Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms
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The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique 10-digit identification number issued to health care providers in the United States by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The NPI satisfies the Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) was developed by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to assign these unique identifiers to providers. Assignment of NPI numbers is a HIPPA provision.
A Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (NPRM) is a public notice issued by law when one of the independent agencies of the United States government wishes to add, remove, or change a rule or regulation.