Outpatient Services

Outpatient services are health services you receive without a doctor’s written order to admit you to a hospital as an impatient. This could be in a skilled nursing facility, for X-rays, outpatient surgery, and other situations. You could even spend the night at the hospital and still be considered an outpatient.

The lab test and biopsy were considered outpatient services, as Brenda’s doctor had not written an order to admit her as an inpatient.