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Glossary

Healthcare and health insurance definitions.

A B C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S T U V W

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Balance billing :

Please see ACA Uniform Glossary

Behavioral healthcare :

Treatment of mental health, chemical dependency, and substance abuse disorders.

Benefit Year :

The annual cycle in which a health insurance plan operates. Some benefit years follow the calendar year, renewing in January, whereas others may renew in late summer or fall. Deductibles and other benefit year limits typically reset at the beginning of each new benefit year.

Board certified :

A physician who has passed an examination given by a medical specialty board.