Ambulatory Health Care

  • Surgery Centers
  • Office-Based Surgery
  • Imaging Centers
  • Sleep Centers
  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Kidney Care
  • Occupational Health

Behavioral Health Care

  • Community mental health centers
  • Addictions treatment
  • Services supporting recovery
  • Services supporting resilience

Critical Access Hospital

  • Must be located in the United States or its territories. If outside the United States, must be operated by the U.S. government or under a charter of the U.S. Congress.
  • Must have a facility license or registration (if required by law) to conduct its scope of services.
  • Must seek to continually assess and improve quality of care, treatment, and/or services. This should include a review by clinicians knowledgeable in the type of care, treatment, and/or services
  • Must identify the services it provides, indicating which care, treatment, and/or services it provides directly, under contract, or through some other arrangement.
  • Must provide services that can be evaluated by Joint Commission standards.


  • General
  • Children’s
  • Long Term Acute Care (LTACH)
  • Oncology
  • Psychiatric
  • Rehabilitation
  • Specialty

Home Care

  • Home Health
  • Personal Care (Non-medical) services
  • Hospice
  • Durable Medical Equipment (includes equipment, orthotics, prosthetics, supplies, respiratory services, complex rehab services)
  • Pharmacy (infusion, specialty pharmacy, mail order, long term care)

Laboratory Services

  • Laboratories in hospitals, clinics, long term care facilities, home care organizations, behavioral health care organizations, ambulatory sites and physician offices.
  • Reference labs
  • Freestanding laboratories, such as assisted reproductive technology labs.
  • Blood transfusion and donor centers
  • Public health laboratories, including Indian Health Service laboratories
  • Laboratories in federal facilities, such as the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the Department of Defense.
  • Point-of-care test sites which include blood gas labs providing services to patients in emergency rooms, surgical suites, cardiac catheterization labs, and in other patient care areas.
  • Office-based

Nursing Care Center

  • Beds licensed by the state as nursing home beds, excluding intermediate care facilities specializing in care for individuals with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities.
  • Beds designated as long term care beds under a hospital license, excluding beds belonging to a long term acute care hospital and hospital swing beds.
  • Beds, units or facilities certified by Medicare or Medicaid as skilled nursing facility beds.
  • Beds, units or facilities designated as long term care by a governmental entity, such as the Department of Veterans’ Affairs or a state authority.