208M00000X Taxonomy Code - Hospitalist

Code

208M00000X

ClassificationHospitalist
GroupingAllopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
LevelLevel II - Classification
DefinitionHospitalists are physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Their activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to Hospital Medicine. The term 'hospitalist' refers to physicians whose practice emphasizes providing care for hospitalized patients.
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C6 - Physician/Hospitalist
NotesSource: American Society of Hospital Medicine, 2007. http://www.hospitalmedicine.org/ [7/1/2009: definition aded] Additional Resources: Hospitalist is a recognized fellowship specialty program offered by many medical institutions. There is no board certification for the specialty at this point.
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021

The code 208M00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for hospitalist grouped under allopathic & osteopathic physicians. NPI records indicate a total of 36,178 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is hospitalist of which 12,639 are registered as females, 19,406 registered as males and 4,133 are organizations.

208M00000X 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.



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