Most people think that medical services typically provided in a physician’s office of a hospital. However, medical services can be provided in a variety of settings.
Medicare categorizes providers according to a place of service variable. The place of service include the following settings:
Pharmacy; School; Homeless Shelter; Indian Health Service Free-standing Facility; Indian Health Service Provider-based Facility; Tribal 638; Free-standing Facility; Tribal 638 Provider-based Facility; Prison/Correctional Facility; Office; Home; Assisted Living Facility; Group Home; Mobile Unit; Temporary Lodging; Walk-in Retail Health Clinic; Urgent Care Facility; Inpatient Hospital; Outpatient Hospital; Emergency Room – Hospital; Ambulatory Surgical Center; Birthing Center; Military Treatment Facility; Skilled Nursing Facility; Nursing Facility; Custodial Care Facility; Hospice; Ambulance – Land; Ambulance – Air or Water; Independent Clinic; Federally Qualified Health Center; Inpatient Psychiatric Facility; Psychiatric Facility-Partial Hospitalization; Community Mental Health Center; Intermediate Care Facility/Mentally Retarded; Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Facility; Psychiatric Residential Treatment Center; Non-residential Substance Abuse Treatment Facility; Mass Immunization Center; Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility; Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility; End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment Facility; Public Health Clinic; Rural Health Clinic; Independent Laboratory; Other Place of Service.