Find hospitals, labs, agencies, treatment facilities and other medical groups.
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”),
the need to find healthcare providers by consumers as well as medical billers and coders has dramatically increased. One of the provisions of the
Affordable Care Act requires all providers of medical or other items or services & suppliers that qualify for a
National Provider Identifier (NPI) to include their NPI number on all applications to enroll in the Medicare and Medicaid programs
and on all claims for payment submitted under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The NPI (National Provider Identifier) number is a unique 10-digit number
issued by the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
to healthcare providers in the United States.
Since 1996, HIPAA requires the adoption of a standard unique number for healthcare providers.
The NPI Final Rule,
issued in Jan 2004, has adopted the NPI number as that standard for healthcare provider identification.
The NPI has replaced the UPIN
(Unique Provider Identification Number) as the required identifier for all Medicare services, including health insurance claims.
allows you to perform NPI Lookups of doctors & various medical entities.
The information found on NPIdb is produced by the NPI Registry and provided in accordance with the
Data Dissemination Notice.