NPI data to be available on Sept. 4

From the Medical Group Management Association (

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will make available to the public on Sept. 4 National Provider Identifier (NPI) data that are disclosable from the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) under the Freedom of Information Act. CMS will make information available via the Internet in two forms: a query-only NPI Registry and a downloadable file (available Sept. 11).


CMS has posted several documents on its Web site to help users understand the downloadable file and other aspects of the NPPES.

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