Emergency Medical Care
Healthcare services that could, without immediate rendering, result in:
- Placing the patient’s health in serious jeopardy.
- Serious impairment to bodily functions.
- Serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part.
Most health plans have specific guidelines to define emergency medical care.
Services received when a patient is admitted to a hospital or non-hospital facility as a registered bed patient for whom a room-and-board charge is made.
Treatment that is provided to a patient who is able to return home after care without an overnight stay in a hospital or other inpatient facility.