Ch 1 Lesson 6 Scheduling Medical Appointments

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Primary care physician ( PCP )

A doctor who treats people for routine medical problems.

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Specialist

A doctor who works only in a particular branch of medicine.

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Health care facility

A place where people go for medical, dental, and other care.

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Prescription

A written order from a medical person for a medicine or other treatment.

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Health insurace

A plan that pays all or part of a person's medical costs.

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Hospice

A long-term care facility for people who are dying.

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Hospital

A facility where sick and injured people receive medical care.

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Inpatient

Someone receiving health care who stays overnight or longer.

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Outpatient clinic

A place where people receive health care without staying overnight.

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Rehabilitation

Therapy needed for recovery from surgery or an illness or injury.

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Deductible

A specified amount of medical expenses an individual must pay each year before insurance pays anything.

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Health maintenance organization (HMO)

A form of managed care.

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Managed care

Health insurance organizations that are go-betweens for patients and doctors.

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Medicaid

State and federally funded health insurance for people with incomes below a certain level.

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Medicare

Health insurance for people age 65 and older and people with disabilities who receive social security benefits.

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Preferred provider organization (PPO)

A form of managed care.