Financial Glossary

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Term Definition
Daily Hospital Services Are those inpatient services generally included by the hospital in a daily service charge - sometimes referred to as the "room and board" charge. Included are the room, dietary, and nursing services, minor medical and surgical supplies, and the use of certain equipment and facilities for which the hospital does not customarily make a separate charge.
Deductible The amount that the patient or family must pay for health-care services before the insurance policy begins making payments. The health insurance policy sets this amount; usually it is due every calendar year.
Diagnostic Imaging Services The use of imaging equipment, e.g., MRI, CT Scanner, etc., in the determination of a diagnosis.