Health / Health Insurance / Appropriate Care
Appropriate Care: A diagnostic or treatment measure whose expected health benefits exceed its expected health risks by a wide enough margin to justify the measure.
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 Part A: The part of Medicare that provides basic hospital insurance coverage automatically for most eligible persons. See also Medicare.
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
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
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.
Medicare Choice MSAS: Accounts created by contributions from HCFA to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses for Medicare beneficiaries. The accounts are used in conjunction with high-deductible, catastrophic healthca . . . View Full Definition
Medicare Supplement: A private medical expense insurance plan that supplements Medicare coverage. Also known as a Medigap policy.
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