HIPAA Compliance Guide

HIPAA Overview & Regulations

HIPAA Compliance Guide
What is HIPAA? What is a HIPAA BAA?
Regulations
General Administrative Requirements
Subpart A
General Provisions
Subpart B
Preemption Of State Law
Subpart C
Compliance and Investigations
Subpart D
Imposition of Civil Money Penalties
Subpart E
Procedures for Hearings
Administrative Requirements
Subpart A
General Provisions
Subpart D
Standard Unique Health Identifier For Health Care Providers
Subpart E
Standard Unique Health Identifier For Health Plans
Subpart F
Standard Unique Employer Identifier
Subpart I
General Provisions For Transactions
Subpart J
Code Sets
Subpart K
Health Care Claims Or Equivalent Encounter Information
Subpart L
Eligibility For A Health Plan
Subpart M
Referral Certification And Authorization
Subpart N
Health Care Claim Status
Subpart O
Enrollment And Disenrollment In A Health Plan
Subpart P
Health Care Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) And Remittance Advice
Subpart Q
Health Plan Premium Payments
Subpart R
Coordination Of Benefits
Subpart S
Medicaid Pharmacy Subrogation
Security and Privacy
Subpart A
General Provisions
Subpart C
Security Standards For The Protection Of Electronic Protected Health Information
Subpart D
Notification In The Case Of Breach Of Unsecured Protected Health Information
Subpart E
Privacy Of Individually Identifiable Health Information

Administrative Requirements   >   Standard Unique Health Identifier For Health Care Providers

§ 162.408 National Provider System

National Provider System. The National Provider System (NPS) shall do the following:

(a) Assign a single, unique NPI to a health care provider, provided that–

(1) The NPS may assign an NPI to a subpart of a health care provider in accordance with paragraph (g); and

(2) The Secretary has sufficient information to permit the assignment to be made.

(b) Collect and maintain information about each health care provider that has been assigned an NPI and perform tasks necessary to update that information.

(c) If appropriate, deactivate an NPI upon receipt of appropriate information concerning the dissolution of the health care provider that is an organization, the death of the health care provider who is an individual, or other circumstances justifying deactivation.

(d) If appropriate, reactivate a deactivated NPI upon receipt of appropriate information.

(e) Not assign a deactivated NPI to any other health care provider.

(f) Disseminate NPS information upon approved requests.

(g) Assign an NPI to a subpart of a health care provider on request if the identifying data for the subpart are unique.

HIPAA Regulations

§ 162.406: Standard unique health identifier for health care providers

HIPAA Regulations

§ 162.410: Implementation specifications: Health care providers