Getting an NPI is free — not having one can be costly.For more news and updates, go to the NPI page on the CMS website.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that all health care providers, including speech-language pathologists and audiologists, obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI).All health care providers and organizations are eligible to receive NPIs.The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Administrative Simplification Standard.
Choose whether to file the application to update your NPI online or by mailing in a paper application. If you want to submit a paper application, go to the main NPI site to download and print form CMS 10114.
Visit Prov Ident Stand/06a_Data Dissemination.asp#Top Of Page (under 'Downloads') to read it.
Physicians can make changes online using their username and password at https://hhs.gov/NPPES/ or they can make changes on an NPI change of information form, which CMS recently revised. 10114, which will be accepted starting July 10 by CMS.
There are some situations, however, in which an NPI may change such as when health care provider organizations determine they may need a new NPI due to, for example, certain changes of ownership, the conditions of a purchase, or a new owner’s subpart strategies.
There also may be situations where a new NPI is necessary because the current NPI was used for fraudulent purposes.