Outpatient Critical Access Hospital Services Law and Legal Definition

Outpatient critical access hospital services refer to the outpatient health and other medical services provided by a critical access hospital. The amount of payment for outpatient critical access hospital services of a critical access hospital is equal to 101 percent of the reasonable costs of the hospital in providing such services. In determining the reasonable costs of outpatient critical access hospital services, the Secretary of Health and Human Services must recognize the amounts for reasonable compensation and related costs for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists who are on-call to provide emergency services, as allowable costs.

The following is an example of a a federal statute defining the term:

The term "outpatient critical access hospital services" is defined under 42 USCS § 1395x (mm) (3) as medical and other health services furnished by a critical access hospital on an outpatient basis.