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evidence of the first health insurance policy to provide private healthcare coverage for injuries that did not result in dealth apperaed in ___


Hill-Burton Act provided federal grants for modernizing hospitals that had become obsolete because of lack of capital investment during the great depression. In return for federal funds, facilities were required to

Provide services for free or at reduced rates to patients who were unable to pay for care

inpatient is a person admitted to a hospital for treatment with the expectation of remaining in the hospital for a period of at least

24 hours

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) was developed by which organization in 1966?

American Medical Association

A patient with end-stage renal disease is eligble to receive which benifits


if a verteran is rated as 100 percent permanently and totally diabled as a result of a service-connected condition which progarm will provide benefits to the verteran's dependents


which coding system was created in 1984

HCPCS, has 2 levels - CPT & Nationals

a new fee schedule for medicare services was implemented as part of OBRA 1989 and 1990 replacing the regional "usual and reasonable" payment basis with a fixed fee schedule called


Three or more healthcare providers sharing equipment, supplies, and personnel create a(n)

group practice

CMS developed the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) to

eliminate improper coding and promote national correct coding methodologies

The skilled nursing facility prospective payment system (SNFPPS) generates ____ payment for each skilled nursing facility admission

per diem

in 2000 which type of health plan was introduced as a way to encourage individuals to locate the best health care at the lowest price with goal of holding down healthcare cost


by whom is the employer identification number (EIN) assigned

Internal Revenue Serivces (IRS)

the identification of disease and the provision of care and treatment by members of a healthcare team to persons who are sick injuried or concerned about thier health status is the definition os

medical care

although the presense of health insurance was increasing in the early 1900s, most americans continued to pay thier own health expenses. this usually meant

those who had no insurance usually received charity care or no care

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