Long-Term Care Facilities – Virginia

Abbreviations

 

Nursing / Medicare / Medicaid

 

A-D

E-I

J-M

N-R

S-V

W-Z

 

<              less than

>              greater than

a.c.          before meals

a¯            before

AAT         animal-assisted therapy

ABC         airway, breathing, circulation

ABD        abdominal

ABD        Aged, Blind, and Disabled

ABG        arterial blood gases

ABN        Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage

ABO        blood types

ACH        Automated Clearing House

ACO        Accountable Care Organization

ACP         Advance Care Planning

ACTH      adrenocorticotropic hormone

AD           Alzheimer's disease

AD           right ear

ad lib      freely, as desired

ADA        American Dental Association

ADA        Americans with Disabilities Act

ADH        antidiuretic hormone

ADL         Activities of Daily Living

ADLs       activities of daily living

ADN        associate degree nurse (nursing)

AEB         as evidenced by

AFP         alpha-fetoprotein

AHA        American Hospital Association

AHRQ     Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AI            adequate intake

AI            Assessment Indicator

AIDS        acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

ALJ          Administrative Law Judge

ALT         alanine aminotransferase

AMA       against medical advice

AMA       American Medical Association

ANA        antinuclear antibody

ANSI        American National Standards Institute

AO          Accreditation Organization

AP           anterior/posterior

AP           apical pulse

APA        American Pharmaceutical Association

APA        American Psychiatric Association

APM       Alternative Payment Model

APRN      advance practice registered nurse

APTT       activated partial thromboplastin time

ARD        Assessment Record Date

AROM    active range of motion

AS           left ear

ASA         acetylsalicylic acid

ASAP      Automated Submission and Processing system

ASC         Accredited Standards Committee

ASC         Ambulatory Surgical Center

ASCA      Administrative Simplification Compliance Act

ASO        antireptolysin-O

AST         aspartate aminotransferase

AT           axillary temperature

ATC         around the clock

ATP         adenosine triphosphatase

AU           both ears

AWP       Average Wholesale Price

AWV       Annual Wellness Visit

B1           thiamine

B12         cobolomine

B2           riboflavin

B6           pyridoxine

BBA         Balanced Budget Act of 1997

BE            base excess

BHI          Behavioral Health Integration

BHO        Behavioral Health Organization

bid          twice a day

BMD       bone mineral density

BMI         body mass index

BMR        basal metabolic rate

BP           blood pressure

BPH         benign prostatic hypertrophy

BPM        beats per minute

BSA         body surface area

BSE          breast self-examination

BSI           body substance isolation

BSN         bachelor of science in nursing

BUN        blood urea nitrogen

c              cup

C              Celsius

C & S       culture and sensitivity

C&S         culture and sensitivity

C/A         complementary/alternative

c¯            with

Ca            calcium

Ca++       calcium ion

CAA       care area assessment

CaCl2      calcium chloride

CAD        coronary artery disease

CAH        Critical Access Hospital

CAI          computer-assisted instruction

CAL         Coding Analysis for Labs

CAM       complementary/alternative medicine

cap          capsule

CARC      Claims Adjustment Reason Code

CAT         computed axial tomography

CAT         computerized adaptive testing

CATs       care area triggers

CB           Consolidated Billing

CBC         complete blood count

CBD         common bile duct

CBE         charting by exception

cc            cubic centimeter

CCM        Chronic Care Management

CCN         Claim Control Number

CCRC       continuing care retirement community

CCU         coronary care unit

CDC         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CE            Continuing Education

CEA         carcinoembryonic antigen

CERT       Comprehensive Error Rate Testing

CEU         continuing education unit

CEUs       Continuing Education Units

CF            Conversion Factor

CFC         Conditions for Coverage

CFR         Code of Federal Regulations

CHD        coronary heart disease

CHF         congestive heart failure

CHO        carbohydrate (carbon, hydrogen, oxygen)

CHON     protein (carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen)

CK or CPK              creatine kinase or creatine phosphokinase

Cl             chlorine, chloride

Cl−          chloride ion

CLIA        Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments

CLTC       certified in long-term care

cm           centimeter

CME        Continuing Medical Education

CMHC     Community Mental Health Center

CMN       Certificate of Medical Necessity

CMP        Civil Monetary Penalty

CMS        Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CMSCE    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Continuing Education Program

CN           cranial nerve

CNA        certified nursing assistant

CNM       certified nurse midwife

CNO        community nursing organization

CNS         central nervous system

CNS         clinical nurse specialist

Co           cobalt

CO2        carbon dioxide

CO2−      carbon dioxide ion

COB        Coordination of Benefits

COBRA   Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

COOH     carboxyl group

COP        Conditions of Participation

COPD      chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CORF      Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility

COT        Change of therapy

CPAP      continuous positive airway pressure

CPI          Consumer Price Index

CPR         cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CPR         computerized patient record

CPT         Current Procedural Terminology

CQM       Clinical Quality Measure

Cr            chromium

CR           Change Request

CRNA      Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

CRP         C-reactive protein

CSF          cerebrospinal fluid

CSM        circulation, sensation, motion

CT            computed tomography

Cu           copper

CVA         cerebrovascular accident

CVC         central venous catheter

CWF        Common Working File

D & C      dilatation and curettage

D5W       dextrose 5% in water

DAB        Departmental Appeals Board

DAR        document, action, response

DBA        Doing Business As

dc            discontinue

DCN        Document Control Number

DDE         Direct Data Entry

DDS         doctor of dental surgery

DEA         Drug Enforcement Administration

DHHS      Department of Health and Human Services

DIC          disseminated intravascular coagulation

DICC        dynamic infusion cavernosometry and cavernosography

dL            deciliter

DMD       doctor of dental medicine

DME        Durable Medical Equipment

DME MAC              Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractor

DMEPOS                Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies

DNA        deoxyribonucleic acid

DNR        do not resuscitate

DO          doctor of osteopathy

DOB        Date of Birth

DOD        Date of Death

DOE        Date of Entitlement

DOJ         U.S. Department of Justice

DOS        Date of Service

DPAHC   durable power of attorney for health care

dr            dram

DRG        diagnosis-related group

DRI          dietary reference intake

DSH         Disproportionate Share Hospital

DSM-IV   Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition

DST         dexamethasone suppression test

DT           delirium tremens

DTaP       diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis

DTP         diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis

DUA        Data Use Agreement

DUR        Drug Utilization Review

DV           Data Validation

DVT         deep vein thrombosis

DX           Diagnosis

 

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E/M         Evaluation and Management

EAR         estimated average requirement

ECF          extended care facility

ECF          extracellular fluid

ED           emergency department

EDB         Enrollment Database

EDI          Electronic Data Interchange

EDTA       ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

EEG         electroencephalograph

EFT          Electronic Funds Transfer

EGD         esophagogastroduodenoscopy

EGHP      Employer Group Health Plan

EHR         Electronic Health Record

EIN          Employer Identification Number

EKG (ECG)              electrocardiogram

ELISA      enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

elix          elixir

EMG        electromyogram

EMLA      eutectic (cream) mixture of local anesthetics

EMS        emergency medical services

EMT        emergency medical technician

EMTALA                 Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act

EMT-P     emergency medical technician-paramedic

EOB         Explanation of Benefits

EOC         Episode of Care

EOT         End of Therapy

EP            Eligible Professional

EPO         exclusive provider organization

ER            emergency room

ERA         Electronic Remittance Advice

ERCP       endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram

ERG         electroretinogram

ERT          estrogen replacement therapy

eRx         Electronic Prescribing

ESR          erythrocyte sedimentation rate

ESRD       End-Stage Renal Disease

ESRD PPS               End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System

ET            ear (tympanic) temperature

EVAD      explantable venous access device

F              fahrenheit

FAQ        Frequently Asked Question

FAR         Federal Acquisition Regulations

FAS         fetal alcohol syndrome

FBS          fasting blood sugar

FCA         False Claims Act

FCBC       Fingerprint-Based Criminal Background Check

FDA         U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Fe            iron

FeSO4    iron sulfate

FFS          Fee-For-Service

FID          Fraud Investigation Database

FISS         Fiscal Intermediary Standard (or Shared) System

fl              fluid

Fl             fluorine

FL            Form

FOBT       fecal occult blood test

FOIA       Freedom of Information Act

FPS          Fraud Prevention System

FQHC      Federally Qualified Health Center

FSH         follicle-stimulating hormone

ft             foot or feet

FVD         fluid volume deficit

FWA       Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

FY            Fiscal Year

g              gram

g/dL        grams per deciliter

GAO        U.S. Government Accountability Office

GAS         general adaptation syndrome

GCS         Glasgow Coma Scale

GED         general education development

GER         gastroesophageal reflux

GFR         glomerular filtration rate

GGT (GGTP)           gammaglutamy transpeptidase

GH           growth hormone

GHB        glycosylated hemoglobin

GHP        Group Health Plan

GI            gastrointestinal

GPCI        Geographic Practice Cost Index

GPO        U.S. Government Publishing Office

GPRO      Group Practice Reporting Option

gr            grain

GSA         U.S. General Services Administration

gtt           drop

GTT         glucose tolerance test

gtt/min   drops per minute

GU           genitourinary

h              hour(s)

H&H        hemoglobin and hematocrit

h.s.          hour of sleep

H+           hydrogen ion

H2CO3   carbonic acid

H2O        water

HAC        Hospital-Acquired Condition

HB5AG   hepatitis B surface antigen

HBV         hepatitis B virus

hCG         human chorionic gonadotropin

HCl          hydrochloric acid, hydrochloride

HCO3−   bicarbonate ion

HCPCS    Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System

Hct          hematocrit

HCV         hepatitis C virus

HDL         high density lipoprotein

HDV        hepatitis D virus

Hep B     hepatitis B

HETS       Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Eligibility Transaction System

HFA         Hospice Foundation of America

Hg           mercury

Hgb         hemoglobin

Hgbs       hemoglobins

HH           Home Health

HH PPS   Home Health Prospective Payment System

HHA        Home Health Agency

HHS         U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

HHS OIG                 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General

HICN       Health Insurance Claim Number (Medicare Number)

HIPAA     Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

HIPPS      Health Insurance Prospective Payment System

HIS          hospital information system

HIV          human immunodeficiency virus

HLA         human leukocyte antigen

HMO       health maintenance organization

HPO4      phosphate

HPSA      Health Professional Shortage Area

HR           heart rate

HSA         Health Savings Account

HUB Zone              Historically Underutilized Business Zone

HVBP      Hospital Value-Based Purchasing

I               iodine

I&O         intake and output

IACS        Individuals Authorized to Access CMS Computer Services

IADL        Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

IADLs      instrumental activities of daily living

IASP        International Association for the Study of Pain

IBT           Intensive Behavioral Therapy

ICD-10    International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision

ICF           intermediate care facility

ICF           intracellular fluid

ICU          intensive care unit

ID            identification

ID            intradermal

IDE          Investigational Device Exemption

IDTF        Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility

IgG          immunoglobulin G

IgM         immunoglobulin M

IHCT        interdisciplinary health care team

IHS          Indian Health Services

IM           intramuscular

IME         Indirect Medical Education

in             inch

INR          International Normalized Ratio

IOL          intraocular lens

IOM        Institute of Medicine

IOMs       Internet-Only Manuals

IPF           Inpatient Psychiatric Facility

IPF PPS   Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System

IPPE        Initial Preventive Physical Examination

IPPS        Inpatient Prospective Payment System

IRF           Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

IRF PPS   Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System

ITT           insulin tolerance test

IV             intravenous

IVAD       implantable vascular access device

IVP          intravenous push, intravenous pyelogram

IVPB        intravenous piggyback

IVR          Interactive Voice Response

 

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JCAHO    Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

K              potassium

K+           potassium ion

kcal         kilocalorie

KCl          potassium chloride

kg            kilogram

KS            ketosteroids

KUB         kidneys/ureters/bladder

KVO        keep vein open

L              liter

L/min      liters per minute

LAS         local adaptation syndrome

lb             pound

LCD         Local Coverage Determination

LDH         lactic dehydrogenase

LDL         low density lipoprotein

LE            lupus erythematosus

LES          lower esophageal sphincter

LFT          liver function test

LH           luteinizing hormone

LIDOS     Line Item Date of Service

LLQ         left lower quadrant

LMP        last menstrual period

LOC         level of consciousness

LOC         Level of Care

LOS         Length of Stay

LP            lumbar puncture

LP/VN     licensed practical/vocational nurse

LPN         licensed practical nurse

LTC          Long-Term Care

LTCH       Long-Term Care Hospital

LTCH PPS               Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System

LTR          Lifetime Reserve

LUQ        left upper quadrant

LVN         licensed vocational nurse

m             meter

m2          square meter

MA          Medicare Advantage

MAC       Medicare Administrative Contractor

MACRA Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

MAO       monoamine oxidase

MAO       Medicare Advantage Organization

MAOI      monoamine oxidase inhibitor

MAR       medication administration record

MCD       Medicare Coverage Database

MCE        Medicare Code Editor

mcg (or μg)            microgram

MCP        Managed Care Plan

MD          doctor of medicine

MDH       Medicare Dependent Hospital

MDI         metered-dose inhaler

MDR       multidrug-resistant

MDR-TB  multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

MDS        minimum data set

MEDIGAP               Medicare Gap (Medicare complementary insurance program)

MEDPAC                Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

mEq        milliequivalent

mEq/L     milliequivalents per liter

mg           milligram

Mg          magnesium

mg/dL     milligrams per deciliter

Mg++      magnesium ion

MgCl       magnesium chloride

MgSO4   magnesium sulfate

MI           myocardial infarction

min         minute

MIPPA    Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act

MIPS       Merit-Based Incentive Payment System

mL           milliliter

MLN        Medicare Learning Network

mm Hg    millimeters of mercury

mm3       cubic millimeter

MMA      Medicare Modernization Act

mmol/L  millimoles per liter

MMR      measles, mumps, rubella

Mn          manganese

Mo          molybdenum

MOC       Maintenance of Certification

MOM      Milk of Magnesia

MOON    Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice

mOsm/kg               milliosmoles/kilogram

MQSA     Mammography Quality Standards Act

MR          Medical Review

MREP      Medicare Remit Easy Print

MRI         magnetic resonance imaging

MRSA     methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus

MS          morphine sulfate

MSA        Medical Savings Account

MS-DRG Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Group

MSDS      material safety data sheet

MSN        Medicare Summary Notice

MSP        Medicare Secondary Payer

MUE        Medically Unlikely Edit

MUGA    multi-gated acquisition

 

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N2           nitrogen

Na           sodium

NA           not applicable

Na+         sodium ion

Na2HPO4               disodium phosphate

Na2SO4  sodium sulfate

NABP      National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

NaCl        sodium chloride

NaH2PO4               sodium dihydrogen phosphate

NaHCO3 sodium bicarbonate

NaHPO4 sodium monohydrogen phosphate

NaOH      sodium hydroxide

NCCI        National Correct Coding Initiative

NCD        National Coverage Determination

NCPDP    National Council for Prescription Drug Programs

NH2        amino group

NHO        National Hospice Organization

NIA          National Institute on Aging

NIC          Nursing Interventions Classification

NIH          National Institutes of Health

NIOSH     National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

NIS          nursing information system

NLEA       Nutrition, Labeling, and Education Act

NLN         National League for Nursing

NLNAC    National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

NMDS     nursing minimum data set

NOC        Nursing Outcomes Classification

NP           nurse practitioner

NPI          National Provider Identifier

NPO        nil per os, Latin for “nothing by mouth”

NPPES     National Plan and Provider Enumeration System

NQF        National Quality Forum

NREM     non-rapid eye movement

NS           normal saline

NSAID     nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

NSF         National Sleep Foundation

NUBC      National Uniform Billing Committee

NUCC      National Uniform Claim Committee

O&P        ova and parasite

O2           oxygen

OASIS     Outcome and Assessment Information Set

OCE         Outpatient Code Editor

OCR        Office for Civil Rights

OD          right eye

OH−        hydroxyl

OIG         Office of Inspector General

OMRA    Other Medicare Required Assessment

OPPS      Outpatient Prospective Payment System

OPT         Outpatient Physical Therapy

OR           operating room

ORIF        open reduction/internal fixation

OS           left eye

OT           occupational therapist

OT           oral temperature

OT           Occupational Therapy

OTAF      Obligated to Accept as Payment in Full

OTC         over-the-counter

OU          both eyes

oz            ounce

P              phosphorus

P              pulse

p.c.          after meals

p¯            after

PA           physician's assistant

PA           posterioanterior

PA           Physician Assistant

PACE       Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

PaCO2    partial pressure of carbon dioxide

PaO2      partial pressure of oxygen

Pap         Papanicolaou test

PAP         Positive Airway Pressure

PCA         patient-controlled analgesia

PCO2(PaCO2)       partial pressure of carbon dioxide

PCP         primary care provider

PCR         polymerase chain reaction

PCV         pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

PDPH      postdural puncture headache

PECOS    Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System

PEG         percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

PERRLA  pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation

PET          positron emission tomography

PFFS        Private Fee-For-Service

PFT          pulmonary function test

pH           potential hydrogen

PHI          Protected Health Information

PICC        peripherally inserted central catheter

PIE           problem, implementation, evaluation

PIN          Personal

PKU         phenylketonuria

PLMS      periodic limb movements in sleep

PMD       Power Mobility Device

PMI         point of maximum intensity

PMR        progressive muscle relaxation

PMS        premenstrual syndrome

PNI          psychoneuroimmunology

PNS         peripheral nervous system

po           per os, Latin for “by mouth”

PO2(PaO2)            partial pressure of oxygen

PO4−−    phosphate ion

POA        Present on Admission

POC        Plan of Care

POMR     problem-oriented medical record

POR        problem-oriented record

POS         Place of Service

PPBS       post prandial blood sugar

PPE         personal protective equipment

PPG         post prandial glucose

PPO        preferred provider organization

PPPS       Personalized Prevention Plan Services

PPS         prospective payment system

PQRS      Physician Quality Reporting System

PRA         plama renin activity

PRL         prolactin level

PRN         pro re nata, Latin for “as required”

PRO        peer review organization

PROM     passive range of motion

PSA         prostate specific antigen

PSDA      Patient Self-Determination Act

PSP         phenolsulfonphtalein

pt            pint

PT            physical therapist

PT            prothrombin time

PT            Physical Therapy

PTAN      Provider Transaction Access Number

PTH         parathyroid hormone

PTSD       post-traumatic stress disorder

PTT          partial thromboplastin time

PVD         peripheral vascular disease

q              quaque, Latin for “every”

q2h         every 2 hours

QCLIs    Quality of Care and Quality of Life Indicators

qd           every day

QDC        Quality-Data Code

QDWI     Qualified Disabled and Working Individuals

qh           every hour

QI            Qualifying Individual

qid          four times a day

QIES       Quality Improvement and Evaluation System

QIO         Quality Improvement Organization

QIS         Quality Indicator Survey

QMB       Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries

qod         every other day

QPP        Quality Payment Program

QRUR      Quality and Resource Use Reports

qs            quantity sufficient

qt            quart

R (Resp) respiration

R/T          related to

RA           Remittance Advice

RAC         Recovery Audit Contractor

RAI          Resident assessment instrument

RAIU       radioactive iodine uptake

RAP         Request for Anticipated Payment

RARC      Remittance Advice Remark Code

RAST       radio allergosorbent test

RBC         red blood count, red blood cell

RD           registered dietician

RDA        recommended dietary allowance

REM        rapid eye movement

RF            rheumatoid factor

RHC         Rural Health Clinic

RLQ         right lower quadrant

RLS          restless leg syndrome

RN           registered nurse

RNA        ribonucleic acid

RNFA      registered nurse first assistant

RNHCI     Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institution

ROM       range of motion

ROS         review of systems

RPCH      rural primary care hospital

RPh         registered pharmacist

RPR         rapid plasma reagin

RR           recovery room

RRB         Railroad Retirement Board

RRC         Rural Referral Center

RSV         respiratory syncytial virus

RT            rectal temperature

RT            respiratory therapist

RTI           respiratory tract infection

RTP         Return to Provider

RUGS      resource utilization group system

RUQ        right upper quadrant

RVU         Relative Value Unit

 

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S              sulfur

s¯             without

s¯s¯         one half

SA           State Survey Agency

SAMe     S-adenosylmethionine

SAMHSA                Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SaO2       oxygen saturation

SBC         school-based clinic

SBIRT      Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

SC/SQ     subcutaneous

SCH         Sole Community Hospital

SCHIP      State Children’s Health Insurance Program

SCPA        Significant Change to Prior Comprehensive Assessment

SCSA       Significant Change in Status Assessment

Se            selenium

SGOT      serum glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase

SGPT       serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase

SL            sublingual

SLMB      Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries

SLP          Speech Language Pathologist

SME        Subject Matter Expert

SNF         skilled nursing facility

SNF PPS Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System

SNP         Special Needs Plan

SOAP      subjective data, objective data, assessment, plan

SOAPIE   subjective data, objective data, assessment, plan, implementation, evaluation

SOAPIER subjective data, objective data, assessment, plan, implementation, evaluation, revision

SOM       State Operations Manual

SOT        Start of Therapy

SPF          sun protection factor

SSA         Social Security Act

SSN         Social Security Number

SSO         Short-Stay Outlier

SSP          Shared Savings Program

STAT       statim, Latin for “immediately”

STD         sexually transmitted disease

supp       suppository

susp        suspension

SW          social worker

T              temperature

t.i.d.        three times a day

t.o.          telephone order

T3            triiodothyronine

T4            thyroxine

tab          tablet

TAC         tetracaine, adrenaline, cocaine

TB            tuberculosis

Tbsp        tablespoon

TCM        Transitional Care Management

Td            tetanus/diphtheria

TDD         telecommunication device for the deaf

TENS       transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

TF            tube feeding

THA         total hip arthroplasty

TIA          transient ischemic attack

TIBC        total iron binding capacity

TMJ         temporomandibular joint

TOB         Type of Bill

TPL          Third Party Liability

TPN         total parenteral nutrition

TPR         temperature, pulse, respirations

Tr or tinct              tincture

TRH         thyrotropin-releasing hormone

TSE          testicular self examination

TSH         thyroid-stimulating hormone

tsp           teaspoon

U             unit

U/L          unit per liter

U-100     100 units insulin per cc

UA           routine urinalysis

UAP        unlicensed assistive personnel

UIS          Universal Intellectual Standards

UL           upper intake level

UPP         urethra pressure profile

URQ        upper right quadrant

UTI          urinary tract infection

VAD        ventricular assist device, vascular access device

VAS         Visual Analog Scale

VDRL       venereal disease research laboratory

VLDL       very low-density lipoprotein

VMA       vanilymandelic acid

VRE         vancomycin-resistant enterococci

VS            vital signs

 

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WA         Working Aged

WBC       white blood cell, white blood count

WBT        Web-Based Training

WC          Workers’ Compensation

WEDI      Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

WNL       within normal limits

WPM      words per minute

wt            weight

YTD         Year to Date

Zn            Zinc

ZPIC        Zone Program Integrity Contractor