The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a standard public unique identifier assigned to HIPAA covered providers. The NPI is a 10-position all-numeric identification number assigned by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) to uniquely identify a health care provider.
NPI numbers are used in HIPAA covered transactions like medical claims and are share with other healthcare providers, health insurance plans, clearinghouses or any entity that may require it for billing purposes.
NPI Profile allows you to search the complete NPI database by First Name, Last Name, Organization Name, NPI Number, Address, City, State, ZIP code, Taxonomy Code or Specialization. Additionally NPI Profile has a few handy tools to validate a NPI number, check if a NPI number is registered with PECOS and crosswalk a NPI number with a CLIA record.