rural health clinic services

(1) The term “rural health clinic services” means— (A) physicians’ services and such services and supplies as are covered under subsection (s)(2)(A) if furnished as an incident to a physician’s professional service and items and services described in subsection (s)(10), (B) such services furnished by a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner (as defined in paragraph (5)), by a clinical psychologist (as defined by the Secretary) or by a clinical social worker (as defined in subsection (hh)(1)), and such services and supplies furnished as an incident to his service as would otherwise be covered if furnished by a physician or as an incident to a physician’s service, and (C) in the case of a rural health clinic located in an area in which there exists a shortage of home health agencies, part-time or intermittent nursing care and related medical supplies (other than drugs and biologicals) furnished by a registered professional nurse or licensed practical nurse to a homebound individual under a written plan of treatment (i) established and periodically reviewed by a physician described in paragraph (2)(B), or (ii) established by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant and periodically reviewed and approved by a physician described in paragraph (2)(B), when furnished to an individual as an outpatient of a rural health clinic.

Source

42 USC § 1395x(aa)(1)


Scoping language

For purposes of this subchapter
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