What’s an independent clinical lab?
An independent clinical lab, where you can receive a lower cost share for services, isn’t part of a hospital or hospital-owned facility. Independent clinical labs perform tests or procedures, such as blood tests, urine tests, and Pap tests, to help diagnose and/or treat medical conditions. Examples of independent clinical labs include Quest DiagnosticsTM and LabCorp.
What's a general hospital?
A general hospital is a hospital that doesn’t specialize in the treatment of particular illnesses or patients. These hospitals focus on general services such as surgery, OB/GYN, pediatric, general medicine, and emergency care.