Saturday, September 8, 2012

NPI Number and Veterinarians in Nevada

From the Nevada Board of Pharmacy Newsletter found here.

NPI Number and Veterinarians
It has been reported to the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy that some pharmacies are refusing to fill prescriptions written by a veterinarian simply because the veterinarian has no National Provider Identifier (NPI) number. Please be aware that a veterinarian is not required to obtain an NPI number. The NPI number applies only to health care providers covered under Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act who bill Medicare. Obviously, veterinarians are not billing Medicare!

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