Glossary of Healthcare Terms

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Unincorporated Practices

Practices that the liability protection afforded to corporations (incorporated practices) in exchange for easier setup at a lower cost.


The practice of improperly assigning a diagnosis code to a patient discharge that is not supported by the medical record for the purpose of obtaining a higher level of reimbursement from Medicare for that hospital discharge than the hospital would otherwise receive.

Urgent Care

Healthcare that is delivered on a walk-in basis with no appointment for acute illness.


An abstract concept that encompasses not only the satisfaction that an individual enjoys from the ownership or use of a good, but also, the satisfaction received from a reduction in pain or discomfort.
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