Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Medical Policy Manual Glossary

A

 

Allogeneic

American Society of Anesthesiologists Definitions

Anesthesia Definitions

Aphakia

Apnea Index (AI)

Autogenous/Autologous

Autotransplantation

 

B

 

Bariatric Surgery Predetermination Request Form

Benign Breast Changes (Fibrocystic Changes)

BlueCare Emergency Care List

 

C

 

Capsulectomy

Child-Pugh_Classification

Chronic Wound

Classical Cesarean Section

Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG)

Clinically Significant Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSA)

Clinically Significant Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS)

Congenital Anomaly

Cosmetic

Cryptogenic Stroke

 

D

 

de novo

Dental and Oral Surgeons Anesthesia Definitions

Diagnostic Services

Dyslipidemia

Dystonia

 

E

 

ECOG Performance Status

Elective Abortion

Elective Surgery

Emergency Care List (BlueCare)

End Stage Renal Disease Classifications

Endogenous

Exacerbation

Exogenous

 

F

 

First, Second and Third Degree Relative

 

G

 

Gardner's syndrome

Gleason score

 

H

 

Hearing Aid

Height and Weight Tables

Homebound

 

I

 

Incidental

Insured Plan

Invasive

Investigational

 

J

 

K

 

Karnofsky Performance

Kinesthetic sense

 

L

 

Lumpectomy

 

M

 

Mastectomy

Medical Device

Medically Appropriate

Medically Necessary or Medical Necessity

Medicare

MELD (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease)

MTAC

Multicentric Disease

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

 

N

 

Neonatal

New York Heart Association (NYHA) Classification for Heart Failure

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Invasive

Not Medically Necessary

 

O

 

Orthognathic Surgery Evaluation Tool

Osteopenia

Osteoporosis

Outerbridge Classification

 

P

 

Palliative

Pediatric Age Range

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

Pre-Bariatric Precertification Request Form

Pre-menopausal

Prematurity

Proprioception

Prostate specific antigen (PSA)

Prostate tumor stages

Prosthesis

Pseudophakia

 

Q

 

R

 

Reconstructive

 

S

 

Self-Funded Plan

Subluxation

Surgical Wound Classification - Clean

Syngeneic

 

T

 

Technology Evaluation Criteria

Triage

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

 

U

 

UNOS - United Network for Organ Sharing

 

V

 

W

 

X

 

Y

 

Z

 

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