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Private health insurance designed to supplement the coverage provided under governmental programs such as Medicare.
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MedigapA generic term for employer-sponsored, individually purchased health insurance that supplements Medicare reimbursement for medical services. As Medicare pays physicians for services according to its own fee schedule, regardless of what the physician charges, a patient may be required to pay the physician the difference between Medicare’s reimbursable charge and the physician’s fee; Medigap is meant to fill this gap in reimbursement so that the Medicare beneficiary is not liable for the difference.
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medigapManaged Care A generic term for employer-sponsored, individually purchased health insurance that supplements monies reimbursed by Medicare for medical services
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