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Tuesday, April 22

Elimination Period

Time between when a policy holder is disabled and when insurance begins to pay out - also known as the Qualifying Period.

Monday, April 21

Indigent Care

Health care provided for free to those who do not have health coverage and cannot afford to pay out of pocket.

Thursday, April 17

Staff Model HMO

A form of HMO in which the health care providers are employees of the HMO.

Wednesday, April 16

Tertiary Care

The level of care, usually on referral from primary or secondary medical care personnel, performed by specialists that consist of complex procedures and advanced technology, often delivered in a medical facility.

Tuesday, April 15

Medicaid Expansion

The Affordable Care Act allows states to extend Medicaid benefits to eligible childless adults up to 133% of the federal poverty line.

Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS)

Information provided by the National Committee for Quality Assurance to help insurance companies and employers track health care trends.