Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

In many cases,
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Federal Advisory Committee Act

Federal Adoption of Standards for Health IT

Food and Drug Administration

Federal data hub: A federally administered service that will provide insurance affordability programs with information from multiple federal sources.

Under the healthcare reform act a Medicare fee-for-service beneficiary



Federal Health Information Sharing Environment

Medicare Fiscal Intermediary Standard System (FISS) is usd to check for Additional Development Requests (ADRs). If you are set up to submit claim attachments electronically, you must use the online system to identify claims and view the ADRs.

Funding Opportunity Announcement

Food Stamps is a federal food assistance program.
Also see: SNAP

Foundation of Research and Education (part of AHMA; works for ONC)

Formularies are lists of the preferred and allowed drugs for a given patients

Free and Open Source/Solutions Software

Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Providers who predominantly practiced in a FQHC who seved needly patients can may qualify for the Medicaid electronic health record incentive payments.

Federal Security Strategy

Federal Security Work Group - obsolete

Federal Transition Framework

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