Part 440 - Applicability and Purpose

Effective Date: 
Tuesday, December 23, 1980
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Statutory Authority: 
Public Health Law, Section 2803-b

Section 440.1 - Applicability

Section 440.1 Applicability. (a) This Article is applicable to all medical facilities covered by the term general hospital as defined in article 28, section 2801, subdivision 11 of the Public Health Law.

(b) The term general hospital means a hospital engaged in providing medical or medical and surgical services primarily to inpatients, by or under the supervision of a physician, on a 24-hour basis, with provisions for admission or treatment of persons in need of emergency care, and with an organized medical staff and nursing service, including facilities providing services relating to particular diseases, injuries, conditions or deformities. The term general hospital shall not include a residential health care facility, public health center, diagnostic center, treatment center, outpatient lodge, dispensary and laboratory or central service facility serving more than one institution.

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Section 440.2 - Purpose

440.2 Purpose. (a) The purpose of this Article is to provide a common standard of measure and communication through the use of uniform:

(1) reporting principles:

(2) classification system which identifies cost by functional cost center by the nature of costs incurred, and revenues by revenue center by patient classification: and

(3) statistical and service data definitions.

(b) This Article presents the definitions, principles, statistics, and listing of accounts to be employed for reporting and reimbursement purposes. This Article has been developed to provide the data base necessary to support reimbursement regulations.

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