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MOPS winter quarter vocabulary methods of filing

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alphabetical filing   any system that arranges names or topics according to the sequence of the letters in the alphabet  
alphanumeric   alphanumeric Systems made up of combinations of letters and numbers  
audit   a formal examination of an organization's or individual's account or financial situation; a methodical examination and review  
augment   augment to make greater, more numerous, larger, or more intense  
caption   a heading, title, or subtitle under which records are filed  
chronological order   relating to, or arranged in order according to the order of time  
continuity of care   care that continues smoothly from one provider to another, so that the patient receives the most benefit and no interruption in care  
dictation   dictation the act or manner of speaking (ordering) words to be transcribed  
direct filing system   a filing system in which materials can be located without consulting and intermediary source of reference  
gleaned   gathered (bit by bit) information or material picked over in search of relevant material  
indirect filing system   indirect filing system a filing system in which an intermediary source of reference, such as a card file, must be consulted to locate specific files  
microfilm   a film bearing a photographic record on a reduced scale of printed or other graphic matter  
numeric filing   the filing of records, correspondence, or cards by number  
objective   information that is gathered by watching or observing of a patient  
obliteration   obliteration act of making undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or wearing away  
OUT Folder   a folder used to provide space for the temporary filing materials  
OUT guide   a heavy guide that is used to replace a folder that has been temporarily moved from the filing space  
power of attorney   a legal instrument authorizing one to act as the attorney or agent of the grantor  
pressboard   a strong, highly glazed composition board resembling vulcanized fiber; heavy cardstock  
procrastination   to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done  
provisional diagnosis   a temporary diagnosis made prior to receiving all test results  
quality control   an aggregate of activities designed to ensure adequate quality, especially in manufactured product or in the service industries  
requisites   something considered essential or necessary  
retention schedule   a method or plan for retaining or keeping medical records, and their movement from active, to inactive, to closed filing  
shelf filing   a system that uses open shelves rather than cabinets for storing records  
shingling   a method of filing whereby one report is laid on top of the older reports, resembling the shingles of a roof  


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