246ZC0007X Taxonomy Code - Specialist/Technologist, Other Surgical Assistant



ClassificationSpecialist/Technologist, Other
SpecializationSurgical Assistant
GroupingTechnologists, Technicians & Other Technical Service Providers
LevelLevel III - Area of Specialization
DefinitionA surgical assistant is a skilled practitioner who has undergone formalized education and training as a surgical assistant. The surgical assistant performs surgical functions that include, but are not limited to: retracting, manipulating, suturing, clamping, cauterizing, litigating, and tying tissue; suctioning, irrigating and sponging; positioning the patient; closure of body planes and skin; and participating in hemostasis and volume replacement. Surgical assistants are certified and registered or licensed by the state, or, in states without licensure, certified as surgical assistants by completing appropriate education and training.
NotesSource: Association of Surgical Assistants, 2014. [7/1/2007: new, 7/1/2014: title modified, definition modified] http://www.surgicalassistant.org/index.php/surgical-assisting Additional Resources: National Surgical Assistant Association, www.nsaa.net.
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 22.1 - January 2021

The code 246ZC0007X is the health care provider taxonomy code for specialist/technologist, other grouped under technologists, technicians & other technical service providers with a specialization in surgical assistant. NPI records indicate a total of 4,555 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is surgical assistant of which 1,737 are registered as females, 2,125 registered as males and 693 are organizations.

246ZC0007X 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 Technologists, Technicians & Other Technical 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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