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Updating npi information

section answers frequently asked questions from physicians and other health care professionals about updating information on Physician Compare.

If your address is listed incorrectly online, there is a good chance the wrong info came from the government’s NPI database which lists ~5mm health care providers and organizations.

Many websites copy your address from this database.

To be listed as an affiliated health care professional under your group profile page on Physician Compare, a health care professional must reassign his/her benefits to your group practice’s TIN and actively bill under that TIN.

If you need additional help, you can contact the NPPES: NPI Enumerator PO Box 6059Fargo, ND [email protected], you can use this paper form to update your NPI record, but it may take between three to six weeks to process: 60 days after your NPI record has been updated, your address will be fixed on the websites that refresh NPI data regularly.

Within 6 to 12 months, your address will be corrected on many of the sophisticated directories. If you are looking for additional help with your addresses, we recommend you contact the following companies.

This list is intended for informational purposes only; you must do your own due diligence on each company: EMPATHIQ is providing this information as a public service announcement.

If a group practice also has a DBA name listed in PECOS, Physician Compare will display the DBA because it is more likely to be recognized by the average Medicare consumer.