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 as a Microsoft® Word document with your name in the file name.
Submit the file to your facilitator.
Submitted by: [Nicole Tsukada.]
Use the term in a sentence as it applies to the health care industry.
Consumer is a person who purchases goods and services for personal use.
The consumer at the hospital needed to purchase her medication because the doctor had prescribed them to her.
Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people who are 65 and older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease.
My grandma and grandpa has Medicare because they are both over 65 and they need health care to see their doctors.
Professional Association is usually a nonprofit organization seeking to further a particular professional interests of individuals engaged in that profession and the public interest.
Nicole joined a professional association because she wanted to learn more about her career choice and maybe intern for her profession.
Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps low-income individuals or families pay for the costs associated with long-term medical and custodial care, provided they qualify.
Nicole has Medicaid because see cannot afford high cost medical and needs to seek for medical care because she needs medication for her asthma.
Preexisting Medical Condition
Preexisting Medical Condition is any condition for which the patient has already received medical advice or treatment prior to enrollment in a new medical insurance plan.
Nicole’s grandmother has high blood pressure but recently purchased her own health insurance. For the first 12-months of her insurance plan was denied. However, within that first year of coverage, she also got the flu which was covered completely because they were not preexisting conditions.
HMO also known as health maintenance organization which is an organization that provided or arranges managed care for health insurance, self-funded health care benefit plans, individual, and other entities in the US and acts as a liaison with health care providers on a prepaid basis.
Nicole’s HMO plan helped her get the added need when visiting her doctors office because she was sick and needed medical attention.
Affordable Care Act