NPI Implementation Update
Effective Sept 29, 2007 CMS completed the National Provider Identifier (NPI) Implementation for Prescription Drug Events (PDEs) announced previously on April 16 2007 in HPMS. The NPI implementation expanded edit 615 and edit 781. Edit 615 "The Service Provider ID is missing or invalid" was expanded to include NPI numbers. Previously edit 615 applied only to NCPDP Identifiers. Edit 781 "Service Provider ID is not on master provider file" was expanded to include NPI numbers reported on standard format. Previously 781 applied only to NCPDP Identifiers.