Medical Definition of HCFA

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Reviewed on 12/12/2018

HCFA: The Health Care Finance Administration, the part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that is responsible for administering Medicare and Medicaid. See: Medicare. Also see: Medicaid.

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Medically reviewed by Martin Zipser, MD; Board Certified: Surgery