Glossary of Healthcare Terms

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Hospital Outpatient Department

Typically offer many of the same services provided by freestanding outpatient enterprises; have access to the market leverage maintained by the parent hospital organization, and are reimbursed under the OPPS.


Physicians who, traditionally, worked solely within the hospital setting. Also known as "inpatient physicians."


Institutions where the sick or injured are given medical or surgical care.

Human Capital-Related Intangible Assets

Includes staff/employee and provider employment agreements; trained and assembled workforce in place; policies and procedures; and, depth of management.
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