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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

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.

NOTE: 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.