Essay Hcs/235 Week 2 Healthcare Terms

1006 Words Oct 30th, 2012 5 Pages
Healthcare Terms
Alicia Jones
June 17, 2012
Barbara Williamson

Healthcare Terms
Medicare- Medicare is a type of insurance that is mainly set in place for the elderly, over 65 years of age. You can also qualify for Medicare if you are under the age of 65 years old but you have a certain type of disability. There are four different parts of Medicare coverage. There is Part A which covers the patient’s hospital care, nursing homes, or home health care. With Part A insurance most people do not have to pay a premium. Part B covers the medical side of everything including doctors’ visits, medical equipment, and things of that nature. However, the patient does have to pay a premium each month with this type of insurance. Part C
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This type of insurance usually targets the low income families because they can’t afford to pay for the medical services and the prescriptions that they may receive.
Certification (Physicians) - This is just making sure that the physician is certified to do the job that he or she is going to perform. They do have a choice of whether or not they want to be certified or Board Certified. If they choose to be become Board certified, they have that certification that they basically are capable of doing their jobs and they have completed the necessary things to become certified. There are many physicians that choose to be Board certified because they want to ensure the patients that they are capable of doing their jobs and they want them to feel that sense of security. There are two boards that actually certify the potential physician and they are the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Osteopathic Association. There are 24 Boards that a physician can be certified in. They have to go through a total of eight years of schooling and then they have to go through 3 to 7 years of residency. After all of that they still have to become Board certified by taking the state exam and successfully passing the exam given by the ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties).
Public Health- Public health means that you give service to the public. Nurses give out vaccines, checkups, and more. They also educate the community on how important it is to get treated for

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