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(Erica Voss) #1

@Dymshyts, @aostropolets, or @Christian_Reich,

Is the “Specialty” vocabulary (Medicare provider/supplier specialty codes (CMS)) date specific (like DRG or NDC)?

I want to use 38004462-Hospice And Palliative Care however it is now invalid and I don’t see a replacement. Can I still use it even though the INVALID_REASON = ‘D’?

I’m asking until this broader thing gets solved:

Tagging @clairblacketer as this is for our Truven STCM.


(Anna Ostropolets) #2

There is a concept that is similar: 45756777 Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Don’t you want use it instead?
A crosswalk to nucc also exists, but you need the actual speciality information like “Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Surgery/Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Practice”.


(Erica Voss) #3

Nope that is perfect, I didn’t see it!! Thank you @aostropolets! :green_heart:


(Christian Reich) #4

Friends: Check it out here: New Comprehensive Hierarchy for Providers, Visits (and Place of Service, Specialty, Care Site)


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