NRPM: Standard Health Care Provider Identifier. 3. Fees and costs.

05/07/1998

Because the statute did not provide a funding mechanism for the enumeration process, Federal funds, if available, would be required to finance this function. We seek comment on any burden that various financing options might impose on the industry.

We welcome comments on possible ways to reduce the costs of enumeration.

While the NPS has been developed to date by HCFA with Federal funds, issues remain as to sources of future funding as the NPS becomes national in use. We welcome your comments on sources for this funding.