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ambulatory patient group: Apayment system similar to DRG but designed for the ambulatory care facility
centers for medicare and medicaid services: the federal agency responsible for maintaining and monitoring the medicare program beneficiary services and medicaid and state operations
an ongoing condition that exists with another condition for which the patient is receiving treatment
a structured format stating office policies and procedures for identifying and correcting inaccurate documentation and billing cirteria
a disease or condition that arises during the course of or as a result of another disease and that modifies medical treatment requirements
diagnosis-related group: a patient-classification system to categorize patients who are medically related with respect to diagnosis or treatment or who are statistically similar with regard to length of hospital stay
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders Fith edition: A reference for coding psychiatric disorders or conditions
International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification the source of diagnosis coding required by insurance carriers and government agencies
another term for ICD-9-CM volume 2 the alphabetical listing of terms to describe injuries or diseases
not elsewhere classified: a category of codes to be used only when the coder lacks information required to code the term to a more specific category
terms listed in parentheses that provide supplemental information but do not affect the code selection
coding a diagnostic statement to the highest degree reportable within the ICD-9-CM manual using fourth and fifth digits when available while avoiding overuse of unspecified codes
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