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Certificate of Coverage
A document provided by a health insurance company that describes the details of the plan’s policy, including requirements for eligibility, benefits, deductibles, maximums, and exclusions of coverage.
Colon
The part of the large intestine that starts at the end of the small intestine and ends at the rectum.
Comorbidity
The presence of at least two additional chronic diseases or health conditions that exist as a result of a primary disease or disorder in a patient. For example, obesity can cause a patient to develop type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
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