TMHP Update: Taxonomy Code Changes

Taxonomy code changes for optician and optometrist providers.

Effective September 8, 2011, TMHP has updated the taxonomy codes that are associated with optician and optometrist providers for the NPI attestation process.  Providers are encouraged to verify that they have attested all appropriate taxonomy codes.  Providers may refer to the January 2007 National Provider Identifier (NPI) Special Bulletin for Medicaid and CSHCN Services Program Providers for detailed attestation instructions.

The following taxonomy codes are affected:

Provider Type Taxonomy Codes Change Effective Date
Optician 156FC0800X  156FC0801X AddedAdded September 8, 2011
Optometrist 152WL0500X152WX0102X End-DatedEnd-Dated August 9, 2011 

End-dated taxonomy codes are no longer valid effective August 9, 2011.  To prevent inaccurate processing of claims and other transactions with TMHP, providers with NPIs that are attested with end-dated taxonomy codes must re-attest their NPIs with a valid taxonomy code.