Home Mod OT or COTA sign up for NPI and NPI 2 Numbers

Home modifications by occupational therapist (OT) based on principles of universal design and accessibility.

Universal/accessible design of the home from an occupational therapy and a construction perspective. This blog is part of a quest for cool, convenient, functional design that makes life safer, easier, and as maintenance-free as possible. It's about the lifestyle.
Video with written explanation coming of how home mod OT's and COTA's sign up for NPI and NPI 2 numbers.


GO TO:  https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/#/ to start the sign up process.



What will you need to apply for an NPI number?

- OT/COTA license number
- Social security number
- EIN or Tax ID number for your business


Why do you need an NPI number?

Once you are assigned a 10-digit unique National
Provider Identifier (NPI) number, it is yours for life. Virtually any insurance carrier should be able to identify you by your NPI, replacing non-standard identifiers and streamlining claims processing. However, it will not replace your social security number, DEA number, taxpayer ID, taxonomy (specialty) number or state license number. 


Two Types of NPI

An individual
is eligible for only one NPI.

Type
2: Healthcare providers who are organizations, including physician groups, hospitals, nursing homes, and the corporation formed when an individual incorporates him/herself into a group practice.  


How long does it take to get an NPI number?

About 10 days. 


Professional Taxonomies: 
 
https://
www.npidashboard.com/taxonomy/225X00000X

• Occupational therapist:
225X00000X

• Occupational therapist environmental modifications:
225XE0001X

• Occupational therapist gerontology:
225XG0600X

 • Occupational therapist low vision:
225XL0004X  



Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant:

·      Occupational Therapy Assistant:  224Z00000X
·      Occupational Therapy Assistant - Environmental Modifications:  224ZE0001X
·      Occupational Therapy Assistant - Low Vision:  224ZL0004X
 

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