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Diversidied Health Unit 1

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HMOs
(Health Matinance Organization) Covers routine preventative care. Must go to in-network providers. Usually have Low premiums/deductibles
PPOs
(Preferred Provider Organization) Covers routine preventative care. My use in-network or out-of-network providers (at a higher cost to you). Usually have higher premiums.
Workers' Compensation
for those who have been injured on the job. Pays for lost wage because of injury.
Organizational Structure
a chart which varifies the size of a medical office and the number of people employed.
Managed Care
some employers make sure money is not being spended wastefully. You may need a recommendation to see specialists.
Medicare
insurance plan for people 65+ and for disabled (who have received social security benefits for at least 2 years).
Medicaid
insurance plan for low income families, children who qualify for public assistance and for the disabled/blind. Operated by individual states.
Hospitals
this type of medical facility performs complex surgeries, treats the very ill and performs special diagnostic tests.
Long-term care facilities
this type of facility provides assistance and care for the elderly.
Emergency Care Services
this place provides care for sudden accidents or illness.
Dental Offices
provide dental services
Mental Health Facilities
include guidance, counseling, and chemical abuse treatments centers
Home Health Care
provides care in patient's home
Clinics
a group of doctors who share a facility
Rehabilitation
they provide care to help patients with physical or mental disabilities obtain maximum self care and function.
Holistic Healthcare
type of healthcare that promotes physical, emotional and social well-being.
Medical Offices
offer several different services such as minor surgery, examinations and basic laboratory tests.
OBRA act of 1987
lead to the development of regulations for long-term care.
Health Departments
is responsible for the well-being of the population. They may collect statistics, set up clinics for healthcare.
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR)
federal agency established in 1990 to research the quality of health care delivery and identify the standards of treatment that should be provided
Alternative Therapies
Method of treatment used in place of biomedical therapies
assisted living facilities
allow individuals who can care for themselves to rent or pruchase and apartment in the facility. Provides services such as:meals, housekeeping. laundry, transportation, social events, and basic medical care
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
they deal with causes, spread and control of diseases in the population.
Complementary Therapies
methods of treatment that used in conjunction with conventional medical therapies.
Cost Containment
Means of trying to control the rising cost of health care
diagnostic related groups (DRGs)
A medicare hospital payment system, which classifies each medicare patient according to his or her illness.
Food and Drug Administration
federal agency responsible for regulation food and drug products sold to the public
Genetic counseling centers
can be an independent facility or located in another facility such as a hospital, clinic, or physician's office; genetic counselors work with couples or individuals who are pregnant or considering a pregnancy
geriatric care
care provided to elderly individuals
health insurance plans
Plans that assist with health care cost
hospice
program designed to provide care for the terminally ill while allowing them to die with dignity
Independent living facilities
for individuals who can care for themselves rent or purchase apartments; the facility provides services such as meals, housekeeping, transportation,and social events
industrial health care centers
health care center located within a large company; used by the employees of the company
laboratories
facilities where specimen's such a urine or blood are collected and analyzed
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
federal agency which is involved in research on disease(s)
nonprofit agencies
agencies supported by donations, fundraisers or federal and state state grants.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
federal agency that establishes and enforces standards that protect workers from job-related injuries and illnesses
optical centers
facilities that provide eye examinations, prescribe glasses or make prescribtion glasses
school health services
located in schools and colleges for the provision of emergency care and sudden illness; may also provide health screening for visual or hearing problems
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS)
federal agency that whose focus is the health problems of the US population
voluntary agencies
a non-profit agency
wellness
state of being in good health; well
World Health Organization (WHO)
an international agency whose focus is the health problems in the world