Planned and Unplanned Services Policy Term Definition

Unplanned Services: Eligible patients may receive discounts for unplanned services such as emergency services or an unplanned admission. However, discounts will not apply to co-payments nor to emergency room contract physician charges. Planned Services: Eligible patients may be accepted into a service area as a charity patient based on a number of factors. These factors may include, but are not limited to, issues such as the availability of financial, human, and other resources within UTMB, county of residence, primary diagnosis and co-morbidities, stage of disease, history of the problem, prognosis without treatment, success rates of proposed treatments and procedures with similar figures for morbidity and mortality, the educational benefit of providing care to UTMB trainees, and the priority of other charity care cases.