207RH0002X Taxonomy Code - Internal Medicine Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Code

207RH0002X

ClassificationInternal Medicine
SpecializationHospice and Palliative Medicine
GroupingAllopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
LevelLevel III - Area of Specialization
DefinitionAn internal 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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17 - Physician/Hospice and Palliative Care
NotesSource: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, www.aahpm.org [1/1/2007: new]
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021

The code 207RH0002X is the health care provider taxonomy code for internal medicine grouped under allopathic & osteopathic physicians with a specialization in hospice and palliative medicine. NPI records indicate a total of 3,427 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is hospice and palliative medicine of which 1,505 are registered as females, 1,172 registered as males and 750 are organizations.

207RH0002X is a level III taxonomy code "area of specialization" used to classify 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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