BWC encourages providers to incorporate their National Provider Identifier (NPI) into the BWC billing process and accepts bills from providers that have registered their NPI with BWC. However, we do not view NPI as a replacement for the BWC provider numbers already assigned.
We will accept bills containing:
- BWC legacy (current) numbers
- BWC registered NPI number
Registering NPI with BWC
Providers wishing to use their NPI in their workers’ compensation billing and forms must provide and verify their information with BWC’s provider relations department. Providers should submit copies of their NPI confirmation from the enumerator (Fox Systems Inc.) along with their corresponding BWC provider number to the fax number or address below.
Fax to: BWC Provider Enrollment (614) 621-1333
Ohio BWC Provider Enrollment
P.O. Box 15249
Columbus, OH 43215-0249
Allow up to six weeks for the NPI to be registered at BWC. Please contact BWC’s provider contact center at 1-800-644-6292 to verify your NPI is registered prior to using it for billing purposes. Once this process is complete, a provider may bill using either his or her BWC provider number or the registered NPI (and taxonomy code).
Any provider still needing to obtain an NPI may do so at the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System website.