37.86.4402 RURAL HEALTH CLINICS AND FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS, VISITS AND ENCOUNTERS
(1) A visit is a face-to-face encounter between an RHC or FQHC patient and an RHC or FQHC health professional for the purpose of providing RHC or FQHC services. Reimbursement is available for one encounter per day per eligible member unless it is necessary for the member:
(a) to be seen by different health professionals with different specialties; or
(b) to be seen multiple times per day due to unrelated diagnoses.
(2) Encounters with the same primary diagnosis are not considered separately billable visits, regardless of the health professional providing the service.
History: 53-2-201, 53-6-113, MCA; IMP, 53-2-201, 53-6-101, 53-6-111, 53-6-113, MCA; NEW, 2005 MAR p. 975, Eff. 6/17/05; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 1866, Eff. 10/19/19.