Heart of Health Policy Coding Corner | New Claims Taxonomy Code for ACHD

Thanks to a suggestion from the ACC’s Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Section Council, the National Uniform Claim Committee recently approved the ACC’s application for the creation of a health care provider taxonomy code (HPTC) for adult congenital heart disease.

The definition and code will be included in an update on July 1 and will be effective Oct. 1. Taxonomy codes are used to apply for, or to update, a National Provider Identifier through the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System. Codes are also used to satisfy requirements for HPTC inclusion on electronic claims when a need exists to report provider type or physician specialty for a claim.

More information will be available when the alphanumeric code is announced in July.

Clinical Topics: Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease, CHD and Pediatrics and Quality Improvement

Keywords: ACC Publications, Cardiology Magazine, Health Policy, Octamer Transcription Factor-1, Heart Defects, Congenital, Health Personnel, Clinical Coding

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