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When to get NPI # and script pad?

  1. 0 Hi all,

    just got my brand spanking new FNP license (yay!!!!) and looking for work. Does anyone know at what point to apply for NPI # and script pad? Can I apply now or wait till I get hired? I am in NY BTW, if that's helpful.

    Thanks a million!

  2. 7 Comments

  3. Visit  zenman profile page
    #1 0
    Get your npi # now. Your workplace should provide script pads for you.
  4. Visit  juan de la cruz profile page
    #2 0
    Depends on which state you're in. I used to live in a state where a collaborative agreement document is required with the DEA application. Where I'm now, an NP certification with the state is all that is required.
  5. Visit  BlueDevil,DNP profile page
    #3 0
    I live in an independent practice state. I got my NPI and DEA numbers before job hunting. They have hundreds of script pads at my workplace, although they don't have my name on them since I didn't yet work there when they ordered them. It hasn't mattered; about the only thing I write by hand is Zostavax and school/work excuses, lol.
  6. Visit  1newFNP profile page
    #4 0
    thanks for suggestions. I am in NY. Often, the employer will pay for DEA ($700) from what I understand. SO, I do not want to get it just yet....

  7. Visit  juan de la cruz profile page
    #5 0
    It is wise to wait until you're employed. A lot of employers do pay for your DEA certificate. In my case, our application fee is waived as we are employees of the state.
  8. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
    #6 0
    And...why put your DEA number on ALL your scripts? Bad idea in my book. Plus, all the places I've worked its e-prescribing. CMS pays big bucks to practices/hospitals that eprescribe and believe me, they are all jumping on that bandwagon. I rarely WRITE scripts, almost everything via computer/ipad.
  9. Visit  1newFNP profile page
    #7 1
    Thanks for all replies!