How to Apply

Health care providers can apply for NPIs in one of three ways:

  • For the most efficient application processing and the fastest receipt of NPIs, use the web-based application process.  Simply log onto the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) and apply on line (see Related links inside CMS)
  • Health care providers can agree to have an Electronic File Interchange (EFI) organization (EFIO) submit application data on their behalf (i.e., through a bulk enumeration process) if an EFIO requests their permission to do so
  • Health care providers may wish to obtain a copy of the paper NPI Application/Update Form (CMS-10114) and mail the completed, signed application to the NPI Enumerator located in Fargo, ND, whereby staff at the NPI Enumerator will enter the application data into NPPES.  This form is now available for download from the CMS website or by request from the NPI Enumerator.  Health care providers who wish to obtain a copy of this form from the NPI Enumerator may do so in any of these ways:
    • Phone:  1-800-465-3203 or TTY 1-800-692-2326
    • E-mail:
    • Mail:
      NPI Enumerator
      P.O. Box 6059  
      Fargo, ND  58108-6059

View the “NPPES Enhancements and Updates” document in the Downloads section below to learn the latest changes to the NPPES as of September 13, 2009.