Glossary

Find definitions for hospital and health care terms used throughout the AHA DataViewer.

A

Ablation of Barrett's esophagus
Premalignant condition that can lead to adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. The nonsurgical ablation of premalignant tissue in Barrett's esophagus by the application of thermal energy or light through an endoscope passed from the mouth into the esophagus.
Able to send and Receive secure electronic messages
Providers able to send and receive secure electronic messages of patient health info to and from sources outside
Accelerated payments
Payments not yet due to be repaid to contractors. Worksheet G, Line 42. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Accountable Care Organization
Has your hospital or health care system established an accountable care organization (ACO)? Yes = the hospital is part of an ACO, or is actively working to establish or join an ACO in the future; No = a response of 'no'; blank = no response. Source: AHA Survey of Care Systems and Payment; and AHA Annual Survey Database.
Accountable Care Organization (IT)
Has your hospital or health care system established an accountable care organization (ACO)? Yes = the hospital is part of an ACO, or is actively working to establish or join an ACO in the future; No = a response of 'no'; blank = no response. Source: AHA Survey of Care Systems and Payment; and AHA Annual Survey Database.
Accounts payable
The amounts due trade creditors and others for supplies and services purchased. Worksheet G, Line 37. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Accounts receivable
All unpaid inpatient and outpatient billings. Includes direct billings to patients for deductibles, co-insurance, and other patient chargeable items if they are not included elsewhere. Worksheet G, Line 4. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Accumulated depreciation auto trucks
Includes the automobiles and trucks depreciation accumulated on related assets used in hospital operations. Worksheet G, Line 22. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Accumulated depreciation building
Includes the buildings depreciation accumulated on related assets used in hospital operations. Worksheet G, Line 16. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Accumulated depreciation fixed equipment
Includes the building equipment depreciation accumulated on related assets used in hospital operations. Worksheet G, Line 20. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Accumulated depreciation HIT
Includes the HIT depreciation accumulated on related assets used in hospital operations. Worksheet G, Line 28. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Accumulated depreciation land improvments
Includes the land improvements depreciation accumulated on related assets used in hospital operations. Worksheet G, Line 14. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Accumulated depreciation leasehold
Includes the leasehold improvement depreciation accumulated on related assets used in hospital operations. Worksheet G, Line 18. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Accumulated depreciation major movable equipment
Includes the major movable equipment depreciation accumulated on related assets used in hospital operations. Worksheet G, Line 24. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Accumulated depreciation minor movable equipment
Includes the minor movable equipment depreciation accumulated on related assets used in hospital operations. Worksheet G, Line 26. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Acute long term care
Provides specialized acute hospital care to medically complex patients who are critically ill, have multisystem complications and/or failure, and require hospitalization averaging 25 days, in a facility offering specialized treatment programs and therapeutic intervention on a 24 hour/7 day a week basis.
Additional (specify) expenses
Additional operating expenses not previously recorded. Worksheet G-2, Lines 30-35. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Adjusted admissions
An aggregate figure reflecting the number patients admitted during the reporting period, plus an estimate of the volume of outpatient services, expressed in units equivalent to an (admission) inpatient day in terms of level of effort. The figure is derived by first multiplying the number of outpatient visits by the ratio of outpatient revenue per outpatient visit to inpatient revenue per inpatient day. The product (which represents the number of admissions attributable to outpatient services) is then added to the number of admissions. Originally, the purpose of this calculation was to summarize overall productivity and calculate a unit cost that would include both inpatient and outpatient admissions.
Adjusted average daily census
An estimate of the average number of patients (both inpatients and outpatients) receiving care each day during the reporting period, which is usually 12 months. The figure is derived by dividing the number of inpatient day equivalents (also called adjusted inpatient days) by the number of days in the reporting period.
Adjusted patient days
An aggregate figure reflecting the number of days of inpatient care, plus an estimate of the volume of outpatient services, expressed in units equivalent to an inpatient day in terms of level of effort. The figure is derived by first multiplying the number of outpatient visits by the ratio of outpatient revenue per outpatient visit to inpatient revenue per inpatient day. The product (which represents the number of patient days attributable to outpatient services) is then added to the number of inpatient days. Originally, the purpose of this calculation was to summarize overall productivity and calculate a unit cost that would include both inpatient and outpatient activities.
Admissions
The number of patients, excluding newborns, accepted for inpatient service during the reporting period; the number includes patients who visit the emergency room and are later admitted for inpatient service.
Adult cardiac electrophysiology
Evaluation and management of patients with complex rhythm or conduction abnormalities, including diagnostic testing, treatment of arrhythmias by catheter ablation or drug therapy, and pacemaker/defibrillator implantation and follow-up.
Adult cardiac surgery
Includes minimally invasive procedures that include surgery done with only a small incision or no incision at all, such as through a laparoscope or an endoscope and more invasive major surgical procedures that include open chest and open heart surgery.
Adult cardiology services 
An organized clinical service offering diagnostic and interventional procedures to manage the full range of adult heart conditions.
Adult day care program
Program providing supervision, medical and psychological care, and social activities for older adults who live at home or in another family setting, but cannot be alone or prefer to be with others during the day. May include intake assessment, health monitoring, occupational therapy, personal care, noon meal, and transportation services.
Adult diagnostic catheterization 
Cardiac angiography, also called coronary angiography or coronary arteriography, is used to assist in diagnosing complex heart conditions. It involves the insertion of a tiny catheter into the artery in the groin then carefully threading the catheter up into the aorta where the coronary arteries originate. Once the catheter is in place, a dye is injected which allows the cardiologist to see the size, shape, and distribution of the coronary arteries. Images are used to diagnose heart disease and to determine, whether or not surgery is indicated.
Adult interventional cardiac catheterization
Non surgical procedure that utilizes the same basic principles as diagnostic catheterization and then uses advanced techniques to improve the heart's function. It can be a less-invasive alternative to heart surgery.
Advanced practice nurses
Registered nurses with advanced didactic and clinical education, knowledge, skills, and scope of practice.
Advanced practice nurses FT
Number of full-time advanced practice nurses: registered nurses with advanced didactic and clinical education, knowledge, skills, and scope of practice.
Advanced practice nurses FTE
Number of advanced practice nurse FTEs: registered nurses with advanced didactic and clinical education, knowledge, skills, and scope of practice.
Advanced practice nurses PT
Number of part-time advanced practice nurses: registered nurses with advanced didactic and clinical education, knowledge, skills, and scope of practice.
AHA ID
AHA Assigned unique identification number
Airborne infection isolation room
A single-occupancy room for patient care where environmental factors are controlled in an effort to minimize the transmission of those infectious agents, usually spread person to person by droplet nuclei associated with coughing or inhalation. Such rooms typically have specific ventilation requirements for controlled ventilation, air pressure and filtration.
Alcohol/drug abuse or dependency inpatient care
Provides diagnosis and therapeutic services to patients with alcoholism or other drug dependencies. Includes care for inpatient/residential treatment for patients whose course of treatment involves more intensive care than provided in an outpatient setting or where patient requires supervised withdrawal.
Alcohol/drug abuse or dependency inpatient care beds
Staffed beds set up for patient care in a dedicated alcohol/drug abuse or dependency care unit.
Alcohol/drug abuse or dependency outpatient services
Organized hospital services that provide medical care and/or rehabilitative treatment services to outpatients for whom the primary diagnosis is alcoholism or other chemical dependency.
All Other Expenses
Any total facility expenses not previously reported in other items. Sourced from AHA Annual Survey.
Allowances for uncollectible notes and accounts receivable
Valuation (or contra-asset) accounts whose credit balances represent the estimated amount of uncollectible receivables from patients and third-party payers. Entered as a negative. Worksheet G, Line 6. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Alzheimer Center 
Facility that offers care to persons with Alzheimer's disease and their families through an integrated program of clinical services, research, and education
Ambulance revenue
Revenue from ambulance service. Worksheet G-2, Line 21. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Ambulance services
Provision of ambulance services to the ill and injured who require medical attention on a scheduled or unscheduled basis.
Ambulatory outside system (neither)
Neither send nor receive
Ambulatory surgery center
Facility that provides care to patients requiring surgery who are admitted and discharged on the same day. Ambulatory surgery centers are distinct from same day surgical units within the hospital outpatient departments for purposes of Medicare payments.
Ambulatory surgical center revenue
Revenue from ambulatory surgical centers. Worksheet G-2, Line 23. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Ancillary services revenue
Revenue from inpatient and outpatient ancillary services. Worksheet G-2, Line 18. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Anesthesia services advanced practice nurses
Registered nurses with advanced didactic and clinical education, knowledge, skills, and scope of practice.
Arthritis treatment center
Specifically equipped and staffed center for the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other joint disorders.
Assess adherence to clinical practice guidelines
Used electronic clinical data from the EHR or other electronic system to assess adherence to clinical practice guidelines
Assisted living services 
A special combination of housing, supportive services, personalized assistance and health care designed to individual needs of those who need help in activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. Supportive services are available, 24 hours a day, to meet scheduled and unscheduled needs, in a way that promotes maximum independence an dignity for each resident and encourages the involvement of a residentÆs family, neighbor and friends.
Assistive technology center
A program providing access to specialized hardware and software with adaptations allowing individuals greater independence with mobility, dexterity, or increased communication options
Automobiles and trucks
The cost of automobiles and trucks used in hospital operations. Worksheet G, Line 21. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Auxiliary
A volunteer community organization formed to assist the hospital in carrying out its purpose and to serve as a link between the institution and the community.
Average daily census
The average number of people served on an inpatient basis on a single day during the reporting period; the figure is calculated by dividing the number of inpatient days by the number of days in the reporting period.
Average payment period (days)
Current liabilities / (((total operating expenses + total other expenses) less depreciation) / 365). Calculated based on data sourced from CMS HCRIS database.

B

Bariatric/weight control services
Bariatrics is the medical practice of weight reduction.
Bassinets set up and staffed
Beds for babies, either normal newborns or those receiving special care in a neonatal intensive or intermediate care unit. Bassinets for normal newborns are not counted as inpatient beds, but as a separate count. Bassinets in neonatal intensive and intermediate care units are counted as part of the hospital’s overall staffed and/or licensed bed count.
Bed size code
Indicates which of eight (8) pre-defined bed size ranges the hospital fits. Bed size ranges are: 6-24, 25-49, 50-99, 100-199, 200-299, 300-399, 400-499, 500+
Beds (total facility)
Number of beds regularly maintained (set up and staffed for use) for inpatients as of the close of the reporting period. If the hospital owns and operates a nursing home type unit/facility then total facility beds is a combined total of hospital plus nursing home unit/facility beds. Excludes newborn bassinets.
Beds (total facility)
Number of beds regularly maintained (set up and staffed for use) for inpatients as aof the close of the reporting period. Excludes newborn bassinets.
Beds in service adults and pediatrics
A bed means an adult bed, pediatric bed, portion of inpatient labor room bed when used for services other than labor and delivery, or newborn ICU bed maintained in a patient care area for lodging patients in acute, long term, or domiciliary areas of the hospital. Worksheet S-3, Column 2. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Beds in service adults and pediatrics (exclude obstetrics beds)
Adult and pediatric beds excluding beds in distinct ancillary labor and delivery rooms. Worksheet S-3, Column 2. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Beds in service burn ICU surgical ICU and other special care
Sum of beds in burn ICU, surgical ICU, and other special care units. Worksheet S-3, Lines 10, 11, and 12. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Beds in service coronary care unit
The number of beds in service for coronary care. Worksheet S-3, Line 9. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Beds in service Hospice
Number of beds in a distinct hospice area. Worksheet S-3, Line 24. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Beds in service intensive care unit
Number of intensive care beds. Worksheet S-3, Line 8. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Beds in service intermediate care facility
Number of beds in service for the intermediate care facility. Worksheet S-3. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Beds in service nursery
Beds in service nursery. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Beds in service other long term care
Number of other long term care beds. Worksheet S-3, Line 21. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Beds in service skilled nursing facility
Number of beds in skilled nursing facilities. Worksheet S-3, Line 19. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Beds in service subprovider 1
Beds in service subprovider I. Worksheet S-3. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Beds in service subprovider 2
Beds in service subprovider 2. Worksheet S-3. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Beds in service subprovider 3
Beds in service subprovider 3. Worksheet S-3. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Beds in service total facility
Sum of beds in service for adults, pediatrics, intensive care, subproviders, skilled nursing facilities, and distinct hospice. Worksheet S-3, Line 27. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Beds in service total hospital
Total beds for adults and pediatrics excluding observation beds. Worksheet S-3, Line 7. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Beginning date
Beginning date of Cost Report period. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Behavioral health providers (neither)
Neither send nor receive
Birthing room/LDR room/LDRP room
A single-room type of maternity care with a more homelike setting for families than the traditional three-room unit (labor/delivery/recovery) with a separate postpartum area. 1 = Yes; 0 = No. A birthing room combines labor and delivery in one room. An LDR room accommodates three stages in the birthing process--labor, delivery, and recovery. An LDRP room accommodates all four stages of the birth process--labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum.
Blood Donor Center Hospital
A facility that performs, or is responsible for the collection, processing, testing or distribution of blood and components.
Bone Marrow transplant services
The branch of medicine that transfers healthy bone marrow from one person to another or from one part to another to replace a diseased structure or to restore function or to change appearance.
Breast cancer screening/mammograms
Provides mammography screening, the use of breast x-ray to detect unsuspected breast cancer in asymptomatic women and/or diagnostic mammography, the x-ray imaging of breast tissue in symptomatic women who are considered to have a substantial likelihood of having breast cancer already.
Buildings
The cost of all buildings and subsequent additions used in hospital operations (including purchase price, closing costs, and real estate broker commission). Includes all architectural, consulting and legal fees related to the acquisition or construction of buildings, and interest paid for construction financing. Worksheet G, Line 15. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Burn care 
Provides care to severely burned patients, which include any of the following: (1) second-degree burns of more than 25% total body surface area for adults or 20% total body surface area for children: (2) third-degree burns of more than 10% total body surface area; (3) any severe burns of the hands, face, eyes, ears, or feet; or (4) all inhalation injuries, electrical burns, complicated burn injuries involving fractures and other major traumas, and all other poor risk factors.
Burn intensive care unit revenue
Burn intensive care unit revenue. Worksheet G-2, Line 13. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.

C

Cardiac intensive care
Intensivists are board-certified physicians who are additionally certified in the sub-specialty of critical care medicine; or physicians board-certified in emergency medicine who have completed a critical care fellowship in an ACGME accredited program; or physicians board-certified in Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics or Surgery who completed training prior to the availability of sub-specialty certification in critical care and who have provided at least six weeks of full-time ICU care annually since 1987.
Cardiac intensive care (FTE)
Number of intensivists assigned to cardiac intensive care. Intensivists are board-certified physicians who are additionally certified in the sub-specialty of critical care medicine; or physicians board-certified in emergency medicine who have completed a critical care fellowship in an ACGME accredited program; or physicians board-certified in Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics or Surgery who completed training prior to the availability of sub-specialty certification in critical care and who have provided at least six weeks of full-time ICU care annually since 1987.
Cardiac intensive care 
Provides patient care of a more specialized nature than the usual medical and surgical care, on the basis of physicians' orders and approved nursing care plans. The unit is staffed with specially trained nursing personnel and contains monitoring and specialized support or treatment equipment for patients who, because of heart seizure, open-heart surgery, or other life-threatening conditions, require intensified, comprehensive observation and care. May include myocardial infarction, pulmonary care, and heart transplant units.
Cardiac Rehabilitation
A medically supervised program to help heart patients recover quickly and improve their overall physical and mental functioning. The goal is to reduce risk of another cardiac event or to keep an already present heart condition from getting worse. Cardiac rehabilitation programs include: counseling to patients, an exercise program, helping patients modify risk factors such as smoking and high blood pressure, providing vocational guidance to enable the patient to return to work, supplying information on physical limitations and lending emotional support.
Case Management
A system of assessment, treatment planning, referral and follow-up that ensures the provision of comprehensive and continuous services and the coordination of payment and reimbursement for care.
Case management advanced practice nurses
Registered nurses with advanced didactic and clinical education, knowledge, skills, and scope of practice.
Case mix index
CMI value is displayed for only the current year, which is the latest year published by CMS. (Values for FY2, FY3, and FY4 are blank). A hospital's case mix index (CMI) represents the average diagnosis-related group (DRG) relative weight for that hospital. It is calculated by summing the DRG weights for all Medicare discharges and dividing by the number of discharges. Sourced from CMS Inpatient Prospective Payment System. Note: In some instances the current year may represent a different year than the beginning date and ending date of other CMS HCRIS data.
Cash on hand and in banks
The amount of cash on deposit in banks and immediately available for use in financing activities, amounts on hand for minor disbursements, and amounts invested in savings accounts and certificates of deposit. Typical accounts would be cash, general checking accounts, payroll checking accounts, other checking accounts, imprest cash funds, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, treasury bills and treasury notes, and other cash accounts. Worksheet G, Line 1. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
CBSA
A Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) is a U.S. geographic area defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) based around an urban center of at least 10,000 people and adjacent areas that are socioeconomically tied to the urban center. Sourced from
Census Region
AHA Region Code
Chaplaincy/pastoral care services
A service ministering religious activities and providing pastoral counseling to patients, their families, and staff of a health care organization.
Chemotherapy 
An organized program for the treatment of cancer by the use of drugs or chemicals
Children's wellness program
A program that encourages improved health status and a healthful lifestyle of children through health education, exercise, nutrition and health promotion.
Chiropractic services
An organized clinical service including spinal manipulation or adjustment and related diagnostic and therapeutic services.
CIHQ Accreditation
Accreditation by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ).
Closed cardiac intensive care
Are only intensivists authorized to care for ICU patients in medical-surgical intensive care?
Closed medical surgical intensive care
Are only intensivists authorized to care for ICU patients in medical-surgical intensive care?
Closed neonatal intensive care
Are only intensivists authorized to care for patients in neonatal intensive care?
Closed other intensive care
Are only intensivists authorized to care for patients in other intensive care?
Closed pediatric intensive care
Are only intensivists authorized to care for patients in pediatric intensive care?
Combined Statistical Area Code
The code of a Combined Statistical Area (CSA). A CSA is composed of adjacent Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas in the United States and Puerto Rico as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Combined Statistical Area Name
Combined Statistical Area (CSA). A CSA is composed of adjacent Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas in the United States and Puerto Rico as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Community Health Education
Education that provides information to individuals and populations, support to personal, family and community health decisions with the objective of improving health status.
Community hospital designation
Community hospitals are designated as all nonfederal, short-term general, and special hospitals, including special childrens hospitals, whose facilities and services are available to the public.
Community outreach
A program that systematically interacts with the community to identify those in need of services, alerting persons and their families to the availability of services, locating needed services, and enabling persons to enter the service delivery system.
Complementary and alternative medicine services
Organized hospital services or formal arrangements to providers that provide care or treatment not based solely on traditional western allopathic medical teachings as instructed in most U.S. medical schools. Includes any of the following: acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, osteopathy, diet and lifestyle changes, herbal medicine, massage therapy, etc.
Computer assisted orthopedic surgery
Orthopedic surgery using computer technology, enabling three-dimensional graphic models to visualize a patient's anatomy.
Contract managed hospital
Indicates whether hospital is contract managed. General day-to-day management of an entire organization by another organization under a formal contract. Managing organization reports directly to the board of trustees or owners of the managed organization; managed organization retains total legal responsibility and ownership of the facility’s assets and liabilities.
Contractual allowances and discounts on patients accounts
Total patient revenues not received, including: provision for bad debts, contractual adjustments, charity discounts, teaching allowances, policy discounts, administrative adjustments, and other deductions from revenue. Worksheet G-3, Line 2. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Contributions, donations bequests etc.
Sum of contributions and donations not previously recorded. Worksheet G-3, Line 6. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Control / Ownership Type
The type of organization responsible for establishing policy concerning the overall operation of hospitals.
Control / Ownership Type
The type of organization responsible for establishing policy concerning the overall operation of hospitals.
Coronary care unit revenue
Coronary care unit revenue. Worksheet G-2, Line 12. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Cost of non-Medicare bad debt expense
A calculation [reported on the Cost Report] of the cost of non-Medicare and non-reimbursable Medicare bad debt expense. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database. Worksheet S-10, Line 29.
Cost report status
Most recent disposition of cost report (ex. As submitted, amended, settled, reopened); where 1 = As submitted; 2 = Settled without audit; 3 = Settled with audit; 4 = Reopened; or 5 = Amended. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Cost to charge ratio
Cost to charge ratio derived by reporting hospital based on CMS guidelines. Worksheet S-10, Line 1. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Create a dashboard with measures of organizational performance
Used electronic clinical data from the EHR or other electronic system to create a dashboard with measures of organizational performance
Create a dashboard with measures of unit-level performance
Used electronic clinical data from the EHR or other electronic system to create a dashboard with measures of unit-level performance
Create an approach for clinicians to Query the data
Used electronic clinical data from the EHR or other electronic system to create an approach for clinicians to query the data
Create individual provider performance profiles
Used electronic clinical data from the EHR or other electronic system to create individual provider performance profiles
Crisis prevention
Services provided in order to promote physical and mental well being and the early identification of disease and ill health prior to the onset and recognition of symptoms so as to permit early treatment.
Critical Access Hospital
Geographically isolated hospitals with no more than 25 inpatient beds that provide 24-hour emergency care and receive cost-based reimbursement for inpatient and outpatient services. (MAPP18)
Current ratio
Total current assets / total current liabilities. Calculated based on data sourced from CMS HCRIS database.

D

Days cash on hand
(Cash on hand + temporary investments) / ((total operating expense less depreciation) / 365). Calculated based on data sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Days in net patient accounts receivable
(Accounts receivable less allowances for uncollectibles) / (net patient revenue / 365). Calculated based on data sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Days in net total receivable
((Accounts receivable + notes receivable + other receivables) less allowance for uncollectibles) / (net patient revenue / 365). Calculated based on data sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Days in report
Number of days in Cost Report calculated from beginning date to ending date. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Deductions (specify) from expense
Deductions from operating expenses not previously recorded. Worksheet G-2, Lines 37-41. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database. Note: Field not available for v96.
Deferred income
Deferred income is received or accrued income which is applicable to services to be rendered within the next accounting period. Worksheet G, Line 41. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Dental services
An organized dental service or dentists on staff, not necessarily involving special facilities, providing dental or oral services to inpatients or outpatients.
Deposits on leases
The amount of deposits on leases, including security deposits. Worksheet G, Line 32. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Depreciation expense
Depreciation expense. Worksheet A-7, Part 3. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Diagnostic radioisotope facility
The use of radioactive isotopes (radiopharmaceuticals) as tracers or indicators to detect an abnormal condition or disease.
Difficult to integrate (PHI)
Difficult to integrate information in EHR
Difficulty reaching system-level decision
One of the primary challenges in implementing EMR/EHR systems that meets the federal requirements for meaningful use
Discharges intermediate care facility all patients
Discharges intermediate care facility all patients. Worksheet S-3. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Discharges other long term care all patients
Discharges for other long term care; all patients. Worksheet S-3, Line 21. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Discharges skilled nursing facility all patients
Discharges for skilled nursing facility; all patients. Worksheet S-3. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Discharges subprovider 1 all patients
Discharges for subprovider 1. Worksheet S-3, Line 16. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database. Note: Field aggregated with other subproviders for v96.
Discharges subprovider 2 all patients
Discharges for subprovider 2. Worksheet S-3, Line 17. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database. Note: Field aggregated with other subproviders for v96.
Discharges subprovider 3 all patients
Discharges for subprovider 3. Worksheet S-3, Line 18. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database. Note: Field aggregated with other subproviders for v96.
Discharges total hospital all patients
The sum of all discharges for all patients. Worksheet S-3, Line 14. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Disproportionate share
Indication of whether the facility qualifies for and currently receives payments for disproportionate share hospital adjustment in accordance with 42 CFR 412.106. Worksheet S-2, Part I, Line 22. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Do not trust accuracy (PHI)
Do not trust accuracy of the information
Donor created restricted endowment fund balance
The difference between the totals of Restricted Endowment Fund assets and Restricted Endowment Fund liabilities. Worksheet G, Line 54. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Donor created unrestricted endowment fund balance
The difference between the totals of Unrestricted Endowment Fund assets and Unrestricted Endowment Fund liabilities. Worksheet G, Line 55. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Due from other funds
Four funds: General Fund, Specific Purpose Fund, Endowment Fund, and Plant Fund. Worksheet G, Line 10. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Due from owners/officers
The amount loaned to the hospital by owners and/or officers. Worksheet G, Line 33. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Due to other funds
Funds due from one fund to another. The four funds are General, Specific Purpose, Endowment, and Plant. Worksheet G, Line 43. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.

E

eFax using EHR (neither)
Neither send nor receive
Electrodiagnostic services
Diagnostic testing services for nerve and muscle function including services such as nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography
Electron Beam Computed Tomography (EBCT)
A high tech computed tomography scan used to detect coronary artery disease by measuring coronary calcifications. This imaging procedure uses electron beams which are magnetically steered to produce a visual of the coronary artery and the images are produced faster than conventional CT scans.
Emergency Department
Hospital facilities for the provision of unscheduled outpatient services to patients whose conditions require immediate care.
Emergency department care advanced practice nurses
Registered nurses with advanced didactic and clinical education, knowledge, skills, and scope of practice.
Emergency room visits
Number of emergency room visits reported by the hospital. An emergency room visit is defined as a visit to the emergency unit. When an emergency outpatient is admitted to the inpatient area of the hospital, he or she is counted as an emergency room visit and subsequently, as an inpatient admission.
Enabling Services
A program that is designed to help the patient access health care services by offering any of the following linguistic services, transportation services, and/or referrals to local social services agencies.
Ending date
Ending date of Cost Report period. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
A procedure in which a catheter is introduced through an endoscope into the bile ducts and pancreatic ducts. Injection of contrast material permits detailed x-ray of these structures. The procedure is used diagnostically as well as therapeutically to relieve obstruction or remove stones.
Endoscopic ultrasound
Specially designed endoscope that incorporates an ultrasound transducer used to obtain detailed images of organs in the chest and abdomen. The endoscope can be passed through the mouth or the anus. When combined with needle biopsy the procedure can assist in diagnosis of disease and staging of cancer.
Enrollment Assistance Program
A program that provides enrollment assistance for patients who are potentially eligible for public health insurance programs such as Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance, or local/state indigent care programs.
Esophageal impedance study
A test in which a catheter is placed through the nose into the esophagus to measure whether gas or liquids are passing from the stomach into the esophagus and causing symptoms.
Excess margin
(Net patient revenues less total operating expense + total other income) / (net patient revenue + total other income) * 100. Calculated based on data sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Exchanging across different vendor platforms
Experience greater challeneges exchanging (e.g. sending/receiving data) across different vendor platforms
Extracorporeal shock waved lithotripter (ESWL)
A medical device used for treating stones in the kidney or urethra. The device disintegrates kidney stones noninvasively through the transmission of acoustic shock waves directed at the stones.

F

Federally qualified health center revenue
Revenue from federally qualified health centers. Worksheet G-2, Line 21. Note: Field not available for v96. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Fertility Clinic
A specialized program set in an infertility center that provides counseling and education as well as advanced reproductive techniques such as: injectable therapy, reproductive surgeries, treatment for endometriosis, male factor infertility, tubal reversals, in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor eggs, and other such services to help patients achieve successful pregnancies.
Fitness center
Provides exercise, testing, or evaluation programs and fitness activities to the community and hospital employees.
Fixed equipment
The cost of building equipment that has the following general characteristics: (1) Affixed to the building, not subject to transfer or removal. (2) A life of more than one year, but less than that of the building to which it is affixed. (3) Used in hospital operations. Fixed equipment includes such items as boilers, generators, engines, pumps, and refrigeration machinery, wiring, electrical fixtures, pluming, elevators, heating system, air conditioning system, etc. Worksheet G, Line 19. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Format not useful (PHI)
Information not presented in a useful format (e.g. too much information, redundant, or unnecessary information)
Freestanding/Satellite Emergency Department
A facility owned and operated by the hospital but physically separate from the hospital for the provision of unscheduled outpatient services to patients whose conditions require immediate care.
Full-field digital mammography
Combines the x-ray generators and tubes used in analog screen-film mammography (SFM) with a detector plate that converts the x-rays into a digital signal.

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Gen. medical/surgical adult care
Provides acute care to patients in medical and surgical units on the basis of physicians' orders and approved nursing care plans.
Gen. medical/surgical pediatric care
Provides acute care to pediatric patients on the basis of physicians' orders and approved nursing care plans.
General fund balance
The difference between the totals of General Fund assets and General Fund liabilities. Worksheet G, Line 52. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Generate reports to inform strategic planning
Used electronic clinical data from the EHR or other electronic system to generate reports to inform strategic planning
Genetic testing/counseling 
A service equipped with adequate laboratory facilities and directed by a qualified physician to advise parents and prospective parents on potential problems in cases of genetic defects.
Geriatric services
The branch of medicine dealing with the physiology of aging and the diagnosis and treatment of disease affecting the aged. Services could include: adult day care; Alzheimer's diagnostic-assessment services; comprehensive geriatric assessment; emergency response system; geriatric acute care unit; and/or geriatric clinics.
Governing body created endowment fund balance
The difference between the totals of the Governing Body Created Endowment Fund assets and the Governing Body Created Endowment Fund liabilities. Worksheet G, Line 56. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Governmental appropriations
Governmental appropriations. Worksheet G-3, Line 23. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
GPO
A Group Purchasing Organization negotiates purchasing contracts for members of the group or has a central supply site for its members
Gross Medicaid revenues
All charges (gross revenue) for Title XIX covered services delivered during the cost reporting period. Worksheet S-10, Line 6. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.

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Health Fair
Community health education events that focus on the prevention of disease and promotion of health through such activities as audiovisual exhibits and free diagnostic services.
Health research
Organized hospital research program in any of the following areas: basic research, clinical research, community health research, and/or research on innovative health care delivery.
Health screenings
A preliminary procedure such as a test or examination to detect the most characteristic sign or signs of a disorder that may require further investigation.
Heart transplant
The branch of medicine that transfers a heart organ or tissue from one person to another or from one part to another to replace a diseased structure or to restore function or to change appearance.
Hemodialysis
Provision of equipment and personnel for the treatment of renal insufficiency on an inpatient or outpatient basis
HIE or other third party (neither)
Neither send nor receive
HIT designated assets
The acquisition costs of Health Information Technology (HIT) acquired assets. Acute care hospitals are required to depreciate these assets in accordance with their depreciation schedules. Critical Access Hospitals identify the assets on this line but do not depreciate the assets as they will be fully expensed in the year acquired. Worksheet G, Line 27. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
HIV-AIDS services
Special unit or team designated and equipped specifically for diagnosis, treatment, continuing care planning, and counseling services for HIV-AIDS patients and their families. General inpatient care for HIV-AIDS-Inpatient diagnosis and treatment for human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patients, but dedicated unit is not available. Specialized outpatient program for HIV-AIDS-Special outpatient program providing diagnostic, treatment, continuing care planning, and counseling for HIV-AIDS patients and their families.
HMO
Hospital has an equity interest in a health care organization that acts as both insurer and provider of comprehensive but specified medical services in return for prospective per capita (capitation) payments.
HMO (JV)
Hospital has an equity interest, through a joint venture with an insurer, in a health care organization that acts as both insurer and provider of comprehensive but specified medical services in return for prospective per capita (capitation) payments.
HMO (net.)
Hospital has an equity interest, through its network, in a health care organization that acts as both insurer and provider of comprehensive but specified medical services in return for prospective per capita (capitation) payments.
HMO (sys.)
Hospital has an equity interest, through its system, in a health care organization that acts as both insurer and provider of comprehensive but specified medical services in return for prospective per capita (capitation) payments.
Home health agency revenue
Revenue from all home health agencies. Worksheet G-2, Line 20. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Home health services
Service providing nursing, therapy, and health-related homemaker or social services in the patient's home.
Hospice Program
A recognized clinical program with specific eligibility criteria that provides palliative medical care focused on relief of pain and symptom control and other services that address the emotional, social, financial and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice care can be provided either at home, in a hospital setting, or a free-standing facility.
Hospice revenue
Revenue from all hospice services. Worksheet G-2, Line 24. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Hospital revenue
Revenues generated by the hospital component of the complex. Worksheet G-2, Line 1. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Hospital size
Hospital size is based on bed size as follows: small – under 100 beds; medium – 100-399 beds; large – 400+ beds.
Hospital-base outpatient care center/services
Organized hospital health care services offered by appointment on an ambulatory basis. Services may include outpatient surgery, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of medical conditions on a nonemergency basis, and laboratory and other diagnostic testing as ordered by staff or outside physician referral.

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Identify care gaps for specific patient populations
Used electronic clinical data from the EHR or other electronic system to identify care gaps for specific patient populations
Identify high risk patients for follow-up care using algorithm or other tools
Used electronic clinical data from the EHR or other electronic system to identify high risk patients for follow-up care using algorithm or other tools
Image-guided radiation therapy
Automated system for image-guided radiation therapy that enables clinicians to obtain high-resolution x-ray images to pinpoint tumor sites, adjust patient positioning when necessary, and complete a treatment, all within the standard treatment time slot, allowing for more effective cancer treatments.
Immunization program
Program that plans, coordinates and conducts immunization services in the community.
Income from investments
Income from investments. Worksheet G-3, Line 7. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Indemnity fee for service plan
Hospital has an equity interest in the traditional type of health insurance, in which the insured is reimbursed for covered expenses without regard to choice of provider. Payment up to a stated limit may be made either to the individual incurring and claiming the expense, or directly to providers.
Indemnity fee for service plan (JV)
Hospital has an equity interest, through a joint venture with an insurer, in the traditional type of health insurance, in which the insured is reimbursed for covered expenses without regard to choice of provider. Payment up to a stated limit may be made either to the individual incurring and claiming the expense, or directly to providers.
Indemnity fee for service plan (net.)
Hospital has an equity interest, through its network, in the traditional type of health insurance, in which the insured is reimbursed for covered expenses without regard to choice of provider. Payment up to a stated limit may be made either to the individual incurring and claiming the expense, or directly to providers.
Indemnity fee for service plan (sys.)
Hospital has an equity interest, through its system, in the traditional type of health insurance, in which the insured is reimbursed for covered expenses without regard to choice of provider. Payment up to a stated limit may be made either to the individual incurring and claiming the expense, or directly to providers.
Indigent care clinic
Health care services for uninsured and underinsured persons where care is free of charge or charged on a sliding scale. This would include free clinics staffed by volunteer practitioners, but could also be staffed by employees with the sponsoring health care organization subsidizing the cost of service.
Inpatient Days
The number of adult and pediatric days of care, excluding newborn days of care, rendered during the entire reporting period.
Inpatient days adults and pediatrics all patients
Inpatient days for all classes of adult and pediatric patients. Worksheet S-3, Line 1. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Inpatient days burn ICU surgical ICU and other special care
Inpatient days burn ICU surgical ICU and other special care. Worksheet S-3. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Inpatient days coronary care unit all patients
Inpatient days in coronary care unit for all classes of patients. Worksheet S-3, Line 9. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Inpatient days intensive care unit all patients
Inpatient days in intensive care unit for all patients. Worksheet S-3, Line 8. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Inpatient days nursery all patients
Inpatient days in the nursery for all classes of patients. Worksheet S-3, Line 13. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Inpatient palliative care unit
An inpatient palliative care ward is a physically discreet, inpatient nursing unit where the focus is palliative care. The patient care focus is on symptom relief for complex patients who may be continuing to undergo primary treatment. Care is delivered by palliative medicine specialists.
Insurance
Insurance expense. Worksheet A-7. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Integrated salary model
Hospital has an arrangement in place whereby physicians are salaried by the hospital or another entity of a health system to provide medical services for primary care and specialty care.
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) 
A type of three-dimensional radiation therapy, which improves the targeting of treatment delivery in a way that is likely to decrease damage to normal tissues and allows varying intensities.
Intensive care unit revenue
Intensive care unit revenue. Worksheet G-2, Line 11. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Intensivists FTE Total 
Number of intensivists assigned to neonatal intensive care. Intensivists are board-certified physicians who are additionally certified in the sub-specialty of critical care medicine; or physicians board-certified in emergency medicine who have completed a critical care fellowship in an ACGME accredited program; or physicians board-certified in Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics or Surgery who completed training prior to the availability of sub-specialty certification in critical care and who have provided at least six weeks of full-time ICU care annually since 1987.
Intensivists provide care
Intensivists are board-certified physicians who are additionally certified in the sub-specialty of critical care medicine; or physicians board-certified in emergency medicine who have completed a critical care fellowship in an ACGME accredited program; or physicians board-certified in Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics or Surgery who completed training prior to the availability of sub-specialty certification in critical care and who have provided at least six weeks of full-time ICU care annually since 1987.
Interest
Interest expense. Worksheet A-7. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Intermediary (additional costs)
An intermediary that enables the sending or receiving of data (additional costs)
Intermediate nursing care
Provides health-related services (skilled nursing care and social services) to residents with a variety of physical conditions or functional disabilities. These residents do not require the care provided by a hospital or skilled nursing facility, but do need supervision and support services.
Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging
An integrated surgery system which provides an MRI system in an operating room. The system allows for immediate evaluation of the degree to tumor resection while the patient is undergoing a surgical resection. Intraoperative MRI exists when a MRI (low-field or high-field) is placed in the operating theater and is used during surgical resection without moving the patient from the operating room to the diagnostic imaging suite.
Inventory
Costs of unused hospital supplies. Perpetual inventory records may be maintained and adjusted periodically to physical count. Hospital inventories may be valued by any generally accepted method, but the method must be consistently applied from year to year. Worksheet G, Line 7. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Inventory turnover
(Net patient revenue + total other income) / inventory. Calculated based on data sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Investments
Includes the cost of investments purchased with hospital funds and the fair market value (at date of donation) of securities donated to the hospital. Worksheet G, Line 31. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Investor-owned for-profit
The number of investor-owned, for profit hospitals in the system

K

Kidney transplant
The branch of medicine that transfers a kidney organ or tissue from one person to another or from one part to another to replace a diseased structure or to restore function or to change appearance.

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Land
Reflects the cost of land used in hospital operations. Includes the cost of off-site sewer and water lines, public utility, charges for servicing the land, governmental assessments for street paving and sewers, the cost of permanent roadways and grading. Land does not deteriorate with use or with the passage of time; therefore, no depreciation is accumulated. Worksheet G, Line 12. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Land improvements
Includes structural additions made to land, such as driveways, parking lots, sidewalks; as well as the cost of shrubbery, fences and walls, landscaping, on-site sewer and water lines, and underground sprinklers. The cost of land improvements includes all expenditures necessary to make the improvements ready for their intended use. Worksheet G, Line 13. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Lease
Lease expense. Worksheet A-7. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Leasehold improvements
Includes all expenditures for the improvement of a leasehold used in hospital operations. Worksheet G, Line 17. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Length of Stay
Length of Stay (LOS) refers to the average number of days a patient stays at the facility.
Linguistic/translation services
Services provided by the hospital designed to make health care more accessible to non-English speaking patients and their physicians.
Liver transplant
The branch of medicine that transfers a liver organ or tissue from one person to another or from one part to another to replace a diseased structure or to restore function or to change appearance.
Long term debt to net assets
Total long term liabilities / (total assets less total liabilities). Calculated based on data sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Long-term Care Providers (neither)
Neither send nor receive
Lung transplant
The branch of medicine that transfers a lung organ or tissue from one person to another or from one part to another to replace a diseased structure or to restore function or to change appearance.

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
The use of a uniform magnetic field and radio frequencies to study tissue and structure of the body. This procedure enables the visualization of biochemical activity of the cell in vivo without the use of ionizing radiation, radioisotopic substances, or high-frequency sound.
Magnetoencephalography (MEG) - hospital
Magnetoencephalography (MEG). A noninvasive neurophysiological measurement tool used to study magnetic fields generated by neuronal activity of the brain. MEG provides direct information about the dynamics of evoked and spontaneous neural activity and the location of their sources in the brain. The primary uses of MEG include assisting surgeons in localizing the source of epilepsy, sensory mapping, and the study of brain function. When it is combined with structural imaging, it is known as magnetic source imaging (MSI).
Mail or Fax (neither)
Neither send nor receive
Major movable equipment
Includes the costs of equipment with the following general characteristics: (1) Ability to be moved (but not automobiles or trucks). (2) A more or less fixed location in the building. (3) A unit cost large enough to justify the expense incident to control by means of an equipment ledger and greater than or equal to $5,000. (4) Sufficient individuality and size to make control feasible by means of identification tags. (5) Used in hospital operations. Worksheet G, Line 23. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Maximize Quality improvement
Used electronic clinical data from the EHR or other electronic system to maximize quality improvement
Meals on wheels
A hospital-sponsored program which delivers meals to people, usually the elderly, who are unable to prepare their own meals. Low cost, nutritional meals are delivered to individuals' homes on a regular basis.
Medical surgical intensive care
Intensivists are board-certified physicians who are additionally certified in the sub-specialty of critical care medicine; or physicians board-certified in emergency medicine who have completed a critical care fellowship in an ACGME accredited program; or physicians board-certified in Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics or Surgery who completed training prior to the availability of sub-specialty certification in critical care and who have provided at least six weeks of full-time ICU care annually since 1987.
Medical/surgical intensive care
Provides patient care of a more intensive nature than the usual medical and surgical care, on the basis of physicians' orders and approved nursing care plans. These units are staffed with specially trained nursing personnel and contain monitoring and specialized support equipment for patients who because of shock, trauma or other life-threatening conditions require intensified comprehensive observation and care. Includes mixed intensive care units.
Medical-surgical intensive care (FTE)
The number of intensivists assigned to medical-surgical intensive care. Intensivists are board-certified physicians who are additionally certified in the sub-specialty of critical care medicine; or physicians board-certified in emergency medicine who have completed a critical care fellowship in an ACGME accredited program; or physicians board-certified in Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics or Surgery who completed training prior to the availability of sub-specialty certification in critical care and who have provided at least six weeks of full-time ICU care annually since 1987.
Metropolitan Division code
Code for an assigned Metropolitan Division as assigned by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Metropolitan Division name
Defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Metropolitan Divisions are small groups of counties within a Metropolitan Statistical Area that comprise a core population.
Minor equipment nondepreciable
Items included on this line typically have the following characteristics: (1) Location generally not fixed; (2) Relatively small size; (3) Subject to storeroom control; (4) Fairly large number in use; (5) Typically a useful life of 3 years or less; (6) Used in hospital operations. Worksheet G, LIne 29. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Minor movable equipment depreciable
Includes the costs of equipment with the following general characteristics: (1) Ability to be moved. (2) A more or less fixed location in the building. (3) A unit cost large enough to justify the expense incident to control by means of an equipment ledger and greater than or equal to $5,000. (4) Sufficient individuality and size to make control feasible by means of identification tags. (5) Used in hospital operations. Worksheet G, Line 25. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Mobile Health Services
Vans and other vehicles used to deliver primary care services.
Mortgage payable
Reflects the long-term financing obligation used to purchase real estate/property. Worksheet G, Line 46. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Multi-slice spiral computed tomography < 64 slice 
A specialized computer tomography procedure that provides three-dimensional processing and allows narrower and mulitple slices with increased spatial resolution and faster scanning times as compared to a regular computerd tomography scan.
Multi-slice spiral computed tomography 64 + slice
Involves the acquisition of volumetric tomographic x-ray absorption data expressed in Hounsfield units using multiple rows of detectors. 64+ systems reconstruct the equivalent of 64 or greater slices to cover the imaged volume.

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Neonatal care (FTE)
Number of intensivists assigned to neonatal intensive care. Intensivists are board-certified physicians who are additionally certified in the sub-specialty of critical care medicine; or physicians board-certified in emergency medicine who have completed a critical care fellowship in an ACGME accredited program; or physicians board-certified in Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics or Surgery who completed training prior to the availability of sub-specialty certification in critical care and who have provided at least six weeks of full-time ICU care annually since 1987.
neonatal intensive care
Intensivists are board-certified physicians who are additionally certified in the sub-specialty of critical care medicine; or physicians board-certified in emergency medicine who have completed a critical care fellowship in an ACGME accredited program; or physicians board-certified in Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics or Surgery who completed training prior to the availability of sub-specialty certification in critical care and who have provided at least six weeks of full-time ICU care annually since 1987.
Neonatal intensive care 
A unit that must be separate from the newborn nursery providing intensive care to all sick infants including those with the very lowest birth weights (less than 1500 grams). NICU has potential for providing mechanical ventilation, neonatal surgery, and special care for the sickest infants born in the hospital or transferred from another institution. A full-time neonatologist serves as director of the NICU.
Neonatal intermediate care 
A unit that must be separate from the normal newborn nursery and that provides intermediate and/or recover care and some specialized services, including immediate resuscitation, intravenous therapy, and capacity for prolonged oxygen therapy and monitoring.
Net income (or loss) for the period
(Net income from service to patients plus total other income) less total other expenses. Worksheet G-3, Line 29. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Net income from service to patients
Net patient revenues less total operating expenses. Worksheet G-3, Line 5. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Net patient revenues
Total patient revenue less allowances and discounts on patient accounts. Worksheet G-3, Line 3. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Net revenue from Medicaid
Inpatient and outpatient payments received or expected for Title XIX covered services delivered during the cost reporting period. Worksheet S-10, Line 2. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Network member
A group of hospitals, physicians, other providers, insurers and/or community agencies that voluntarily work together to coordinate and deliver health services
Neurological services
Services provided by the hospital dealing with the operative and nonoperative management of disorders of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous system.
Non-restricted grants
Grants, appropriations, or transfers received or expected from government entities for the cost reporting period related to operation of the hospital, including funds for general operating support as well as for special purposes. Worksheet S-10, Line 18. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Not available to view (PHI)
Information not available to view in EHR as part of clinicians' workflow
Not available when needed (PHI)
Information not always available when needed
Notes and loans payable (short term)
Current amounts owing as evidenced by certificates coming due in the next 12 months. Worksheet G, Line 40. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Notes payable
Reflects liabilities of the hospital to vendors, banks, and others as evidenced by promissory notes due and payable longer than one year. Worksheet G, Line 47. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Notes receivable
Current unpaid amounts evidenced by certificates of indebtedness. Worksheet G, Line 3. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Nursing facility revenue
Revenue from a nursing facility. Worksheet G-2, Line 8. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Nutrition program
Those services within a health care facility which are designed to provide inexpensive, nutritionally sound meals to patients.

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Obstetrics care 
Provides care, examination, treatment, and other services to women during pregnancy, labor, and the puerperium.
Occupational health services
Includes services designed to protect the safety of employees from hazards in the work environment.
Oncology services
Inpatient and outpatient services for patients with cancer, including comprehensive care, support and guidance in addition to patient education and prevention, chemotherapy, counseling and other treatment methods.
Operating expenses
Expenses incurred during the ordinary course of operating the hospital. Worksheet G-2, Line 29. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Operating margin
(Net patient revenues less total operating expense) / net patient revenues * 100. Calculated based on data sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Optical Colonoscopy
An examination of the interior of the colon using a long, flexible, lighted tube with a small built-in camera.
Orthopedic services
Services provided for the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints and ligaments
Other (PHI)
Other
Other (PHI) Description
Other Description
Other advanced practice nurses
Registered nurses with advanced didactic and clinical education, knowledge, skills, and scope of practice.
Other assets
Amount of assets not reported elsewhere. This could include intangible assets such as goodwill, unamortized loan costs, and other organization costs. Worksheet G, Lines 22-25. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Other care beds, description
Description(s) of other care beds, which are staffed beds set up for patient care in a dedicated care unit not elsewhere classified. Staffed beds are beds actually set up for patient use. Licensed beds usually refers to the maximum number of beds for which a hospital has been licensed by the state in which it is located.
Other current assets
Includes other current assets not included in other asset categories. Worksheet G, Line 9. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Other current liabilities
Any current liabilities not previously reported. Worksheet G, Line 44. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Other expenses (specify)
Other expenses not previously recorded as other income or expenses. Worksheet G-3, Line 27. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Other hospitals outside system (neither)
Neither send nor receive
other intensive care
Intensivists are board-certified physicians who are additionally certified in the sub-specialty of critical care medicine; or physicians board-certified in emergency medicine who have completed a critical care fellowship in an ACGME accredited program; or physicians board-certified in Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics or Surgery who completed training prior to the availability of sub-specialty certification in critical care and who have provided at least six weeks of full-time ICU care annually since 1987.
Other intensive care (FTE)
Number of intensivists assigned to other intensive care. Intensivists are board-certified physicians who are additionally certified in the sub-specialty of critical care medicine; or physicians board-certified in emergency medicine who have completed a critical care fellowship in an ACGME accredited program; or physicians board-certified in Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics or Surgery who completed training prior to the availability of sub-specialty certification in critical care and who have provided at least six weeks of full-time ICU care annually since 1987.
Other intensive care beds, description
Description(s) of other intensive care beds, which are staffed beds set up for patient care in a dedicated intensive care unit not elsewhere classified. Staffed beds are beds actually set up for patient use. Licensed beds usually refers to the maximum number of beds for which a hospital has been licensed by the state in which it is located.
Other long term care revenue
Revenue generated from other long term care providers. Worksheet G-2, Line 9. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Other long term liabilities
Line used to record any long-term liabilities not recorded elsewhere. Worksheet G, Line 49. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Other patient revenue
Revenue from other patient services not previously specified. Worksheet G-2, Line 27. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Other receivables
Current asset receivables not previously recorded. Worksheet G, Line 5. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Other revenue (specify)
Other income not previously specified. Worksheet G-3, Line 24. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Other special care
Provides care to patients requiring care more intensive than that provided in the acute area, yet not sufficiently intensive to require admission to an intensive care unit. Patients admitted to this area are usually transferred here from an intensive care unit once their condition has improved. These units are sometimes referred to as definitive observation, step-down or progressive care units.
Other special care (specify) revenue
Other intensive care unit revenue not previously reported. Worksheet G-2, Line 15. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Other special care beds, description
Description(s) of other special care beds, which are staffed beds set up for patient care in a dedicated care unit that provide care to patients requiring care more intensive than that provided in the acute area, yet not sufficiently intensive to require admission to an intensive care unit. Staffed beds are beds actually set up for patient use. Licensed beds usually refers to the maximum number of beds for which a hospital has been licensed by the state in which it is located.
Other specialty care advanced practice nurses
Registered nurses with advanced didactic and clinical education, knowledge, skills, and scope of practice.
Other Transplant - hospital
Other transplant services includes heart/lung, or other multi-transplant surgeries.
Other uncompensated care charges
Other uncompensated care charges based on the books and records of the hospital. CMS 2552-96, Worksheet S-10, Line 30. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database. Note: Field not available for v2010.
Outpatient rehabilitation providers revenue
Revenue from outpatient rehabilitation providers. Worksheet G-2, Line 22. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Outpatient services revenue
Revenue from outpatient services. Worksheet G-2, Line 19. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Outpatient surgery
Scheduled surgical services provided to patients who do not remain in the hospital overnight. The surgery may be performed in operating suites also used for inpatient surgery, specially designated surgical suites for outpatient surgery, or procedure rooms within an outpatient care facility.

P

Pain Management Program
A recognized clinical service or program providing specialized medical care, drugs or therapies for the management of acute or chronic pain and other distressing symptoms, administered by specially trained physicians and other clinicians, to patients suffering from an acute illness of diverse causes.
Palliative Care Program
An organized program providing specialized medical care, drugs or therapies for the management of acute or chronic pain and/or the control of symptoms administered by specially trained physicians and other clinicians; and supportive care services, such as counseling on advanced directives, spiritual care, and social services, to patients with advanced disease and their families.
Parking lot receipts
Receipts from parking lots. Worksheet G-3, Line 12. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Patient Controlled Analgesia
Patient-controlled Analgesia (PCA) is intravenously administered pain medicine under the patient's control. The patient has a button on the end of a cord than can be pushed at will, whenever more pain medicine is desired. This button will only deliver more pain medicine at pre-determined intervals, as programmed by the doctor's order.
Patient Demographics
Record patient demographics, including race, ethnicity and preferred language
Patient education advanced practice nurses
Registered nurses with advanced didactic and clinical education, knowledge, skills, and scope of practice.
Patient education center
Written goals and objectives for the patient and/or family related to therapeutic regimens, medical procedures, and self care.
Patient representative services
Organized hospital services providing personnel through whom patients and staff can seek solutions to institutional problems affecting the delivery of high-quality care and services.
Patients can electronically transmit care/referral summaries to a third party
Patients are able to electronically transmit (send) transmission of care/referral summaries to a third party
Payroll taxes payable
Reflects the actual or estimated liabilities of the hospital for amounts payable for payroll taxes withheld from salaries and wages, payroll taxes to be paid by the hospital, and other payroll deductions. Worksheet G, Line 39. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Pediatric cardiac electrophysiology
Evaluation and management of pediatric patients with complex rhythm or conduction abnormalities, including diagnostic testing, treatment of arrhythmias by catheter ablation or drug therapy, and pacemaker/defibrillator implantation and follow-up.
Pediatric cardiac surgery - hospital
Includes minimally invasive procedures that include surgery done with only a small incision or no incision at all, such as through a laparoscope or an endoscope and more invasive major surgical procedures that include open chest and open heart surgery.
Pediatric cardiology services 
An organized clinical service offering diagnostic and intervential procedures to manage the full range of pediatric heart conditions.
Pediatric diagnostic catheterization 
Cardiac angiography, also called coronary angiography or coronary arteriography, is used to assist in diagnosing complex heart conditions. It involves the insertion of a tiny catheter into the artery in the groin then carefully threading the catheter up into the aorta where the coronary arteries originate. Once the catheter is in place, a dye is injected which allows the cardiologist to see the size, shape, and distribution of the coronary arteries. Images are used to diagnose heart disease and to determine, whether or not surgery is indicated.
pediatric intensive care
Intensivists are board-certified physicians who are additionally certified in the sub-specialty of critical care medicine; or physicians board-certified in emergency medicine who have completed a critical care fellowship in an ACGME accredited program; or physicians board-certified in Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics or Surgery who completed training prior to the availability of sub-specialty certification in critical care and who have provided at least six weeks of full-time ICU care annually since 1987.
Pediatric intensive care (FTE)
Number of intensivists assigned to pediatric intensive care. Intensivists are board-certified physicians who are additionally certified in the sub-specialty of critical care medicine; or physicians board-certified in emergency medicine who have completed a critical care fellowship in an ACGME accredited program; or physicians board-certified in Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics or Surgery who completed training prior to the availability of sub-specialty certification in critical care and who have provided at least six weeks of full-time ICU care annually since 1987.
Pediatric intensive care 
Provides care to pediatric patients that is of a more intensive nature than that usually provided to pediatric patients. The unit is staffed with specially trained personnel and contains monitoring and specialized support equipment for treatment of patients who, because of shock, trauma, or other life-threatening conditions, require intensified, comprehensive observation and care.
Pediatric interventional cardiac catheterization
Non surgical procedure that utilizes the same basic principles as diagnostic catheterization and then uses advanced techniques to improve the heart's function. It can be a less-invasive alternative to heart surgery.
Physical Rehabilitation care
Provides care encompassing a comprehensive array of restoration services for the disabled and all support services necessary to help patients attain their maximum functional capacity.
Physical rehabilitation outpatient services
Outpatient program providing medical, health-related, therapy, social, and/or vocational services to help disabled persons attain or retain their maximum functional capacity.
Plant fund balance invested in plant
The difference between the totals of Plant Fund assets and Plant Fund liabilities. Worksheet G, Line 57. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Plant fund balance reserve for plant improvement
The credit balances of the restricted funds representing the net amount of each restricted fund’s assets available for its designated purpose. The accounts should be credited for all income earned on restricted fund assets, as well as gains on the disposal of such assets. If, however, such items are treated as General Fund income (considering legal requirements and donor intent), the restricted Fund Balance account is charged, and the Due to General Fund account credited, for such income. Worksheet G, Line 58. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Positron emission tomography (PET)
Positron emission tomography scanner is a nuclear medicine imaging technology which uses radioactive (positron emitting) isotopes created in a cyclotron or generator and computers to produce composite pictures of the brain and heart at work. PET scanning produces sectional images depicting metabolic activity or blood flow rather than anatomy.
Positron emission tomography/CT (PET/CT)
Provides metabolic functional information for the monitoring of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgical planning.
PPO
Hospital has an equity interest in a pre-set arrangement in which purchasers and providers agree to furnish specified health services to a group of employees/patients.
PPO (JV)
Hospital has an equity interest, through a joint venture with an insurer, in a pre-set arrangement in which purchasers and providers agree to furnish specified health services to a group of employees/patients.
PPO (net.)
Hospital has an equity interest, through its network, in a pre-set arrangement in which purchasers and providers agree to furnish specified health services to a group of employees/patients.
PPO (sys.)
Hospital has an equity interest, through its system, in a pre-set arrangement in which purchasers and providers agree to furnish specified health services to a group of employees/patients.
Prepaid expenses
Costs incurred which are properly chargeable to a future accounting period. Worksheet G, Line 8. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Primary care advanced practice nurses
Registered nurses with advanced didactic and clinical education, knowledge, skills, and scope of practice.
Primary care department
A unit or clinic within the hospital that provides primary care services (e.g. general pediatric care, general internal medicine, family practice, gynecology) through hospital-salaried medical and/or nursing staff, focusing on evaluating and diagnosing medical problems and providing medical treatment on an outpatient basis.
Primary Service
The category best describing the hospital's type of service provided to the majority of admissions.
Prosthetic and orthotic services
Services providing comprehensive prosthetic and orthotic evaluation, fitting, and training.
Proton beam therapy
A form of radiation therapy which administers proton beams. While producing the same biologic effects as x-ray beams, the energy distribution of protons differs from conventional x-ray beams in that they can be more precisely focused in tissue volumes in a three-dimensional pattern resulting in less surrounding tissue damage than conventional radiation therapy permitting administration of higher doses.
Provider Number
CMS Provider Number. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database. Formerly known as Medicare Provider ID.
Provider Portal (neither)
Neither Send nor Receive
Proxy Access
Designate family member or caregiver to access information on behalf of the patient (e.g., proxy access)
Psychiatric care
Provides acute or long-term care to emotionally disturbed patients, including patients admitted for diagnosis and those admitted for treatment of psychiatric problems, on the basis of physicians' orders and approved nursing care plans. Long-term care may include intensive supervision to the chronically mentally ill, mentally disordered, or other mentally incompetent persons.
Psychiatric child/adolescent services
Provides care to emotionally disturbed children and adolescents, including those admitted for diagnosis and those admitted for treatment.
Psychiatric consultation/liaison services
Provides organized psychiatric consultation/liaison services to nonpsychiatric hospital staff and/or departments on psychological aspects of medical care that may be generic or specific to individual patients.
Psychiatric education services
Provides psychiatric educational services to community agencies and workers such as schools, police, courts, public health nurses, welfare agencies, clergy, and so forth. The purpose is to expand the mental health knowledge and competence of personnel not working in the mental health field and to promote good mental health through improved understanding, attitudes, and behavioral patterns.
Psychiatric emergency services
Services of facilities available on a 24-hour basis to provide immediate unscheduled outpatient care, diagnosis, evaluation, crisis intervention, and assistance to persons suffering acute emotional or mental distress.
Psychiatric geriatric services
Provides care to emotionally disturbed elderly patients, including those admitted for diagnosis and those admitted for treatment.
Psychiatric outpatient services
Provides medical care, including diagnosis and treatment, of psychiatric outpatients.
Psychiatric partial hospitalization program
Organized hospital services of intensive day/evening outpatient services of three hours of more duration, distinguished from other outpatient visits of one hour.
Psychiatric residential treatment
A total 24-hour safe, structured environment to provide an array of appropriate and relevant services to address the severity of behavioral disorders.
Purchase discounts
Purchase discounts. Worksheet G-3, Line 10. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database. Note: An example of a 'purchase discount' is a discount from the supplier to the purchaser for paying an invoice within a specified time frame.

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Quick ratio
(Total current assets less inventory) / total current liabilities. Calculated based on data sourced from CMS HCRIS database.

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Rebates and refunds of expenses
Rebates and refunds of expenses. Worksheet G-3, Line 11. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Redesigned workflows to make optimal use of EHR
The degree to which workflows have been redesigned to make optimal use of EHR
Referral center
Referral center. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Rental of hospital space
Fees from rental of hospital space. Worksheet G-3, Line 22. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Rental of vending machines
Income from rental of vending machines. Worksheet G-3, Line 21. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Restricted grants
The value of non-government grants, gifts, and investment income received during the cost report period that were restricted to funding uncompensated or indigent care. Worksheet S-10, Line 17. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Retirement housing
A facility that provides social activities to senior citizens, usually retired persons, who do not require health care but some short-term skilled nursing care may be provided. A retirement center may furnish housing and may also have acute hospital and long-term care facilities, or it may arrange for acute and long-term care through affiliated institutions.
Return on assets (ROA)
Net income / total assets * 100. Calculated based on data sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Return on equity
Net income / (total assets less total liabilities) * 100. Calculated based on data sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Revenue from gifts flowers coffee shops and canteen
Revenue from gifts, flowers, canteen, and coffee shops. Worksheet G-3, Line 20. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Revenue from laundry and linen service
Revenue from laundry and linen service. Worksheet G-3, Line 13. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Revenue from meals sold to employees and guests
Revenue from meals sold to employees and guests. Worksheet G-3, Line 14. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Revenue from rental of living quarters
Revenue from rental of living quarters. Worksheet G-3, Line 15. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Revenue from sale of drugs to other than patients
Revenue from the sale of pharmaceuticals to non-patients. Worksheet G-3, Line 17. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Revenue from sale of medical and surgical supplies to other than patients
Revenue from sale of medical and surgical supplies to non-patients. Worksheet G-3, Line 16. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Revenue from sale of medical records and abstracts
Revenue from fees for medical records and abstracts. Worksheet G-3, Line 18. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Revenue from television and radio service
Revenue from television and radio services. Worksheet G-3, Line 9. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Revenues from state and local indigent care programs
Payments received or expected for services during the cost reporting period for patients covered by a state or local government indigent care program (other than Medicaid or SCHIP). Worksheet S-10, Line 13. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Revenues from telephone and telegraph service
Revenues from telephone and other communications services. Worksheet G-3, Line 8. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Revenues related to SCHIP
Payments received or expected for services during the cost reporting period for patients covered by a stand-alone State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Worksheet S-10, Line 9. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Robot-assisted walking therapy
A form of physical therapy that uses a robotic device to assist patiets who are relearning how to walk.
Robotic surgery
The use of mechanical guidance devices to remotely manipulate surgical instrumentation.
Rural health clinic revenue
Revenue from rural health clinics. Worksheet G-2, Line 20. Note: Field not available for v96. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.

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Salaries wages and fees payable
Reflects the actual or estimated liabilities of the hospital for salaries and wages/fees payable. Worksheet G, Line 38. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Secure messaging using EHR (neither)
Neither Send nor receive
Shaped beam Radiation System
A precise, non-invasive treatment that involves targeting beams of radiation that mirror the exact size and shape of a tumor at a specific area of a tumor to shrink or destroy cancerous cells. This procedure delivers a therapeutic dose of radiation that conforms precisely to the shape of the tumor, thus minimizing the risk to nearby tissues
Simulated rehabilitation environment
Rehabilitation focused on retraining functional skills in a contextually appropriate environment (simulated home and community settings) or in a traditional setting (gymnasium) using motor learning principles.
Single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT)
Single photon emission computerized tomography is a nuclear medicine imaging technology that combines existing technology of gamma camera imaging with computed tomographic imaging technology to provide a more precise and clear image.
Skilled nursing care
Provides non-acute medical and skilled nursing care services, therapy, and social services under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse on a 24-hour basis.
Skilled nursing facility revenue
Revenue from a skilled nursing facility. Worksheet G-2, Line 7. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Sleep Center
Specially equipped and staffed center for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
Social work services
Organized services that are properly directed and sufficiently staffed by qualified individuals who provide assistance and counseling to patients and their families in dealing with social, emotional, and environmental problems associated with illness or disability, often in the context of financial or discharge planning coordination.
Specialized data registry reports to public health agencies
Submit specialized data registry reports to public health agencies on an on-going basis per meaningful use standards
Specific purpose fund balance
The difference between the totals of Specific Purpose Fund assets and Specific Purpose Fund liabilities. Worksheet G, Line 53. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Sports medicine
Provision of diagnostic screening and assessment and clinical and rehabilitation services for the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries.
Stereotactic radiosurgery
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a radiotherapy modality that delivers a high dosage of radiation to a discrete treatment area in as few as one treatment session. Includes gamma knife, cyberknife, etc.
Subprovider (other) revenue
Revenues generated by components identified as subproviders of the complex not previously identified. Worksheet G-2, Line 4. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database. Note: Field aggregated with other subproviders for v96.
Subprovider inpatient psychiatric facility revenue
Revenues generated by the inpatient psychiatric facility. Worksheet G-2, Line 2. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Subprovider inpatient rehabilitation facility revenue
Revenues generated by the inpatient rehabilitation facility. Worksheet G-2, Line 3. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Support groups
A hospital-sponsored program that allows a group of individuals with the same or similar problems who meet periodically to share experiences, problems, and solutions in order to support each other.
Surgical intensive care unit revenue
Surgical intensive care unit revenue. Worksheet G-2, Line 14. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Surgical operations (inpatient)
Surgical services provided to patients who remain in the hospital overnight.
Swing bed nursing facility revenue
Revenue from swing beds in a nursing facility. Worksheet G-2, Line 6. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Swing bed services
A hospital bed that can be used to provide either acute or long-term care depending on community or patient needs. To be eligible a hospital must have a Medicare provider agreement in place, have fewer than 100 beds, be located in a rural area, do not have a 24 hour nursing service waiver in effect, have not been terminated from the program in the prior two years, and meet various service conditions.
Swing bed skilled nursing facility revenue
Revenue from swing beds in a skilled nursing facility. Worksheet G-2, Line 5. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database. Note: Field aggregated with other subproviders for v96.
System Classification
A health system is assigned to one of five categories based on how much they differentiate and centralize their hospital services, physician arrangements, and provider-based insurance products. Differentiation refers to the number of different products or services that the organization offers. Centralization refers to whether decision-making and service delivery emanates from the system level more so than individual hospitals.
System member
Indicates whether a hospital is affiliated with a healthcare system. A multihospital health care system is two or more hospitals owned, leased, sponsored, or contract managed by a central organization.

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Taxes
Tax expense. Worksheet A-7. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Teaching Affiliation
Major Teaching Hospitals - those with Council of Teaching Hospitals designation (COTH); Minor Teaching Hospitals - those Approved to participate in residency and/or internship training by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), or American Osteopathic Association (AOA); or those with medical school affiliation reported to the American Medical Association; Non Teaching Hospitals - those without COTH, ACGME, AOA or Medical School (AMA) affiliation.
Teen outreach services
A program focusing on the teenager which encourages an improved health status and a healthful lifestyle including physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and economic health through education, exercise, nutrition and health promotion.
Temporary investments
These amounts represent current securities evidenced by certificates of ownership or indebtedness. Typical accounts would be marketable securities and other current investments. Worksheet G, Line 2. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Tissue transplant
The branch of medicine that transfers tissue from one person to another or from one part to another to replace a diseased structure or to restore function or to change appearance.
Tobacco Treatment Services
Organized hospital services with the purpose of ending tobacco-use habits of patients addicted to tobacco/nicotine.
Total additional expense
Sum of additional operating expenses. Worksheet G-2, Line 36. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total asset turnover
(Net patient revenue + total other income) / total assets. Calculated based on data sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total assets
Sum of current, fixed, and other assets. Worksheet G, Line 36. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total births (excluding fetal deaths)
Total number of infants born in the hospital during the reporting period, excluding fetal deaths. Births do not include infants transferred from other institutions, and are excluded from admission and discharge figures.
Total Capital Expenditures
Expenses used to acquire assets, including buildings, remodeling projects, equipment, or property. Sourced from AHA Annual Survey.
Total charges for patients covered by state and local indigent care programs
Charges (gross revenue) for services delivered during the cost reporting period for patients covered by a state or local government program. Worksheet S-10, Line 14. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total current assets
Sum of current assets. Worksheet G, Lines 1-10. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total current liabilities
Sum of current liabilities. Worksheet G, Lines 37-44. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total debt to net assets
Total liabilities / (total assets less total liabilities). Calculated based on data sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total deductions from expense
Sum of deductions from operating expenses. Worksheet G-2, Line 42. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total facility expenses (excluding bad debt)
Includes all payroll and non-payroll expenses (excluding bad debt) as well as any non-operating losses (including extraordinary losses) for the entire reporting period. Sourced from AHA Annual Survey.
Total fixed assets
Sum of fixed assets. Worksheet G, Lines 12-29. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total fund balances
Sum of capital account fund balances. Worksheet G, Line 59. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total general inpatient care services revenue
Total patient revenues. Worksheet G-2, Lines 1-9. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total gross Medicaid charges
Charges (gross revenue) for Title XIX covered services delivered during the cost reporting period. Worksheet S-10, Line 6. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total gross Medicaid cost
Costs of Medicaid services provided based on the 'cost to charge ratio' * Medicaid charges. Worksheet S-10, Line 7. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total gross uncompensated care revenues
The sum of uncompensated care revenue categories. CMS 2552-96, Worksheet S-10, Line 22. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database. Note: Field not available for v2010.
Total hospital beds
Number of beds regularly maintained (set up and staffed for use) for inpatients as of the close of the reporting period. Excludes newborn bassinets.
Total income
Sum of net income from service to patients and total other income. Worksheet G-3, Line 26. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total inpatient revenue
Sum of general inpatient routine care and intensive care inpatient services. Worksheet G-2, Line 17. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total inpatient routine care services revenue
Sum of general inpatient routine care and intensive care inpatient services. Worksheet G-2, Line 17. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total intensive care type inpatient hospital services revenue
Total intensive care inpatient revenue. Worksheet G-2, Line 16. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total liabilities
Sum of current and long term liabilities. Worksheet G, Line 51. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total liabilities and fund balances
Sum of total liabilities and total fund balances. Worksheet G, Line 60. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total long term liabilities
Sum of long term liabilities. Worksheet G, Lines 46-49. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total operating expenses
A sum of the expenses incurred during the ordinary course of operating the hospital. Worksheet G-2, Line 43. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total operating expenses
(Operating expenses + total additional expenses) less total deductions. Worksheet G-2, Line 43. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total other assets
The sum of other assets. Worksheet G, Line 35. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total other expenses
Other expenses not previously recorded. Worksheet G-3, Line 28. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total other income
Sum of income from services other than the delivery of care to patients. Worksheet G-3, Line 25. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total outpatient revenue
General outpatient care. Worksheet G-2 Line 18-27. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total patient revenues
Total patient revenues associated with the appropriate cost centers. Worksheet G-2, Line 28. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total SCHIP charges
Charges (gross revenue) for services delivered during the cost report period covered by a stand-alone SCHIP program. (Worksheet S-10, Line 10). Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total SCHIP cost
The stand-alone SCHIP costs based on the 'cost to charge ratio' * total SCHIP charges. Worksheet S-10, Line 11. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total state and local indigent care program cost
The state and local indigent care program costs based on the 'cost to charge ratio' * total charges for patients covered by state or local programs. Worksheet S-10, Line 15. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Total uncompensated care cost
he calculated sum [reported on the Cost Report] of unreimbursed and uncompensated care. Worksheet S-10, Line 31. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Transplant center
Transplant center. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Transportation to health services
A long-term care support service designed to assist the mobility of the elderly. Some programs offer improved financial access by offering reduced rates and barrier-free buses or vans with ramps and lifts to assist the elderly or handicapped; others offer subsidies for public transport systems or operate mini-bus services exclusively for use by senior citizens.
Tuition (fees sale of textbooks uniforms)
Fees from sale of textbooks, uniforms, etc. Worksheet G-3, Line 19. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.

U

Ultrasound
The use of acoustic waves above the range of 20,000 cycles per second to visualize internal body structures.
Uncompensated care cost
A calculation [reported on the Cost Report] of the cost of uncompensated care. Worksheet S-10, Line 30. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Unsecured loans
Amounts loaned not on the basis of collateral. Worksheet G, Line 48. Sourced from CMS HCRIS database.
Urgent care center
A facility that provides care and treatment for problems that are not life-threatening but require attention over the short term. These units function like emergency rooms but are separate from hospitals with which they may have backup affiliation arrangements.

V

Virtual colonoscopy
Noninvasive screening procedure used to visualize, analyze and detect cancerous or potentially cancerous polyps in the colon.
Volunteer services department
An organized hospital department responsible for coordinating the services of volunteers working within the institution.

W

Wage index
The Wage Index value is displayed for only the current year, which is the latest year published by CMS. (Values for FY2, FY3, and FY4 are blank). Wage Index is intended to measure differences in hospital wage rates among labor markets; the wage index compares the average hourly wage for hospital workers in each core based statistical area (CBSA) or statewide rural area to the nationwide average. Sourced from CMS Inpatient Prospective Payment System. Note: In some instances the current year Wage Index may represent a different year than the beginning date and ending date of other CMS HCRIS data.
Women’s health center/services
An area set aside for coordinated education and treatment services specifically for and promoted to women as provided by this special unit. Services may or may not include obstetrics but include a range of services other than OB.
Wound Management Services - hospital
Services for patients with chronic wounds and non-healing wounds often resulting from diabetes, poor circulation, improper seating and immunocompromising conditions.