NRPM: Standard Health Care Provider Identifier. II. Provisions of the Proposed Regulations

05/07/1998

In this proposed rule, we propose a standard health care provider identifier and requirements concerning its implementation. This rule would establish requirements that health plans, health care providers, and health care clearinghouses would have to meet to comply with the statutory requirement to use a unique identifier in electronic transactions. We propose to add a new part to title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations for health plans, health care providers, and health care clearinghouses in general. The new part would be part 142 of title 45 and would be titled “Administrative Requirements.” Subpart D would contain provisions specific to the NPI.