Taxonomy Code 156FX1800X
Technician/Technologist Optician

Taxonomy Code Details

Taxonomy Code156FX1800X
Grouping:Eye and Vision Services Providers
Code Level:Level III - Area of Specialization
Definition:Opticians help fit eyeglasses and contact lenses, following prescriptions from Ophthalmologists and Optometrists. They also help customers decide which eyeglass frame or contact lenses to buy.
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96 - Optician
Notes:Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Version:NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 24.0
Last Updated:January 01, 2024
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100% Individuals
0% Organizations
50% Female
50% Male
100% Individual Providers (6213)0% Medical Organizations (7,694)50% Female Providers (3115)50% Male Providers (3098)

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 13,907 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is optician of which 3,115 are registered as females, 3,098 registered as males and 7,694 are organizations.

156FX1800X 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.

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