Glossary of Healthcare Terms

All   0-9   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Unincorporated Practices

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

United States Medical Licensing Examination

"[A]ssesses a physician's ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles, and to demonstrate fundamental patient-centered skills, that are important in health and disease and that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care."


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.
Display #