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Administrative Simplification

The administrative simplification is one of the provisions under HIPAA that establishes electronic health care standards and national identifiers. A medical office is required by regulation to know and use these provisions in all HIPAA standard transactions.

Five Facts about NPI
The National Provider Identification or NPI is a 10 digit, unique identification number used to take the place of provider identifiers such as a Unique Provider Identification number (UPIN) in HIPAA standard transactions. Health care providers are required by regulation of HIPAA to use NPIs in all HIPAA standard transactions.

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