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Health Care Provider Taxonomy Codes

Last updated July 01, 2019 with Version 19.1

The Health Care Provider Taxonomy Code Set is a hierarchical code set that consists of codes, descriptions, and definitions. Healthcare Provider Taxonomy Codes are designed to categorize the type, classification, and/or specialization of health care providers.

The Health Care Provider Taxonomy code set is published (released) twice a year on July 1st and January 1st. The July publication is effective for use on October 1st and the January publication is effective for use on April 1st. The time between the publication release and the effective date is considered an implementation period to allow providers, payers, and vendors an opportunity to incorporate any changes into their systems.

Registered Nurse - 163W00000X

(1) A registered nurse is a person qualified by graduation from an accredited nursing school (depending upon schooling, a registered nurse may receive either a diploma from a hospital program, an associate degree in nursing (A.D.N.) or a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (B.S.N.), who is licensed or certified by the state, and is practicing within the scope of that license or certification. R.N.?s assist patient in recovering and maintaining their physical or mental health. They assist physicians during treatments and examinations and administer medications. (2) A provider who is trained and educated in a formal nursing education program at an accredited school of nursing, passes a national certification examination, and is licensed by the state to practice nursing. The individual provides nursing services to patients or clients in areas such as health promotion, disease prevention, acute and chronic care and restoration and maintenance of health across the life span.

Addiction (Substance Use Disorder) - 163WA0400X

Administrator - 163WA2000X

Ambulatory Care - 163WP2201X

Cardiac Rehabilitation - 163WC3500X

Case Management - 163WC0400X

College Health - 163WC1400X

Community Health - 163WC1500X

Continence Care - 163WC2100X

Continuing Education/Staff Development - 163WC1600X

Critical Care Medicine - 163WC0200X

Diabetes Educator - 163WD0400X

Dialysis, Peritoneal - 163WD1100X

Emergency - 163WE0003X

Enterostomal Therapy - 163WE0900X

Flight - 163WF0300X

Gastroenterology - 163WG0100X

General Practice - 163WG0000X

Gerontology - 163WG0600X

Hemodialysis - 163WH0500X

Home Health - 163WH0200X

Hospice - 163WH1000X

Infection Control - 163WI0600X

Infusion Therapy - 163WI0500X

Lactation Consultant - 163WL0100X

Maternal Newborn - 163WM0102X

Medical-Surgical - 163WM0705X

Neonatal Intensive Care - 163WN0002X

Neonatal, Low-Risk - 163WN0003X

Nephrology - 163WN0300X

Neuroscience - 163WN0800X

Nurse Massage Therapist (NMT) - 163WM1400X

Nutrition Support - 163WN1003X

Obstetric, High-Risk - 163WX0002X

Obstetric, Inpatient - 163WX0003X

Occupational Health - 163WX0106X

Oncology - 163WX0200X

Ophthalmic - 163WX1100X

Orthopedic - 163WX0800X

Ostomy Care - 163WX1500X

Otorhinolaryngology & Head-Neck - 163WX0601X

Pain Management - 163WP0000X

Pediatric Oncology - 163WP0218X

Pediatrics - 163WP0200X

Perinatal - 163WP1700X

Plastic Surgery - 163WS0121X

Psychiatric/Mental Health - 163WP0808X

Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult - 163WP0809X

Psychiatric/Mental Health, Child & Adolescent - 163WP0807X

Registered Nurse First Assistant - 163WR0006X

A perioperative registered nurse who works in collaboration with the surgeon and other health care team members to achieve optimal outcomes. The RNFA has acquired the necessary knowledge, judgment, and skills specific to the expanded role of RNFA clinical practice. Intraoperatively, the RNFA assists the surgeon.

Rehabilitation - 163WR0400X

Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility - 163WR1000X

School - 163WS0200X

Urology - 163WU0100X

Women's Health Care, Ambulatory - 163WW0101X

Wound Care - 163WW0000X

The American Medical Association (AMA) holds the copyright© for the Health Care Taxonomy Code Set (Provider Taxonomy). The Provider Taxonomy is commercial technical data and/or computer data developed exclusively at private expense and provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind. The AMA, NUCC, and NPIdb and its members shall NOT be responsible for any consequences, including liability or damage attributable to or related to any use, non-use, or interpretation of information contained or not contained in the Provider Taxonomy.

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