Glossary

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Degree — 

The type of education and training the professional completed.

Dermatology — 

A specialty focusing on the diagnosis and treatment disorders of the skin, hair and nails.

Dermatopathology — 

A specialty that integrates clinical information with microscopic observations of biopsies of the skin.

Dietician / Nutrition — 

A specialty focusing on applying nutritional data to regulate the diet of healthy and sick individuals.

Digital Mammography — 

A digital mammography is a mammography of the breast in which the x-ray film is replaced by solid-state detectorsthat convert x-rays into electrical signals. The electrical signals are then used to produce images of the breast that can be seen on a computer screen or printed on special film similar to conventional mammograms.

Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) — 

serve a significantly disproportionate number of low-income patients and receive payments from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to cover the costs of providing care to uninsured patients.

Doctor & Hospital Finder — 

When a physician or other health care professional joins Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s network, he or she completes the Provider Application. We use the information from the Provider Application in our Doctor & Hospital Finder. We verify this information every three years. If this information changes in between our checks, it is the provider’s responsibility to report the changes to us. You may always call the provider's office to confirm the information in our Doctor & Hospital Finder.

Our directory lists the following:

  • Name.

  • Gender.

  • Address.

  • Degree: The type of education and training the professional completed.

  • Medical specialty: The type of medicine the professional practices.

Durable Medical Equipment — 

A range of products and equipment used to manage a patient’s illness. Equipment The items range from specialty beds, walkers, canes and wheelchairs to disposable supplies for diabetics.

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