What is the NPI?
The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a government-issued,
10-digit identification number for individual healthcare providers
and organizations. The numbers are randomly assigned and
contain no coded information about the individual or organization.
The NPI will never expire, and your individual NPI will remain
the same even if you change jobs or locations.
Why should I get an NPI?
All dentists are eligible to apply for an NPI, and dentists
who submit claims electronically will be required by federal law
to obtain an NPI. However, since health plans are allowed
to require all dentists to obtain an NPI regardless of whether
the dentist submits claims electronically, we encourage
all DenteMax participating dentists to obtain an NPI.
How do I get an NPI?
Applying for an NPI is free and relatively easy.
to find out how to get a NPI. You may receive your NPI via email in one to five business days, or you may choose to download a printable application and submit by mail. Once you have received your NPI,
you must contact our provider relations department at 800.752.1547.