Medicare Glossary from Humana
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As you read about Medicare plans in various publications or online, you'll see some of the same words or phrases - over and over. If you're not sure what those terms mean, this glossary will help.
Keep it handy for future reference.
The following definitions are Humana's definitions and only definitions in approved policy forms and applicable Federal and State laws and regulations govern a Medicare Supplement policy or certificate issued by Humana.
A - D
A - D includes definitions for words such as actual charge through durable medical equipment (DME).
E - H
E - H includes explanations of election period through hospital insurance.
I - L
I - L defines words ranging from individual allowance to lock-in period.
M - P
M - P explains phrases such as mail-order pharmacy through primary care physician (PCP).
Q - T
Q - T covers words such as qualified Medicare beneficiary (QMB) through treatment.
U - Z
U - Z explains words such as urgently needed care through worldwide coverage (foreign travel benefit).