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Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

A form of health insurance that requires users to seek care from a specific 'network' of providers, and often requires referrals from a general practitioner before a patient can seek care from specialists.

Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS)

Medicare's system of paying for inpatient hospital care based on a set price for that diagnosis (DRG) that is then adjusted for factors such as…