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Terminology Unit 3

Problem List Acute conditions for which the patient was recently seen as well as chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and so on , which are monitored every visit
Triage The screening of patients for allocation of treatment based on the urgency of their need for care
Flow Sheets A feature of software that presents data from multiple encounter in column format resembling a spreadsheet
FVC Forced Vital Capacity
H History and Physical
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
LIS Laboratory Information System
MVV Maximal Voluntary Ventilation
VC Vital Capacity
Wi-Fi Wireless Fidelity
Advance Beneficiary Notice/ ABN Information presented to patient in advance that the test or procedure will not be covered by Medicare or insurance
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality/AHRQ a Public Health Service agency in the Department of Health and Human Services to support research designed to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans
BMI Body Mass Index
DtaP Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis (whooping cough); a combination vaccine
Drug utilization review/DUR the process of comparing a prescription drug to a patients history and recent medications for contraindication, overdosing, underdosing, allergic reaction, drug-to-drug interactions, and drug/food interactions
HepB Hepatitis B (vaccine)
Hib Haemophilus Influenza Type B (vaccine)
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus (disease)
IPV Inactivated Polio Virus (Salk vaccine)
MMR An acronym for a combination of vaccines to immunize against Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German measles)
OB Obstetrics is the field of specialty concerned with pregnancy, childbirth, and the period following
Pending oreder lab test that has been ordered, but no results have been received
vital signs functional measurements recorded at nearly every visit, temperature, respiration rate , pulse rate & blood pressure; most clinic measure height & weight
varicella chickenpox(vaccine)
Place of Service Codes used on professional claims to specify the entity where where service(s) were rendered
CMS-1500 claim form
rejected claim has not been or cannot be processed for various reasons
Clean claim submitted within the program or policy time limit and contains all necessary information
Invalid claim medicare claim that contains complete, necessary information but its illogical or incorrect
NPI national provider identifier
OCR optical character recognition
cover entity organization under HIPAA laws
clearing house independent organization that receives insurance claims, performs software edits and redistributes
Alzheimer's Disease severe form of senile dementia
Bell's Palsy loss os sensation or impairment of causes motor function
Reyes Syndrome causes edemia of the brain
Tay-Sachs Disease degeneration of brain tissue
diskectomy surigal incision of an interverbal disk
epiduroscopy surgery introduction medication via endoscope into epidural space
Transcutaneous Electrical nerve Stimulations TENS
Oligo little, scanty
micro small
esthesi/o feeling, sensation
CNS central nervous system
Neurons specialized conductors of impulse that able the body to interact with its enviroment
cerebrum control center
cerebellum coordinates muscle activity and maintain posture and balance 2 large parts of the brain
PVC pneumococal conjugate (vaccine)
Td Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoids vaccine
WNL With Normal Limits in medical charts