2251X0800X Taxonomy Code - Physical Therapist Orthopedic

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2251X0800X

ClassificationPhysical Therapist
SpecializationOrthopedic
GroupingRespiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers
LevelLevel III - Area of Specialization
DefinitionA licensed physical therapist, including but not limited to an individual who is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, who has demonstrated specialized knowledge and skill in human anatomy and physiology, movement science; pathology/pathophysiology, pain science, medical and surgical considerations, orthopaedic physical therapy theory and practice, and critical inquiry for evidence-based practice.
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65 - Physical Therapist in Private Practice
NotesSource: American Physical Therapy Association [1/1/2020: definition added] Additional resources: http://www.abpts.org/uploadedFiles/ABPTSorg/Specialist_Certification/DSP/DSP-Orthopaedics.pdf
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 20.1 - July 2020

The code 2251X0800X is the health care provider taxonomy code for physical therapist grouped under respiratory, developmental, rehabilitative and restorative service providers with a specialization in orthopedic. NPI records indicate a total of 13,157 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is orthopedic of which 5,974 are registered as females, 5,286 registered as males and 1,897 are organizations.

2251X0800X 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 Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers 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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