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Chapter 4

Processing Medical Records

Imprinter plate A plastic plate, similar to a charge card, on which identifying information, such as the patient's name, age, account number, and medical record number, are embossed. The embossed card is then used in a machine with ink to imprint the information from the
Permanent file The file area for records whose documentation is complete.
Preadmission Collection of patient demographic and insurance information prior to the patient's admission.
Record retrieval Identifying the location of a record and pulling from the files.
Requisition A document used in an outguide to identify the record that has been pulled.
Thinned record Removal of the oldest portions of a record for the nursing unit binder when the record becomes too large for the binder.
Temporary folder A file folder created to house an incomplete medical record until it is ready to be filed in the original folder.
Created by: yunue03