174N00000X Taxonomy Code - Lactation Consultant, Non-RN



ClassificationLactation Consultant, Non-RN
GroupingOther Service Providers
LevelLevel II - Classification
DefinitionAn individual trained to provide breastfeeding assistance services to both mothers and infants. Lactation Consultants are not required to be nurses and are trained through specific courses of education. The Lactation Consultant may have additional certification through a national or international organization.
NotesSource: National Uniform Claim Committee [1/1/2011: new]
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021

The code 174N00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for lactation consultant, non-rn grouped under other service providers. NPI records indicate a total of 2,753 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is lactation consultant, non-rn of which 2,426 are registered as females, 7 registered as males and 320 are organizations.

174N00000X 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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The taxonomy codes are unique alphanumeric codes, ten characters in length. The codes are divided into three distinct "levels": Provider Grouping, Classification, and Area of Specialization. The code set levels are organized to allow navigating down from generic classification to a provider's most specific level of specialization.

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