Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms
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Data sharing agreement: An agreement between government agencies about the terms and conditions for exchanging data.
Documenting by exception
Department of Community Health (DCH) is the State of Ga's lead agency for health care planning and procurement
Direct Data Entry (DDE) access is needed to view these claims in FISS and to view the 201 report, which is only available electronically
Drug Enforcement Administration. Controlled Substances Act (CSA) mandates that the DEA establish a closed system of control for manufacturing, distributing, and dispensing controlled substances.
There are two types of denominators relative to the HITECH Act meaningful use reporting. a) denominator is based on patients seen or admitted during the EHR reporting period, whether or not their records are maintained using certified EHR technology and b) denominator is based on actions related to patients whose records are maintained using certified EHR technology,when the meaningful use measure is not relevant to all patients either due to limitations (e.g., recording tobacco use for all patients 13 and older) or because the action related to the meaningful use criteria is not relevant (e.g., transmitting prescriptions electronically)
For MIPPA e-prescribing program, denominator billing codes(s) represent the eligible encounter
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM). Standards for medical image exchange (similar to HL7).
DICOM Modality Work List
Doc-In-A-Box refers to free standing clinics that will see walk in patients.
Disproportionate patient percentage
Dr. House, from the TV show
Diagnosis Related Group. Diagnoses generally related to same part of body. See MS-DRG
Drug-drug and drug-allergy interaction checks. This meaningful use measure is met if the eligible provider, hospital or CAH (critical access hospital) has enabled this functionality for the entire EHR reporting period
Digital Subscriber Line
Dynamic forms or dynamic web sites: An approach that varies the form presented to the end-user based on information already provided by the end-user or other data.