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National Provider Identifier (NPI)

The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Administrative Simplification Standard. The NPI is a unique identification number for covered health care providers. Covered health care providers and all health plans and health care clearinghouses will use the NPIs in the administrative and financial transactions adopted under HIPAA. The NPI is a 10-position, intelligence-free numeric identifier (10-digit number). This means that the numbers do not carry other information about healthcare providers, such as the state in which they live or their medical specialty.

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Getting your NPI

Providers who have not yet applied to FOX Systems for their NPI should do so as soon as possible.

Note: Providers who do not already have a taxonomy, may refer to the Washington Publishing Company to choose a taxonomy(s).

Health care providers can apply for NPIs in one of three ways:

  • For the most efficient application processing and the fastest receipt of NPIs, use the web-based application process. Simply log onto the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) and apply on line.
  • Health care providers can agree to have an Electronic File Interchange (EFI) organization (EFIO) submit application data on their behalf (i.e. through a bulk enumeration process) if an EFIO requests their permission to do so.
  • Health care providers may wish to download a copy of the paper NPI Application/Update Form (CMS-10114) and mail the completed, signed application to:
    NPI Enumerator
    P.O. Box 6059
    Fargo, ND 58108-6059

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Sharing your NPI

Once providers obtain their NPI and taxonomy code(s), FOX Systems will issue verification. To submit your NPI and taxonomy code(s) to Provider Enrollment by,

Mail or fax these documents to:
Kentucky Medicaid Provider Enrollment
P.O. Box 2110
Frankfort, KY 40602
Fax: (502) 607-8401

Providers, if you have additional questions about filing and sharing your NPI with Kentucky Medicaid, please see the list of Frequently Asked Questions about registration.

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Using your NPI

Providers who have registered their NPI and taxonomy(s) with Kentucky Medicaid should start billing both the correct NPI and taxonomy, on the claim effective for any dates of service on or after the day they were notified by Kentucky Medicaid that their NPI and taxonomy(s) were registered.

In addition, providers who have one NPI and multiple provider IDs should note that Kentucky Medicaid strongly encourages and suggests providers bill the appropriate taxonomy with the NPI in order to uniquely identify themselves.

For more information on how to bill with an NPI, refer to one of the following

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Last Updated 12/30/2013
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