- A visit as described in paragraph (a)(1)(i) or (ii) of this section.
- A face-to-face encounter between a patient and either of the following:
- A qualified provider of medical nutrition therapy services as defined in part 410, subpart G, of this chapter.
- A qualified provider of outpatient diabetes self-management training services as defined in part 410, subpart H, of this chapter.
A medical visit for a FQHC patient may be either of the following:
- Medical nutrition therapy visit.
- Diabetes outpatient self-management training visit
Visit—Mental health. A mental health visit is a face-to-face encounter or an encounter furnished using interactive, real-time, audio and video telecommunications technology or audio-only interactions in cases where the patient is not capable of, or does not consent to, the use of video technology for the purposes of diagnosis, evaluation or treatment of a mental health disorder, including an in-person mental health service, beginning 152 days after the end of the COVID–19 public health emergency, furnished within 6 months prior to the furnishing of the telecommunications service and that an in-person mental health service (without the use of telecommunications technology) must be provided at least every 12 months while the beneficiary is receiving services furnished via telecommunications technology for diagnosis, evaluation, or treatment of mental health disorders, unless, for a particular 12-month period, the physician or practitioner and patient agree that the risks and burdens outweigh the benefits associated with furnishing the in-person item or service, and the practitioner documents the reasons for this decision in the patient’s medical record, between an RHC or FQHC patient and one of the following:
- Clinical psychologist.
- Clinical social worker.
- Other RHC or FQHC practitioner, in accordance with paragraph (b)(1) of this section, for mental health services.