Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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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.

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