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Healthcare systems

A group of people, agencies, and/or institutions that provide healthcare services to individuals in a variety of settings

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Healthcare professionals

The individuals who wish to care for the people seeking to improve their health status

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Ambulatory care center

Centers that provide healthcare consultation, treatment, and mediation using advanced medical technology; also known as community centers

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Acute care hospitals

Institutions that provide care for individuals who have a disease that comes on quickly or that lasts for a short period

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Skilled nursing facility

Care for patients who require the skills of licensed personnel such as a physical therapist or an occupational therapy aide

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Assisted living facilities

Care that bridges the gap between home care and nursing homes by providing a home like environment

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Hospice care

Care focused on the physical and emotional needs of patients who have terminal illnesses that will usually result in death within six months or less

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Home care

Supportive care provided in the patient’s home

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Health maintenance organization‘s (HMOs)

A form of private insurance that provides or arranges managed-care for health insurances, self funded healthcare benefit plans, individuals, and other entities in the United States

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Health insurance

Provides patients with a means to pay the costs associated with medical care and services; also called health benefits or health coverage

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Deductible

The minimum amount that a person must pay out of his or her own pocket before a health insurer will pay any expenses to the healthcare provider

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Copayment

The predetermined amount defined by the health insurer that must be paid each time a health service is accessed; also called a co-pay

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Coinsurance

Splitting the cost between individuals and their insurance carrier

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Medicare

Federal insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with end-stage renal disease

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Medicaid

Largest source of funding for health insurance for low income families in the United States

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TRICARE

A type of health insurance dedicated to honoring those who have served, or are currently serving, in the military

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Affordable care act (ACA)

Two separate pieces of legislation that expand Medicaid coverage to include millions of low income Americans and make numerous changes to both Medicaid and CHIP

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Cap

To create a maximum on

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Protocols

A set of rules that explain how a task or procedure should be completed

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Ethics

The principles and standards that govern behavior and include your moral values

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Bio ethics

The ethical implications related to research in the field of healthcare

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Code of ethics

A set of principles that guide an individual’s practice in healthcare

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Health insurance portability and accountability act (HIPAA)

A law passed in 1996 to protect patient information

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Scope of practice

The procedures, actions, and processes that are permitted for the licensed individual

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Licensure

The process by which a Federal, State, or local governmental agency grants all individual permission to practice in a particular occupation or profession

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Certification

The process by which private organizations recognize individuals for meeting certain criteria established by the organization

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Healthcare managers

Hold both administrative and leadership roles to oversee healthcare agencies

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Activities of daily living (ADLs)

Bathing, dressing, combing hair, and getting dressed

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Communication

An exchange of thoughts, ideas, information, and messages

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Therapeutic communication

Occurs between a healthcare worker and a patient