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  • Informal Interview

    An interview in which no predetermined questions are asked, in order to remain as open and adaptable as possible to the interviewee's nature and priorities; during the interview, the interviewer "goes with the flow". http://www.mapnp.org...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Privacy Rule

    National standards that address the use and disclosure of individuals’ health information, as well as standards for individuals' privacy rights to understand and control how their health information is used. http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacysummary...
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • Code Steering

    The act of disregarding certain levels of evaluation and management (E&M) codes within particular categories of procedure or diagnosis codes. http://physiciansnews.com/business/1002.html
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • American Medical Accreditation Program (AMAP)

    A program for individual physician quality accreditation launched by the American Medical Association, in partnership with state and county medical associations and national medical societies. http://www.cmss.org/index.cfm?p=readmore&itemID=1119&detail...
    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
  • Local Medical Review Policies (LMRP)

    Medicare coverage policies providing guidance to the public and medical community within a specified geographic area. The LMRP explains when an item or service will be considered covered (including when it is "reasonable and necessary") and...
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • Risk/Return

    The relation between risk and return that usually holds, in which one must be willing to accept greater risk if one wants to pursue greater returns. also called risk/reward trade-off. http://www.investorwords.com/787
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • Accountability

    A sense of personal responsibility and ownership. Future efforts to achieve.
    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
  • American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)

    A twenty-four member board who certify and re-certify physicians in their respective specialties. To provide assurance to the public that those certified by an ABMS Member Board have successfully completed an approved training program and an evaluation...
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • Temperament

    A term used to described the way we think, cognize, conceptualize, perceive, understand, comprehend, and cogitate differently. http://keirsey.com/pumII/temper.html
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • Delegated Credentialing

    To delegate all or some aspects of the physician credentialing process to outside organizations. http://www.mcres.com/mcrmm08.htm
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • Municipal Bonds

    A tax exempt debt obligation issued by a state or local government agency to raise funds for the public good, such as building low-income housing, improving streets or building bridges. The bonds are redeemed with interest and are backed by the government's...
    by admin on 05-07-2009
  • Employment Agreement

    A binding contract or document setting the terms of employment between employer and employee that is enforceable by law and often addresses compensation, severance pay, and other significant terms of employment. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/employment...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

    The standards established for performance in the various functional areas of the business. Individual managers and staff will be expected to achieve these standards in their designated job, e.g.: a sales manager would be expected to achieve a sales target...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
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