Taxonomy Code Details
|Grouping:||Eye and Vision Services Providers|
|Specialization:||Corneal and Contact Management|
|Code Level:||Level III - Area of Specialization|
|Definition:||The professional activities performed by an Optometrist related to the fitting of contact lenses to an eye, ongoing evaluation of the cornea's ability to sustain successful contact lens wear, and treatment of any external eye or corneal condition which can affect contact lens wear.|
|Medicare Specialty Code: Medicare Specialty Code Crosswalk|
Health care providers and suppliers who are eligible to enroll in Medicare can use this crosswalk that links the taxonomy code with its appropriate medicare specialty code.
|41 - Optometry|
|Notes:||Source: American Optometric Association [1/1/2009: added definition, added source]|
|Version:||NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 23.1|
|Last Updated:||July 31, 2023|
The code 152WC0802X is the health care provider taxonomy code for optometrist grouped under eye and vision services providers with a specialization in corneal and contact management. NPI records indicate a total of 4,273 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is corneal and contact management of which 985 are registered as females, 1,951 registered as males and 1,337 are organizations.
152WC0802X is a Level III - Area of Specialization taxonomy code used to describe a health care provider that chooses to pracice specific services. For instance, the area of specialization of Eye and Vision Services Providers providers is determined by the Subspecialty Certificates issued by the different national boards. 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.
Corneal and Contact Management Health Care Providers by State
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The taxonomy codes are unique alphanumeric codes, ten characters in length. The codes are divided into three distinct "levels": Provider Grouping, Classification, and Area of Specialization. The code set levels are organized to allow navigating down from generic classification to a provider's most specific level of specialization.
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