176B00000X Taxonomy Code - Midwife

Code

176B00000X

ClassificationMidwife
GroupingOther Service Providers
LevelLevel II - Classification
DefinitionA Midwife is a trained professional with special expertise in supporting women to maintain a healthy pregnancy birth, offering expert individualized care, education, counseling, and support to a woman and her newborn throughout the childbearing cycle. A Midwife is a skilled and independent practitioner who has undergone formalized training. Midwives are not required to be nurses and may be trained via multiple routes of education (apprenticeship, workshop, formal classes, or programs, etc., usually a combination). The educational background requirements and licensing requirements vary by state. The Midwife may or may not be certified by a state or national organization.
NotesSource: The National Uniform Claim Committee [7/1/2007: title changed, definition changed, source changed]
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 20.1 - July 2020

The code 176B00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for midwife grouped under other service providers. NPI records indicate a total of 6,043 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is midwife of which 5,210 are registered as females, 26 registered as males and 807 are organizations.

176B00000X 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.

Midwife Health Care Providers by State

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