Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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see Medicare Advantage
Also see: Medicare Advantage


Medicare Administrative Contractors

MAGI: Modified adjusted gross income, which is used to determine eligibility for insurance affordability programs under the ACA. With MAGI, federal individual income tax rules determine net income and household composition.

Management Science: The school of management emphasizing the use of mathematics and statistics as an aid in resolving production and operations problems

Medical Assistance Provider Incentive Repository (MAPIR) is the state-level information system for the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. MAPIR will track information regarding registration, attestation and payments and provide program oversight. As of June 26, 2012, Eligible professionals (EPs) and Eligible hospitals (EHs) must use MAPIR system to register and attest to the Meaningful Use measures for a 90-day period in the second year of participation.


A Medication Administration Record (MAR or eMAR for electronic versions) is the report that serves as a legal record of the drugs administered to a patient at a facility by a health care professional. Also called a Drug chart.
Also see: Medication Administration Record

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