Health Care Utilization Essay

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Week 5 Health Care Terms Worksheet

Understanding health care terms is a prerequisite for both academic and professional success. This assignment is intended to ensure you understand some of the basic terms used in this course.

Complete the worksheet according to the following guidelines:

In the space provided, write each term’s definition. You must define the term in your own words.
In the space provided after each term’s definition, use the term in a sentence as it applies to the health care industry. You may wish to consider the following: *
How has it influenced heath care?
What role has the term played as health care developed over the years? * * Save the completed worksheet
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| Preexisting Medical Condition | A medical condition or health care problem that existed before enrolling in a health care plan. | My aunt had a preexisting medical condition before she applied for blue cross insurance. | HMO | Health maintenance organizations. An organization that provides comprehensive health care to voluntarily enrolled individuals and families in a geographic area by member physicians with limited referral to outside specialists and that is financed by fixed periodic payments determined by advanced. | Health maintenance organizations help provides health care for persons who are referred by physicians. | Affordable Care Act | Is an act that provides Americans with better health security by putting in place comprehensive health insurance reform that will expand coverage, holds insurance companies accountable, lower health care cost, guarantee more choice and enhance the quality care for all Americans. | The new affordable care act helps low income families to be able to access high quality health care. | Center for Disease Control and Prevention | A national public health institute of the United States whose main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury and disability. | The center for disease control and prevention helps to protect the environment by promoting health and safety. | U.S. Food and Drug Administration | A US federal Agency responsible for the enforcement