Taxonomy Code 176B00000X

Taxonomy Code Details

Taxonomy Code176B00000X
Grouping:Other Service Providers
Code Level:Level II - Classification
Definition:A 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.
Notes:Source: The National Uniform Claim Committee [7/1/2007: title changed, definition changed, source changed]
Version:NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 23.1
Last Updated:July 31, 2023
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87% Individuals
13% Organizations
87% Female
0% Male
87% Individual Providers (6593)13% Medical Organizations (956)87% Female Providers (6562)0% Male Providers (31)

The code 176B00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for midwife grouped under other service providers. NPI records indicate a total of 7,549 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is midwife of which 6,562 are registered as females, 31 registered as males and 956 are organizations.

176B00000X 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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