207ZC0500X Taxonomy Code - Pathology Cytopathology

Code

207ZC0500X

ClassificationPathology
SpecializationCytopathology
GroupingAllopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
LevelLevel III - Area of Specialization
DefinitionA cytopathologist is an anatomic pathologist trained in the diagnosis of human disease by means of the study of cells obtained from body secretions and fluids, by scraping, washing, or sponging the surface of a lesion, or by the aspiration of a tumor mass or body organ with a fine needle. A major aspect of a cytopathologist's practice is the interpretation of Papanicolaou-stained smears of cells from the female reproductive systems, the Pap test. However, the cytopathologist's expertise is applied to the diagnosis of cells from all systems and areas of the body. He/she is a consultant to all medical specialists.
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22 - Physician/Pathology
NotesSource: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definiton changed, source added] Additional Resources: American Board of Pathology, 2007. http://www.abpath.org/. Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Pathology.
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021

The code 207ZC0500X is the health care provider taxonomy code for pathology grouped under allopathic & osteopathic physicians with a specialization in cytopathology. NPI records indicate a total of 2,239 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is cytopathology of which 854 are registered as females, 997 registered as males and 388 are organizations.

207ZC0500X 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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