Taxonomy Code Details
|Grouping:||Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers|
|Code Level:||Level II - Classification|
|Definition:||A social worker is a person who is qualified by a Social Work degree, and licensed, certified or registered by the state as a social worker to practice within the scope of that license. A social worker provides assistance and counseling to clients and their families who are dealing with social, emotional and environmental problems. Social work services may be rendered to individuals, families, groups, and the public.|
|Notes:||Source: National Association of Social Workers, 2009 [7/1/2009: definition modified]|
|Version:||NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 23.1|
|Last Updated:||July 31, 2023|
The code 104100000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for social worker grouped under behavioral health & social service providers. NPI records indicate a total of 142,333 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is social worker of which 115,571 are registered as females, 20,727 registered as males and 6,035 are organizations.
104100000X is a Level II - Classification taxonomy code used to describe a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.
Social Worker Health Care Providers by State
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