Introduction: What is a NPI Number?
A NPI number is an identification number issued by the Internal Revenue Service to identify the
taxpayer in the United States. It is a 10-digit tax identification number assigned to US taxpayers
by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). NPI numbers is require for healthcare provider in
different ways that includes insurance, pharmacy, billing and state specific medical boards.
What is an NPI number used for?
National Product Identifier is used to identify health care providers in the United States and is a
unique identifier that can be found on the provider’s Medicare enrollment application.
The NPI number is a unique identifier assigned to all businesses in the United States. It is used as
a means of identifying and tracking each business. The NPI number is also used to determine
whether or not you need to pay state and federal taxes on your business income.
In short, an NPI number helps facilitate tax reporting and compliance while making sure that the
individual or business is not evading taxes.
Who needs an NPI Number?
In the United States, you need a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number to be able to bill for
your services. This is true if you are an individual, a business or an organization.
The NPI Number is required by the government to be able to file taxes and get paid. If you are a
business, then your NPI number will help people find you on the internet and make sure that they
are paying your bills.
It is important for any professional who provides services in the US to have an NPI number.