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45 Cards in this Set

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A federal agency that researches the quality of health care delivery and identifies the standards of treatment that should be provided.
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR)
Methods of treatment used in place of biomedical therapies.
alternative therapies
Methods of treatment used in conjunction with biomedical therapies.
complementary therapies
The federal agency responsible for regulating food and drug products sold to the public.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Care of the elderly that is provided on many levels, from individuals living independently to those in a residential care facility.
geriatric care
A type of health insurance plan that charges a fixed monthly fee regardless of the health care services provided. Health care providers are employees of the HMO.
health maintenance organization (HMO)
Institutions that provide medical or surgical care and treatment for the sick or injured.
An approach to health care that is designed to control costs.
managed care
A division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that is involved in research on disease.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The organizational hierarchy found in hospitals and similar facilities that spells out the levels of responsibility within that group.
organizational structure
Federal act of 1987 that requires states to establish training and competency evaluation programs for nursing and geriatric assistants.
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA)
A program established in 1997 to provide health care to the uninsured children of working families who earn too little to afford private insurance but too much to be eligible for Medicaid.
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Organizations such as the American Cancer Society that are supported primarily by donations that enable them to provide health services at national, state, and local levels within their areas of special interest; also known as nonprofit agencies.
voluntary agencies
Payment and care provided to an individual who is injured on the job.
Workers' Compensation
A federal agency responsible for studying the causes, spread, and control of diseases in populations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Residential facilities that provide support services for individuals requiring help in managing their activities of daily living.
assisted living facilities
Institutions that provide care for outpatients.
Procedures used to control costs or expenses.
cost containment
A government plan under which patients with certain diagnoses who are admitted to hospitals are classified in one payment group.
diagnostic related groups (DRGs)
Facilities in which genetic counselors work with those who are considering pregnancy to provide advice that will help them make a decision based on information concerning possible genetic disorders. Prenatal screening tests are also provided for women who are pregnant.
genetic counseling centers
State and local agencies that provide health services, such as immunizations, as directed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
health departments
Care that promotes physical, emotional, and social well-being.
holistic health care
Specialized facilities that perform diagnostic procedures such as blood and urine tests.
Facilities in which outpatient health care is provided. These range in size from one-provider solo practices to large complexes with many physicians.
medical offices
Facilities found in large companies or industries that provide health care for employees; also known as occupational health clinics.
industrial health care centers
Agencies that are designed to provide care in a patient's home. Services may include nursing care, personal care, therapy, and homemaking.
home health care
Centers that treat patients with mental disorders and diseases. Examples include counseling centers, psychiatric clinics, and drug abuse rehabilitation centers.
mental health facilities
Facilities that provide vision examinations, prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses, and check for the presence of eye diseases.
optical centers
A national agency that works with other agencies to deal with health and human services problems, such as maternal health.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS)
An international agency sponsored by the United Nations that investigates and addresses serious health problems throughout the world.
World Health Organization (WHO)
A program designed to provide care for the terminally ill while allowing them to die with dignity.
Residential facilities that provide assistance and care for elderly patients who are usually referred to as residents.
long-term care facilities (LTCs or LTCFs)
Services offered in schools and colleges that provide emergency care for victims of accidents and sudden illnesses. They may also perform screening tests and provide counseling.
school health services
A government program that provides medical care for elderly individuals and/or individuals with disabilities.
The federal agency that establishes and enforces standards that protect workers from job-related injuries and illnesses.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The state of being in optimum health with a balanced relationship between physical, mental, and social health.
The restoration to useful life through therapy and education.
Facilities located in hospitals, clinics, and/or private centers that provide care to help patients with physical or mental disabilities. The treatment goals are to obtain maximum self-care and function and the restoration of useful life through therapy and education.
rehabilitation facilities
A type of health insurance plan under which the organization has contracted with specific facilities and providers for a fixed rate. Those covered by the plan are required to use the "preferred providers."
preferred provider organization (PPO)
Methods of paying the cost of health care that involve a third party known as an insurance carrier. This coverage is often provided as a benefit of employment.
health insurance plans
Residential facilities that provide limited support services that enable some individuals to continue to live independently.
independent living facilities
Organizations that provide prehospital care and transportation for victims of accidents or sudden illnesses.
emergency care services
Facilities in which dental care is provided.
dental offices
Organizations such as the American Cancer Society that are supported primarily by donations that enable them to provide health services at national, state, and local levels within their areas of special interest; also known as voluntary agencies.
nonprofit agencies
Government program that provides medical care for people whose incomes are below a certain level.