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Glossary

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

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Term Definition
UB-82

A uniform institutional claim form developed by the NUBC that was in general use from 1983 - 1993.

UB-92

An electronic format of the CMS-1450 paper claim form that has been in general use since 1993.

UNASSIGNED CLAIM

A claim submitted for a service or supply by a provider who does not accept assignment.

UNIFORM CLAIM TASK FORCE

An organization that developed the initial HCFA-1500 Professional Claim Form. The maintenance responsibilities were later assumed by the NUCC.

UNIT INPUT INTENSITY ALLOWANCE

The amount added to, or subtracted from, the hospital input price index to yield the PPS update factor.

UNITED NATIONS CENTRE FOR FACILITATION OF PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES FOR ADMINISTRATION, COMMERCE, AND TRANSPORT

An international organization dedicated to the elimination or simplification of procedural barriers to international commerce.

UNITED NATIONS RULES FOR ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE FOR ADMINISTRATION, COMMERCE, AND TRANSPORT

An international EDI format. Interactive X12 transactions use the EDIFACT message syntax.

URGENTLY NEEDED CARE

Care that you get for a sudden illness or injury that needs medical care right away, but is not life threatening. Your primary care doctor generally provides urgently needed care if you are in a Medicare health plan other than the Original Medicare Plan. If you are out of your plan's service area for a short time and cannot wait until you return home, the health plan must pay for urgently needed care.

UTAH HEALTH INFORMATION NETWORK

A public-private coalition for reducing health care administrative costs through the standardization and electronic exchange of health care data.

UTILIZATION SUMMARY DATA

Data that are aggregated by the capitated managed care entity (e.g. the number of primary care visits provided by the plan during the calendar year).


*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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