Taxonomy Code 171100000X

Taxonomy Code Details

Taxonomy Code171100000X
Grouping:Other Service Providers
Code Level:Level II - Classification
Definition:An acupuncturist is a person who performs ancient therapy for alleviation of pain, anesthesia and treatment of some diseases. Acupuncturists use long, fine needles inserted into specific points in order to treat painful conditions or produce anesthesia.
Version:NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 24.0
Last Updated:January 01, 2024
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100% Individuals
0% Organizations
66% Female
34% Male
100% Individual Providers (35699)0% Medical Organizations (10,957)66% Female Providers (23691)34% Male Providers (12008)

The code 171100000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for acupuncturist grouped under other service providers. NPI records indicate a total of 46,656 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is acupuncturist of which 23,691 are registered as females, 12,008 registered as males and 10,957 are organizations.

171100000X 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.

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