Glossary

R

Radiation/Oncology — 

A radiologist who deals with the therapeutic applications of radiant energy and its modifiers, and the study and management of disease, especially malignant tumors.

Radiologist — 

A medical doctor who has special training to read and interpret X-rays, CAT scans, MRIs, ultrasound and other imaging tests.

Radiology — 

A medical specialty that employs the use of imaging to both diagnose and treat disease visualized within the human body.

Referral — 

The written recommendation by a Primary Care Physician or another participating health care professional, as determined by Horizon BCBSNJ, for a member to receive care from another doctor (such as a specialist) or a facility.

Rehabilitation Provider — 

A facility that assists in the restoration of skills of a person who has had an illness or injury so they regain maximum self-sufficiency and can function in a normal or as near normal manner as possible. Horizon BCBSNJ will recognize the provider and/or there facility if they carry out the stated purpose under all relevant state and local laws, and it is either:
  1. accredited for its stated purpose by either the Joint Commission or the Commission on Accredited for Rehabilitation Facilities; or
  2. b. approved for its stated purpose by Medicare.

Reproductive Endocrinology — 

A specialty focusing on the management of complex problems related to reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Rheumatology — 

A specialty focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and related structures.

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