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

11/22/2000

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.