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This glossary explains terms found on the cms.hhs.gov web site, but it is not a legal document.

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J

Term Definition
J-CODES

A subset of the HCPCS Level II code set with a high-order value of "J" that has been used to identify certain drugs and other items.

JOINT COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

An organization that accredits healthcare organizations. In the future, the JCAHO may play a role in certifying these organizations' compliance with the HIPAA A/S requirements.


*NOTE: An asterisk (*) after a term means that this definition, in whole or in part, is used with permission from Walter Feldesman, ESQ., Dictionary of Eldercare Terminology, Copyright 2000.


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