|M.A. (Medical Assistant) or CMA (Certified Medical Assistant)||
some clinics have similar positions known as Clinical Assistants. Responsibilities often include working up patients, triaging and returning patient calls and assisting the provider in general.
|MD (Medical Doctor)||
professional licensed to practice medicine
a set of standard enforced by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in addition to HIPAA standards and regulations
a US region (metro area, state, etc) defined by HCFA as having a particular cost structure. This affects reimbursement of fees because each is assigned a different GPCI weight.
refers to the class of providers considered to be a level below M.D.s and D.O.s. (e.g. - Physician assistants (P.A.s) and Nurse Practitioners (N.P.s) )
a two-character code added to a CPT® or HCPCS code that is used to help explain the procedure used for the reimbursement process. Up to 4 modifiers can be attached to each CPT®, although in most cases only 1 or 2 are used.
Master of Physical Therapy