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1 Page 1 of 5 / (an operator in Xpath, used in expression and location ("attribute" in Xpath, used to select or identify one or more attribute values) 0,1 (cardinality) item may occur, but only once - See normative definitions in AIS documents. 0,n (cardinality) item may occur more than once - See normative definitions in AIS documents. 1,1 (cardinality) item must occur, only once - See normative definitions in AIS documents. 1,n (cardinality) item must occur at least once, may occur more - See normative definitions in AIS documents HL7 root in the OID: HL7 ASIG root in the HL7 example OID: (an X12 transaction set; used by ASIG for the response containing the attachment) 277 (an X12 transaction set; used by ASIG for the request of an attachment) 278 (an X12 transaction set; used by ASIG in conjunction with prior authorizations) 5010 (version 5 release 1 of the X12 standard) 835 (implementation guide for Remittances using the X transaction set) 837-D (implementation guide for Dental claims using the X transaction set) 837-I (implementation guide for Institutional claims using the X transaction set) 837-P (implementation guide for Professional claims using the X transaction set) ABO-Rh (a lab test for blood typing) ACN Attachment Control Number ACTH Adrenocorticotropic hormone ADA American Dental Association (see also, SCDI) AHIC American Health Information Community - see: AHIP America's Health Insurance Plans (an organization) AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - see AI Action Item (an ASIG term) AIS Additional Information Specification (ASIG documents) AMBHA American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association - see: ANS American National Standard ANS+ (extended list of American units of measure) see ISO+ and UCUM ANSI American National Standards Institute - see: APA American Psychiatric Association - see: ART automated reagin test (for syphilis screening); see also RPR and VDRL ASC ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (e.g., "ASC X12") ASIG HL7 Attachments Special Interest Group - see: ASTM ASTM International (a standards organization) - see BASE-64 (64 represents a list of 64 printable characters that can be used in quartets to represent triplets of 8-bit bytes) BCBSA Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association - see: BID Twice a day (e.g., administer medication BID) BIN (name of a record/segment in X12 with support for BINary data) C4 see CPT-4 CA Claim(s) Attachment(s) CAP College of American Pathologists (the former SNOMED owners) CAQH Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare - see: CAT computed axial tomography (see: CT) -or- Category of Patient Information Service segment in X12 CC Century in a date string, e.g., 19 or 20 CCD Continuity of Care Document (implementation of ASTM CCR using CDA) CCITT (French:) Comite Consultatif Internationale de Telegraphie et Telephonie - deprecated/replaced by ITU-T CCR Continuity of Care Record (an ASTM standard) CDA Clinical Document Architecture (an HL7 standard) CDT Curent Dental Terminology (an ADA publication) CDV Computer Decison Variant (an ASIG term)

2 Page 2 of 5 CE Consumer Empowerment (an AHIC workgroup) CID: Content ID (a URL scheme used in XML and MIME) - e.g., see RFC 2392 at: CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CPHS Children's Preventative Health Services (an attachment specification) CPT-4 Current Procedural Terminology - search: CT computed tomography (a medical imaging method); also Clinical Terms (e.g., SNOMED CT) CVA cerebrovascular accident (e.g., a stroke) D/O Disorder (e.g., Bipolar D/O) D0 NCPDP standards release level, "D" zero, circa January 2007 D5W dextrose 5% in water (medication dispensing) DD Day of a month within a date string, e.g., 01 thru 31 DERF Data Element Request Form (an NCPDP term) DH delayed hypersensitivity (i.e., in some medications) DHHS Department of Health and Human Services (aka HHS) DICOM Digital Imaging and Communications in Mediciine - see: DME Durable Medical Equipment DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid DOA Dead On Arrival DrugPA Drug Prior Authorization (an attachment specification) DSMO Designated Standards Maintenance Organization - see DSTU Draft Standard for Trial Use E&M Evaluation and Management (in context of MMA Section 941, a subset of CPT-4 procedure codes) EAP Employee Assistance Program EC Emergency Care (e.g., the HL7 EC SIG) ECG electrocardiogram ECT Electroconvulsive Therapy ED Emergency Department (an attachment specification), also Erectile Dysfunction (in the DrugPA attachment) EDI Electronic Data Interchange EEG electroencephalogram EHR Electronic Health Record EHRs Electronic Health Records (plural) -or- EHR System EKG electrocardiogram EMS Emergency Medical Services (e.g., in an Ambulance) ENT ear, nose, and throat (e.g., ENT screening exam) epa Electronic Prescribing Prior Authorization FAQ Frequently Asked Question(s) - see: FDA Food and Drug Administration - see: GAF Global Assessment of Functioning (codes used in Rehab attachment) - see: GELLO (a guideline expression language standard, from HL7) GI gastrointestinal (i.e., stomach and intenstines) GIF Graphics Interchange Format (family of graphic standards, filename extension) GMT Greenwich Mean Time - see UTC GTS General Timing Specification (an HL7 data type) GUID Globally Unique Identifier H.R.4157 US House of Representatives Bill number 4157 (similar to S.1418) HCPCS Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System - search: HDL high-density lipoprotein (the "good" cholesterol) HDV Human Decision Variant (an ASIG term) HHS Health and Human Services Department - see: HI Health Care Information Codes segment in the X12 Standard

3 Page 3 of 5 HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (1996, PL ) HITSP Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel - see: HL7 Health Level Seven - see: HTM (filename extension) HTML HTML HyperText Markup Language (a web standard) I10C see ICD-10 I9C see ICD-9 IAIABC International Association of Industrial Accident Boards & Commissions (workers' comp) - see: ICD-10 International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition - see: ICD-9 International Classification of Diseases, 9th edition ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, 9th edition, Clinical Modification ID Identifier IG Implementation Guide IEP Individual Education Plan IHE Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise - see: IM Intramuscular (e.g., IM injection) ISO International Organization for Standardization - see: ISO+ (extended list of international units of measure) see ANS+ and UCUM ITU (also, ITU-T) International Telecommunications Union-Telecommunication - see: IUPAC International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry - see: IV Intravenous J-codes HCPCS Level II codes beginning with "J" (defines administration of non-oral drugs)- search: JO (nickname code) ISO-3950 or FDI tooth numbering system; see Periodontal attachment JP (nickname code) Universal or National tooth numbering system; see Periodontal attachment JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group (graphic standards, filename extension) - see: JPG Joint Photographic Group (graphics standard format, filename extension) - see JPEG KCl Potassium Chloride KG Kilogram(s) L Liter(s) LB Pound(s) LDL low-density lipoprotein (the "bad" cholesterol) LOINC Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes - see: LX Transaction Set Line Number segment in the X12 Standard MD Medical Doctor meq milliequivalent(s) (a weight unit used in Chemistry and medication dispensing) mg Milli-gram(s) MIME (a binary file transport standard) - see: or ml Milli-liter(s) MM Month in a date string, e.g., 01 thru 12 MMA Medicare Modernization Act (2003, PL ) MMR Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (imunization) MOU Memorandum Of Understanding MRI Magnetic resonance imaging (medical imaging technique) MRN Medical Record Number MVX Manufacturers of Vaccines (a code set) - see: NCPDP National Council for Prescription Drug Programs - see: NCVHS National Committee for Vital Health and Statistics - see: NDC National Drug Code - see: NLM National Library of Medicine - see: NMEH National Medicaid EDI HIPAA Workgroup (pronounced Ne-mee) - see:

4 Page 4 of 5 NPI National Provider Identifier (for HIPAA) NPRM Notice of Proposed Rule-making (usually for HIPAA) NS Nasal (medication dispensing) NUBC National Uniform Billing Committee - see: NUCC National Uniform Claim Committee - see: OB Obstetric (e.g. OB Ultrasound) OESS Office of E-health Standards and Services - see: https://htct.hhs.gov/aset/ OID Object Identifier - see: OP Operative (i.e., Surgery) -or- Outpatient OTC Over the counter (e.g., in a drug store) P i.e., P Wave - an EKG waveform PA Prior Authorization PCDATA Parsed Character Data (an XML concept) - search: PCP Primary Care Practitioner PDF Portable Document Format (a de-facto standard) PDF-417 (a two-dimensional barcode standard) PER Administrative Communications Contact segment in the X12 Standard (used to convey contact information) Perio Periodontal -or- the Peridontal Attachment specification (AIS # 0011) PET positron emission tomography (a medical imaging technique) PHR Personal Health Record PIUC Patient Information Unspecified Content (an attachment specification) PL (United States) Public Law e.g., PL is HIPAA PNG Portable Network Graphics (a graphics standard format or a filename extension) - see: PO Latin: Per Os (by mouth, orally; in medication dispensing) PP i.e., PP or P-P interval - atrial cycle length in an electrocardiogram PPP (nickname code) Periodontal Probing Position; see Periodontal attachment PR i.e., PR or P-R interval (atriocarotid interval of the venous pulse) in an electrocardiogram PRN Latin: Pro Re Nata (as required, as needed, in medication dispensing) PTX Provider TaXonomy Q i.e., Q wave - part of the QRS metric in an electrocardiogram Q1 Quarter one (in HL7 meetings, 9:00am-10:30am) Q2 Quarter two (in HL7 meetings, 11:00am-12:30pm) Q3 Quarter three (in HL7 meetings, 1:45pm-3:00pm) Q4 Quarter four (in HL7 meetings, 3:30pm-5:00pm) Q5 Quarter five (in HL7 meetings, anytime after 5:00pm) Q6H Latin/English abbreviation for "every 6 hours" (medication dispensing) QD Latin abbreviation for "once a day" (medication dispensing) QRS (i.e., QRS axis - an electrocardiogram metric with Q, R, and S waves) R1 Release 1 (e.g., CDA R1) R2 Release 2 (e.g., CDA R2) RAQbuild Regenstrief Attachments Questionaire Builder (software from Rehab Rehabilitation -or- the Rehabilitation Services Attachment specificaton RELMA Regenstrief LOINC Mapping Assistant (software from RFC Request For Comment (for Internet-related standards) - see: and RFID Radio Frequency Identification RIM Reference Information Model (e.g., HL7 v3 RIM) RNA Ribonucleic acid (in context of lab tests) RPR rapid plasma reagin test (for syphilis screening); see also ART and VDRL RTF (filename extension) Rich Text Format RxHub (a provider of electronic prescribing connectivity) - see:

5 Page 5 of 5 RxNorm (a standardized nomenclature for clinical drugs) - see: S.1418 US Senate Bill number 1418 (similar to H.R.4157) SCDI ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics - see: SDO Standards Development Organization SDTC HL7 Structured Documents Technical Committee SIG Special Interest Group (in HL7) SNIP Strategic National Implementation Process - see: SNOMED-CT Systematized Nomenclature of MEDicine Clinical Terms - see: or SPL Structured Product Labeling (an HL7 Standard) STC Status Information in the X12 Standard (used to define the attachment request) TC Technical Committee (in HL7) TG Task Group (n X12 or NCPDP organizations) TG8 X12 Architecture Review task group - see: TIF (filename extension) Tag Image File Format (TIFF) TIFF Tag Image File Format - see: TR3 Technical Report type 3 (in X12, like an implementation guide) TRN Trace segment in the X12 Standard TSC HL7 Technical Steering Committee TXT (filename extension) Text UCUM Unified Code for Units of Measure - see: UMLS Unified Medical Language System - see: UPIN Unique Physician Identification Number (used by Medicare prior to NPI) URI Uniform Resource Identifier URL Uniform Resource Locator US United States USA United States of America UTC Coordinated Universal Time (formerly GMT, Greenwich Mean Time) V2 Version 2 (of the HL7 messaging standards) V3 Version 3 (of the HL7 messaging standards) VDRL Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test (for syphilis screening); see also ART and RPR. Vocab Vocabulary (i.e., HL7 vocabulary constructs or the Vocabulary Committee) WEDI Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange - see: WGM HL7 Working Group Meeting WPC Washington Publishing Company - see X12 Full name: "ASC X12" - see: X12N (the insurance subcommittee within the X12 standards organization) - see XML extensible Markup Language - see: XPath XML Path Language - see: XPHR Exchange of Personal Health Record Content profile - search: YY Year in a date string, e.g., 00 thru 99 ZIP (a file containing one or more other files), or Zone Improvement Program (US postal service) <== Items with shading in the cell typically do not appear in the specifications, but arise during discussions.

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