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.
A health care facility operated by the Department of Defense.
A Department of Defense (DoD) health care organization furnishing inpatient care 24 hours per day in ?fixed? facilities, primarily for DoD beneficiaries. Entity is Defense Health Program (DHP) funded. A ?fixed? facility is a non-temporary, non-deployed facility usually used for health care services. It includes mobile specialty units such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) units that may furnish services at the ?fixed? facility. It includes those services and institutional costs usually included in a Diagnosis Related Group as well as ?pass-through? items.
A Department of Defense (DoD) health care organization furnishing inpatient care 24 hours per day in ?non-fixed? or deployed facilities. Entity is not Defense Health Program funded. Services are primarily intended for DoD active duty though some services may be furnished for non-DoD active duty. ?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 hospital ships.
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