Content on care52.com mainly comes from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published data and the FOIA-disclosable NPPES health care provider data file. This means:
- The information disclosed on the NPI Registry and in the downloadable files are FOIA-disclosable and are required to be disclosed under the FOIA and the eFOIA amendments to the FOIA. There is no way to 'opt out' or 'suppress' the NPPES record data for health care providers with active NPIs.
- The NPPES Data Dissemination Notice and outreach documents from CMS encouraged health care providers to review their FOIA-disclosable NPPES data and edit it as necessary and to remove, if they wished, sensitive data from FOIA-disclosable fields that were furnished on an optional basis (i.e., data that were not required to be furnished in order to apply for an NPI).Many health care providers have taken some or all of these actions.
- If the downloadable file or the NPI Registry reflects information that is incorrect, health care providers should correct that information. At any time, providers, or someone acting on their behalf, may edit their records by going to https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov, or by obtaining a paper NPI Application/Update Form (CMS-10114) from the NPI Enumerator or from the CMS forms page (http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms) and mailing the completed, signed form to the NPI Enumerator. Providers who need assistance in editing their records should contact the NPI Enumerator by phone at 1-800-465-3203, by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by letter: NPI Enumerator, P.O. Box 6059, Fargo, ND 58108-6059.
- Old information removed from CMS and NPPES may not be deleted from our database such as in cases where we may be required by law to keep as reference for patients who have made prior bookings.