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Health Insurance Glossary

View a listing of health care abbreviations and acronyms.




Radiation Therapy
Treatment of disease by X-ray, radium cobalt or high-energy particle sources.
Reconstructive
A term that describes procedures performed on structures of the body to improve or restore bodily function or to correct deformity resulting from disease, trauma or previous therapeutic intervention.
Referral
A written recommendation by a physician that a member may receive care from a specialty physician or facility.
Remark Code
The code refers to a specific narrative used for informational purposes, or to explain why a charge or portion of a charge was not allowed.
Respiratory Therapy
Treatment to improve or preserve lung function.
Rider
Provision added to a contract, which increases or limits benefits or coverage.