HealthCare Provider Taxonomy Codes Lookup

Updated on July 01, 2023. Version 23.1

Healthcare Taxonomy Codes are used for a variety of reasons which include specialization of health care providers, classification, and type. The Healthcare Taxonomy Set is designed in a hierarchical order that consists of definitions, descriptions, and codes.

The taxonomy code set is updated and published semi annually in January and July of each year. The January publication is available to be used in April and the July release is available to be used in October of that year. The implementation period is the elapsed time between the release date and the effective date. This time allows for vendors, payers, and providers the chance to incorporate all changes into their platforms and systems.

The Taxonomy code set for Heatlhcare Providers is a unique 10-digit, alphanumeric code. The are three unique and distinct levels, including area of specialization, provider type, and classification. Level III is an undefined code set, while Level I and Level II are defined. Choose the Level II area of specialty on the left to view the details. If there any associated Level III codes, that should also be selected.

Starting in 2001. The National Uniform Claim Committee maintains and administered the code set also referred to as the NUCC. The NUCC is used for NPI applications and HiPAA compliance.