DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES




Saturday, May 26, 2018

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Managed Care

Assessment of nursing and social needs. Coordination of providers, oversight of services.

Medicaid

Federal and State funded and State administered health program for families and individuals with low income and resources.

Medical Condition

A medical disease or problem that needs to be treated or managed.

Medical Equipment

Devices designed to aid in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of medical conditions.

Medical Services

A State of South Dakota Division of the Department of Social Services. The Division of Medical Services is the State Medicaid Unit for South Dakota and processes and pays Medicaid claims for the State of South Dakota.

Medical Social Services

If a patient is having difficulty adjusting to physical, psychological, financial, environmental, or familial limitations which inhibit his or her recovery from an illness or injury, a medical social worker (MSW) may provide advice and counsel, and instruct in the utilization of appropriate community resources.

Medical Supplies

Expendable supplies related to an ongoing diagnosis of incontinency, diabetes, or wound care.

Medicare

Medicare is the country's health insurance program for people age 65 or older. Certain people younger than age 65 can qualify for Medicare too, including those who have disabilities and those who have permanent kidney failure.