National Provider Identifier (NPI)
All health care practitioners who are considered “covered entities” under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are required to obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number and use it on claims when billing for services. Failure to include an NPI on your claims means that they will be rejected, and you may be subject to federal fines. Insurers may require providers who are not “covered entities” to obtain an NPI.
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- NPI Update: Taxonomy Code Changes; How Many NPIs You Need (PDF, 112KB)
Choosing a taxonomy code in applying for your National Provider Identifier: Guidance from the APA Practice Organization
What licensed psychologists need to know before selecting a taxonomy code for HIPAA compliance