Essay about Healthcare Information Systems Definition of Terms

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Definition of Terms
Shaun W. VanDevender
HCS/533– Health Information Systems
Professor Derrick Dugeon
September 1, 2014

Definition of Terms Technology has greatly changed health care in many different ways. This change has been gradual, progressing over several years; it has been very profound, nevertheless. Understanding these changes is important for experienced health professionals and newcomers alike. The following paragraphs will provide some definitions for the following important abbreviations: AMR, CMR, CMS, CMS-1500, CPT, DRG, EPR, HL7, ICD-9, and UB-92. In addition, the importance of each term will be discussed.
According to an ambulatory medical record (AMR) is an electronically stored file of a
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The CMR allows clinicians to locate important patient information more quickly than in years past. The CMR also stores more information regarding the patient in an electronic format thus eliminating the old bulky paper charts.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is an agency within the US Department of Health & Human Services responsible for administration of several key federal health care programs. In addition to Medicare (the federal health insurance program for seniors) and Medicaid (the federal needs-based program), CMS oversees the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) ( CMS helps to regulate health care facilities through certifications and accreditations. CMA also assures that healthcare facilities meet minimum requirements for patient safety and outcomes.
The National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC, 2008) was created by the American Medical Association (AMA) to develop a standardized data set for the noninstitutional health care community to use in the submission of claims (much as the NUBC has done for institutional providers). Members of this committee represent key provider and payer organizations, with the AMA appointing the committee chair. The standardized claim

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