LIP status and Acupuncturists and related Meridians article
Acupuncturist Occupational Code
Credentialing, privileging, and professional practice evaluation (FPPE, OPPE)
East Asian Medicine Practitioners/Licensed Acupuncturists (L.Ac.s):
The chart compares the following factors:
minimum degree required to practice
duration of training
federal occupational code: delineation, job zone, core tasks
Licensed Independent Provider (LIP) status: has NPI? need supervision?
Foot note 1 = “Level 1” vs. “Level 2” privileged provider exists within the U.S. military (DoD) medical system, when credentialing providers. “Level 1 privileged provider status” in CHCS and AHLTA is allowed only for MDs and DOs. All other privileged providers fall under “Level 2 privileged providers” in the U.S. military medical system. In the civilian system, there is no “level” distinction among privileged providers. In the civilian system, providers are “privileged” if they practice independently or not privileged. Technicians are not privileged providers.