NPI Number Lookup
The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Administrative Standard. An NPI number is a 10 digit unique identification number for covered health care providers, created to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of electronic transmission of health information
The Administrative Simplification provisions of HIPAA required the adoption of a standard, unique health identifier for each health care provider. The NPI Final Rule, published on January 23, 2004, established the NPI number as this standard.
Individuals or organizations apply for NPIs through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES). After NPPES supply an NPI #, they publish the parts of the NPI number record that have public relevance, including the provider’s name, specialty (taxonomy) and practice address in a public domain.
In HIPAA standard transactions, the NPI number must be used in place of other provider identifiers, such as a Provider Transaction Access Number (PTAN), Online Survey Certification & Reporting (OSCAR), and National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC).
For more information please refer: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/Downloads/NPI-What-You-Need-To-Know.pdf
NPIData.org allows you to perform NPI Number Lookup based on an individual or organization name, state. The mobile-friendly NPI Number Lookup feature is augmented by a data table with features to export the search results of NPI Lookup into a CSV file. This website offers a Free NPI Search feature that uses the data hosted in the public domain called NPI Registry by the Government.