A hospital that provides inpatient medical care and other related services for surgery, acute medical conditions or injuries (usually for a short term illness or condition).
A hospital that provides clinical education and training to future and current doctors, nurses, and other health professionals, in addition to delivering medical care to patients.
A hospital certified under a set of Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP). Some of the requirements for CAH certification include having no more than 25 inpatient beds; maintaining an annual average length of stay of no more than 96 hours for acute inpatient care; offering 24-hour, 7-day-a-week emergency care; and being located in a rural area, at least 35 miles drive away from any other hospital or CAH.
Ambulance Service Centers/Emergency Medical Services
Designed and equipped to respond to medical emergencies and, in nonemergency situations, be capable of transporting beneficiaries with acute medical conditions.
A type of emergency service dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care, transport to definitive care, and other medical transport to patients with illnesses and injuries which prevent the patient from transporting themselves.
The practice of medicine by a group of physicians who share their premises and other resources.
A variety of services which help meet both the medical and non-medical needs of people with a chronic illness or disability who cannot care for themselves for long periods of time.
Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
Hospitals devoted to the rehabilitation of patients with various neurological, musculo-skeletal, orthopedic and other medical conditions following stabilization of their acute medical issues.
A type of residential care.
Supportive care provided in the patient’s home by licensed healthcare professionals.
Free Standing Emergency Departments/Hospitals
Clinics with advanced life support technologies and equipment and are staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week with certified emergency physicians, nurses, and other skilled technical staff. The patients are walk-in or transported by ambulance and patient who need to stay overnight can be moved to observation units.
Health care facilities where surgical procedures not requiring an overnight hospital stay are performed.