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13 Top Healthcare Buzzwords for 2013



It's that time of year, again, when any self-respecting healthcare provider looks to bone up on the latest terms in the lexicon.



3 comments on "13 Top Healthcare Buzzwords for 2013"
EPLJ (1/3/2013 at 4:07 PM)

The acronym "ALARA" actually stands for "as low as reasonably achievable" rather than "...as possible" as indicated in the article.
Bob Lowry, PA-C (12/31/2012 at 2:18 PM)

2 comments: Extensivists can also be Physician Assistants. PAs work with physicians as part of the healthcare team. PAs are the classic Physician Extenders. Public Health also means healthcare on a macro level that is STEEEP - Safe, Timely, Efficient, Equitable, Efficient, and Patient Centered. It is important to apply these macro public health concepts and tweak them for individual patients.
Ronald Hirsch, MD (12/28/2012 at 2:42 PM)

The buzzword of the year for me is: retrospectoscope. That describes the review tool that the Medicare MAC and RAC and OIG auditors use to deny payment for an Inpatient stay. The retrospectoscope, when used after discharge, indicates that the patient did well therefore the Inpatient hospitalization was not necessary and the hospital must refund the payment.