Glossary of Billing Terms

  A-E  F-K L-S  T  U V W X  Y Z


Billing Services
  Ways to
Pay Your Bill
Pay Bill Now
Call Me Now!
Itemized Bill Request
Out-of-Pocket Expense Information
Application for Financial Assistance 
SOLICITUD PARA ASISTENCIA FINANCIERA(Application for Financial Assistance - Spanish)
Charity Policy
Charity Policy - Spanish
Billing Information
Your Bill

View Your Bill Summary 
Glossary of
Billing Terms
Asked Questions
Patient Friendly Billing Flowchart
(Requires Adobe Reader) 

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.

(top of page)


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.

(top of page)


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.

(top of page)

  A-E  F-K L-S  T  U V W X  Y Z

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