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Glossary

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Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 — USERRA
USERRA is federal legislation, which applies to both ERISA and non-ERISA group health plans, that requires employers to provide certain reemployment and benefit rights to employees who take a leave of absence from work to serve in the uniformed services of the U.S.

Related Terms: Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, Mandated Benefits
Untimely Submission
The term "untimely submission" refers to claims for eligible medical expenses that participants submitted outside of the time frame that the plan established.  The plan denies untimely claims as ineligible expenses.

Related Terms: Claim, Covered Expenses
UR
The term "UR" means utilization review.

Related Terms: Utilization Review
URAC
The term "URAC" means the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission.

Related Terms: Utilization Review Accreditation Commission
USERRA
The term "USERRA" means the Uniformed Services Employment and Reimployment Rights Act of 1994.

Related Terms: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994
Usual and Customary
The term "usual and customary" refers to the designation of a charge as being the usual charge made by a physician or other provider of services, and supplies, medications, or equipment that do not exceed the general level of charges made by other providers that render or furnish such care or treatment within the same area (e.g., a country or other area as is necessary to obtain a representative cross section of such charges).

Related Terms: Claim Adjudication, Medically Necessary
Utilization Review — UR
Utilization review is a cost-control mechanism that evaluates health care on the basis of appropriateness, necessity, and quality.  It may include pre-admission certification, concurrent review during hospital confinement, discharge planning, retrospective review of confinements, and large case management.

Related Terms: Cost Containment, Utilization Review Accreditation Commission, Utilization Review Firm
Utilization Review Accreditation Commission — URAC
The URAC is a non-profit organziation that performs reviews on external utilization review agencies.

Related Terms: Utilization Review, Utilization Review Firm
Utilization Review Firm
A utilization review firm is the entity that provides mandatory hospital admission certification and other utilization review services in connection with a plan.

Related Terms: Utilization Review, Utilization Review Accreditation Commission

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