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ValueSet: VhDir Network Type Value Set


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Title:VhDir Network Type Value Set
Status:Active as of 2018-02-21

Codes for documenting network type.

Publisher:HL7 International - Patient Administration Work Group

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Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle


Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 10 concepts

Expansion based on VhDir Network Type Code System v0.2.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes in this table are from the system

ppoPPOA Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) is a type of health plan that contracts with medical providers, such as hospitals and doctors, to create a network of participating providers. You pay less if you use providers that belong to the plan’s network. You can use doctors, hospitals, and providers outside of the network for an additional cost.
hmoHMOA Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) is a type of health insurance plan that usually limits coverage to care from doctors who work for or contract with the HMO. It generally won't cover out-of-network care except in an emergency. HMOs often provide integrated care and focus on prevention and wellness.
acoACOAn Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a group of health care providers who give coordinated care, chronic disease management, and thereby improve the quality of care patients get. The organization's payment is tied to achieving health care quality goals and outcomes that result in cost savings.
specialtySpecialtyFocuses on a specific area of medicine, such as endocrinology or rheumatology.
dentalDentalBenefits that help pay for the cost of visits to a dentist for basic or preventive services, like teeth cleaning, X-rays, and fillings.
visionVisionA health benefit that at least partially covers vision care, like eye exams and glasses.
pharmacyPharmacyHealth insurance or plan that helps pay for prescription drugs and medications.
nationalNationalIn-network providers may be found nationally.
regionalRegionalIn-network providers are confined to a specific region.
stateStateIn-network providers are confined to a specific state.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
Source The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code