The National Provider Identifier (NPI) system is part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a 10-digit specific standard identification number issued by the Federation that must be used by all health care providers when filing electronic claims effective May 23, 2008.

The reason to bring NPI is to improve efficiency and the effectiveness of the electronic transmission of health information.

How do I get an NPI number in Ohio?

The process for applying is online and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Take a look at Go to the section “If you are a Health Care Provider, the National Provider Identifier (NPI) is your standard unique identifier.” Click on the National Provider Identifier (NPI). Now click on “Apply Online for an NPI.” You can apply by calling at phone number 1-800-465-3203 (NPI Toll-Free), 1-800-692-23266. To apply, you’ll need the following information:

To apply, you'll need the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Country of Birth
  • State of Birth (if Country of Birth is the U.S.)
  • Gender
  • Mailing Address
  • Practice Location Address and Phone Number
  • State License Information
  • Contact Person Name
  • Contact Person Phone Number and E-mail

Medicare will accept the online application via e-mail within a short time. The NPI will be sent to the applicant via e-mail.

(Note: The most time-efficient method of getting an NPI is the web-based application process.)

If you are a new NPI user and don’t have an account then do not worry as we will guide you on how to create a new account.

Click on Create or Manage account.

  1. And after that accept the terms and conditions.
  2. Then fulfill all the necessities and there you go.
  3. After doing this you can easily sign in there to apply for your NPI