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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
Business Mailing Address Page

You must provide an address where we can contact you directly to resolve any issues that may arise during our review of your application. (Required)  This information will assist us in contacting you with any questions we may have regarding your application for an NPI or with other information regarding NPI. The Address Line 1, Address Line 2, and City 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. In addition, the Address Line 1 and Address Line 2 fields allow the "at" sign. A field cannot contain all special characters.

The Phone number, Extension, and Fax fields on the Mailing Address page only accept digits.

If you select a country (other than the United States) that does not list a province, enter the country’s name in the province field.

Military Addresses can only be entered on the Military Mailing Address Page. The City should be APO or FPO, the State should be AA, AE or AP, and the Country should be United States.

For example, the address USS NIMITZ CVN 68 FPO AP 96620-2820 would be entered as:
Address Line 1: USS NIMITZ
Address Line 2: CVN 68
City: FPO
State: AP
Zip+4: 96620-2820

For example, the address Ramstein AFB 435 MSS/DPF, Unit 3220, Box 410, APO, AE, 09094 would be entered as:
Address Line 1: Ramstein AFB 435 MSS/DPF
Address Line 2: Unit 3220, Box 410
City: APO
State: AE
Zip+4: 09094

Military Address State options:
      AE (Armed Forces Europe / Canada / Middle East / Africa)
      AP (Armed Forces Pacific)
      AA (Armed Forces Americas)

Military Address City options:
      APO - Army Post Office / Air (Force) Post Office
      FPO - Fleet Post Office

NOTE: Do not report your residential address unless it is also your Business Mailing Address

NOTE: SSN/ITIN/EINs can only be entered in the SSN/ITIN/EIN field. If an SSN/ITIN/EIN is entered in any other field, NPPES will display an error message, indicating that an SSN/ITIN/EIN has been entered in a non SSN/ITIN/EIN 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.