Glossary: H

Health Care Financing Administration
see Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Health Maintenance Organization
a managed care organization that provides health coverage exclusively through its contracted providers
Health plan
a group or individual plan that provides or pays for medical care and coverage
Health Screening
screening to determine health status and potential health problems
HCPCS
Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System – The AMA”s system of reporting services rendered.
HH-CAHPS
See CAHPS
HIPAA
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 – Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. Title II of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers. More information is available at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website.
Home Health Agency
agency offering home care services
Hospice
medical and supportive services offered to the terminally ill

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