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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.


Clinic/Center - 261Q00000X

A facility or distinct part of one used for the diagnosis and treatment of outpatients. "Clinic/Center" is irregularly defined, sometimes being limited to organizations serving specialized treatment requirements or distinct patient/client groups (e.g., radiology, poor, and public health).


Adolescent and Children Mental Health - 261QM0855X

An entity, facility, or distinct part of a facility providing diagnostic, treatment, and prescriptive services related to mental and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents. Services may be provided to parents and family members of the patient in the form of conjoint, group, or individual therapy, and education and/or training.

Adult Day Care - 261QA0600X

Adult Mental Health - 261QM0850X

An entity, facility, or distinct part of a facility providing diagnostic, treatment, and prescriptive services related to mental and behavioral disorders in adults.

Ambulatory Family Planning Facility - 261QA0005X

An abortion/family planning facility where services are provided at a fixed specific location. An Ambulatory Family Planning Facility does not provide overnight accommodations. The following procedures may be performed at an Ambulatory Family Planning Facility: abortions, laproscopy, hysterectomies, tubule ligation and other related procedures. Abortion is considered voluntary termination of pregnancy.

Ambulatory Fertility Facility - 261QA0006X

A fertility facility, which may be licensed, registered, or certified in some states, that is not hospital-based, where services are provided at a fixed specific location. An Ambulatory Fertility Facility does not provide overnight accommodations. The following fertility procedures may be performed at an Ambulatory Fertility Facility: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT), Embryo Transfer-Thaw (ET-T), Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT), Donor OOCYTE (DO)

Ambulatory Surgical - 261QA1903X

Amputee - 261QA0900X

An entity, facility, or distinct part of a facility providing counseling, fitting, custom design, prescriptive, and training services related to congenital or postoperative absence of all or part of a limb or limbs.

Augmentative Communication - 261QA3000X

An entity, facility, or distinct part of a facility staffed by audiology and/or speech professionals with special training in the evaluation of a patient's potential for use of an augmentative communication device, determination of the most appropriate device, adjustment and maintenance of the device, and training the patient to use the device.

Birthing - 261QB0400X

Community Health - 261QC1500X

Corporate Health - 261QC1800X

Critical Access Hospital - 261QC0050X

An outpatient entity, facility, or distinct part of a facility within or affiliated with a Critical Access Hospital that provides access to primary care services for individuals in a small rural community and is Medicare certified.

Dental - 261QD0000X

Developmental Disabilities - 261QD1600X

An entity, facility, or distinct part of a facility providing comprehensive, multidiscipline diagnostic, treatment, therapy, training, and counseling services to children with congenital disorders that precipitate developmental delays and in many instances mental deficiencies (e.g., Cerebral Palsy, metabolic disorders, Sturge-Weber Syndrome, etc.).

Emergency Care - 261QE0002X

End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment - 261QE0700X

Endoscopy - 261QE0800X

Family Planning, Non-Surgical - 261QF0050X

An entity, facility, or distinct part of a facility, or mobile unit providing non-surgical, family planning/reproductive services including physical examination, laboratory services such as PAP or pregnancy tests; pregnancy, pregnancy prevention/contraceptive, and nutritional counseling, and contraceptives or prescriptions for contraceptives.

Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) - 261QF0400X

A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) is a community-based organization that provides comprehensive primary care and preventive care, including health, oral, and mental health/substance abuse services to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay or health insurance status.

Genetics - 261QG0250X

An entity, facility, or distinct part of a facility providing analysis of family history, genetic laboratory testing and analysis, diagnosis of genetic trait, prognosis and options. Laboratory studies may be outsourced.

Health Service - 261QH0100X

Hearing and Speech - 261QH0700X

An entity, facility, or distinct part of a facility providing diagnostic, treatment, prescriptive, and therapy services related to congenital and acquired conditions and diseases that affect hearing capacity and speech ability.

Infusion Therapy - 261QI0500X

Lithotripsy - 261QL0400X

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - 261QM1200X

Medical Specialty - 261QM2500X

An entity, facility, or distinct part of a facility providing diagnostic, treatment, and prescriptive services related to a specific area of medical specialization. Frequently used for Title V related Children's Specialty services or to meet specific public health needs (e.g., infectious diseases or breast and cervical cancer).

Medically Fragile Infants and Children Day Care - 261QM3000X

An entity, facility, or distinct part of a facility specially equipped and staffed to provide care for medically fragile children with varied and complex care needs (e.g., enteral or parental feeding, ostomy care, respiratory/ventilator care, medications and therapies, etc.).

Mental Health (Including Community Mental Health Center) - 261QM0801X

Methadone - 261QM2800X

An entity, facility, or distinct part of a facility providing diagnostic, and replacement maintenance treatment services related to individuals with drug addiction.

Migrant Health - 261QM1000X

Military Ambulatory Procedure Visits Operational (Transportable) - 261QM1103X

?Non-fixed? facilities or distinct parts of a ?non-fixed? facility, providing outpatient surgical procedures requiring medically supervised recovery. Does not include items issued directly to a patient from an outpatient pharmacy or patient transport. Includes initial ?take home? pharmaceuticals.

Military and U.S. Coast Guard Ambulatory Procedure - 261QM1101X

That part of a ?fixed? (non-temporary, non-deployed) DoD or Coast Guard entity furnishing surgical procedures requiring medically supervised recovery. Similar to a civilian ambulatory surgical center. May be in shared resources with a DoD or Coast Guard Clinic or a DoD Hospital. Does not include items issued directly to a patient from an outpatient pharmacy or patient transport. Includes initial ?take home? pharmaceuticals.

Military Outpatient Operational (Transportable) Component - 261QM1102X

?Non-fixed? facilities or distinct parts of a ?non-fixed? facility, providing outpatient medical and dental services, primarily intended for DoD active duty. The entity is funded with other than Defense Health Program funding. Non-DoD active duty may receive services from this entity. ?Non-fixed? facilities are generally deployed DoD health care activities, not providing services on or in association with a DoD fort or base. ?Non-fixed? facilities include outpatient services furnished onboard ships. ?Non-fixed? facilities also include deployed clinics. Does not include items issued directly to a patient from an outpatient pharmacy or patient transport.

Military/U.S. Coast Guard Outpatient - 261QM1100X

The Defense Health Program or U.S. Coast Guard funded ?fixed? facilities or distinct parts of a facility, providing outpatient medical and dental services, primarily for Uniformed Services beneficiaries. A ?fixed? facility is a non-temporary, non-deployed facility. It includes mobile specialty units such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) units that may furnish services at the ?fixed? facility. It includes, as examples, the institutional portion of outpatient encounters (except Ambulatory Procedure Visits), supplies issued (e.g., glasses, ostomy supplies, crutches), and radiology and laboratory studies. Does not include items issued directly to a patient from an outpatient pharmacy or patient transport.

Multi-Specialty - 261QM1300X

Occupational Medicine - 261QX0100X

Oncology - 261QX0200X

An entity, facility, or distinct part of a facility providing diagnostic, treatment and prescriptive services related to cancerous conditions. Services include chemotherapy infusions and monitoring of implanted chemotherapeutic agents.

Oncology, Radiation - 261QX0203X

Ophthalmologic Surgery - 261QS0132X

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - 261QS0112X

The specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.

Pain - 261QP3300X

Physical Therapy - 261QP2000X

Podiatric - 261QP1100X

Primary Care - 261QP2300X

Prison Health - 261QP2400X

Public Health, Federal - 261QP0904X

Public Health, State or Local - 261QP0905X

Radiology - 261QR0200X

Radiology, Mammography - 261QR0206X

Radiology, Mobile - 261QR0208X

Radiology, Mobile Mammography - 261QR0207X

Recovery Care - 261QR0800X

Rehabilitation - 261QR0400X

Rehabilitation, Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF) - 261QR0401X

Rehabilitation, Substance Use Disorder - 261QR0405X

Rehabilitation: Cardiac Facilities - 261QR0404X

Research - 261QR1100X

Rural Health - 261QR1300X

Sleep Disorder Diagnostic - 261QS1200X

Student Health - 261QS1000X

Urgent Care - 261QU0200X

VA - 261QV0200X

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.

More information can be found regarding Health Care Taxonomy Codes at NUCC.org
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