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Thursday, August 21

Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Payments

Program that allows hospitals to receive additional funding if they treat a large number of Medicaid-covered or uninsured patients.

Wednesday, August 20

Medicare Part A

Section of Medicare that includes medically necessary hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health and hospice care.

Tuesday, August 19

Urgent Care

Health care that requires expedient attention, but is not severe enough to necessitate a visit to the emergency room.

Monday, August 18

High-Risk Pool

State programs aimed at offering health insurance to individuals considered uninsurable and unable to buy coverage on the individual market.

Friday, August 15

Fair Marketing

A variety of provisions relating to health insurance designed to ensure that consumers can accurately compare insurance plans.

Risk Adjustment

Increasing or decreasing payments as the expected spending or level of care needed changes.