- 16 May 2023
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Primary Care Clinician Office Visit
- Updated on 16 May 2023
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A Clinician Office Visit encounter with a primary care provider or in which primary care services were delivered; operationally defined by the presence of one or more of the following: (1) a service provider or attending provider identified as a primary care provider or with a qualifying primary NUCC taxonomy code; or (2) a qualifying HCPCS code for preventive and/or primary care services.
- Clinician Office Visit Document Aggregator
- Clinician Office Visits
- Primary Care Providers
- Primary Care Clinician Office Visits
- Data Mart for Clinician Office Visits
Q: What are the qualifying HCPCS and NUCC provider taxonomy code code values used to identify primary care clinician office visit encounters?
A: The codes used to identify clinician office visits (of which primary care clinician office visits are a subset) can be found here: Clinician Office Visits. The values used to additionally qualify clinician office visits as primary care clinician office visits are contained in the following value sets (which can be accessed in Ursa Studio in the Metadata Manager / Value Sets screen):
|Namespace||Value Type||Value Set Name|
|URSA-CORE||NUCC_PROV_TAXONOMY_CODE||PRIMARY CARE SPECIALTIES|
|URSA-CORE||HCPCS||PREVENTIVE PRIMARY CARE SERVICES|
Q: Are there any other ways -- beyond the identification of a qualifying NUCC taxonomy code in a provider's primary specialty slot -- that primary care providers are identified?
A: Yes. Providers may be designated as primary care providers through other means -- e.g., by virtue of being listed as the assigned PCP for an HMO patient on their membership record. This designation is captured in the Providers object in the Is Designated Primary Care Provider field. If this field is populated with a 1, that provider will be considered a qualifying primary care provider for the purposes of this object's logic.