HIPAA NPI Transition Application Process, Medicare Readiness, Enumeration Strategies, Crosswalking Challenges and Current Status
  • National HIPAA Audioconference: Analysis of the National Provider Identifier
  • Wednesday January 11, 2006
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Eastern)
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Central)
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Mountain)
  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am (Pacific)
Phone: 800-684-4549

WASHINGTON DC USA -- HIT/HIPAA UPDATE NEWS SERVICE (TM) -- JANUARY 9, 2006: HIPAA Audioconferences has scheduled the National HIPAA Audioconference: Analysis of the National Provider Identifier (NPI) on Wednesday January 11, 2006 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Eastern).


The National HIPAA Audioconference: Analysis of the National Provider Identifier will help your orgarnization prepare for the implementation of the NPI. The Final Rule adopting the HIPAA standard unique health identifier for health care providers was published in the Federal Register on January 23, 2004. Health care providers could begin to apply for NPIs on the effective date of the final rule, which was May 23, 2005. All health care providers are eligible to be assigned NPIs; health care providers who are covered entities must obtain and use NPIs. All HIPAA covered entities must use NPIs by the compliance dates (May 23, 2007 for all but small health plans; May 23, 2008 for small health plans).


The Audioconference agenda is set forth in Eastern Daylight Time below:

1:00 pm Overview of the audioconference by the Moderator
Steven S. Lazarus, PhD, CPEHR, CPHIT, FHIMSS
1:10 pm Overview of the NPI Transition Application Process, Medicare Readiness and Current Status
Jim Bossenmeyer
1:25 pm Preparing for the NPI Transition
Michael Apfel
1:40 pm NPI Enumeration Strategies
Gail Kocher
1:55 pm Crosswalking Challenges
Matt Wallach
2:10 pm Questions and Comments
2:30 pm Audioconference Adjournment


  • Michael Apfel, Corporate Compliance HIPAA TCS, Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City, MO
  • Jim Bossenmeyer, Hospital and Ambulatory Group, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD
  • Gail Kocher, HIPAA Knowledge Center, Highmark, Inc., Camp Hill, PA
  • Matt Wallach, Chief Marketing Officer, Health Market Science, King of Prussia, PA
  • Steven S. Lazarus, Ph.D., CPEHR, CPHIT, FHIMSS, President, Boundary Information Group and Past Chair, WEDI, Denver, CO (Moderator)

It is a live event that includes session handouts, an interactive question and answer period, and access for an unlimited number of participants at each call-in site. However, only one site can be offered per registration. It is impermissible for an organization to purchase one registration and to operate multiple sites through an internal telephone system. During the live Audioconference participants will be able to ask questions and make comments. The Audioconference faculty has agreed to take follow-up questions via email. Audioconferences are simple, accessible, cost effective and reach a broad audience locally.



Collocated with the Third Annual Connecting Communities for Health Learning Forum,
Cosponsored inter alia by International Association of Privacy Officers, American Medical Group Association, Federation of American Hospitals

April 9 - 11, 2006
Washington, DC


The Audioconference Registration Fee is $275 per Site. No limit to number of attendees per site.

Purchase the Audioconference CD-ROM for $275.

Or register for the audioconference and receive the CD-ROM for $395.

You can register online at:

Alternatively, you can download and print the Audioconference Registration Form from the website:

The completed form can be faxed to 760-418-8084 or sent to:
    HIPAAAudioconference Office
    7790 Barberry Ave
    Yucca Valley, CA USA 92284