new textQualified Health Plans (QHP)

As defined by the ACA, an insurance plan that is certified by a Marketplace, provides essential health benefits, follows established limits on cost-sharing (like deductibles, copayments, and out-of-pocket maximum amounts), and meets other requirements. Only QHPs can be sold in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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.

qualifying member

A member of a SNAP 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.

Quality Assurance

A program designed to monitor hospital activities; to ensure that services provided to customers 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.

new textQueue

Tasks appear in a worker's EDM Inbox based on the work queues they have been assigned through their worker profile. A queue is a pool of work shared by several workers.