Qualified person means either of the following healthcare entities that meets the qualifications and requirements specified in this section to provide kidney disease patient education services -
(i) One of the following healthcare professionals who furnishes services for which payment may be made under the physician fee schedule:
(A) Physician (as defined in section 1861(r)(1) of the Act).
(B) Physician assistant as defined in section 1861(aa)(5) of the Act and § 410.74 of this subpart).
(C) Nurse practitioner as defined in section 1861(aa)(5) of the Act and § 410.75 of this subpart).
(D) Clinical nurse specialist (as defined in section 1861(aa)(5) of the Act and § 410.76 of this subpart),
(A) A hospital, critical access hospital, skilled nursing facility, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility, home health agency, or hospice that is located in a rural area as defined in § 412.64(b)(ii)(C) of this chapter; or
(B) A hospital or critical access hospital that is treated as being rural under § 412.103 of this chapter.