Video with written explanation coming of how home mod OT’s and COTA’s sign up for NPI and NPI 2 numbers.
What will you need to apply for an NPI number?
– OT/COTA license number
– Social security number
– EIN or Tax ID number for your business
Why do you need an NPI number?
Once you are assigned a 10-digit unique National ProviderIdentifier (NPI) number, it is yours for life. Virtually any insurance carrier should be able to identify you by your NPI, replacing non-standard identifiers and streamlining claims processing. However, it will not replace your social security number, DEA number, taxpayer ID, taxonomy (specialty) number or state license number.
Two Types of NPI
An individual is eligible for only one NPI.
Type 2: Healthcare providers who are organizations, including physician groups, hospitals, nursing homes, and the corporation formed when an individual incorporates him/herself into a group practice.
How long does it take to get an NPI number?
About 10 days.
• Occupational therapist: 225X00000X
• Occupational therapist environmental modifications:
• Occupational therapist gerontology: 225XG0600X
• Occupational therapist low vision: 225XL0004X
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant: