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Taxonomy Code 

The Health Care Provider Taxonomy code is a unique alphanumeric code, ten characters in length. The code set is structured into three distinct “Levels” including Provider Grouping, Classification, and Area of Specialization.

Taxonomy Code

The Health Care Provider Taxonomy code set is published (released) twice a year on July 1st and January 1st. The July publication is effective for use on October 1st and the January publication is effective for use on April 1st. The time between the publication release and the effective date is considered an implementation period to allow providers, payers, and vendors an opportunity to incorporate any changes into their systems.

Taxonomy Code for Physical Therapy 

Physical Therapist

Taxonomy Code: 225100000X

Medical Health Provider Type: Physical therapist in Private Practice

 A health professional who specializes in physical therapy- the healthcare field concerned primarily with the treatment of disorders with physical agents and methods, such as massage, manipulation, therapeutic exercises, cold, heat (including short-wave, microwave, and ultrasonic diathermy), hydrotherapy, electric stimulation and light to assist in rehabilitating patients and in restoring normal function after an illness or injury.

Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapist 

Taxonomy Code: 2251C2600X

The cardiopulmonary physical therapist is an individual who is a Board Certified Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy, who has adequate knowledge and skill in cardiovascular and pulmonary anatomy, physiology medicine, critical care, rehabilitation care, emergency, and trauma.

physiology medicine

Electrophysiology, Physical Therapist  Clinical

Taxonomy Code: 2251E1300X

A licensed physical therapist, including but not limited to an individual who is a Board Certified Specialist in Clinical Electrophysiologic Physical Therapy, who has demonstrated specialized knowledge and skill in electrophysiologic examinations and evaluations and encompasses both the professional and technical components of the observation, recording, analysis, and interpretation of bioelectric muscle and nerve potentials, detected using surface or needle electrodes, to evaluate the integrity of the neuromuscular system.

Ergonomics Physical Therapist 

Taxonomy code: 2251E1200X

A licensed physical therapist who has demonstrated specialized knowledge and skills of the workplace, occupational demands, prevention of work-related injury, management of the worker with job-related symptoms or participation restrictions, and provides individual, group, or population-level evaluation, intervention, and consultation to enhance worker performance.

Ergonomics Physical Therapist

Geriatrics Physical Therapist 

Taxonomy Code: 2251G0304X

A Geriatric physical therapist is an individual who is a Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric (Old age) Physical Therapy, who has demonstrated specialized knowledge and skill in the comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment and evidence-based management of movement in aging adults.

Neurology Physical Therapist 

Taxonomy Code: 2251N0400X

A licensed physical therapist, including but not limited to an individual who is a Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, who has demonstrated specialized knowledge and skill in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, including knowledge of central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems in populations with and without neurologic conditions; motor control and movement sciences in populations with or without neurologic conditions; behavioral sciences, including psychology and neuropsychology, and psychiatry; and medical management and pharmacology.

Orthopedics Physical Therapist 

Taxonomy Code: 2251X0800X

A 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, orthopedic physical therapy theory and practice, and critical inquiry for evidence-based practice.

Taxonomy Code: 2251X0800X

Pediatrics Physical Therapist 

Taxonomy Code: 2251P0200X

A licensed physical therapist, including but not limited to an individual who is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy, who has demonstrated specialized knowledge and skill in anatomy, histology, including embryonic development, genetics, biomechanics, neurological function, neuroscience, and pathology, behavioral sciences, and understanding of diseases or conditions that necessitate physical therapy care, that affect systems that in turn necessitate physical therapy care (comorbidities), and that influence the type of intervention that can be given.

Sports Physical Therapist 

Taxonomy Code: 2251S0070X

A licensed physical therapist, including but not limited to an individual who is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, who has demonstrated specialized knowledge and skill in human anatomy and physiology, movement science, pathology and pathophysiology, medical and surgical intervention, and health and wellness, as well as rehabilitation/return to sports, management of acute injury/illness, medical and surgical consideration, injury prevention, and sports performance enhancement.

Hand Physical Therapist 

Taxonomy Code: 2251H1200X

Speech Therapy

Speech-Language Pathologist

Taxonomy Code: 235Z0000X

A speech pathologist is a person qualified by a master’s degree in speech-language pathology, and where applicable, licensed by the state and practicing within the scope of the license. Also, known as a speech therapist, a speech pathologist evaluates patients with language and speech impairments or disorders, whether arising from physiological and neurological disturbances, defective articulation of foreign dialects, and conducts remedial programs designed to restore or improve their communication efficacy. Speech pathologists assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders.

Acupuncture

Taxonomy Code: 171100000X

An acupuncturist is a person who performs ancient therapy for alleviation of pain, anesthesia, and treatment of some diseases. Acupuncturists use long, fine needles inserted into specific points to treat painful conditions or produce anesthesia.