171100000X Taxonomy Code - Acupuncturist

Code

171100000X

ClassificationAcupuncturist
GroupingOther Service Providers
LevelLevel II - Classification
DefinitionAn 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.
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021

The code 171100000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for acupuncturist grouped under other service providers. NPI records indicate a total of 41,986 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is acupuncturist of which 21,355 are registered as females, 11,254 registered as males and 9,377 are organizations.

171100000X 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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