NCPDP unveils NPI database

November 5, 2007

The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs updated its HCIdea on-line database to include NPI numbers.

The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs has added National Provider Identifier numbers to its HCIdea database. The HCIdea on-line announced it will require NPI numbers for Medicare payments in January. The requirement for using NPIs was originally slated to begin in May, but delays forced CMS to extend a transition period.

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