How to gain access to your NPI file after changing jobs

Gaining Access To Your NPI File

Your National Provider Identifier (NPI) is sup­posed to stay with you after you change jobs, even if you move to another state. But suppose your previous employer handled your NPI application. How do you get access to your NPI file on the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES)?


First, you can use the public NPI registry Web site ( NPPES/NPI to find your provider details page. You can then search either for individual or group providers’ detail pages by provider name, address, or NPI number.


The information on the provider detail page can be used in lieu of your original NPI verification document to get the password needed to regain access to your NPI file. You can then provide NPPES the information from the NPPES NPI registry, along with your NPI number, to get new login credentials to access your NPI file.


Remember: You are required to update your NPI file with any changes, such as a new job, within 30 days of the change, Medicare has the right to revoke your billing privileges if you don’t.

More Relevant Questions

Do I Need A New NPI Number If I Change Jobs

No, you don't need a new NPI number if you change jobs. Your NPI stays with you. To access your NPI file, search for your provider details on the NPI registry website. Use this info to retrieve your password and update your file within 30 days of any changes to avoid billing privilege issues.

How To Change Name In NPI

To change your name on your NPI, visit the NPPES NPI registry website to find your provider details. Use this info for password retrieval to access your NPI file. Promptly update changes to avoid Medicare billing privilege revocation within 30 days.

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