integrated provider

A group of providers that offers comprehensive and coordinated care, and usually provides a range of medical care facilities and service plans including hospitals, physician group practices, a health plan and other related health care services.

interchangeable biologic

An interchangeable biological product is biosimilar to an FDA-approved reference product and meets additional standards for interchangeability.  An interchangeable biologic may be substituted for the reference product by a pharmacist without the intervention of the...

intergovernmental transfer

Transfer of funds among or between different levels of government, including state-owned or operated health care providers, local governments, and non-state-owned or operated health care providers. The term is most often used in Medicaid, where transfers of...

Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded

An institution providing diagnosis, treatment or rehabilitation of individuals with mental retardation or related conditions. ICF/MRs provide a protected residential setting, ongoing evaluations, 24-hour supervision and health services. Under Medicaid, states may...


The ability to exchange and use information; usually in a large heterogeneous network made up of several local networks. Interoperability is an issue with electronic medical records held by different providers.