Apply for your NPI: Certified ATs & AT Students
What is an NPI number?
A National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique 10-digit identification number used in standard health care transactions. The NPI fulfills a requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). You only have to apply once, and the NPI number stays with you (like your BOC certification number or your state license number).
The NPI identifies you as a health care provider to other health care providers.
Why Do I Need an NPI number?
Your NPI number is the identifier that is used by numerous entities including employers, state licensing boards, regulatory agencies, insurers, CMS, and legislators. Having an NPI number is important because it allows ATs to be recognized using the same identifier by which other health care professionals are identified.
A few uses for the NPI include:
How to apply for your NPI
Applying for your NPI is quick, easy and free. Visit the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System to complete your application today.
If you need help, follow these Step-by-Step NPI Application Instructions (pdf).
These are the TAXONOMY CODES you’ll need:
Taxonomy codes categorize the type, classification, and/or specialization of health care providers.
STUDENT TAXONOMY CODES:
As a student, you will enter two Taxonomy Codes to indicate you are a student of athletic training:
Once you have your NPI, don’t forget to update your BOC and NATA member profiles with your NPI number!