Healthcare definitions

Healthcare, and the many terms and acronyms used in it, can be very confusing. For instance, what’s the difference between a copayment and coinsurance? And between generic and brand name prescription drugs?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Our list of healthcare terms contains dozens of common healthcare words and definitions that can help make healthcare a little bit easier to understand, and help you provide the best care for your loved one. From PCPs to specialists, we’ve got you covered.

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