172V00000X Taxonomy Code - Community Health Worker

Code

172V00000X

ClassificationCommunity Health Worker
GroupingOther Service Providers
LevelLevel II - Classification
DefinitionCommunity health workers (CHW) are lay members of communities who work either for pay or as volunteers in association with the local health care system in both urban and rural environments and usually share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status and life experiences with the community members they serve. They have been identified by many titles such as community health advisors, lay health advocates, promotores(as), outreach educators, community health representatives, peer health promoters, and peer health educators. CHWs offer interpretation and translation services, provide culturally appropriate health education and information, assist people in receiving the care they need, give informal counseling and guidance on health behaviors, advocate for individual and community health needs, and provide some direct services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. Some examples of these practitioners are Community Health Aides or Practitioners established under 25 USC 1616 (l) under HHS, Indian Health Service, Public Health Service.
NotesSource: Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services - National Workforce Study on Community Health Workers, March, 2007. [7/1/2007: new] http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/chw/
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 20.1 - July 2020

The code 172V00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for community health worker grouped under other service providers. NPI records indicate a total of 22,209 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is community health worker of which 16,564 are registered as females, 4,988 registered as males and 657 are organizations.

172V00000X 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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