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Glossary of Billing Terms


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Total Charges - Total cost of your medical services.

Type of Admission - The reason for your admission, such as emergency, urgent, elective, etc.

Type of Bill
- A bill that shows what type of care is being billed, such as hospital inpatient, hospital outpatient, skilled nursing care, etc.

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UB-92 - A form used by hospitals to file insurance claims for medical services.

Units of Service - Measures of medical services, such as the number of hospital days, miles, pints of blood, kidney dialysis treatments, etc.

Utilization Review (UR)
- Hospital staff who work with doctors to determine whether you can get care at a lower cost or as an outpatient.

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You May be Billed - A phrase used by your insurance company informing you that your doctor or hospital may bill some charges directly to you.

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NOTE: An asterisk (*) after a term means that this definition, in whole or in part, is taken from the Medicare Glossary, http://www.medicare.gov, February 2003