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Chapter 1

History and Basics

TermDefinition
AHCCCS Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
APC ambulatory patient classification
case manager person who coordinates medical services on behalf of a patient.
certification Evidence that a particular individual has mastered fundamental competencies in a particular technical area.
CLIA '88 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988.
CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
communication barriers bias/personalized filters that are major obstructions to verbal communication.
CPT current procedural terminology codes
exsanguinate remove all blood from body
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases - 9th Edition - Clinical Modification
IDS Integrated healthcare Delivery System
kinesic slip when verbal and non-verbal queues don't match.
kinesics study of non-verbal communication.
MCOs Managed Care Organizations
Medicare federally funded health care program for those over 65 and to disabled.
Medicaid federal and state funded program providing medical assistance to low income Americans.
MLS Medical Laboratory Scientist
PHS public health service
phlebotomy incision into vein for purpose of drawing blood.
polycythemia disorder involving overproduction of red blood cells.
PPOs Preferred Provider Organization.
primary care care from a general physician who assumes ongoing responsible for maintaining patients health.
proxemics the study of an individual's concept and use of space.
reference laboratories large independent laboratories that receive and test specimens from many different facilities.
secondary care care by a specialist who can perform out-of-the-ordinary procedures in outpatient facilities.
tertiary care highly complex care and therapy services from drs in a hospital or overnight facility.
third-party payer an insurance co. or govt agency that pays for healthcare on behalf of a patient.
PHI protected health information
EDTA anti-coagulant that is added to tubes to prevent clotting. Ethylene-Diamine-Tetra-Acetic Acid.
Created by: MissSandy