Managed Care / Health Insurance
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Health Insurance Resource Center
Intended for a general consumer audience, this site provides information and links on health care and health insurance; including state-specific information and a glossary.
Health Plan Report Card
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Using a team of trained health care experts which includes physicians, these expert surveyors evaluate the health plan’s structure and operations against NCQA’s standards that address such things as patient safety, communication with members and other important areas of service.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has created this tool to help the public search for coverage options. After answering initial questions, users are directed then to a page that continues the insurance finder process based on answers to specific questions.
Also available in Spanish.
Find all the information you need on this jointly-funded, Federal-State health insurance program for certain low-income and needy people. Families USA keeps you updated on rapid legislative changes that affect this program.
Medicaid Resource Book
From the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, it describes how the Medicaid program operates -- who it covers, what it covers, how it is financed, and how it is administered.
This area of the Families USA site provides information on various aspects of the Medicare program, including low-income issues, Part D prescription drug coverage, and Medicare Advantage plans.
Medicare Rights Center is one of the largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare.
This offering from the Medicare Rights Center can help you find answers about Medicare benefits simply by typing a word or phrase into the "Find" bar.
Mr. Long-Term Care
Understand the ins and outs of the Long Term Care Industry at this award winning site.
Oregon Health Connect "new" | also available in Spanish
Oregon Health Connect links you to information about health care and health insurance in Oregon. Use the Resource Directory to find public health programs like Oregon Health Plan. Locate affordable medical services at health clinics and county health departments.
Oregon PricePoint System
This web site allows health care consumers in Oregon to receive basic, facility-specific information about services and charges.
People With Medicare & Medicaid Center
Find out all you need to know from the official US Government sites for Medicare and Medicaid.
Choosing Wisely® "new"
Choosing Wisely® aims to promote conversations between physicians and patients by identifying five tests or procedures commonly used in nine medical specialties in the United States.
Guide to Diagnostic Tests
Discover what test you may need, why it is being scheduled for you, and how to prepare for it from the Harvard Medical School.
Lab & Diagnostic Tests
eCureMe presents a comprehensive list of lab & diagnostic medical test information.
Lab Tests Online
Created for the layperson by the laboratory professionals who do the testing, easy-to-use information about lab tests is presented.
Procedures & Tests A - Z List
Developed by MedicineNet.com this index in lay language and by physicians provides detailed information on medical procedures and tests with some illustrations.
Male Breast Cancer
Information and resources on this under reported cancer from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Men's Health Center
Mayo Clinic organizes information on health issues key to men, including prostate health, sexual health, STDs and fertility.
Educational resources and support from the National Cancer Institute. Choose from organized lists to get information and resources you need on prostate cancer.