156FX1800X Taxonomy Code - Technician/Technologist Optician



GroupingEye and Vision Services Providers
LevelLevel III - Area of Specialization
DefinitionNot Available
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.
96 - Optician
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 22.1 - January 2021

The code 156FX1800X is the health care provider taxonomy code for technician/technologist grouped under eye and vision services providers with a specialization in optician. NPI records indicate a total of 12,205 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is optician of which 2,151 are registered as females, 2,698 registered as males and 7,356 are organizations.

156FX1800X is a level III taxonomy code "area of specialization" used to classify 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.

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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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