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|PROPER RETENTION OF PATIENT RECORDS
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin accepting National Provider Identifiers (NPI) in January 2006. From January 3, 2006 through October 1, 2006, CMS systems will accept an existing legacy Medicare number or an NPI as long as it is accompanied by an existing legacy Medicare number. Beginning October 2, 2006 through May 22, 2007, CMS will accept an existing legacy Medicare number and/or an NPI. This will allow for 6-7 months of provider testing before only an NPI will be accepted. Beginning May 23, 2007, CMS systems will only accept an NPI.
To apply for your NPI online, visit the CMS website. You can also request a paper application by calling (800) 465-3203. In order to complete your application, you will need to provide your name, date of birth, country of birth, state of birth, gender, mailing address, practice location address and phone number, taxonomy (provider type), state license information, and contact person name, phone number and e-mail. Online help is available from each page of the application by clicking "Help" at the top right of the page.
Additional information is available by calling (800) 465-3203, emailing customer service or by writing: