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Accounts receivable (A/R)

The total amount of money owed for professional services rendered

Age analysis

The procedure of systematically arranging the accounts receivable, by age, from the date of service.

AMA Code of Medical Ethics

a code of medical ethics formulated by the American Medical Association and adopted in 1847

Automatic stay

A court order that goes into effect once a bankruptcy petition is filed; all other legal actions such as attachments and foreclosures are halted

Balance

an amount owed on a credit transaction; aka the outstanding or unpaid balance

Bankruptcy

a condition under which a person or corporation is declared unable to pay debts

Bonding

an insurance contract by which a bonding agency gurantees payment of a certain sum to a physician in a case of a financial loss caused by an employee or some contingency over which the payee has no control

Cash flow

amount of actual cash generated and available for the use by the medical practice within a given period of time

Collateral

any possession such as an automobile, furniture, stocks, or bonds that secures or guarantees the discharge of an abligation

Credit card

issued by an organization and devised for the purpose of obtaining money, property, labor, or services on credit

Creditor

a person to whom money is owed

Cycle billing

a system of billing accounts at spaced intervals during the month month based on breakdown of accounts by alphabet, account number, insurance type, or date of first service

Debit card

permitts bank customers to withdraw from any affiliated ATM and make cashless purchases from funds on deposit without incurring revolving finance charges for credit

Debt

legal obligation to pay money

Debtor

person owing money

Discount

reduction of a normal charge based on a specific amount of money or a percentage of the charge

Dun message

a message or phrase to inform or remind a patient about a delinquent account

Embezzlement

willfull act by an employee of taking possesion of an employers money

Estate administrator

one who takes possesion of the assets of a decedent, pays the expenses of administration and the claims of creditors, and disposes of the balance of an estate in accordance with the statues governing the distribution of decedents' estates

Estate executor

one who takes possesion of the assets of a decedent, pays the expenses of administration and the claims of creditors, and disposes of the balance of an estate in accordance with the decedent's will

Fee schedule

list of charges or established allowances for specific medical services and procedures

Financial accounting record

An individual record indicating charges, payments, adjustments, and balances owed for services rendered; AKA a ledger

Insurance balance billing

statement sent to patient after ins company has paid its portion of the claim

Lien

a claim on the property of another as security for a debt

Secured debt

A debt (an amount owed) in which a debtor pledges certain property (collateral), in a written security agreement, to the repayment of the debt.

nephrostomy

procedure used to decompress the renal system by means of the insertion of a catheter into the kidney while leaving the other end of the catheter outside the body to temporarily drain the kidney

nephrolithotomy

removal of a kidney stone through an incision made into the kidney

PCNL

Percutaneous nephrostolithotomy

ablation

the cutting away or erosion of tissue

nephrectomy

removal of kidney, either partial or radical (total)

pyeloplasty

surgical reconstruction of the renal pelvis

bladder cuff

tissue that connects the ureter to the bladder

cystotomy

incision into the bladder

urodynamics

pertains to the motion and flow of urine

instillation

procedure that is performed for bladder cancer

TURBT

Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor

Skene's glands

aka as the paraurethral or lesser vestiibular glands and are located on either side of the urethra

urethromeatoplasty

Repair of the meatus and the urethra, and is performed to topen and/or reconstruct the urethra

priapism

a state of prolonged erection thant can last fro hours to days because of the inability of the blood to flow from the penis, which returns the penis to a flaccid state

chordee

condition in which the penis has a ventral (downward) curve and is a congential deformity

peyronie disease

is a curvature of the penis that results from plaque formation on the cavernous sheats of the penis

penile implant

surgical procedure to place a penile prosthesis for patients with erectile dysfunction

orchiectomy

removal of a testis; castration

BPH

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

TURP

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate

prostatomy

Incision into the prostate

brachytherapy

therapy using radioactive sources that are placed inside the body

TRU

Transrectal Ultrasound

RAP

Robotic assisted Prostatectomy

LRP

Laparoscopic Retropubic Prostatectomy

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