National Provider Identifier (NPI)

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center requires that each trainee obtain an NPI number and report it to his/her department.

How do I look-up an NPI number?

Visit the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) website where you can look up NPI numbers for individuals or organizations.

What is the purpose of the NPI?

The purpose of the NPI is to uniquely identify a health care provider in standard transactions, such as health care claims. NPIs may also be used to identify health care providers on prescriptions, in internal files to link proprietary provider identification numbers and other information, in coordination of benefits between health plans, in patient medical record systems, in program integrity files, and in other ways.

How do I obtain an NPI?

Visit National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) to apply for an NPI online.

When applying for an NPI, what taxonomy (provider type) do I select?

Unlicensed physicians must use the option: Student, Health Care (390200000X). To view a list of all taxonomy codesĀ click here