National Provider Identifier (NPI)

All heathcare providers that file electronic claims are required by Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI). The NPI is a number all physicians will need throughout their career.

The purpose of the NPI is so that each healthcare provider has one identifying number for all health plans. As a clinical resident/fellow at Cleveland Clinic with the ability to write prescriptions, you are required to have an NPI.

Already Have an NPI?
If you already have an NPI, please print and submit a copy of your NPI confirmation letter and number to the GME Department 

If Not, How to Apply
The National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) assigns your NPI. You can apply online any time. A social security number is required to apply for an NPI. There is no charge to apply for an NPI.


1. Do I apply for an Individual or Organization NPI?
    You will be applying for an Individual NPI

2. Am I a Sole Proprietor?

3. What would my domestic Business Mailing Address be?
    Please use the Cleveland Clinic's mailing address:
    9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44195

4. What is the Business Practice Location Address?
    Please use the Cleveland Clinic's mailing address and phone number
    9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44195 216.444.2200

5. What is my Taxonomy code?
    a. If you are in the process of obtaining a Training Certificate and have not received your certificate number 
        then select Provider Type 39.

    b. If you have already received your Training Certificate Number, then select Provider Type 20 and enter your
        certificate number in the field below.

    c. If you have a Permanent LIcense, then select Provider Type 20 and enter your license number 
        in the field below

If you have any questions or need help, please contact the GME Department via email or at 216.444.5690.

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