Ambulatory Care: A general term for care that doesn't involve admission to an inpatient hospital bed. Visits to a doctor's office are a type of ambulatory care. Ambulatory Surgery
Joint Commission On Accreditation Of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO): The JCAHO is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related . . . View Full Definition
Medicare Part D: A prescription drug benefit for Medicare-eligible seniors and disabled persons. It was established as part of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA) that Pre . . . View Full Definition
Medicare Part C: The part of Medicare that expands the list of different types of entities allowed to offer health plans to Medicare beneficiaries. Also known as Medicare+Choice. See also Medicare.
Medicare Part B: A voluntary program that is part of Medicare and provides benefits to cover the costs of physicians' services. See also Medicare.
Medicare Supplement: A private medical expense insurance plan that supplements Medicare coverage. Also known as a Medigap policy.
Out-of-Home Care: Child care, foster care or residential care provided by persons, organizations and institutions to children who are placed outside their families, usually under the jurisdiction of juvenile . . . View Full Definition
Picaresque Narrative: Any narrative (including short stories) that has the same traits as a picaresque novel. See discussion under picaresque novel.
Parent or caretaker: Person responsible for the care of the child.
Outpatient Care: Treatment that is provided to a patient who is able to return home after care without an overnight stay in a hospital or other inpatient facility.
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Fragrance: The sensation of the gases released from ground coffee as they are inhaled through the nose. Ranges from sweetly floral to sweetly spicy.