Monthly Archives: March 2008

ACRONYMS IN HEALTH CARE……FYI

ACRONYMS in HEALTH CARE HIPAA……………………………………….Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (provide privacy of your information)PHI…………………………………………..Protected Health Information (pronounced P, H. I……not ‘fee’)Fee for Service…………………………….Amount allowed for serviceCapitation…………………………………..A fixed prepaymentHMO…………………………………………Health Maintenance OrganizationPPO…………………………………………Physician Provider OrganizationASO…………………………………………Administrative Service OnlyCOB…………………………………………Coordination of BenefitsCPT………………………………………….Current Procedural Terminology (billing codes)ICD9…………………………………………International Classification of Diseases, 9th editionModifiers……………………………………adjustment for unusual serviceDRG…………………………………………Diagnostic Related GroupHCPCS……………………………………..Health Care Procedure Coding SystemAMA…………………………………………American Medical
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Public Health Worker Shortage

FROM THE DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT THE U OF MINNESOTA From the DeanIt’s federal budget “mark-up” time, and that means that just about everyone in the country is in Washington DC to speak with their Congressional delegation about important issues on the national agenda. Many of the deans of the 40
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