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How to get your NPI - A guide for Healthcare Practitioners

The following is an in-depth tutorial that will walk chiropractic students, as well as students of other healthcare professions, through the process of acquiring their very own National Provider Identifier (NPI) number once they have graduated from their respective schools.
Step 1: Verify eligibility
Chiropractic students who have graduated from an accredited chiropractic program and are licensed to practice in their state are eligible to obtain an NPI number.
Step 2: Complete the NPI application
Visit the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) website at to complete the NPI application. Click on "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to create an account and complete the application.
Step 3: Provide required information
Provide all the required information on the application, including personal information, practice information, and license information.
Step 4: Submit the application
Once the application is complete, review it carefully to ensure all information is accurate, and then submit it. You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been processed.
Step 5: Receive your NPI number
You will receive your NPI number via email within a few days after your application has been processed. You can also check the status of your application online using your NPPES account.
Step 6: Update your information as needed
It is important to keep your NPI information up-to-date, such as changes to your name, address, or practice information. You can update your information on the NPPES website at any time.
That's it! By following these steps, chiropractic students can obtain their own NPI number after graduating from chiropractic school. The NPI number is an important identifier for healthcare providers and is required for billing purposes.
Yaron Lohr, DC Clinic Director

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