outpatient services

outpatient services

(1) Medical and other services provided to a non-admitted patient by a hospital or other qualified facility—e.g., mental health clinic, rural health clinic, mobile X-ray unit, free-standing dialysis unit.
 
Examples
Physical therapy, diagnostic X-ray, lab tests, outpatient services.
 
(2) A service provided in less than one day—i.e., up to 23 hours and 59 minutes—at a hospital outpatient department or community mental health center.

outpatient services

Hospital-based services Managed care Medical and other services provided, to a nonadmitted Pt, by a hospital or other qualified facility–eg, mental health clinic, rural health clinic, mobile X-ray unit, free-standing dialysis unit Examples Physical therapy, diagnostic X-ray, lab tests. See Ambulatory services.
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Separate billing on the 14x bill type is allowed in two situations: first, when a hospital provides only lab tests to the patient and the patient does not receive any other hospital outpatient services during the same encounter; and second, when a hospital provides lab tests that are clinically unrelated to other hospital outpatient services provided during the same encounter and the lab tests are ordered by a practitioner different than the one who ordered the original outpatient services.
Vermont's largest hospital Fletcher Allen Health Care is planning to acquire up to 140 acres in South Burlington for $51 million to satisfy the rising demand of outpatient services.
MD, FAED, CEDS, Founding Partner and Medical Director of Outpatient Services and Program Development at Denver-based Eating Recovery Center, has been awarded the CEDS Lifetime Achievement Award.
The authors also point out that Medicaid policies often "encourage costly inpatient services over more cost-effective outpatient services.
These outpatient services are vital to people, and more are having to visit these service simply because people are living longer and will continue to do so.
They were going to have to close the hospital at Sepulveda, but he assured me they would continue to give the highest quality of outpatient services.
Using a database containing information on all patients receiving primary care at a university HIV clinic in the 12 months beginning March 2000, analysts examined five components of care: hospitalization (including inpatient medications, examinations and procedures), antimtroviral medications, other drugs, physician and clinic fees (for inpatient and outpatient care), and outpatient services performed at a site other than the clinic (such as home health care and laboratory studies).
Mentor for the Epilepsy Foundation and epileptic mother) and Blanca Vazquez (Director of Clinical Trials and Outpatient Services at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at New York University) Epilepsy And Pregnancy: What Every Woman With Epilepsy Should Know is an informed and easily accessible reference for all women who have epilepsy and are any of one of the stages of their pregnancy.
Veterans also gave VA's inpatient hospital services a rating of 84 and outpatient services a rating of 83, compared to private-sector patients giving their health care providers ratings of 79 and 81, respectively.
Officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are working to improve hospital outpatient services for Medicare beneficiaries.
CMS also is working to improve hospital outpatient services for Medicare beneficiaries.
GAO reviewed (1) the availability of VA outpatient blind rehabilitation services, (2) whether legally blind veterans benefit from VA and non-VA outpatient services, and (3) what factors affect VA's ability to increase veterans' access to blind rehabilitation outpatient services.

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