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cov·er·age

(kŭv'er-ij),
A measure of the extent to which the services rendered cover the potential need for these services in a community; applied specifically to such services as immunization in developing countries.

coverage

[kuv′ərij]
the extent to which services rendered by a health care program cover the potential need for them.
Malpractice The provision of liability insurance—e.g., typical ‘coverage’ for medical malpractice insurance ranges from $1–3 million per incident and $3–5 million for complete liability coverage
Managed care The extent of insurance or benefits afforded by an insurance policy
Medspeak The provision of medical services by one physician for another, who is usually board certified in the same specialty as the physician for whom he is ‘covering’; in the US, a physician must ensure ‘coverage’ when absent from his practice, or he is legally liable for ‘abandonment,’ should a patient need care during his absence

coverage

Clinical medicine The provision of medical services by one physician for another, who is usually board certified in the same specialty as the physician for whom he is 'covering'; in the US, a physician must ensure 'coverage' when absent from his practice, or he is legally liable for 'abandonment,' should a Pt need care during his absence Medical malpractice The provision of liability insurance–eg, typical 'coverage' for medical malpractice insurance ranges from $1-3 million per incident and $3-5 million for complete liability coverage. See Nose coverage, Tail coverage Managed care The extent of insurance or benefits afforded by an insurance policy. See Carve-out coverage, Coordinated coverage, Creditable coverage, Extended coverage, Portable coverage, Primary coverage, Secondary coverage, Vision care coverage.

cov·er·age

(kŭv'ĕr-ăj)
A measure of the extent to which the services rendered cover the potential need for these services in a community; applied specifically to such services as immunization in developing countries.

cov·er·age

(kŏv'ĕr-ăj)
A measure of the extent to which the services rendered cover the potential need for these services in a community.

coverage,

n 1. benefits available to an individual covered under a dental benefits plan.
2. See denture coverage.
coverage year,
n the 12-month period over which deductibles and maximum benefits apply for each person.
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