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Co-payment

Refers to making a small amount at the time of visit.

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Premium

Is a monthly payment to keep a policy in force.

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Exclusion

Is a peril that is not covered by the policy.

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Capitation

A fixed, prepaid fee per person enrolled in a managed cafe program.

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Maternity Leave

Can qualify as FMLA or short term disability.

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Beneficiary

The person or party designated by the policyholder to receive the value of a policy.

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Preadimission Certification

Determining medical necessity before a hospital admission is approved.

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Preauthorization

Determines whether a service will reimbursed before its delivery.

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Concurrent Review

Determines medical necessity before hospital admission.

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Discharging Planning

Refers to arranging appropriate following patient release.

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Medicare

Is title 18 of the Social Security Act.

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Medicare Part B covers

Out-patient care.

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Insurance Claims Management

A medical coding system enables the translation of verbal description of diseases, injuries, illness, and procedures into numerical.

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CPT coding conventions, terms after a semicolon (;)

Is to clarify a main term.

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Tracking

Systematic method of monitoring progress of disease condition.

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Classification

Allows for grouping related diagnosis and procedures.

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Research

Provides comparable data for compiling research information.

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Evaluation

Permits analysis of medical utilization.

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Standardization

Simplifies reimbursement functions.

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Types of coding systems

ICD-9-CM: International Classification of Diseases 9th Edition
CPT: Current Procedural Terminology
HCCPCS: Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System
RBRVS: Resource-Base Relative Value System
DRG: Diagnosis Related Group
MS-DRG: Medical Severity
RVS: Relative Value Study

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ICD-9-CM

International Classification of Diseases 9th Revision, Clinical Modification
- Used to code diagnosis or disease condition.
- Assigns numeric codes to diseases, illnesses, injuries and health-related conditions.

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CPT

Current Procedural Terminology
- Used to code medical services and procedures provided by physician.

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HCCPCS

Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System
- A national coding system for reporting medical services to the Medicare program.

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RBRVS

Resource-Based Relative Value System
- Medical Fee Schedule (MFS) for services based on the level or resources needed to provide a service.

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DRG

Diagnosis Related Group
- A prospective fixed Medicare fee structure for hospital billing of inpatient services based on principle diagnosis.

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RVS

Relative Value Study
- A point value is assigned to the service performed based on the time, knowledge, and skilled required of the provider. This point value is multiplied by a standard dollar factor to arrive at a final fee amount.

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MS-DRG

Medical Severity
- Weighted by the severity of diagnosis, paying more for sicker patients.

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ICD-9-CM coding system organized in three volumes

- Volume I (Tabular List of Diseases): numerical arrangement of conditions:
- Volume II (Alphabetical Index of Diseases): diseases and conditions arranged alphabetically.
- Volume III (Tabular List and Alphabetical Index of Procedures): medical procedures arranged both numerically and
alphabetically. Commonly used by hospitals to code inpatient procedures.

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ICD-9 Volume I

Numerical arrangement
- 001 to 799: codes referring to specific health conditions by body systems.

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ICD-9 Volume II

Numerical arrangement
- 800 to 959, 990 to 999: codes referring to injuries.

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ICD-9 Volume III

Numerical arrangements
- 960 to 989: codes referring to poisoning.

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ICD-9 V Codes (V01 to V89)

Codes referring to factors that influence health status. A definitive diagnosis can't be stated; however, there's a valid reason for seeking medical care.
- Preoperative evaluation
- Annual physical exams
- Well-baby check

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ICD-9 E Codes

External causes of injuries and poisoning (associated with 800 + level codes.)

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ICD-9 M Codes

- On Appendix A.
- Morphology of neoplasms.

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ICD-9 Glossary of Mental Disorders

- Appendix B.
- Alphabetical list of terms and definitions associated with mental disorders.
- Code 290 to 319

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ICD-9 Classification of Drugs by (AHFS) American Hospital Formulary Services

- Appendix C.
- Organizes in AHFS numerical order along with its ICD-9-CM equivalent.

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ICD-9 Classification of Industrial Accident According to Agency

Appendix D

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ICD-9 List of Three-Digit Categories

- Appendix E
- Identifies the three-digit category codes organized by section headings.

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ICD-9 Volume II- Three-part index to Volume I
Section 1

1. Alphabetical index of diseases and injuries.
2. Hypertension chart
3. Neoplasm chart

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ICD-9 Volume II Section 2

Table of Adverse Effect to Drugs and Chemicals.
- Accidental poisoning
- Assault
- Misadventure in therapeutic use
- Suicide attempts
- Undetermined

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ICD-9 Section 3

- The Index to External Causes (E codes).
- Codes the circumstances surrounding an accident or act of violence that resulted in an injury.

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ICD-9 Coding conventions Volume I

- Colon :
- Brace }
- Section mark §
- Excludes (enclosed with a rectangle)
- Includes

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ICD-9 Coding conventions Volume I
Colon :

Each modifier after the colon completes the main statement before the colon.