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Section 15 - MEDICAL AND HEALTH EXPENDITURES

EYE CARE

1 - EYE EXAMINATIONS, TREATMENT, OR SURGERY, such as -

  eye examinations   eye treatments   surgery

2 - PURCHASE OF EYE GLASSES OR CONTACT LENSES, such as -

  contact lenses   insurance
  eye glasses   kits and equipment
  fittings   warranty expenses

DENTAL CARE

3 - DENTAL CARE, such as -

  bridges   examinations   root canals
  caps or crowns   fillings   X-rays
  cleanings   orthodontic work   dentures
  any other dental services

INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE

4 - HOSPITAL ROOM, such as -

  meals   room

5 - HOSPITAL SERVICES, including all services provided and billed by the hospital, such as —

  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

SERVICES BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS OTHER THAN PHYSICIANS

6 - ALL SERVICES BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS OTHER THAN PHYSICIANS, such as -

  acupuncturist   midwife   podiatrist
  chiropractor   naturopath   psychologist
  homeopath   nurse practitioners   substance abuse professionals
  marriage counselor   physical therapist

PHYSICIAN SERVICES

7 - ALL SERVICES PROVIDED AND BILLED BY PHYSICIANS, such as -

  dermatologist   pediatrician   general practitioner
  psychiatrist   gynecologist   surgeon plastic surgeon
  internist   urologist   osteopath
  any other type of physicians

OTHER MEDICAL CARE SERVICES

8 - 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

9 - CARE IN CONVALESCENT OR NURSING HOME, such as -

  nursing home   substance abuse centers

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

10 - OTHER MEDICAL CARE, such as -

  ambulance services   outpatient hospital care   blood donation
  rescue services   emergency room services

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

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

MEDICINE AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES

11 - PURCHASE OF HEARING AIDS

12 - PRESCRIBED MEDICINES OR PRESCRIBED DRUGS

13 - RENTAL OF SUPPORTIVE OR CONVALESCENT MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, such as -

  Ace bandages   crutches   walkers
  braces   slings   wheelchairs
  canes   splints   whirlpools
  cervical collars

14 - PURCHASE OF SUPPORTIVE OR CONVALESCENT MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, such as -

  Ace bandages   crutches   walkers
  braces   slings   wheelchairs
  canes   splints   whirlpools
  cervical collars

15 - 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

16 - 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)

Do not include purchases of items such as Band-Aid bandages, gauze, cotton roll, and cotton balls.

 

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Last Modified Date: January 5, 2005