What is the NPI Lookup

Here is the official description by the United States government provided to us on their web site.

Official Description

The NPI Registry Public Search is a free directory of all active National Provider Identifier (NPI) records. Healthcare providers acquire their unique 10-digit NPIs to identify themselves in a standard way throughout their industry.

_Individuals or organizations apply for NPIs through the CMS National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES). After we supply an NPI, we publish the parts of the NPI record that have public relevance, including the provider’s name, specialty (taxonomy) and practice address. _

_ CMS provides this service based on federal law (45 CFR Part 162). We also supply this directory in a full download file, or through an Application Programming Interface (API). _

Check it out for yourself

You can go here to check it out for yourself.

The API bit is more interesting

It’s that last bit about the API interface that is the most interesting. Here you can just hit their api and get all the results you’re looking for. It’s a bit more nerdy but if you know what you’re doing, it’s kind of nice.

The reason you’re here

This is all really cool. But if you need a really super duper slick way to play with the NPI records… Look no further than GraphQL and NPIQL. That’s pronounced like “In Pickle” or “N Pickle”. And now here’s a link to that magical graphiql NPI tool.

- data.npiql.com

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