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55 Pa. Code § 1245.2. Definitions.

§ 1245.2. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   ALS—Advanced Life Support—Services provided for life-threatening situations.

   Appropriate medical facility—A clinic, rural health clinic, hospital, skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility which participates in the MA Program.

   BLS—Basic Life Support—Services provided for emergency or nonemergency situations.

   Clinic—An independent or hospital operated facility enrolled in the MA Program which is designed to provide preventative diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative or palliative services on an outpatient basis.

   General public—Patients other than MA recipients.

   Incapacitated—Incapable of sitting, standing or perambulating.

   Medical service—A covered service as specified in Chapter 1101 (relating to general provisions).

   Mileage—The distance traveled from the point of departure of the ambulance to the point of destination and the return to the point of departure.

   Physician’s office—A site designated for the sole purpose of providing physicians’ services to outpatients. This includes a private physician’s office located at a hospital or other medical facility.

   Specialized services—Interfacility transportation of critical care patients such as neonatal, prenatal or cardiac patients provided by ALS units.


   The provisions of this 1245.2 adopted October 31, 1980, effective November 1, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 4257; amended October 18, 1991, effective October 19, 1991 and apply retroactively to August 1, 1989, 21 Pa.B. 4951. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (131130) to (131131).

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