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National Provider Identifier

August 16th, 2006

CMS released the latest set of HIPAA regulations in the January 23, 2004 Federal Register. The HIPAA Standard Unique Identifier for Healthcare Providers adopts a National Provider Identifier (NPI) for all health care providers, including oral and maxillofacial surgeons, to use to identify themselves when rendering an electronic transaction to a public or private payer.

A Medlearn Matters article (SE0005) entitled: Medicare's Implementation of the National Provider Identifier (NPI): The Second in the Series of Special Edition Medlearn Matters Articles on NPI-Related Activities, is now available on the Medlearn Matters web site. The information covered in this article affects providers and suppliers who conduct HIPAA standard transactions, such as claims and eligibility inquiries.