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VA Technical Reference Model v 23.9

Health Care Provider Taxonomy (HPT)
Health Care Provider Taxonomy (HPT) Standard or Specification

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Description: The Health Care Provider Taxonomy (HPT) code set is an alphanumeric, nonmedical data code set designed for use in an electronic environment, specifically within the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12N Health Care transactions. It is used in transactions specified in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the National Provider Identifier (NPI) application for enumeration. HPT is maintained by American Medical Association`s National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) and is updated twice yearly.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v19.4
Decision Date: 04/18/2019
Aliases: HPT
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Standards Body: AMA NUCC
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/18/2019).