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Gatekeeper

A colloquial term for a primary care physician who is responsible for coordinating patient care and referring the patient to specialists. Many insurance programs, particularly HMOs, require a referral from a "gatekeeper" before covering visits to specialists.

Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)

A health insurance program that allows federal employees, retirees, and those receiving survivor benefits to compare and select from a number of different health care…