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-algia pain
-emia blood condition
-itis inflammation
-megaly enlargement
-meter measure
-osis abnormal condition
-pathy disease condition
-rrhagia bursting forth with blood
-rrhea discharge, flow
-scerosis hardening
-scopy to view; visual examination
-centesis surgical procedure
-ectomy removal; resection; excision
-gram record
-graphy process of recording
-lysis separation; breakdown; destruction
-pexy surgical fixation
-rrhaphy suture
-stomy opening
-therapy treatment
-tomy incision; cut into
a-, an- without
ante- before
anti- against
brady- slow
dys- painful; difficult
endo- inside; within
epi- upon; above
ex- out; out of
hemi- half
hypo- below
infra- below
inter- between
neo- new
oligo- little
pan- all
para- beside
per- through
poly- many
pre- before; in front of
pseudo- false
sub- under
supra- above; beyond
tetra- four
arth joint
cephal head
cardi heart
cholecyst gall bladder
chondro cartilage
colp vagina
derm skin
enter intestine
episi vulva
gastro stomach
gloss tongue
hepato liver
hyster uterus
lapar abdomen
lact milk
lith stone
mast breast
myo muscle
nat birth
oophor ovary
oste bone
pneum lung
rhin nose
salping fallopian tube
stomat mouth
Ambulatory outpatient care
Attending Physician a physician who has graduated college of medicine or osteopathy
Biopsy the removal of a sample of tissue
Cardiovascular System delivers nutrients and oxygen to every cell within the body and removes waste products
Central Nervous System (CNS) conducts sensory information from the peripheral nervous system to the brain.
Circulatory & lymphatic system responsible for the overall balance of body system functions.
Creatinine creatinine and creatinine clearance tests measure the level of the waste product of creatinine in blood and urine.
Digestive System responsible for ingesting and digesting food, absorbing nutrients, and eliminating wastes.
Endocrine System glands that produce and secrete hormones.
Family Medicine department responsible for providing continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family.
Fellow Physician physician who enters a training program in a medical specialty after completing residency, usually in a hospital or academic setting.
Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) a manage health care system consisting of health care providers that offer services to members for fixed payments from the HMO; also utilizes PCPs (called gatekeepers).
Inpatient a person who has been admitted to the hospital.
Integumentary System responisble for regulating body temperature, acting as a sensory receptor to internal and external stimuli, excreting waste from the body through sweat, absorbing vitamin D and calcium from sunlight to nourish the body.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) a nurse who cares for patients under the direction of registered nurses (RNs) and other health care providers.
Medical Assistant (MA) a health care provider who performs administration and clinical tasks to support the work of physicians and other health professionals.
Medical Billing & Coding Specialist administrative support staff member with specialized training responsible for health insurance claim billing, coding, and patient financial accounting.
Morphology the study of the form and structure of living things.
Musculoskeletal System responsible for giving the human body form, stability, and enabling movement.
Nervous System responsible for receiving information and interpreting it via electrical signals carried by nerves.
Outpaient a person who has not been admitted by the hospital and receives outpatient serices from the hospital.
Pediatrics specialty department that treats infants, children, and teenagers and their health concerns.
Peripheral Nervous System connects the central nervous system to the limbs and organs.
Physician Orders written, telephone, fax, or consultation orders for new or altered treatment.
Primary Care Physician (PCP) a physician in a HMO who directs all aspects of a patient's care, including routine services, referrals to specialists within the system, and supervision of hospital admissions; also call a gatekeeper.
Referral authorization issued by a PCP to a referred doctor.
Referring Physician a physician who refers a patient for a service or supply that they cannot provide.
Registered Nurse (RN) a graduate nurse who has been legally authorized to practice.
Reproductive System responsible for human reproduction in both males and females.
Resident Physician a physician who has finished medical school and his internship and is receiving training in a specialized area.
Respiratory System responsible for delivering oxygenated blood to all parts of the body.
Urea a nitrogen-containing substance normally cleared from the blood by the kidney into the urine.
Urinalysis (UA) a group of test performed on a urine sample.
Urinary System responsible for aiding in the process of secreting and eliminating urine.
Urology the study of conditions related to the urinary tract.
Venipuncture the puncture of a vein for any medical purpose.
Abstract to collect data from a medical record.
Acronyms a word formed from the initial letters of other words.
Alphabetic Index to Diseases and Injuries volume 2 of the ICD-9-CM; lists words, called main terms, that describe illnesses, injuries, conditions, drugs, and diseases.
Benign noncancerous
Bilateral having two sides or on both sides of the body.
Cancer malignant neoplasms; tissues with uncontrolled growth that can spread and invade other parts of the body.
Categories three-digit ICD-9-CM codes representing a single disease or condition.
Chapter the main division of the ICD-9-CM Tabular List.
Chapter-Specific Coding Guidelines guidelines for specific diagnosis or conditions; apply with all health care settings, unless otherwise noted.
Coding Conventions general coding rules that are independent of the guidelines and are incorporated within the Alphabetic Index and Tabular List of the ICD-9-CM as instructional notes.
Covered Entities Health care providers required by law to obey HIPAA regulations.
CPT Category I Codes permanent CPT codes consisting of six sections and comprised of five numeric characters.
CPT Category II Codes used for performance measurement; comprised of four digits followed by the letter "F".
CPT Category III Codes temporary codes for emerging technology, services, and procedures; comprised of four digits followed by the letter "T".
CPT Modifiers two-digit alpha, numeric, or alphanumeric characters added to CPT codes when additional information needs to be communicated pertaining to a procedure or service.
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