Acute care definition

Acute care means care provided for patients who are not medically stable or have not attained a satisfactory level of rehabilitation. These patients require frequent monitoring by a health care professional in order to maintain their health status (see WAC 248-27-015).

Examples of Acute care in a sentence

We Cover non-emergency ambulance transportation by a licensed ambulance service (either ground or air ambulance, as appropriate) between Facilities when the transport is any of the following:• From a non-participating Hospital to a participating Hospital;• To a Hospital that provides a higher level of care that was not available at the original Hospital;• To a more cost-effective Acute care Facility; or• From an Acute care Facility to a sub-Acute setting.

If there is no negotiated rate, We will reimburse Acute care at the Facility’s current Medicare Acute care rate.

End of Life Care.If You are diagnosed with advanced cancer and You have fewer than 60 days to live, We will Cover Acute care provided in a licensed Article 28 Facility or Acute care Facility that specializes in the care of terminally ill patients.

If it is an alternate level of care, We will reimburse at 75% of the appropriate Medicare Acute care rate.


More Definitions of Acute care

Acute care means care provided by an in-home ser- vices agency licensed to provide home health services for patients who are not medically stable or have not attained a satisfactory level of rehabilitation. These patients require fre- quent monitoring by a registered nurse licensed under chapter
Acute care means the treatment of Acute Pain, as defined in subsection 9.3.2.
Acute care means medical care needed for an illness, episode, or injury which requires short-term, intense care, and hospitalization for a short period of time.
Acute care means care provided by an in-home services agen- cy licensed to provide home health services for patients who are not medically stable or have not attained a satisfactory level of rehabil- itation. These patients require frequent monitoring by a registered nurse licensed under chapter 18.79 RCW, a physical therapist licensed under chapter 18.74 RCW, a respiratory therapist licensed under chap- ter 18.89 RCW, an occupational therapist licensed under chapter 18.59 RCW, a speech therapist licensed under chapter 18.35 RCW, a dietitian or nutritionist as defined in subsection (5) of this section, or so- cial worker licensed under chapter 18.320 RCW to assess health status and progress.
Acute care means inpatient general routine care provided to patients who are in an acute phase of illness, which includes the concentrated and continuous observation and care provided in the intensive care units of an institution.