Other Identification Numbers Page
Provide us with any provider identification numbers
currently in use or formerly used by you. (Optional) The numbers
may include, but are not limited to:
Medicare PIN, Medicare UPIN, Medicare OSCAR/Cerfitication, Medicare NSC and
Medicaid State numbers.
These numbers may be of use in matching your NPI record to
health plans' records.
If you don't have such numbers, you are not required to obtain
them for purposes of applying for an NPI.
If you are in doubt about whether to include them, please contact
the health plans with which you do business. You may add numbers
later if you find a need.
Numbers added previously as UPIN and Medicare will now be
displayed as Medicare UPIN and Medicare PIN to match the CMS-10114 form.
Description of other identification numbers:
Medicaid – An identifier assigned to a provider by a State Medicaid program. If a Medicaid identifier is reported, the name of the State must be reported.
Medicare NSC – An identifier assigned to a durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) supplier by the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC).
Medicare OSCAR/Certification – An identifier assigned to an institutional provider of services (a certified provider) by CMS regional office/State survey-certification staff.
Medicare PIN – An identifier assigned to a Part B provider/supplier by the carrier or A/B MAC. Medicare PIN also includes PINs that are assigned to Medicare Part B providers by the Railroad Retirement Board.
Medicare UPIN – An identifier that had been assigned to physicians and certain other practitioners by the UPIN Registry. UPINs are no longer assigned.
Other, Specify – An identifier assigned by a health plan other than Medicare or Medicaid (e.g., Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, Kaiser-Permanente, etc.). If an identifier is reported in Other, Specify, the name of the health plan that assigned the identifier must be reported as the Issuer.
If you enter a SSN/ITIN/EIN in the Number field you will be shown a warning message that
an invalid entry has been made and to update this field. If you chose to Save the invalid
entry NPPES will convert it into a character string to protect the SSN/ITIN/EIN
from being disseminated to downstream systems in clear text. If you entered a SSN it will be converted into 9
dollar signs ($), an EIN will be converted into 9 equal signs (=) and an ITIN will be converted
into 9 asterisk (*). Only numbers that exactly match the SSN/ITIN/EIN entered on your
record will be converted, if your SSN/ITIN/EIN report in NPPES changes the previously
converted numbers will now display.
1. You may enter identification numbers by using the Add Identifier button
to navigate to the Add Other Identification Number Page.
2. After you have entered one or more identification numbers, they will be
displayed in a table on this page.
3. To remove a previously entered other identification number, click the corresponding checkbox and click the Delete
button. You are able to delete all of the other identification numbers by clicking the Select All button and then clicking the Delete button.
There is a limit of 50 Identification Numbers that can
be added to an application. DO NOT report the Social Security Number (SSN), IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
in this section.