Monday, July 6
Advanced Care Planning
Patients and their doctors occasionally craft plans for future care in the event that the patient is unable to direct their care (in case of incapacitation or advanced illness).
Thursday, July 2
End-Stage Renal Disease
Kidney failure that requires dialysis treatments or a kidney transplant; patients with ESRD qualify for Medicare regardless of age.
Wednesday, July 1
Adult Dependent Coverage to Age 26
A provision allowing adults up to age 26 to remain on their parents'/guardians' insurance plan.
Tuesday, June 30
Another term for dual eligibles.
Monday, June 22
Quality Improvement Organization (QIO)
An organization tasked with reviewing the quality of care received by Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Previously called a Peer Review Organization.