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dynamics 19 vocab

vocab study for dynamics 19 economics terms

TermDefinition
acute illness A disease or condition that comes on rapidly and severely but can be cured with proper treatment such as broken bones, wounds requiring stitches, pneumonia
durable medical equipment Equipment that is primarily serving a medical purpose, is able to withstand repeated use, and is appropriate for use in the home; for example wheelchairs, walkers, and hospital beds.
generic drug A copy of a brand-name drug that is the same as a brand-name drug but cheaper.
health care provider An individual or facility such as a doctor or hospital, which provides health care services.
health care proxy Legal document that allows you to appoint another person to make healthcare decisions for you.
HIPAA Legal document that allows you to appoint another person to make healthcare decisions for you.
HMO a type of managed care that generally covers only the care you get from doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers that are in the HMO network.
home health agency An organization that provides home care services, such as skilled nursing care.
home health aide a worker who helps a patient at home with daily living activities.
home health care Care provided at home to treat an illness or injury.
hospice Comprehensive care for people who are terminally ill including pain management, counseling, prescription drugs, inpatient and out patient services, and services for the terminally ill person’s family.
inpatient care Care for a person in the hospital overnight.
outpatient care Medical care that does not require an overnight hospital stay.
PCP The doctor that manages your care and refers you to specialty care if needed.
physical therapy Exercise and physical activities used to condition muscles and improve levels of activity.
power of attorney Legal document that lets you appoint another person to make property, financial, legal, and health care decisions related to insurance and spending on your behalf.
pre-existing condition A condition or illness you were diagnosed with or got treatment for before your new health care coverage began.
premium The amount of money an individual who wants health care coverage must pay to an insurer, health plan or Medicare.
rehabilitative care The care of patients with the intent of curing, improving or preventing a worsening of their condition.
skilled care Medically reasonable and necessary care performed by a skilled nurse or therapist.
skilled nursing facility A Medicare-approved facility which provides a short-term post-hospital extended care services, at a lower level of care than hospital care.
specialist A doctor who specializes in treating only a certain part of the body or a certain condition, such as a cardiologist (heart doctor) or nephrologist (kidney doctor).
SSI Monthly benefits for people with low incomes, and assets who are older than 65, blind, or have a disability. Includes Medicaid coverage.
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