Providers to get help with ID transition

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering assistance for providers transitioning to National Provider Identifier.

"Good faith" operators who cannot convert to NPI use by May 23 without incurring problems can receive up to 12 more months to make the transition, the government announced. The shift is mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The NPI replaces various older identifiers, including Medicaid provider IDs and various PIN designations.

More information is available at https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/. For contingency plan guidance, providers can visit https://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalProvIdentStand/Downloads/NPI_Contingency.pdf.
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