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Thursday, May 21


A term for an individual with health coverage, also called policy holder, beneficiary or enrollee

Wednesday, May 20

Well-woman Examination/Visit

A preventive service or exam offered to women to review elements of their reproductive health including a breast examination, pelvic examination and a pap smear.

Monday, May 18

Direct Access

A provision of some health insurance plans that allows policy holders to see doctors or specialists without a referral from a primary care physician or 'gatekeeper.'

Thursday, May 14

Individual Mandate

Refers to a requirement in the Affordable Care Act that all individuals obtain health insurance.

Monday, May 11

Catastrophic Health Insurance

A type of insurance plan that covers healthcare costs only after a high deductible is reached.

Electronic Health Record (EHR)

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