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Medicare (Part A)Part of the Medicare law providing benefits for hospitalization, extended care and nursing home care to Medicare beneficiaries with no premium payment.
Medicare (Part B)Part of the Medicare law providing medical-surgical benefits to Medicare beneficiaries for a modest premium.
MemberAn eligible individual who is enrolled in an insurance plan. A member may be a subscriber or a dependent.
Mental Health ServicesServices primarily to treat any disorder that affects the mind or behavior.
MEOBMedicare Explanation of Benefits
MHAMaryland Hospital Association
MHINMaryland Health Information Network
MMMajor Medical
MPOSMaryland Point of Service
MSGRMaryland Small Group Reform
MSSOPMandatory Second Surgical Opinion Program
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Schedule of AllowancesList of dollar amounts payable for medical and surgical procedures performed by a provider.
Second OpinionThe option or recommendation to visit another physician or surgeon regarding diagnosis, course of treatment or having specific types of elective surgery performed.
SEGOSmall Employer Group Options
Self-InsurancePractice of an individual, group of individuals, employer or organization that assumes complete responsibility for losses, which might be insured against, such as health care expenses. In effect, "self-insured" groups have no real insurance against potential losses and instead maintain a fund out of which is paid the contingent liability subject to self-insurance.
Service AreaThe geographic area in which a health plan delivers health care through a contracted network of participating providers.
SNFA licensed institution (or a distinct part of a hospital) that provides continuous skilled nursing care and related services for patients who require medical care, nursing care or rehabilitation services.
SpecialistA participating physician who provides non-routine care, such as a dermatologist or orthopedist.
Speech TherapyTreatment of the correction of a speech impairment, which resulted from birth, disease, injury or prior medical treatment.
SRASpecial Rating Arrangement
SROSelf Referral Option
SSASocial Security Administration
SSOIncluded among the features of Medical Management programs, SSO provides coverage for a second opinion from a qualified surgical specialist to group members seeking elective surgery. Mandatory SSO requires that group members seek the second opinion.
SubscriberThe employee or member of a group who applies for coverage or applies for coverage on an individual, or has a non-employer-sponsored contract and is the person whose name is on the contract.
Substance Abuse/Chemical DependencyThe use of any drug for purposes other than those for which it is normally intended or in a manner or in quantities other than directed. Chemical dependence is the compulsion to continue taking a drug to produce desired effects or to prevent the onset of ill effects that occur when it is not taken.
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