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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 patient severity and medical cost adjustment.

Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)

Former federal program providing payments to low-income families with children; it has subsequently been replaced with Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. The program no longer…