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    Ambulatory patient services, also called outpatient care

    Any health care you can get without staying in a hospital is ambulatory care. That includes diagnostic tests, treatments, or rehab visits.

    You may get outpatient care in a:

    • Doctor’s office
    • Clinic
    • Ambulatory surgery center
    • Emergency room
    • Outpatient hospital department

    These are some, but not all, types of outpatient care:

    • Blood tests
    • Biopsy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Colonoscopy
    • CT scan
    • Mammograms
    • Minor surgical procedures
    • Radiation treatments
    • Ultrasound imaging
    • X-rays

    Ambulatory care is one of the essential health benefits. Those are the benefits all new health plans must cover.

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