- List of Level II Taxonomy Codes
- Ophthalmology Glaucoma Specialist
- Ophthalmology Retina Specialist
- Ophthalmology Uveitis and Ocular Inflammatory Disease
- Ophthalmology Neuro-ophthalmology
- Ophthalmology Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Specialist
- Ophthalmology Cornea and External Diseases Specialist
- Ophthalmology Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
|Grouping||Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians|
|Level||Level II - Classification|
|Definition||An ophthalmologist has the knowledge and professional skills needed to provide comprehensive eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists are medically trained to diagnose, monitor and medically or surgically treat all ocular and visual disorders. This includes problems affecting the eye and its component structures, the eyelids, the orbit and the visual pathways. In so doing, an ophthalmologist prescribes vision services, including glasses and contact lenses.|
|Medicare Specialty Code Medicare Specialty Code Crosswalk|
Health care providers and suppliers who are eligible to enroll in Medicare can use this crosswalk that links the taxonomy code with its appropriate medicare specialty code.
|18 - Physician/Ophthalmology|
|Notes||Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definiton added, source added; 7/1/2011: modified source]|
Additional Resources: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2007. http://www.abop.org/. American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, 2007. http://www.osteopathic.org/certification
Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Board certification for Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs) is provided by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.
|Version||NCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021|
The code 207W00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for ophthalmology grouped under allopathic & osteopathic physicians. NPI records indicate a total of 39,414 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is ophthalmology of which 7,600 are registered as females, 20,639 registered as males and 11,175 are organizations.
207W00000X 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.
Ophthalmology Health Care Providers by State
|207WX0108X||Ophthalmology||Uveitis and Ocular Inflammatory Disease|
|207WX0110X||Ophthalmology||Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Specialist|
|207WX0120X||Ophthalmology||Cornea and External Diseases Specialist|
|207WX0200X||Ophthalmology||Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery|
The Health Care Providers Taxonomy Code dataset is © Copyright 2020 of the American Medical Association. The code set is designed for use in electronic health care transactions mandated under HIPAA.
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.
The National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) maintains the taxonomy code set. For additional information visit nucc.org