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CMS Publishes Missing Digital Contact Information Report

CMS recently published the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) Public Reporting of Missing Digital Contact Information Report. The Report contains the names and NPIs of providers who do not have digital contact information, also known as “endpoints,” included in the NPPES system as of Dec. 17, 2021. Endpoints allow health care providers to send authenticated, encrypted health information directly to trusted recipients securely over the internet. To facilitate electronic health information exchange, CMS finalized its May 2020 CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule that it would publicly report the names of providers who do not list or update their digital contact information in the NPPES. The NPPES Missing Digital Contact Information Report will be updated quarterly, and providers may add missing digital contact information before publication of the next report. Updated data that comes after the end of March 2022 will be displayed on the next quarterly refresh. Access additional resources: