NPI number

  1. Just wondering if any of the NP's in this forum have any experience to share regarding securing an NPI number. I recently obtained mine after a long and confusing process through my employer. With the deadline approaching (May 23), there's a mad rush in my facility to make sure all mid-levels have one. We are being threatened with having our billing codes de-activated if we don't have one by the stated dealine.
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    Yes, I got one also. Have no clue HOW I got one as I'm in a large practice and we have a credentialling person that fortunately deals with the red tape. I do not have a UPIN number though because they wouldn't issue me one since the NTI numbers are coming.
  4. by   DucatiNP
    From what I have read the UPIN isn't needed anymore, just NPI. And getting the NPI was easy for me when I got it, just did it online and 1 confirmation email and that was done.
  5. by   juan de la cruz
    Quote from DucatiNP
    From what I have read the UPIN isn't needed anymore, just NPI. And getting the NPI was easy for me when I got it, just did it online and 1 confirmation email and that was done.
    You're right the UPIN is no longer necessary once we all start a universal NPI number. See, my theory is correct - I would have gotten a number right away had I done the process myself rather than having people from work do it for me.
  6. by   DucatiNP
    Quote from pinoyNP
    You're right the UPIN is no longer necessary once we all start a universal NPI number. See, my theory is correct - I would have gotten a number right away had I done the process myself rather than having people from work do it for me.
    I wonder how much that person at your work got paid for the 3 minutes of work (& days of sitting) they did to get your NPI #.
  7. by   gauge14iv
    I did mine online as well - very easy

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