Electronic Transactions

What is NPI (National Identifier Number)? The Health Care Provider Taxonomy code is a unique alphanumeric code, ten characters in length. 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 and… Continue reading Why you should use NPI number In Standard Electronic Transactions