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Glossary

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Maternity Service

The services rendered for normal pregnancy. A normal pregnancy means an intrauterine pregnancy that, through vaginal delivery, results in an infant weighing five pounds or more.

Medical Care

The diagnosis, care, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease, or amounts paid for the purpose of affecting any structure or function of the body.

Medically Necessary

Healthcare services or products provided to the covered person for the purpose of preventing, diagnosing, or treating a sickness, injury, disease, or the symptoms of a sickness, injury, or disease in a manner that is:

  1. Consistent with generally accepted standards of medical practice;
  2. Clinically appropriate in terms of type, frequency, extent, site, and duration
  3. Demonstrated through scientific evidence to be effective in improving health outcomes
  4. Representative of "best practices" in the medical profession
  5. Not primarily for the convenience of the covered person, physician, or other healthcare practitioner

Medicine/Occupational/Physical Therapy

The therapeutic use of physical agents other than drugs. It comprises the use of physical, chemical, and other properties of heat, light, water, electricity, massage, exercise, spinal manipulation, and radiation.

Mental Illness

Illnesses including psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia), dissociative disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, paraphilias, attention deficit and disruptive behavior disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, tic disorders, eating disorders (including bulimia and anorexia), and substance abuse or alcoholism-related disorders.

Missionary Insurance

A type of insurance that is specifically for individuals or groups who are involved in missionary or non–governmental organizations (NGO) activity outside of their home country.

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Maternity Service

The services rendered for normal pregnancy. A normal pregnancy means an intrauterine pregnancy that, through vaginal delivery, results in an infant weighing five pounds or more.

Medical Care

The diagnosis, care, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease, or amounts paid for the purpose of affecting any structure or function of the body.

Medically Necessary

Healthcare services or products provided to the covered person for the purpose of preventing, diagnosing, or treating a sickness, injury, disease, or the symptoms of a sickness, injury, or disease in a manner that is:

  1. Consistent with generally accepted standards of medical practice;
  2. Clinically appropriate in terms of type, frequency, extent, site, and duration
  3. Demonstrated through scientific evidence to be effective in improving health outcomes
  4. Representative of "best practices" in the medical profession
  5. Not primarily for the convenience of the covered person, physician, or other healthcare practitioner

Medicine/Occupational/Physical Therapy

The therapeutic use of physical agents other than drugs. It comprises the use of physical, chemical, and other properties of heat, light, water, electricity, massage, exercise, spinal manipulation, and radiation.

Mental Illness

Illnesses including psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia), dissociative disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, paraphilias, attention deficit and disruptive behavior disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, tic disorders, eating disorders (including bulimia and anorexia), and substance abuse or alcoholism-related disorders.

Missionary Insurance

A type of insurance that is specifically for individuals or groups who are involved in missionary or non–governmental organizations (NGO) activity outside of their home country.