How To Carry Out An NPI Registry Search
In 1966 the health insurance portability and accountability act was enacted. It brought about the national provider identifiers, also known as NPI numbers, for health care services. These identifiers were used for administrative and financial transactions. The federal government has since then maintained a searchable NPI archive, which people can gain access to look for any information they are entitled to. So, if you want to know something about a healthcare facility or practitioner all you need is to perform an NPI registry search.
To do this, you have to visit the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System website. When on the site, click on the link that says search the NPI registry. This will enable you to navigate from the homepage to the searching page.
When in that page, choose the type of NPI details you want. You can choose between two options. They include individual provider and Organization provider.
Fill at least one of the fields on the form provided. Some of the fields that you will be required include the first name, last name, address city, state and zip code. If you are filling the details of an individual provider, you should fill the addresses of where they practice. Also, you cannot fill the address field only. This will not generate any plausible results.
After you have filled the necessary information, click on find. You should get the results in a short while, say a few seconds. You can then click on the entry you get for more information about the provider you were looking for.
Some of the information you can get includes, the National provider identifier number, contact information and the address of their practice. This way you can locate them easily. So, that is how you carry out a simple NPI registry search on the internet.