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  1. U

    A coding inconsistency that involves separating a procedure into parts and charging for each part rather than using a single code for the entire procedure. The process of identifying and classifying the risk represented by an individual or group.
    underwriting manual
    A document that provides background information about various underwriting impairments and suggests the appropriate action to take if such impairments exist.
    See utilization review organization.
    utilization review (UR)
    An evaluation of the medical necessity, appropriateness and cost-effectiveness of healthcare services and treatment plans for a given patient. .