Chapter Three: Key terms
The way patients enter and exit a medical office.
2. American with Disabilities Act
A U.S. civil rights act forbidding discrimination against people because of a physical or
3. color famil
Chapter One: Key terms
Clear and distinct speaking.
3. facsimile machine
A piece of office equipment used to send a facsimile, or fax, over telephone lines from one
modem to another; more commonly c
Chapter Seven: Key terms
1. ABA number
A fraction appearing in the upper right corner of all printed checks that identifies the
geographic area and specific bank on which the check is drawn.
The systematic recording of busin
Chapter Six: Key terms
1. accounts payable (A/P)
Money owed by a business; the practice's expenses.
2. accounts receivable (A/R)
Income or money owed to a business.
3. age analysis
The process of clarifying and reviewing past due accounts
Chapter Five: Key terms
1. Add-on code
Add-on codes are used in the reporting of CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) procedure
2. Alphabetic Index
One of two ways diagnoses are listed in the ICD-9- CM. They appear in alphabetic or
Chapter Four: Key terms
1. allowed charge
The amount that is the most the payer will pay any provider for each procedure or service.
2. assignment of benefits
An authorization for an insurance carrier to pay a physician or practice direct
Chapter Two: Key terms
1. advance scheduling
Booking an appointment several weeks or even months in advance.
The list of topics discussed or presented at a meeting, in order of presentation.
3. cluster scheduling
The scheduling of
Acids: Electrolytes that release hydrogen ions in water.
Activetransport: The movement of a substance across a cell membrane
from an area of low concentration to an area of high concentration.
Allele: Any one of a pair or