National Provider Identifier (NPI)

By May 23, 2007, all public education agencies, service providers contracting with schools, and individual practitioners with Medicaid provider numbers must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI). The NPI is a federal Administrative Simplification mandate of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

The purpose of this identifier is to replace current identifiers associated with Medicaid and other health plans establishing one nationally recognizable number for each provider.

Public education agencies, as well as all other providers, that do not obtain the NPI number by the date above will not be able to bill for services until the number is received.

NPI Help Desk: 1-866-311-5502 (Local 501-301-7611)

1-800-457-4454 (Local 501-376-2211)
Option 1: EDI
Option 2: PAC
Option 3: Provider Enrollment