1. Select the "Same As..." button if you want your contact person to
be the provider (if an individual) or the authorized official
(if an organization) named on the Provider Profile Page. You must
still enter the phone number and e-mail address for this person.
For Individual providers, the “Same As Mailing Phone” or
“Same As Practice Phone” buttons can be selected to copy the
corresponding data into the Contact Person Phone Number and
Extension fields. You must still enter the e-mail address for
2. If you do not select the "Same As..." button, you must provide alternate contact
person information. Enter the full name, credentials, and title
of the contact person as well as the phone number and e-mail address
for this person.
The First, Middle, Last, Credential(s), and Title fields allow the
following special characters: ampersand, apostrophe, colon, comma,
forward slash, hyphen, left and right parentheses, period,
pound sign, quotation mark, and semi-colon. A field cannot contain
all special characters. The e-mail address fields allow the following
special characters: "at" sign, hyphen, period, and underscore.
3. The Phone number and Extension fields only accept digits.
NOTE: SSN/ITIN/EINs can only be entered in the SSN/ITIN/EIN field.
If a SSN/ITIN/EIN is entered in any other field, NPPES will display an
error message, indicating that a SSN has been entered in a non SSN field.
You are required to update those fields in order to continue to the next page
in the application. If a 9-digit contiguous number is entered in a non numeric
field and the 9-digit number is not the SSN/ITIN/EIN entered on the record,
NPPES will display a warning message, indicating that a 9-digit contiguous number
has been found in a non numeric field when the Next button is clicked.
You can either update the field value or click the Next button again to accept the