Wednesday, November 26
The first day of a new plan year, generally the same date as the plan went into effect the previous year.
Tuesday, November 25
First Dollar Coverage
A health insurance plan that pays covered medical claims without any deductible amount paid first by the plan enrollee, can also be referred to as Zero-Deductible Health plans.
Monday, November 24
A colloquial term for a primary care physician who is responsible for coordinating patient care and referring the patient to specialists. Many insurance programs, particularly HMOs, require a referral from a "gatekeeper" before covering visits to specialists.
Friday, November 21
Medicare Part D
A program within Medicare to offer private prescription drug coverage plans to beneficiaries. Plan premiums are subsidized and the coverage is optional.
Tuesday, November 18
Sole Community Hospital (SCH)
A designation for certain hospitals that allows them to command higher reimbursement.