(b) Each time contact is made by clinic or specialty service members
(other than the healthcare providers from the treating clinic or specialty service) with
patients on hospital units/wards when such services are scheduled through the respective
clinic or specialty service.
(2) Outpatient visit. An outpatient visit can be counted for the following
(a) All visits to a separately organized clinic or specialty service made by
patients who have not been admitted to the reporting MTF as an inpatient.
(b) Each time medical advice or consultation is provided to the patient by
telephone (if the criteria in paragraph 1-15e are met).
(c) Each time a patient's treatment/evaluation result in an admission and
is not part of the preadmission or admission process.
(d) Each time all or part of a complete or flight physical examination,
regardless of the type, is performed in a separately organized clinic or specialty service.
Under this rule, a complete physical examination requiring the patient to be examined or
evaluated in four different clinics is reported as a visit in each of the four clinics. (See
paragraph 1-15g for exceptions.)
(e) Each time an examination, evaluation, or treatment is provided through
an MTF sanctioned healthcare program in the home, school, work site, community center,
or other location outside of a DoD MTF by a healthcare provider paid from appropriated
(f) Each time one of the following tasks is performed when not a part of
routine medical care; when the visit is associated with or related to the treatment of a
patient for a specific condition requiring follow-up to a physical examination; and when the
medical record is properly documented in accordance with the criteria of paragraph 1-15e.
1 Therapeutic or desensitization injections
2 Cancer detection tests (e.g., Pap smear)
3 Blood pressure measurements
4 Weight measurements
5 Prescription renewals (not including refills)