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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

MEDI-MEDI

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.

Pay for Performance

A health care payment method, which offers incentives to providers in exchange for meeting or exceeding the quality and cost benchmarks. Systems also punish providers…