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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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Date of service :

The date on which a person received a healthcare service.

DAW :

Dispense as written. These are instructions a doctor writes on a prescription to indicate to a pharmacist that generic or other drugs should not be substituted for the specific (usually brand name) drug that the doctor has prescribed. (Please note, your health plan may only cover generic or preferred brand-name drugs, even if your doctor has indicated DAW on your prescription. Check your plan’s benefits and discuss this with your doctor. Together, you may be able to find a drug that meets your needs and will be covered by your plan.)

Deductible :

The dollar amount you pay out-of-pocket for covered services before your health insurance plan begins to pay for your care. View our video, What is a deductible?

See ACA Uniform Glossary

Dependents :

Family members of the subscriber who are eligible for coverage on the subscriber’s plan.

Diagnosis :

The identification of a disease or condition through examination.

DME :

See durable medical equipment.

Durable medical equipment (DME) :

Any healthcare equipment or supplies ordered by a doctor or medical facility.