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How do I find my taxonomy code?
A taxonomy code is a ten-character alphanumeric identifier that allows you to identify your specialty to an insurance payer (e.g., Speech-Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, etc.). The Health Care Provider Taxonomy Code Set is a hierarchical set of codes, descriptions, and definitions for health care providers. Healthcare Provider lookup by npi are used to classify health care providers by their type, classification, and/or specialty. The Health Care Provider Taxonomy code is a unique alphanumeric, 10-digit code. The code is structured into 3 distinct Levels, including provider type, classification, and area of specialization.
As a provider, do I need to know my taxonomy code?
If you wish to work as a Medicare provider, the answer is yes.
You must first enroll in the Medicare program to become a Medicare provider and file Medicare claims. You must have an NPI to enroll. To obtain an NPI, you must include the taxonomy code that corresponds to your classification and specialization in your application.
Where do I find my taxonomy code?
Use the National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) code setlist to discover the taxonomy code that best describes your provider type, classification, or specialization
To find your taxonomy code:
Visit the NPPES NPI Registry.
Enter your NPI Number into the field.
How can I access the taxonomy code data set?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has produced a crosswalk of taxonomy codes that connects the types of providers and suppliers who are eligible to apply for Medicare enrollment with the relevant Healthcare Provider Taxonomy Codes. View the complete data set on data.cms.gov, where you can select various download formats to view the entire list.
How often are taxonomy codes updated?
In January and July of each year, the code set is published and released.