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  • Management Codes (E&M)

    Codes used to charge patients (Example: 99204 charged for a complex office visit on a new patient. http://www.coding-compliance.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?article_id=767
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Law of Primacy

    Primacy, the state of being first, often creates a strong, almost unshakable, impression; that what is learned first is learned best. http://www.tpub.com/content/administration/134t/css/134t_34.htm
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • Utilization

    Use of services and supplies. Utilization is commonly examined in terms of patterns or rates of use of a single service or type of service such as hospital care, physician visits, prescription drugs. Measurement of utilization of all medical services...
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • Triple Option Plan

    Also referred to as a "cafeteria plan", TOP's offer subscribing employees a choice between regular indemnity plans, HMO or PPO plans. During "open enrollment periods" they have the option of switching coverage plans. CareerPhysician
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • Values

    Intrinsic and extrinsic things that are important to you, like achievement, status and autonomy. Intrinsic values are related to the work itself and what it contributes to society. Extrinsic values include external features, such as physical setting and...
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • Green Card

    IMGs in H-1B status may file for permanent residence or a green card if they wish to stay in the U.S. indefinitely. There are a number of ways IMGs may obtain green cards and the appropriate strategy will depend on each IMG’s particular circumstances...
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • The "Conrad" 30

    A program, authored by Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota, that allows any state to sponsor up to 30 IMGs for J waivers each year. Almost every state participates in the program. Like the federal program, IMGs must work in HPSAs or MUAs, but not all...
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • Sponsoring Agencies

    Several federal agencies currently sponsor IMGs for waivers. These include the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the VA. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) used to sponsor IMGs for J waivers...
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • The Fifth Pathway Program

    An avenue by which students who have attended four years at a foreign medical school may complete their supervised clinical work at a U.S. medical school, become eligible for entry to U.S. residency training, and ultimately obtain a license to practice...
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • Advisory Opinion

    An opinion Issued by the AAO The Board of Trustees interpreting the Rules of Ethics arising from an inquiry and following an investigation of a physician’s actions or behavior. Once issued by the Board of Trustees, the advisory opinion is promulgated...
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • Civil Laws

    The body of law relating to contracts and suits as contrasted with criminal law. Civil law covers suits of one party by another for such matters as breach of contract or negligence. The standard of proof in civil cases is preponderance of evidence - a...
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • Conflict of Interest

    A term that refers to a person in a position of trust which requires her to exercise judgment on behalf of others (people, institutions, etc.) who also has interests or obligations of the sort that might interfere with the exercise of her judgment, and...
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • O Visa

    Commonly referred to as the “Super Star” visa, granted to physicians and other professionals who can demonstrate “extraordinary ability” in their fields. For a physician, this means multiple publications and citations demonstrating...
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • O-1 Visa

    O-1 status is a nonimmigrant status category for aliens of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. This is an employment related status that allows qualified aliens to live and work in the United States. O-1 status...
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • Ethical Differences

    Situations in which two people agree on a particular value and disagree as to the action to be taken or decision to be made http://www.ethics.org/glossary.html
    by admin on 05-07-2009
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