Providers have until May 23, 2007 , to file their National Provider Identifier (NPI) application, which is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirement.
Log on to www.aasmnet.org/Members/SleepNews.aspx and download a memorandum from the American Medical Association regarding updates to the NPI.
Visit https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov to access the NPI application and designate sleep medicine as your specialty with the new healthcare provider taxonomy codes (HPTC).
If you have already completed the NPI application and did not include a sleep medicine HPTC, it is easy to file an update. Contact the NPI Enumerator at (800) 465-3203 to obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI) Application/Update Form (CMS-10114).
If you have questions regarding the NPI application, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the NPI Enumerator at 1-800-465-3203.
Listed below are the 10-digit codes for sleep medicine that are located within their respective classifications:
- Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 207RS0012X
- Otolaryngology - Sleep Medicine 207YS0012X
- Pediatrics - Sleep Medicine 2080S0012X
- Psychiatry & Neurology - Sleep Medicine 2084S0012X