2086H0002X Taxonomy Code - Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Taxonomy Code

Code: 2086H0002X

Type: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians

Classification: Surgery

Specialization: Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Level: Level III - Area of Specialization

Definition: A surgeon with special knowledge and skills to prevent and relieve the suffering experienced by patients with life-limiting illnesses. This specialist works with an interdisciplinary hospice or palliative care team to maximize quality of life while addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of both patient and family throughout the course of the disease, through the dying process, and beyond for the family. This specialist has expertise in the assessment of patients with advanced disease; the relief of distressing symptoms; the coordination of interdisciplinary patient and family-centered care in diverse venues; the use of specialized care systems including hospice; the management of the imminently dying patient; and legal and ethical decision making in end-of-life care.

Version: NCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 18.0

Related Taxonomy Codes

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208600000X Surgery
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2086S0122X Surgery Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2086S0127X Surgery Trauma Surgery
2086S0129X Surgery Vascular Surgery
2086X0206X Surgery Surgical Oncology

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