National Provider Identifier (NPI) to Medicaid Crosswalk

The National Provider Indetifier (NPI) became the national standard identifier in May 2007.

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) to assign unique identifiers to health care providers. The NPPES files contain all of the FOIA-disclosable data for active and deactivated providers in NPPES. The source NPPES files have up to 15 provider licenses per NPI.

The documentaion for the source data file can be helpful for understanding the variables in the datafile. Hint: Try searching on the word "documentation" on the source file data page.

Jean Roth created the NPI to medicaid crosswalk below from the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) downloadable data file for greater ease of use.

One limitation of this dataset is that the provider had to include their other provider number on the NPI application in order for the license number to appear here.

Processed versions of the source NPPES data these files are made from is also available.

Updates and changes.

  npi_medicaidxw.dta     npi_medicaidxw.sas7bdat     npi_medicaidxw.csv     desc_npi_medicaidxw 

Contact data@nber.org with questions, comments, or suggestions.

Last Update Created by Jean Roth June 11, 2015

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