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Glossary of Provider Terms and Definitions

This glossary is an alphabetical list of terms or words found in or relating to a our provider search tool.

Accepting New Patients: States whether the provider has openings to accept patients who are new to them.

Accommodations and Specialties: Areas of expertise as identified by the provider. Limitations: Information provided is at the discretion and responsibility of the Practitioner or Provider who presents such information

Accreditation: Lists any accreditations reported by the provider. Limitations: Information provided is at the discretion and responsibility of the Practitioner or Provider who presents such information.

Address/Main Location: Provider’s office location(s). Limitations: Information provided is at the discretion and responsibility of the Practitioner or Provider who presents such information.

Board Certifications: Boards that individual provider is certified under. Limitations: Information provided is at the discretion and responsibility of the Practitioner or Provider who presents such information.

Counties: The county where the provider is located.

Discipline/Provider Type: Describes the type of license held by practitioners licensed in the state of North Carolina. Limitations: Information provided is at the discretion and responsibility of the Practitioner or Provider who presents such information.

Facility Accreditation Status: Lists whether the facility is accredited by an over-arching accrediting body. Limitations: Information provided is at the discretion and responsibility of the Practitioner or Provider who presents such information.

Gender: States whether provider is male, female, binary, or transgender.

Language: The languages identified as spoken by the provider or staff. Limitations: Information provided is at the discretion and responsibility of the Practitioner or Provider who presents such information.

Organizational Affiliations: Provider locations where a clinician delivers services.

Provider Agency: the name of the agency, organization, or company providing service.

Provider Name: The name of the individual who is independently licensed to provide services.

Provider Type: The type of provider location, including agency, hospital, licensed independent practitioner, licensed independent practitioner group, or other.

Specialty: Areas of service the provider is contracted to offer.

Service Categories: Services for which the provider is contracted.

Zip code: Used to search for a provider in that zip code.

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