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Glossary

Healthcare and health insurance definitions.

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ICD or ICD-9-CM :

International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition (Clinical Modification); book of narrative/numeric codes used by healthcare providers to classify medical diagnoses.

In-network coinsurance :

The percent (for example, 20%) you pay of the allowed amount for covered health care services to providers who contract with your health insurance or plan. In-network coinsurance usually costs you less than out-of-network coinsurance. See ACA Uniform Glossary

In-network copayment :

A fixed amount (for example, $15) you pay for covered health care services to providers who contract with your health insurance or plan. In-network copayments usually are less than out-of-network copayments. See ACA Uniform Glossary.

Individual insurance market :

The market for health insurance coverage offered to individuals who do not have access to a group health plan, for example, through their employer. In some states, a group or employer health plan that has fewer than two participants may also be considered part of the individual insurance market.

Inpatient care :

Care provided in a licensed bed in a hospital, nursing home, or other medical or psychiatric institution, usually for at least 24 hours.