Welcome to AHRMM's health care supply chain Lexicon. This database contains terms used throughout the health care supply chain field. Simply click on the link to access the entire definition.

AHRMM thanks Kate Vitasek and Supply Chain Visions for their contribution of certain terms to the Lexicon. Terms supplied by Supply Chain Visions are used with permission. Supply Chain Vision’s Glossary of Supply Chain Management Terms appears on the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals website. AHRMM also acknowledges Michael B. Neely with Perimeter Solutions Group for his role in developing health care-specific terms.

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  • IATA

    See International Air Transport Association
  • ICC

    See Interstate Commerce Commission
  • ICD

    See International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.
  • ICD

    See implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
  • ICD-10

    ICD-10 will affect coding for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), not just those who submit Medicare claims. The upcoming transition to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10) by the Oct. 1, 2013 deadline mandated for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is intended to improve claim coding accuracy, increase staff productivity, control administrative costs and position the system.
  • IDSA

    Infectious Diseases Society of America represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. IDSA┐s purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases. www.idsociety.org
  • Igloos

    Pallets and containers used in air transportation; the igloo shape is designed to fit the internal wall contours of a narrow-body airplane.