Frequently Asked Questions About the National Provider Identifier (NPI). How would NPIs be issued?


NPIs would be issued by the National Provider System (NPS) based on information entered into the NPS by one or more organizations known as “enumerators.” Enumerators would carry out a number of functions, which include entering identifying information about a health care provider into the system, performing data validation (for example, confirming the State license number), notifying a health care provider of its NPI, and updating information about a health care provider when notified by the health care provider.