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Medicare Part C

More commonly known as Medicare Advantage, a health insurance program of managed health care approved by Medicare and provided by private companies. Medicare Advantage plans combine Medicare Part A (hospital coverage) and B (doctor coverage) plus additional benefits all in one plan.

Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)

A target growth rate for Medicare spending enacted by law in 1997 that, if exceeded, is supposed to trigger physician payment cuts. The SGR-triggered cuts…