As of May 23, 2008, providers were required to submit an NPI number with all electronic transactions. The National Provider Identifier (NPI)* is a requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). NPIs will recognize providers and eliminate the need for multiple identifiers when conducting electronic transactions. NPI will allow more efficient electronic transmission, and TRICARE® is able to receive your NPI information. If you haven't applied for your NPI yet, learn how to apply to avoid interruptions in claims' payments.
National Provider Identifiers (NPI) Submission:
Providers who are registered myTRICARE® .com members can submit NPIs through the Web! To send us your information today, "Sign In" and select the NPI link from the my Account menu. If you are not a registered member, please use the forms below to send us your NPI information:
West NPI Provider Forms
*National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a 10-digit identification number that the federal government assigns to healthcare providers. It is one of the simplifications of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) intended to reduce fraud and improve the efficiency of the healthcare system.