Webinar Title: Experiences Using the National Provider Identifier (NPI) for Health Workforce Research
Sue Skillman, MS, Deputy Director
Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington
Davis Patterson, PhD, Deputy Director
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington
When: March 25th, 2015 at 2:00pm EDT
Length: 1 hour
Description: The NPI is an administrative tool of the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) used for processing claims and transferring health care information. The NPI can also be useful in studies of the health workforce. Researchers at the University of Washington WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies and Rural Health Research Center will share their experiences using NPI data for studies of the nation’s advanced practice nurse and physician workforces. They will describe the strengths, weaknesses, and their remaining questions about using NPI data.