Health centers, clinics, and other facilities that provide walk-in, walk-out diagnostic and treatment services for people whose care does not require confinement or a hospital stay. Use this code for types of outpatient facilities or services not specified below.
Key words: Acupuncture; Alternative Health Clinics; Ambulatory Surgical Centers; Ambulatory Surgery; Biofeedback; Burn Centers; Burn Institutes; Chiropractic; Day Surgery; Dental Clinics; Dental Care; Diagnostic Facilities; Diagnostic Imaging; Dialysis Centers; Eye Screening Clinics; Foot Clinics; Herbal Medicine; Homeopathic Medicine; Hospital-Based Outpatient Care; Infant Care Clinics; Infant Centers; Medical Testing Laboratories; Mobile Dental Care; Naturopathic Medicine; Neonatal Care Clinics; Neonatal Centers; Optometry Clinics; Outpatient Care; Outpatient Surgery; Pain Management; Podiatry; Rural Health Care; Rural Medical Service; Traditional Healing Arts; Well Baby Care;Well Baby Clinics;Well-Baby Care;Well-Baby Clinics
Scope notes: USE for clinics and outpatient facilities that are established by a hospital or diversified healthcare system. USE E32 for clinics that are established by the community rather than a hospital.
Organizations that provide both health care services and underwrite health and medical insurance. Also included are medical groups which provide health care for HMO members on a contract with the HMO and physician practice groups generally associated with teaching, research, and public hospitals.
Key words: Group Health Practices; Health Maintenance Organizations; HMOs; Managed Care; Managed Health Care; Primary Health Care Providers
Scope notes: USE for health care organizations with physicians and other medical staff primarily engaged in providing a range of medical services to the health maintenance organization (HMO) subscribers with a focus generally on primary health care. These organizations are owned by the HMO. Included are HMO's that both provide health care services and underwrite health and medical insurance policies. DO NOT USE for HMO's primarily engaged in underwriting and administering health and medical insurance policies and Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers. USE E80 - Health (General & Financing).
Includes group medical practice associations and physician practice corporations which support the medical, educational, and research activities of nonprofit healthcare organizations (e.g., teaching, research, and public hospitals). Also includes networks of physicians.
See also: Health (General & Financing)