Taxonomy Code 208VP0000X
Pain Medicine Pain Medicine

Taxonomy Code Details

Taxonomy Code208VP0000X
Grouping:Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
Classification:Pain Medicine
Specialization:Pain Medicine
Code Level:Level III - Area of Specialization
Definition:Pain Medicine is a primary medical specialty based on a distinct body of knowledge and a well-defined scope of clinical practice that is founded on science, research and education. It is concerned with the study of pain, the prevention of pain, and the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of persons in pain. A comprehensive evaluation incorporates the physical, psychological, cognitive and socio-cultural contributions to pain. The treatment protocol may include pharmacological, invasive, behavioral, cognitive, rehabilitative and complementary strategies provided in a concurrent focused and patient specific manner. The pain medicine physician often serves the patient as a frontline physician regarding their pain, but also may serve as a consultant to other physicians, direct an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary treatment team, conduct research, or advocate for the patient's pain care with public and private agencies. The Pain Medicine physician may work in variety of settings including office, clinic, hospital, university, or governmental/public agencies.
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72 - Physician/Pain Management
Notes:Source: American Academy of Pain Medicine, www.painmed.org

Additional Resources:The American Board of Pain Medicine provides Board Certification.
Version:NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 24.0
Last Updated:January 01, 2024
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100% Individuals
0% Organizations
22% Female
78% Male
100% Individual Providers (2531)0% Medical Organizations (3,222)22% Female Providers (551)78% Male Providers (1980)

The code 208VP0000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for pain medicine grouped under allopathic & osteopathic physicians with a specialization in pain medicine. NPI records indicate a total of 5,753 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is pain medicine of which 551 are registered as females, 1,980 registered as males and 3,222 are organizations.

208VP0000X 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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