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Critical Access Hospital (CAH)

Created to provide medical care in areas where there is limited access to providers. These hospitals and care facilities receive payment considerations from Medicare.

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)

A medical code set by the American Medical Association, which describes medical, surgical and diagnostic services. The set is to be communicated among physicians, coders, patients and other relevant parties.

Custodial Care

Health care services not related to medical necessity, such as assistance with bathing, eating, and walking.

Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Payments

Program that allows hospitals to receive additional funding if they treat a large number of Medicaid-covered or uninsured patients.