42 CFR 438.2 - Definitions.

§ 438.2 Definitions.
As used in this part—
Capitation payment means a payment the State agency makes periodically to a contractor on behalf of each beneficiary enrolled under a contract for the provision of medical services under the State plan. The State agency makes the payment regardless of whether the particular beneficiary receives services during the period covered by the payment.
Comprehensive risk contract means a risk contract that covers comprehensive services, that is, inpatient hospital services and any of the following services, or any three or more of the following services:
(1) Outpatient hospital services.
(2) Rural health clinic services.
(3) FQHC services.
(4) Other laboratory and X-ray services.
(5) Nursing facility (NF) services.
(6) Early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment (EPSDT) services.
(7) Family planning services.
(8) Physician services.
(9) Home health services.
Federally qualified HMO means an HMO that CMS has determined is a qualified HMO under section 1310(d) of the PHS Act.
Health care professional means a physician or any of the following: a podiatrist, optometrist, chiropractor, psychologist, dentist, physician assistant, physical or occupational therapist, therapist assistant, speech-language pathologist, audiologist, registered or practical nurse (including nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified registered nurse anesthetist, and certified nurse midwife), licensed certified social worker, registered respiratory therapist, and certified respiratory therapy technician.
Health insuring organization (HIO) means a county operated entity, that in exchange for capitation payments, covers services for beneficiaries—
(1) Through payments to, or arrangements with, providers;
(2) Under a comprehensive risk contract with the State; and
(3) Meets the following criteria—
(i) First became operational prior to January 1, 1986; or
(ii) Is described in section 9517(e)(3) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (as amended by section 4734 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990).
Managed care organization (MCO) means an entity that has, or is seeking to qualify for, a comprehensive risk contract under this part, and that is—
(1) A Federally qualified HMO that meets the advance directives requirements of subpart I of part 489 of this chapter; or
(2) Any public or private entity that meets the advance directives requirements and is determined to also meet the following conditions:
(i) Makes the services it provides to its Medicaid enrollees as accessible (in terms of timeliness, amount, duration, and scope) as those services are to other Medicaid beneficiaries within the area served by the entity.
(ii) Meets the solvency standards of § 438.116.
Nonrisk contract means a contract under which the contractor—
(1) Is not at financial risk for changes in utilization or for costs incurred under the contract that do not exceed the upper payment limits specified in § 447.362 of this chapter; and
(2) May be reimbursed by the State at the end of the contract period on the basis of the incurred costs, subject to the specified limits.
Prepaid ambulatory health plan (PAHP) means an entity that—
(1) Provides medical services to enrollees under contract with the State agency, and on the basis of prepaid capitation payments, or other payment arrangements that do not use State plan payment rates;
(2) Does not provide or arrange for, and is not otherwise responsible for the provision of any inpatient hospital or institutional services for its enrollees; and
(3) Does not have a comprehensive risk contract.
Prepaid inpatient health plan (PIHP) means an entity that—
(1) Provides medical services to enrollees under contract with the State agency, and on the basis of prepaid capitation payments, or other payment arrangements that do not use State plan payment rates;
(2) Provides, arranges for, or otherwise has responsibility for the provision of any inpatient hospital or institutional services for its enrollees; and
(3) Does not have a comprehensive risk contract.
Primary care means all health care services and laboratory services customarily furnished by or through a general practitioner, family physician, internal medicine physician, obstetrician/gynecologist, or pediatrician, to the extent the furnishing of those services is legally authorized in the State in which the practitioner furnishes them.
Primary care case management means a system under which a PCCM contracts with the State to furnish case management services (which include the location, coordination and monitoring of primary health care services) to Medicaid beneficiaries.
Primary care case manager (PCCM) means a physician, a physician group practice, an entity that employs or arranges with physicians to furnish primary care case management services or, at State option, any of the following:
(1) A physician assistant.
(2) A nurse practitioner.
(3) A certified nurse-midwife.
Risk contract means a contract under which the contractor—
(1) Assumes risk for the cost of the services covered under the contract; and
(2) Incurs loss if the cost of furnishing the services exceeds the payments under the contract.

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