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Wednesday, September 17

High-Risk Pool

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

Tuesday, September 16

Platinum Plan

The highest actuarial level health plans available through the insurance exchanges, equal to a 90 percent actuarial value. Bronze, Silver, and Gold plans offer lower actuarial values.

Monday, September 15

Elder Justice Act

A Provision of the ACA designed to protect the elderly from being targets of physical or psychological harm within the health care system.

Friday, September 12

Electronic Medical Record

A digital record of health information of individual patients shared across health care settings. Also known as an Electronic Health Record.

Thursday, September 11

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.

Prospective Payment Systems (PPS)

A Medicare payment plan including pre-determined payment rates based on a patient's diagnosis or level of resource utilization. All Medicare providers are reimbursed under this…