A National Provider Identifier number, or NPI, is a unique federal identification number issued to covered health care providers—that includes massage therapists! An NPI is required for insurance claims, including those reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance plans. That means if you don’t have your own NPI number as a massage therapist, you’re not eligible to be paid for medically prescribed massages by insurers. Having an NPI, on the other hand, means you have more work opportunities and massage appointments available to you.
So how do I get an NPI number?
It’s simple! Applying for an NPI online is free, and it only takes about 15 minutes. Watch this step-by-step walkthrough of the whole process, and then get yours today. You’ll be glad you did!