A drug pricing program that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible health care organizations/covered entities at significantly reduced prices.
PTT (PARTIAL THROMBOPLASTIN TIME)
A medical test that characterizes blood coagulation, also known as clotting.
P&T (PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS)
A committee at a hospital or an insurance plan that meets to decide which drugs will appear on that entity’s drug formulary. The committee usually consists of both physicians and pharmacists.
PSI (PATIENT SAFETY INDICATORS)
A set of indicators providing information on potential “in-hospital” complications and adverse events following surgeries, procedures, and childbirth.
PSD (PHYSICIAN SERVICES DIVISION)
Facilitates the collaborative efforts of more than 2,800 physicians, 1,700 resident and fellow physicians, and 52,00 staff in distinctive programs and specialties located in 400+ clinical and outpatient locations in western Pennsylvania. They have six distinct, yet complementary companies including Community Medicine Inc. (CMI), Emergency Resource Management Inc. (ERMI), Erie Physicians Network (EPN), Graduate Medical Education (GME), Renaissance Family Practice (RFP) and University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP).
A document with the aim of guiding decisions and criteria regarding diagnosis, management, and treatment in specific areas of healthcare.
PRN (PRO RE NATA)
A Latin phrase meaning “as needed.” The administration times are determined by the patient’s needs.
PU (PRESSURE ULCERS)
Localized injuries to the skin and/or underlying tissue that usually occur over a bony prominence as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear and/or friction. The most common sites are the skin overlying the sacrum, coccyx, heels or hips, but other sites such as the elbows, knees, ankles or the back of the cranium can be affected. Pressure Ulcers occur due to pressure applied to soft tissue resulting in completely or partially obstructed blood flow to the soft tissues resulting in completely or partially obstructed blood flow to the soft tissue. Pressure ulcers most commonly develop in persons who are not moving about or are confined to wheelchairs. Also known as decubitus ulcers or bedsores.
A vendor that coordinates all of the patient satisfaction surveys used by the organization including HCAHPS and Patient Satisfaction surveys for Inpatient, Emergency Department, Outpatient, Ambulatory Surgery, and Medical Practices. Press Gamey submits to CMS on our behalf.
PPE (PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT)
Specialized clothing or equipment worn by employees for protection against health and safety hazards. Personal protective equipment is designed to protect many parts of the body, i.e., eyes, head, face, hands, feet, and ears.