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AHCCS
Arizona Healthcare Cast Containment system
APC
Ambulatory patient Classification
Certification
evidence that an individual has mastered fundamental compentencies in a particular technical area
CLIA '88
Clinical laboratory improvement amendments of 1988
communication Barriers
biases or personaized filters that are major obstruction to verbal communication
continuum of care
A holistic coordinated system for health care services.
CPT
Current Procedural Terminology codes
DRG's
Diagnosis related groups
Exsanguinate
to remove all the blood
gate keeper
primary physician who serves as the patients advocate and advises the patient on helath care needs
HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability and accoutability Act
HMO's
Health Maintenance organization
ICD-9- CM
International Classification of dieseases, ninth revision, clinical modification
IDS
Integrated healthcare delivery system
Kinesic slip
When the verbal and non-verbal messages do not match
kinesics
the study of non verbal communication
MCO's
managed care organizations
medicaid
A federal and state program that provides medical assistence for low income americans
medicare
federally funded program that provides medical assistence for low income americans
PHI
Protected healthcare information
Phlebotomy
the process of blood letting
Polycythemia
A disorder involving overproduction of red blood cells
PPO's
Preferred provider organization
PPS
Prospective payment system
Proxemics
the study of an individuals concept and use of space
reference laboratories
large, independent laboratories that recieve and test specimens from many different facilities
Secondary care
Care by a physician (specialist) who can perform out-of-the- ordinary procedures in outpatient facilites
tertiary care
Highly complex care and therapy services from practitioners in a hospital or overnight facility
Third party payer
an insurance company or government program that pays for health care services on behalf of the patient
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