(New) iPrescribe: NPI registry

This article will dsicuss the NPI registry and iPrescribe.

Should providers encounter issues or have inquiries regarding their records, the NPI registry enumerator is available to help.

Link to the NPI Registry: https://npiregistry.cms.hhs.gov/

Contact NPI Registry: Call 800.465.3203 | 800.692.2326 TTY or email customerservice@npienumerator.com

Create an Account with NPPES: https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/#/   

Overview of NPI registry

The NPI Registry is a comprehensive and free directory encompassing all active National Provider Identifier (NPI) records. For providers, keeping this registry updated is mandatory.

DrFirst relies on accurate data from the NPI Registry to satisfy various requirements, such as DEA mandates for token management. As a result, it’s necessary for providers to take the following actions:

  • Update personal and professional details: Ensure your name, primary specialty (taxonomy), primary state, and state license number are present and current in the NPI Registry.
  • Modify primary specialty: If you have both primary and secondary specialties, update your primary specialty (taxonomy) to the one you would like DrFirst to recognize as primary in the registry.
  • Be patient with updates: Any modifications made to the NPI Registry will be processed in the subsequent week, with Wednesday being the earliest. For those aiming to self-register for a DrFirst product, it’s vital to account for this time lag since up-to-date details are essential for successful registration and identity validation.
iPrescribe registration and NPI registry

To register for iPrescribe, providers must ensure their first name, last name, state, and medical license number on their account profile correspond with the details in the NPI registry.

If an error message displays – “Your practice state must match your license state (XX). Need help?” – this indicates a discrepancy between your iPrescribe profile and the NPI registry. Specifically, your NPI registry profile should display the medical license for the state where you plan to use iPrescribe.

In instances where the NPI registry contains inaccurate or outdated data, take the necessary steps to update the registry. Once these updates are reflected, you can then proceed with iPrescribe registration. 

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