How will NPIs be used?
NPIs must be used in connection with the electronic transactions that HIPAA has identified. NPIs can also be used to identify other health care providers in health care transactions or correspondence. Health plans can also use NPIs to communicate with health care providers. Clearinghouses can use NPIs when communicating with health care providers and plans. NPIs could also be used by DHHS to cross reference health care providers in fraud and abuse files.
- I am a busy PCP office and often send my patients to the same specialists and hospitals. Can I set up frequently used NPIs in Emdeon Office (or BlueLinks for Providers Online Services)?
- What happens when a provider has several NPIs used for Medicare and does not register all of them with Medi-Cal?
- How will NPIs be used?