Communication

Learning the Lingo: A Primer of Health Insurance Terms

Health Insurance Terminology for the Consumer While jargon and acronyms (or more often and accurately, initialism) are ways to increase communication (e.g., FBI versus the Federal Bureau of Investigation), they can also confer expertise – whether real or feigned – and confuse the audience.  The use of acronyms and jargon occurs quite a bit within the …

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Decoding & Understanding Those Dreaded Medical Bills

As part of our ongoing efforts to empower readers to be better health care consumers, this entry is intended to help you untangle medical bills’ jargon and ambiguity. For previous or future entries and updates, visit our blog page here.  Unwelcome Communication When a medical bill finally arrives, it is not a welcome delivery. Beyond …

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