Qualified Individual (QI)
Qualified Individuals-1 (QI-1) are Medicare Beneficiaries for whom HFS pays Medicare Part B Supplemental Medical Insurance Benefits (SMIB) premiums through the SMIB Buy-In program.
Qualified Individuals-2 (QI-2) were Medicare Beneficiaries who received a monthly cash benefit that was issued centrally once per year. This program ended December 31, 2002.
Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB)
A Qualified Medicare Beneficiary is a person for whom Medicare premiums, deductibles, and copayments are paid.
A member of an FS unit who entitles the unit to additional deductions and possibly increased benefits.
qualifying quarter (QQ)
A qualifying quarter of work is determined by using SSA's method for calculating a quarter of coverage.
A program designed to monitor hospital activities; to ensure that services provided to clients are medically necessary and that level of care is appropriate.
Quality Control (QC)
A federal review system used to identify errors and report DHS's quality of performance.