(Health Matinance Organization) Covers routine preventative care. Must go to in-network providers. Usually have Low premiums/deductibles
(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.
for those who have been injured on the job. Pays for lost wage because of injury.
a chart which varifies the size of a medical office and the number of people employed.
some employers make sure money is not being spended wastefully. You may need a recommendation to see specialists.
insurance plan for people 65+ and for disabled (who have received social security benefits for at least 2 years).
insurance plan for low income families, children who qualify for public assistance and for the disabled/blind. Operated by individual states.
this type of medical facility performs complex surgeries, treats the very ill and performs special diagnostic tests.
they provide care to help patients with physical or mental disabilities obtain maximum self care and function.
offer several different services such as minor surgery, examinations and basic laboratory tests.
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
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.
methods of treatment that used in conjunction with conventional medical therapies.
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
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
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
federal agency that establishes and enforces standards that protect workers from job-related injuries and illnesses
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