In 1996, the United States government passed a bill that mandated the establishment of a unique identification system to carry out the transmission of health information through the most standardized, efficient and effective health care providers in the United States. . Accordingly, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, devised the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, or NPPES, and tasked it with assigning these identifiers to individuals and organizations that provide health services. Health in the US The NPPES offers an NPI, or National Provider Identification, Registry to allow people to look up NPI numbers.
1 NPI registry output. If you are an individual, go to the individual section of the NPI registry for individual providers (see Resources). To find the NPI number of a vendor in your organization, go to the organization section (see Resources).
2 Enter information specific to your healthcare provider. For individual providers, the NPI number can be found using the provider’s first name, last name, or office address. Similarly, for organization vendors, you can search by company address name or practice.