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chapter3- HIT

Activity of daily living(ADL) - Services provided by a residential care facility including: Bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, walking, etc…
Acute care facility (ACF) - Hospitals that provide health care services to patients who have serious, sudden, or acute illnesses or injuries and/or who need surgeries.
Acute hospital classification - Same as short term hospital
Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - DHHS programs that provide services and assistance to needy children and families.
Administration on Aging (AoA) - DHHS program that supports a nationwide aging network, providing services to the elderly to enable them to remain independent.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - DHHS agency that supports research designed to improve the outcomes and quality of health care, reduce its costs, address patient safety and medical errors, and broaden access to effective services.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) - DHHS agency that works with states and other federal agencies to prevent exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites.
Alzheimer’s treatment facilities - Long-term care facility that specializes in the care of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Ambulatory care - Outpatient care that allows patients to receive care in one day without the need for inpatient hospitalization; also called outpatient care.
Ambulatory Infusion Center (AIC) - Same as infusion center
Ambulatory patients - Patients who are treated and released the same day and do not stay overnight in the hospital; length of stay is a maximum of 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds; if patients require a longer stay, they must be admitted to the facility as inpatients.
Ambulatory surgical center (ASC) - Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at a free-standing ambulatory surgical center. Patients arrive on the day of procedure, undergo surgery in an operating room, and recover under the care of the nursing staff.
Ambulatory surgical patient - Certain procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, with the patient treated and released the same day. Length of stay is a maximum of 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds. If patients require a longer stay, they must be admitted to the facil
Ancillary services - Diagnostic and therapeutic services provided to inpatients and outpatients.
Assisted living facility (ALF) - Combination of housing and supportive services including personal care and household management for seniors. Residents pay monthly rent and additional fees for services they require.
Bed count - Same as bed size
Bed size - Total number of inpatient beds for which the facility is licensed by the state; also called bed count.
Behavioral health care hospital - Specializes in treating individuals with mental health diagnoses.
Bureau of prisons (BOP) - Federal program that provides necessary medical, dental, and mental health services to inmates by a professional staff and consistent with acceptable community standards. It consists of 82 institutions, each of which provides inmate ambulatory care.
Cafeteria plan - See triple option plan
Capitation payment - Lump sum paid by the HMO to the provider to care for a group of subscribers.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - DHHS agency that provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent the outbreak of diseases.
Chemical dependency program - Provides 24-hour medically directed evaluation and withdrawal management in an acute care inpatient setting. Treatment services usually included detoxification and withdrawal management, chemical dependency/substance control assessment, and therapy.
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