Section 15 - MEDICAL AND HEALTH EXPENDITURES

EYE CARE

  1. EYE EXAMINATIONS, TREATMENT, OR SURGERY, such as -
     eye examinations     eye treatments     laser surgery
  1. - PURCHASE OF EYE GLASSES OR CONTACT LENSES, such as -
    contact lenses   contact lens insurance    prescription sunglasses
   eye glasses     kits and equipment
   fittings     warranty expenses

 

DENTAL CARE

  1. DENTAL CARE, such as -
     bridges     examinations     root canals
   caps or crowns     fillings     X-rays
   cleanings     orthodontic work     dentures
   teeth whitening in a dental office    any other dental services

 

INPATIENT CARE

  1. HOSPITAL ROOMS OR SERVICES, including -
     anesthetics     injections     operating room
   blood transfusions     intensive care unit     oxygen
   drugs and medicine     laboratory tests     recovery room
   examinations     nursing services     therapy
   treatment rooms     X-rays     any other services

    FROM FACILITIES SUCH AS --
   general care hospitals     substance abuse hospitals
   psychiatric hospitals     birthing centers

SERVICES BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS OTHER THAN PHYSICIANS

  1. ALL SERVICES PROVIDED BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS OTHER THAN PHYSICIANS, such as -
     acupuncturist     midwife     podiatrist
   chiropractor     naturopath     psychologist
   homeopath     nurse practitioners     substance abuse professionals
   marriage counselor     physical therapist     medical massage therapist (certified)

      Include services provided both inside and outside the home.

PHYSICIAN SERVICES

  1. ALL SERVICES PROVIDED AND BILLED BY PHYSICIANS, such as -
     dermatologist     pediatrician     general practitioner
   psychiatrist     gynecologist     surgeon
   internist     urologist     osteopath
    plastic surgeon    any other type of physicians

OTHER MEDICAL CARE SERVICES

  1. LAB TESTS OR X-RAYS
     blood tests     X-rays     other type of lab tests

      Do not include services received in a hospital as an inpatient or services for eye and dental care

  1. CARE IN CONVALESCENT OR NURSING HOME

      Include all services provided and billed by a convalescent or nursing home.

  1. CARE FOR INVALIDS, CONVALESCENTS, HANDICAPPED, OR ELDERLY PERSONS IN THE HOME

      Do not include institutional or medical care.

  1. ADULT DAY CARE CENTERS
  1. OTHER MEDICAL CARE AND OUTPATIENT SERVICES, such as -
     ambulance services     outpatient hospital care     blood donation
   rescue services     emergency room services     dialysis services
    oxygen services

      If medical care is given in outpatient department or emergency room, include -

     allergy shots     cancer treatment     injections
     baby shots     electro cardiogram     physicians check up
     blood pressure check     cardiology test     skin treatment
   broken/sprained bones     hearing test

MEDICINE OR MEDICAL SUPPLIES

  1. PURCHASE OF HEARING AIDS
  1. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
  1. RENTAL OF SUPPORTIVE OR CONVALESCENT MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, such as -
     ace bandages     crutches     walkers
     braces     slings     wheelchairs
     canes     splints     whirlpools
   cervical collars
  1. PURCHASE OF SUPPORTIVE OR CONVALESCENT MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, such as -
     ace bandages     crutches     walkers
     braces     slings     wheelchairs
     canes     splints     whirlpools
   cervical collars    power chair/scooter    orthotics
  1. RENTAL OF MEDICAL OR SURGICAL EQUIPMENT FOR GENERAL USE, such as -
     blood pressure kits     ice bags     therapeutic heat lamps
     heating pads     sinus masks     vaporizers
     hot water bottles     sun lamps
  1. PURCHASE OF MEDICAL OR SURGICAL EQUIPMENT FOR GENERAL USE, such as -
     blood pressure kits     ice bags     therapeutic heat lamps
     heating pads     sinus masks     vaporizers
     hot water bottles     sun lamps
     pollen masks     thermometers     insulin needles
     syringes     oxygen     ostomy supplies
     orthopedic appliances (supports)      home defibrillator

      Do not include purchases of items such as band-aids, gauze, cotton roll, and cotton balls.

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Last Modified Date: April 12, 2011