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Medicare & Medicaid

Medical insurance programs administered by the U.S. federal government that provide health care coverage for the elderly (people over 65) and certain people and families with low incomes and resources.

Contributors in Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare & Medicaid

admitting physician

Insurance; Medicare & Medicaid

The doctor responsible for admitting a patient to a hospital or other inpatient health facility.


Insurance; Medicare & Medicaid

The number of existing cases of a disease or condition in a given population at a specific time.

risk adjustment

Insurance; Medicare & Medicaid

The way that payments to health plans are changed to take into account a person's health status.

physical therapy

Insurance; Medicare & Medicaid

Treatment of injury and disease by mechanical means, such as heat, light, exercise, and massage.

affiliated provider

Insurance; Medicare & Medicaid

A health care provider or facility that is paid by a health plan to give service to plan members.

intermediary/program safeguard contractor determination

Insurance; Medicare & Medicaid

A determination as defined in 42 CFR 405.1801 under the definition for Intermediary Determination.

multi-employer plan

Insurance; Medicare & Medicaid

A group health plan that is sponsored jointly by two or more employers or by employers and unions.

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