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Health Care Provider Taxonomy Codes

Last updated July 01, 2016 with Version 16.1

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.

Specialist/Technologist Cardiovascular - 246X00000X

An allied health professional who performs diagnostic examinations at the request or direction of a physician in one or more of the following three areas: invasive cardiology, noninvasive cardiology, and noninvasive peripheral vascular study. Cardiovascular technologists are one type of allied health professional for which the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation has accredited education programs

Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist - 246XC2901X

Specialist/Technologist Cardiovascular, Sonography - 246XS1301X

Vascular Specialist - 246XC2903X

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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