|HCFA (1500) Form||
the standard insurance claim form used by most, but not all, insurances to submit paper claims
|HCFA (Health Care Financing Administration)||
is the government body that controls and directs legislation for government sponsored health coverage (Medicare, Medicaid). They are responsible for much of the reimbursement rates upon which other payors will base their rates.
commonly known as the UB-92 (Universal Bill). This is also an insurance claim form, but is used for hospital visits and rural health claims. It is characterized by including more procedure level reporting lines, as well as place for information such as hospital days.
|HCPCS (HCFA Common Procedural Coding System)||
codes used for supplies, materials and injections (i.e. bandages, rubber gloves, penicillin). These are reported in the same parts of insurance forms as CPT® codes (HCPCS as Level II CPT® codes). There are specialized HCPCS codes such as E, J and L codes used for specific procedures or services.
a patient summary of medical history including chronic medical problems, current medications, drug allergies and past medical, family and social history
service and support for the program
|HITECH Act (The Health Information Technology for Economic Clinical Health Act)||
According to Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act provides HHS with the authority to establish programs to improve health care quality, safety, and efficiency through the promotion of health information technology (HIT), including electronic health records and private and secure electronic health information exchange.”
|HPI (History of Present Illness)||
the patient's description of related symptoms for today's visit. Often the HPI is noted in pre-defined documentation templates
abbreviation for hypertension or high blood pressure
the abbreviation for history or medical history