|Specialization||Personal Care Attendant|
|Grouping||Nursing Service Related Providers|
|Level||Level III - Area of Specialization|
|Definition||An individual who provides assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, activities of daily living as specified in the plan of care. Services which are incidental to the care furnished, or essential to the health and welfare of the individual may also be provided. Personal care providers must meet state defined training and certification standards|
|Notes||[7/1/2003: definition added]|
|Version||NCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021|
The code 3747P1801X is the health care provider taxonomy code for technician grouped under nursing service related providers with a specialization in personal care attendant. NPI records indicate a total of 38,846 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is personal care attendant of which 30,389 are registered as females, 5,887 registered as males and 2,570 are organizations.
3747P1801X 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 Nursing Service Related 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.
Personal Care Attendant Health Care Providers by State
The Health Care Providers Taxonomy Code dataset is © Copyright 2020 of the American Medical Association. The code set is designed for use in electronic health care transactions mandated under HIPAA.
The taxonomy codes are unique alphanumeric codes, ten characters in length. The codes are divided into three distinct "levels": Provider Grouping, Classification, and Area of Specialization. The code set levels are organized to allow navigating down from generic classification to a provider's most specific level of specialization.
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