The NPI implementation deadline is less than 175 days away, but only 1.5 million NPIs have been issued to date. Listen to Matt Wallach, Health Market Science’s chief marketing officer, described the wide-reaching implications of NPI use, the ideal management team to direct the implementation effort, and the provider and payor education that must occur to avoid “potentially severe” issues related to the May 2007 deadline. Wallach and Lynn Somers Syrek, director of operations support and NPI project manager at Coventry Health Plans, described what steps organizations need to take to ensure compliance by the May 2007 NPI deadline during a December 12th audio conference, NPI: Strategies for an Implementation Process To Meet the May 2007 Deadline.

Source: Wide-Reaching Implications of NPI Use