170300000X Taxonomy Code - Genetic Counselor, MS

Code

170300000X

ClassificationGenetic Counselor, MS
GroupingOther Service Providers
LevelLevel II - Classification
DefinitionA masters trained health care provider who collects and interprets genetic family histories; assesses the risk of disease occurrence or recurrence; identifies interventions to manage or ameliorate disease risk; educates about inheritance, testing, management, prevention, ethical issues, resources, and research; and counsels to promote informed choices and adaptation. Certification was established in 1993 by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and prior to that by the American Board of Medical Genetics. Requirements for experience, licensure, and job responsibilities vary among the states.
NotesSource: National Society of Genetic Counselors [7/1/2005: new]
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021

The code 170300000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for genetic counselor, ms grouped under other service providers. NPI records indicate a total of 4,894 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is genetic counselor, ms of which 4,484 are registered as females, 300 registered as males and 110 are organizations.

170300000X is a level II taxonomy code "classification" used to specify 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.



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