Hospital means any entity that qualifies as a hospital under section 1861 of the Act, as a psychiatric hospital under section 1861(f) of the Act, or as a critical access hospital under section 1861(mm)(1) of the Act, and refers to any separate legally organized operating entity plus any subsidiary, related entity, or other entities that perform services for the hospital's patients and for which the hospital bills. However, a hospital does not include entities that perform services for hospital patients under arrangements with the hospital.
42 CFR § 411.351
The definitions in this subpart apply only for purposes of section 1877 of the Act and this subpart. As used in this subpart, unless the context indicates otherwise: