Taxonomy Code 207QH0002X
Family Medicine Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Taxonomy Code Details

Taxonomy Code207QH0002X
Grouping:Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
Classification:Family Medicine
Specialization:Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Code Level:Level III - Area of Specialization
Definition:A family medicine physician with special knowledge and skills to prevent and relieve the suffering experienced by patients with life-limiting illnesses. This specialist works with an interdisciplinary hospice or palliative care team to maximize quality of life while addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of both patient and family throughout the course of the disease, through the dying process, and beyond for the family. This specialist has expertise in the assessment of patients with advanced disease; the relief of distressing symptoms; the coordination of interdisciplinary patient and family-centered care in diverse venues; the use of specialized care systems including hospice; the management of the imminently dying patient; and legal and ethical decision making in end-of-life care.
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08 - Physician/Family Practice
Notes:Source: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, www.aahpm.org [1/1/2007: new]
Version:NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 24.0
Last Updated:January 01, 2024
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64% Individuals
36% Organizations
33% Female
31% Male
64% Individual Providers (1535)36% Medical Organizations (857)33% Female Providers (799)31% Male Providers (736)

The code 207QH0002X is the health care provider taxonomy code for family medicine grouped under allopathic & osteopathic physicians with a specialization in hospice and palliative medicine. NPI records indicate a total of 2,392 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is hospice and palliative medicine of which 799 are registered as females, 736 registered as males and 857 are organizations.

207QH0002X is a Level III - Area of Specialization taxonomy code used to describe a health care provider that chooses to pracice specific services. For instance, the area of specialization of Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians providers is determined by the Subspecialty Certificates issued by the different national boards. 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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