Healthcare Glossary - AUTHORITATIVE EVIDENCE | HealthPocket



Written medical or scientific conclusions demonstrating the medical effectiveness of a service produced by the following:

  • Controlled clinical trials, published in peer-reviewed medical or scientific journals;
  • Controlled clinical trials completed and accepted for publication in peer-reviewed medical or scientific journals;
  • Assessments initiated by CMS;
  • Evaluations or studies initiated by Medicare contractors;
  • Case studies published in peer-reviewed medical or scientific journals that present treatment protocols. provides information on insurance products. If you choose to obtain a quote or apply for an insurance plan, you may be transferred to a partner website to complete your request. Always review the privacy and terms of use of the partner website. is a free information source. We receive our data from government, non-profit and private sources, and you should confirm key provisions of your coverage with your selected health plan. Our website is not a health insurance agency and not affiliated with and does not represent or endorse any health plan. While on our site, if you click on a plan or link, you may be directed to one of our partners who offers health insurance products. HealthPocket, Inc. is part of the Benefytt Technologies, Inc. family of companies.