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General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: carnilent on May 19, 2009, 05:29:53 PM

Title: verifying NPI and Tax id #
Post by: carnilent on May 19, 2009, 05:29:53 PM
Is there any way to verify the NPI and the tax id # with Medicare?



thanks

carnilent
Title: Re: verifying NPI and Tax id #
Post by: Pay_My_Claims on May 19, 2009, 06:14:22 PM
you can verify the NPI on the website. https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/NPPES/Welcome.do
Title: Re: verifying NPI and Tax id #
Post by: PMRNC on May 19, 2009, 07:10:07 PM
That will verify the NPI but will not report problems if the NPI is not an IDENTICAL match that is because some providers will still reporting with SSN's so those are NOT going to show in the NPI registry.
Title: Re: verifying NPI and Tax id #
Post by: Michele on May 19, 2009, 07:33:25 PM
If you want to verify what Medicare has on file for the provider's NPI & tax ID you need to call the provider's Medicare carrier and ask.  They will verify what they have.

Michele
Title: Re: verifying NPI and Tax id #
Post by: Pay_My_Claims on May 19, 2009, 11:05:57 PM
That will verify the NPI but will not report problems if the NPI is not an IDENTICAL match that is because some providers will still reporting with SSN's so those are NOT going to show in the NPI registry.

The NPI is 10 digits while the SSN is only 9, so it won't accept it on the NPI website as an accurate number