Anesthesiology: The science of administering anesthetics. For more information go to www.anesthesiology.org
 
CT: Computerized axial tomography.
 
Family Practice: The American Academy of Family Physicians is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing more than 94,000 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages. For more information go to www.aafp.org.
 
HIPAA: HIPAA is a government law ensuring the privacy or information about you help by others. The heath records on doclopedia belong to you and therefore do not fall under the jurisdiction of HIPAA. However, confidentiality is one of our greatest concerns, and we have voluntarily used HIPPA regulations as a guideline for its own policies and procedures with respect to your personal information.
 

Health Savings Account: A Health Savings Account is an alternative to traditional health insurance; it is a savings product that offers a different way for consumers to pay for their health care. HSAs enable you to pay for current health expenses and save for future qualified medical and retiree health expenses on a tax-free basis.

You must be covered by a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) to be able to take advantage of HSAs. An HDHP generally costs less than what traditional health care coverage costs, so the money that you save on insurance can therefore be put into the Health Savings Account.

You own and you control the money in your HSA. Decisions on how to spend the money are made by you without relying on a third party or a health insurer. You will also decide what types of investments to make with the money in the account in order to make it grow.

New Annual Contribution Levels for HSAs:

  • For 2007, the maximum annual HSA contribution for an eligible individual with self-only coverage is $2,850.
  • For family coverage the maximum HSA contribution is $5,650.
  • Under recent legislation, these amounts are the maximum HSA contribution amount regardless of the amount of the HDHP deductible.
  • Catch up contributions for individuals who are 55 or older is increased by statute to $800 for 2007.
  • Both the HSA contribution and catch up contribution apply pro rata based on the number of months of the year a taxpayer is an eligible individual.
  • Under recently enacted legislation, if you have HDHP coverage as of December 1, 2007, you are allowed the full, non-pro rated contribution for the year. However, if you cease to remain an eligible individual throughout 2008, the extra amount contributed is included in income and subject to an additional 10 percent tax.
 
Health Savings Account Covered Expenses: Please see our extensive list of IRS covered expenses the link below. Tax Categories
 

High Deductible Health Plan: You must have an HDHP if you want to open an HSA. Sometimes referred to as a “catastrophic” health insurance plan, an HDHP is an inexpensive health insurance plan that generally doesn’t pay for the first several thousand dollars of health care expenses (i.e., your “deductible”) but will generally cover you after that . Of course, your HSA is available to help you pay for the expenses your plan does not cover.

For 2005, in order to qualify to open an HSA, your HDHP minimum deductible must be at least $1,000 (self-only coverage) or $2,000 (family coverage). For 2006, the amounts increase to $1,050 and $2,100, respectively. The annual out-of-pocket (including deductibles and co-pays) for 2005 cannot exceed $5,100 (self-only coverage) or $10,200 (family coverage). For 2006, these amounts increase to $5,250 and $10,500, respectively. HDHPs can have first dollar coverage (no deductible) for preventive care and apply higher out-of-pocket limits (and co pays & coinsurance) for non-network services.

 
Internal Medicine: The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to the history of ACP, ASIM, ACP-ASIM, and now ACP, from ACP's founding in 1915 until today. We ensure that the important documents and publications of ACP remain available to members, Regents, Governors, committee members and staff. We are the memory of ACP and we allow the organization to make the fullest possible use of almost 90 years of collected experience. For more information go to www.acponline.org.
 
Mammography: Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
 
MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging: a noninvasive diagnostic procedure employing an MR scanner to obtain detailed sectional images of the internal structure of the body.
 
Neurology: The science of the nerves and the nervous system, esp. of the diseases affecting them. For more information go to www.neurology.org.
 
Neurological Surgery: For more information go to www.abns.org.
 
OB/GYN: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the pre-eminent authority on women’s health, is a professional membership organization dedicated to advancing women’s health by building and sustaining the obstetric and gynecologic community and actively supporting its members. For more information go to www.acog.org.
 
Ophthalmology: The branch of medical science dealing with the anatomy, functions, and diseases of the eye. For more information go to www.aao.org.
 
Orthopedic Surgery: The branch of surgery that deals with the correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments. For more information go to www.aaos.org.
 
Osteopathic Manipulation: This is the purpose of osteopathic manipulation, namely the diagnosis and treatment of the structural and functional changes within the body by the trained, perceptive, discriminating skillful hands of the physician- the mechanic of the human machine. For more information go to www.aacom.org.
 
Pathology: The science or the study of the origin, nature, and course of diseases. For more information go to www.ascp.org.
 
Pedriatrics: American Academy of Pediatrics—an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. For more information go to www.aap.org.
 
Psychiatry: The practice or science of diagnosing and treating mental disorders. For more information go to www.psych.org.
 
Ultra Sound: : Ultrasound is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to view internal organs and produce images of the human body.
 
Urology: The scientific, clinical, and esp. surgical aspects of the study of the urine and the genitourinary tract in health and disease. For more information go to www.urologyhealth.org.
 
Verisign: Verisign Inc (NASDAQ: VRSN) operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable and protect billions of interactions daily across the world’s data networks. Every day, Verisign processes as many as 18 billion Internet interactions. Verisign provides the services that help over 500,000 Web sites to operate securely, reliably, and efficiently.
 
X-RAY: A form of electromagnetic radiation, similar to light but of shorter wavelength and capable of penetrating solids and of ionizing gases.
 
 
 
 
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