Medicare

(redirected from Medichi)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to Medichi: Medici

Medicare

 [med´ĭ-kar]
a program of the Social Security Administration which provides funding for medical care to the aged and to certain others.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Medicare

also

medicare

(mĕd′ĭ-kâr′)
n.
A program under the US Social Security Administration that reimburses hospitals and physicians for medical care provided to qualifying people over 65 years old.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Medicare

A national (USA) social insurance program, administered by the federal government since 1965, that guarantees access to health insurance for Americans ages 65 and older, younger people with disabilities, and people with end stage renal disease.

Components of Medicare
▪ Part A: Hospitalisation insurance—Financed by contributions from employers, employees and participants.
▪ Part B: Medical insurance—Covers outpatient services, financed in part by monthly premiums paid by enrollees and by the federal government.
▪ Part C: Medicare Advantage Plans—Allows Medicare beneficiaries the option of receiving their benefits through private health insurance plans, instead of through the original Medicare plan.
▪ Part D: Prescription Drug Plans—Not standardised and can be tailored to individual needs.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

Medicare

Managed Care A federal program run by HCFA/CMS that provides hospital and medical insurance protection for a significant minority in the US Components-Part A Compulsory hospitalization insurance, financed by contributions from employers, employees, and participants; Part B Voluntary supplementary medical insurance, which covers outpatient services, financed in part by monthly premiums paid by enrollees and by the federal government. See HCFA, HMO, Part A, Part B. Cf Medicaid, Socialized medicine.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Med·i·care

(med'i-kār)
1. A national health insurance plan managed by the U.S. government that covers Social Security and Railroad Retirement beneficiaries age 65 years and older, people who have been entitled for at least 24 months to receive Social Security or Railroad Retirement disability benefits, and some people with end-stage renal disease; established in 1965 by an amendment to the Social Security Act.
Compare: Medicaid
2. The universal public health insurance system of Canada, administered by the provincial governments under guidelines set by the Canadian federal government; initiated under the Canada Health Act in 1984.
3. A national public health insurance system in Australia; provides for free care in public hospitals, and free or subsidized care in clinical settings for certain conditions; established in 1984.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Med·i·care

(med'i-kār)
1. A national health insurance plan managed by the U.S. government that covers Social Security and Railroad Retirement beneficiaries age 65 years and older, people who have been entitled for at least 24 months to receive Social Security or Railroad Retirement disability benefits, and some people with end-stage renal disease; established in 1965 by an amendment to the Social Security Act.
Compare: Medicaid
2. The universal public health insurance system of Canada, administered by the provincial governments under guidelines set by the Canadian federal government; initiated under the Canada Health Act in 1984.
3. A national public health insurance system in Australia; provides for free care in public hospitals, and free or subsidized care in clinical settings for certain conditions; established in 1984.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012