32 CFR 728.61 - Medicare beneficiaries.
(a)Care authorized. Emergency hospitalization and other emergency services are authorized for beneficiaries of the Social Security Health Insurance Program for the Aged and Disabled (Medicare) who reside in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Such care in naval MTFs may be rendered when emergency services, as defined in § 728.61(b), are necessary.
(b)Emergency services. Services provided in a hospital emergency room after the sudden onset of a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in:
(1) Placing the patient's health in serious jeopardy.
(2) Serious impairment to bodily functions of serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part.
(c)General provisions -
(1)Limitations. Benefit payments for emergency services under Medicare can be made for only that period of time during which the emergency exists. Therefore, when the emergency is terminated and it is permissible from a medical standpoint, discharge or transfer the patient to a facility that participates in Medicare.
(2)Notification. Notify the nearest office of the Social Security Administration as soon as possible when a Medicare beneficiary is rendered treatment.
(d)Report. Complete and submit, per subpart J, a DD 7 (Report of Treatment Furnished Pay Patients, Hospitalization Furnished, part A) or DD 7A (Report of Treatment Furnished Pay Patients, Outpatient Treatment, part B) when outpatient or inpatient care is rendered.