Exhibitors at Summer Meeting to request physician NPIs

If you are a Fellow-, Associate-, or Affiliate DO-approved member of the AAD who practices in the U.S., you will now have the opportunity to include your personal 10-digit NPI (National Provider Identifier) number on your Expocard for the Summer Academy Meeting.

The NPI is a 10-digit unique identifier used in health care transactions. Medical device and pharmaceutical companies are required by the Sunshine Act provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to collect this number. The law requires companies to report any “payment or other transfer of value” given to a physician.

If you have already provided your NPI number to the AAD, this information will automatically appear for you during the online registration process. If you have not supplied this number to the AAD, you will have the opportunity to add it to your personal information when you register. This number will then appear on your Expocard to assist you and the exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall.

All NPIs are public information; a searchable registry is available at https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/NPPES/NPIRegistryHome.do.

More information about the NPI is available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at www.cms.gov/NationalProvIdentStand.