Author Topic: NPI for Wilderness Program  (Read 2676 times)

Angie

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NPI for Wilderness Program
« on: December 14, 2011, 02:00:21 PM »
I was wondering if anyone knew about registering a Wilderness Program for an NPI #? We are not licensed as Residential Treatment but are licensed as a "Therapeutic Wilderness Program". Can we register the NPI as Residential Treatment if we are not licensed as such?

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Re: NPI for Wilderness Program
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2011, 06:58:34 AM »
You should pick the taxonomy code that best describes your program.  I see other wilderness programs using taxonomy code 322D00000X - RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY, EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED CHILDREN .  You are a residential treatment facility, you may not have a license, but you are a residential treatment facility.  The insurance carriers need to determine if they will or will not cover you.  You aren't doing anything deceitful by having an NPI that identifies you as a residential treatment facility.
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Angie

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Re: NPI for Wilderness Program
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2011, 07:52:43 AM »
Thank you for clarifying that. I really appreciate you!  :)