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Updated: 2011 Health Care Provider Taxonomy Codes

March 01, 2011

Provider Taxonomy Codes were updated for 2011 including:

New Codes:

New codes added 1/1/2011, effective 4/1/2011

174N00000X
 
Under the Individual, Other Service Providers Type, the Lactation Consultant, Non-RN Classification, was added:

An individual trained to provide breastfeeding assistance services to both mothers and infants. Lactation Consultants are not required to be nurses and are trained through specific courses of education. The Lactation Consultant may have additional certification through a national or international organization.
Source: National Uniform Claim Committee
 

174V00000X
 
Under the Individual, Other Service Providers Type, the Clinical Ethicist Classification, was added:

A clinical ethicist has been trained in bioethics and ethics case consultation. The clinical ethicist addresses medical-ethical dilemmas arising in clinical practice, such as end-of-life care, refusal of treatment, and futility of care; assists patients and health care providers with medical decision-making; and provides ethics education for patients and families.
Source: National Uniform Claim Committee
 

204R00000X
 
Under the Individual, Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians Type, the Electrodiagnostic Medicine Classification, was added:

Electrodiagnostic medicine is the medical subspecialty that applies neurophysiologic techniques to diagnose, evaluate, and treat patients with impairments of the neurologic, neuromuscular, and/or muscular systems. Qualified physicians are trained in performing electrophysiological testing and interpretation of the test data. They require knowledge in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, histology, and pathology of the brain, spinal cord, autonomic nerves, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, and muscles. They must know clinical features and treatment of diseases of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, as well as those of neuromuscular junction and muscle. Physicians also require special knowledge about electric signal processing, including waveform analysis, electronics and instrumentation, stimulation and recording equipment, and statistics.
Source: American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2011. www.aanem.org

Additional Resources: American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2011. www.abemexam.org

Changed Codes:
Changes made on 1/1/2011

225000000X
 
Under the Individual, Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers Type, the Orthotics Fitter Classification, the title was changed from "Orthotics Fitter" to "Orthotic Fitter" and the definition was changed from "An individual trained in the management of fitting custom and non-custom orthotics." to "An individual trained in the management of fitting prefabricated orthoses."

Source: http://www.nucc.org

The Health Care Provider Taxonomy Codes can be found by choosing the "Other Medical Code Sets" link on the home page and then selecting the "Provider Taxonomy Codes" link.

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