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HCACCHealth Care Access and Cost Commission
HCFAHealth Care Financing Administration (Medicare)
HCPCSHCFA Common Procedure Coding System
Health Benefit PlanThe health insurance product offered by a health insurance company. It is defined by the benefit contract and represents a set of covered services and a provider network.
Hearing ServicesServices related to the hearing structures of the ear.
HIAAHealth Insurance Association of America
HIPAALegislation designed to streamline the health care and insurance industries and to protect the privacy and identity of health care consumers. HIPAA also has provisions designed to help people get or keep health insurance in certain circumstances. For more information, http://www.cms.hhs.gov. Also see HIPAA Eligible or MHIP.
HIPAAHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
HIPAAProvides for "portability" of insurance coverage when leaving a group
HMOA health benefits program that usually has the lowest out-of-pocket costs. HMOs require that the member select a primary care physician, generally a family practitioner, internist or pediatrician, who is part of the plan's network. There are generally small copayments and no claims to file. In an HMO, a referral is required from the primary care physician to see any specialist in its network except an OB/GYN.
HMO555-555-0199@example.com
Home Health CareSkilled nursing and related health services provided by home health agencies to patients in a home setting. Services may also include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social services, home nursing services and provision of medical supplies and equipment.
Home Infusion TherapyThe administration of intravenous drug treatment in the home.
HospiceProgram or facility that provides medical care and support services for terminally ill patients and their families. The hospice provides services either directly or on a consulting basis with the patient's physician or a community agency.
HospitalAn institution whose primary function is to provide inpatient, diagnostic and therapeutic services. The services are for a variety of medical conditions, both surgical and non-surgical. In addition, most hospitals provide some outpatient services, particularly emergency care.
HSCRCHealth Services Cost Review Commission
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