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Health Insurance Glossary

Urgent Care
A condition that requires prompt medical attention, but is not a threat to life or limb.
Utilization Management
Managing the use of medical services to ensure that a patient receives necessary, appropriate high-quality care in a cost-effective manner.
Utilization Review
The evaluation of the medical necessity, efficiency and/or appropriateness of health care services and treatment plans.