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HIM Glossary

A&C Adults and children (census)
A&D patients who are admitted and discharged on the same day
Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) An anatomically based, consensus-driven global severity scoring system that classifies each injury by region according to relative importance on a 6 point ordinal scale. (6 max). AIS is the basis for the Injury Severity Scale (ISS) calculation (2+ inj)
Abstracting The process of extracting information from a document to create a brief summary of a patients illness treatment and outcome. Also, extracting elements of data from source and automating them
Abuse Describes practices that, either directly or indirectly, results in unnecessary costs to the Medicare Program. Abuse includes any practice that is not consistent with the goals of providing patients with svcs that are md necessary, meet professio
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