What is a taxonomy code?
As a health care provider, it is necessary to choose the right taxonomy code to claim the money for your services.
You can get a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number if you have a specific taxonomy code (organized according to categories and subcategories of various healthcare professions).
The NPI number of the service provider must be mentioned in all medical billing processes.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) employs NPI as a health care provider identification system to simplify administrative standards following the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
If you’re a patient, knowing your healthcare provider’s taxonomy code can help you get full payment on your insurance claims.
Significance of Taxonomy Code
The taxonomy number is a 10-digit alphanumeric code that is assigned to each general or specialized healthcare profession.
When filing an insurance claim, individuals must find the correct taxonomy code for their health care provider. If you provide health care services, you must select the appropriate taxonomy code to get paid.
Listed Taxonomy Code
Health care providers are grouped as individuals or Groups (Physicians) and Non-individual (Hospitals or Laboratories).
The taxonomy code set is attributed to every category (primary code) and sub-category (secondary code) of a group, and they are further grouped by the hierarchy at three levels based on type, classification, and specialization.
The taxonomy code set is provided free of charge by the Washington Publishing Company. Providers select a code that best fits their profession, and their NPI remains the same even if they leave an organization or change professions.
The National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC), which oversees the health care service provider taxonomy code set, receives requests for changes in taxonomy code numbers.
What is the taxonomy code for nurse practitioners? 363L00000X Taxonomy Code