This is available as a download from the Measures/Codes section of the CMS PQRI website.
For e Rx, see the Claims-Based Reporting Principles for e Rx, available on the CMS e Rx website. A covered health care provider must notify the NPPES of the address change within 30 days of the effective date of the change.
Additionally, many health plans are requiring that providers use NPIs on paper claims.
Providers should check with any health plan with whom they conduct business to determine their policy on the use of the NPI for paper claims.
We encourage health care providers who have been assigned NPIs, but who are not covered entities, to do the same.
A health care provider may submit the change to NPPES via the web or by paper.
The NPI is a 10-position, intelligence-free numeric identifier (10-digit number).As outlined in the Federal Regulation, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), covered providers must also share their NPI with other providers, health plans, clearinghouses, and any entity that may need it for billing purposes.The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is meant to be a lasting identifier, and is expected to remain unchanged even if a health care provider changes his or her name, address, provider taxonomy, or other information that was furnished as part of the original NPI application process.This means that the numbers do not carry other information about healthcare providers, such as the state in which they live or their medical specialty.The NPI must be used in lieu of legacy provider identifiers in the HIPAA standards transactions.To complete the application online, go to the National Plan and Provider Enumeration system Web site. As one of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act mandates, its use will further streamline electronic claims processes already in place.