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terminology words mod 150 unit 2

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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