Taxonomy Code 225X00000X
Occupational Therapist

Taxonomy Code Details

Taxonomy Code225X00000X
Grouping:Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers
Classification:Occupational Therapist
Code Level:Level II - Classification
Definition:An occupational therapist is a person who has graduated from an entry-level occupational therapy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or predecessor organizations, or approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), or an equivalent international occupational therapy education program; has successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience required by the occupational therapy program; has passed a nationally recognized entry-level examination for occupational therapists, and fulfills state requirements for licensure, certification, or registration. An occupational therapist provides interventions based on evaluation and which emphasize the therapeutic use of everyday life activities (i.e., occupations) with individuals or groups for the purpose of facilitating participation in roles and situations and in home, school, workplace, community and other settings. Occupational therapy services are provided for the purpose of promoting health and wellness and are provided to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction. Occupational therapists address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of occupational performance in a variety of contexts to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, well-being, and quality of life.
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67 - Occupational Therapist in Private Practice
Notes:Source: The Guide to Occupational Therapy Practice, 2nd edition. Bethesda: American Occupational Therapy Association, 2007. [7/1/2008: definition changed, added source]
Version:NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 24.0
Last Updated:January 01, 2024
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100% Individuals
0% Organizations
90% Female
10% Male
100% Individual Providers (129772)0% Medical Organizations (16,525)90% Female Providers (116511)10% Male Providers (13261)

The code 225X00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for occupational therapist grouped under respiratory, developmental, rehabilitative and restorative service providers. NPI records indicate a total of 146,297 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is occupational therapist of which 116,511 are registered as females, 13,261 registered as males and 16,525 are organizations.

225X00000X is a Level II - Classification taxonomy code used to describe 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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