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Healthcare Systems


A division of the DHHS which is concerned with causes, spread, & control of diseases in populations, Center for Disease Control. CDC
Institution that provides care for outpatients; a group of specialists working in cooperation. Clinics
Procedures used to control costs or expenses. Cost Containment
Provides special care for victims of accidents or sudden illness. Emergency Care Services
A congressional mandated classification of diagnoses & cost associated with the care needed for each diagnosis. DRG
Offices privately owned by one or more dentists to dental clinics that employ a number of dentists. Dental Offices
A government agency responsible for regulating food & drug products sold to the public, Food & Drug Administration. FDA
Care of the aged & treatment of related diseases & conditions. Geriatrics
State & local county agencies that provide health services needed by the state or local community as directed by the USDHHS. Health Department
An agreed plan where the insurance company pays a pre-set amount for medical service expenses covered by the plan. Health Insurance Plans
Provides total health care directed toward preventive health care, Health Maintenance Organization. HMO
Any type of health care provided in a patients home environment. Home Health Care
Program designed to provide care for the terminally ill while allowing them to die with dignity. Hospice
Institution that provides medical or surgical care and treatment for the sick or injured. Hospital
Provide health care for employees of the industry or business. Industrial Health Care Centers
A room or building where scientific tests, research, experiments, or learning takes place. Laboratory
Provides assistance and care for the elderly, those with disabilities, handicaps or chronic long-term illnesses. Long-term care facility
An approach to health care cost where employers & insurance companies who pay large medical bills want to insure the money is spent efficiently vs. wastefully, the focus is on wellness. Managed Care
Government program that provides medical care for people whose incomes are below a certain level. Medicaid
Government program that provides medical care for elderly and/or disabled individuals. Medicare
Facilities that treat patients with mental disorders & diseases. Mental Health
Offices that are privately owned by one doctor to large complexes that operate as corporations and employ many doctors and other health care professionals. Medical Offices
A division of the USDHHS involved in research on disease, National Institute of Health. NIH
Agencies supported by donations, membership fees, fundraisers, and federal or state grants and provide health services specific to their cause at the national, state & local levels Nonprofit agencies
A government agency which establishes & enforces standards that protect workers from job-related injuries and illnesses, Occupational Safety & Health Administration. OSHA
Regulations requiring states to establish training & competency evaluation programs for nursing & nursing assistants. OBRA
The structure of an organization which provides a line of authority or chain of command. Organizational Structure
A type of health insurance plan usually provided by large industries or companies to their employees, Preferred Provider Organization. PPO
The restoration to useful life through therapy & education. Rehabilitation
Provides emergency care for victims of accidents and sudden illness. School Health Services
National agency that deals with the health problems in the US, Department of Health & Human Services. USDHHS
The state of being in good health. Wellness
Payment and care provided to an individual who is injured on the job. Worker's compensation
International agency sponsored by the United Nations, World Health Organization. WHO
The amount that must be paid by the patient for the medical service before the insurance policy begins to pay. Deductible
A specific amount of money a patient pays for a particular service. Co-payment
Created by: lorirn