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NPI Application Help
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Welcome Page / User Menu
Create Login For Existing NPI Page
Reset Password Page
Individual Profile Page
Address Standardization Page
Add Other Identification Number Page
Select Taxonomy Page 1
Contact Person Page
Change Processing Page
Deactivate NPI Page
Application Security Check page
Login Page
Change Password Page
Organization Profile Page
Business Practice Location Address Page
Delete Other Identification Number Confirmation Page
Select Taxonomy Page 2
Certification Page
View Application Page
Create User ID and Password Page
Change Secret Question and Answer Page
Select Entity Type Page
Business Mailing Address Page
Other Identification Numbers Page
Taxonomy / License Page
Select Group Type Page
Processing Page
NPI Enumerator Contact Information
Contact Person Information Page
The contact person is the person who we will contact if we have any questions regarding your NPI application or change request. This is the person who will be notified of your NPI assignment via e-mail at the e-mail address provided on this page.
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 this person.

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 9-digit number.