The assignment of credentials; approval given for meeting established standards.
A sum of money to be received yearly, either in a lump sum or by installments.
A structure of payment based on the number served.
Covering all areas; inclusive.
Something implied or suggested.
An amount to be paid before insurance will pay.
Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) –
A type of managed care operation that is typically set up as a for-profit corporation with salaried employees.
Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) –
An account with employer contributions used to pay for medical expenses.
Health Savings Account (HSA) –
A tax-sheltered savings account, with contributions from the employer and employee, which can be used to pay for medical expenses.
To compensate for damage done or loss caused.
A government health care program.
A federal health program for paying certain medical expenses of the aged.
Refers to situations not covered by Medicare insurance.
Occurring, appearing, or done again and again, at regular intervals.
Prior approval of insurance coverage and necessity of procedure.
Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) –
An organization of physicians who network together to offer discounts to purchasers of health care insurance.
The amount paid or payable (for example, an insurance policy premium).
Inclusive policies, procedures, and practices as standards for reliable laboratory results that includes documentation, calibration, and maintenance of all equipment, quality control, proficiency testing, and training.