Thursday, October 28, 2010

ambulance billing abbreviation term list - NHIC recongnized


NHIC recognizes the fact that providers may use abbreviations in the documentation of the patient’s condition. NHIC has provided the following table of abbreviations as a tool for documentation. NHIC claims examiners use the chart below to help them decipher comments included on ambulance claims. The use of these abbreviations by providers is not a requirement of claim submission.

Abbreviation                 Description

5150           Involuntary psychiatric hold issued only by law enforcement in the field, ER physician in the hospital setting or a Psychiatrist in any setting. A legally binding action that requires the restraint and protection of the patient who is deemed a danger to himself or others.

ac          Before Meals
ad lib At Liberty
ADM Admitted
AKA Above Knee Amputation
ALOC Alter Level Of Conscious
ASHD Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
Bid 2 X A Day
BKA Below Knee Amputation
CA Cancer
CBC Complete Blood Count
CHD Coronary Heart Disease
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
cl. liq Clear Liquid Diet
COF Physician Certificate Statement on file at provider office
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident
d Day
D/C Discharged
dx Diagnosis
FBS Fasting Blood Sugar
fuo Fever Of Unknown Origin
GCS Glasgow Coma Scale
h Hour
Hct Hematocrit
Hgb Hemoglobin
hs Bed Time
hx History
im Intramuscular
iv Intravenous
I&O Intake And Outtake
m with a circle around it Murmur
MI Myocardial Infarction
MRSA Methicillin Resistant Staphalococci Aureus
npo Nothing By Mouth
o Other
ORSA Oxacillin Resistant Staph Aureus
pc After Meals
PCS Physician Certification Statement
po By Mouth
prn As Needed
q Every
qid 4 X A Day
RBC Red Blood Cell
r Rectal
r/o Rule Out
rx Prescription
sl Sub Lingual
SOB Short Of Breath
sq Subcutaneous
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
tid 3 X A Day
tko To Keep Open
TPR Temp., Pulse, Resp.
VRE Vancomycin Resistant enterobacter
VRSA Vancamycin Resistant Staph Aureus
WBC White Blood Cell


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