Class Code: 8832
Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:
Code 8832 is primarily intended to apply to medical providers in a typical doctor’s office environment. The classification includes physicians, dentists, other employees providing medical services, domestics, or other maintenance personnel who exclusively clean or maintain the portion of an employer’s premises used for professional purposes, and clerical office employees. Code 8832 includes clerical operations, whether performed in the physician’s office or elsewhere, such as in a centralized location completely separate and apart from the areas where professional services are performed. Employees of a physician’s office that is located in a hospital, who are employed by the physician and not employed by the hospital, are classified to Code 8832.
Professional corporations (P.C.s) that perform the operations described above are assigned to Code 8832. Officers of the P.C. would, in most instances, be treated similarly to corporation officers of any other corporation. If these officers are covered by the policy, their pay, subject to maximum and minimum limitations, is included for premium computation purposes.
Employees who provide any type of service in or about a portion of an employer’s premises that is not used for professional purposes are not classified to Code 8832. This interpretation is intended to apply to domestic or maintenance workers who clean or maintain a professional office as well as additional portions of an employer’s premises. Employees of this nature are classified to the appropriate domestic or building maintenance classification. This situation may occur when a domestic cleans a doctor’s office located in the doctor’s residence and cleans the rest of the residence as well, or when a doctor has an office in a commercial building and a janitor maintains the doctor’s office as well as the remainder of the building.
Outpatient mental health clinics where full-time or part-time psychologists and social workers interview and counsel patients are within the scope of this classification.
Employers that offer speech therapy, physical therapy, weight control service, and other medical or physical services in their offices are additionally classified to Code 8832. This code applies to these employers even though they may travel to clients, provided that these employers also maintain an office to see clients. If these employers do not maintain an office to see clients but exclusively travel to clients’ residences to provide services, Code 8835 applies.
Independent sleep disorder centers, human milk banks, and similar operations are assigned to Code 8832. Such facilities operated by a hospital on its premises are assigned to the applicable hospital code.
Satellite dispensaries, emergency medical treatment facilities, and clinics operated by a hospital on its premises are considered incidental to the hospital operation and are classified to the applicable hospital code. Facilities of this nature away from the hospital premises that do not provide overnight accommodations are classified to Code 8832.
CROSS-REF. DENTIST & CLERICAL
|Employees engaged in any type of service in or about premises, other than premises used for professional purposes, are to be separately rated.