Vanderbilt University Medical Center Finance

Finance to English Dictionary

Table of Contents: 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • 1180: The paper form used by VUMC for the internal transfer of funds between departments.
  • 1275: Budget form for grants and contracts.
  • 2525: 2525 West End Avenue, where you can find HR Express on the 2nd Floor.
  • 3319: 3319 West End Avenue, the Crystal Terrace building.
  • 3401: 3401 West End Avenue, across Orleans from Crystal Terrace and home to the Informatics Dept.

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  • A110: OMB Circular A-110: Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals or Other Nonprofit Organizations. Replaced by Uniform Guidance and Hospital Cost Principles, December 26, 2014.
  • A133: OMB Circular A-133: Audits of Institutions of Higher Education and Other Non-Profit Organizations. Replaced by Uniform Guidance Single Audit, December 26, 2014.
  • A21: OMB Circular A-21: Cost Principles for Educational Institutions. Replaced by Uniform Guidance and Hospital Cost Principals, December 26, 2014.
  • A & RE: Academic and Research Enterprise, see also VUMCAE.
  • AAPC: American Academy of Professional Coders
  • AE: Academic Enterprise (See VUMCAE)
  • AHIMA: American Health Information Management Association
  • AIDET: The process which includes the five fundamentals of service & communication: Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, and Thank. For more information regarding AIDET visit the elevate website.
  • AJE: Adjusted Journal Entry
  • AO: Administrative Officer
  • APPO: Accounts Payable, Purchase Order.
  • Approved Supplier Guide: VUMC’s listing of approved suppliers from which to purchase the item you need and the recommended method for purchasing that item. Click here to access the Approved Supplier Guide.

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  • BA: Business Administrator
  • BI Launch Pad: Web based tool to access corporate Business Objects reporting.
  • BO: Business Objects OR Business Officer
  • BudgetPro: VUMCAE’s online budgeting system.
  • Business Objects: Business Objects (BO) is an integrated query, reporting and analysis tool that allows you to access data in VUMC's corporate databases. (referred to as Business Objects Universes)
  • BW: The Bill Wilkerson Center.

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  • CBO: Chief Business Officer
  • CCRC: Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
  • CCRP: Certified Clinical Research Professional
  • CCS: Certified Coding Specialist
  • CDS: Conflict Disclosure System. A web-based system where staff annually submits their Conflict of Interest Disclosure.
  • CEEC: Clinical Enterprise Executive Committee
  • CEG: Clinical Enterprise Group
  • Center Number (Low Level Center Number): A ten-digit number used to accumulate financial data for VUMC by individual departments or purpose within specific areas
  • CFR: US Code of Federal Regulations
  • CM: Center Management System. Click here to access CM Resource page.
  • CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly HCFA)
  • COEUS: A grant pre-award system. Click here for the COEUS help page.
  • COI: Conflict of Interest.
  • Concur: VUMC’s travel booking and employee expenses reimbursement system. Click here for the Concur Resource page.
  • Connect2HR (C2hr): Self Service direct connection to personal human rsources information such as benefits, leave balances and more. See hr.mc.vanderbilt.edu.
  • CORES: VU Core Ordering and Reporting Enterprise System
  • CPA: Certified Public Accountant
  • CPC: Certified Professional Coder
  • CPT: Current Procedural Terminology
  • CRC: Clinical Research Center http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/crc/
  • Credo Behaviors: See the elevate website.
  • CRIS: Comprehensive Rate Information System. Software for the Indirect Cost Proposal (F&A Rate).
  • CRP: Center Responsible Person
  • CT: Crystal Terrace Building at 3319 West End Avenue
  • CT: Cost Transfer
  • CT: Clinical Trial
  • CTBC: Clinical Trials Billing Compliance
  • CTC: Clinical Trials Center
  • CTRSC: Clinical Translational Research Staff Council
  • CTSS: Clinical Trials Support Services
  • CY: Calendar Year

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  • D&H Account: Doctors and Hospital Account, used in Clinical Trials billing. Will not be used in eSmart system effective November 2017.
  • DC: Direct Costs (See VUMC Sponsored Research Direct Cost Policy here)
  • D Term: Type of telephone used by VUMC staff if not replaced by newer Lync phone model.
  • DA: Department Administrator
  • DA: Decentralized Administrator (in Privilege Management)
  • DMS: Departmental Management System. An internal commitment accounting system.
  • DOA: Delegation of Authority policy – outlines who may approve and sign contracts, legally binding agreements, business ventures and other agreements with external parties that obligate the medical center (including memoranda of understanding). Located at https://finance.vumc.org/pl/vu/delegations.aspx
  • DOF: Department of Finance, Medical Center (formerly). Now "VUMC Finance."
  • DOM: VUMC Department of Medicine (https://medicine.mc.vanderbilt.edu/)
  • DOT: Doctor's Office Tower.
  • DSS: Department Services Support.
  • DTA: Departmental Travel Advisor

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  • EAP: Employee Assistance Program.
  • eBiz: Website where staff can access information from VUMC's core administrative information systems.(https://finance.vumc.org/ebiz/)
  • EBL: Eskind Biomedical Library
  • eBudget: VUMC's on-line budgeting system for Hospitals, Clinics, and Administrative areas. Click here for eBudget Resource page.
  • eDog: Electronic Distribution of the General ledger. Provides on-line access to general ledger reports and data.
  • ED: Emergency Department
  • EDC: Earnings Distribution Change. Processed through ePac.
  • EFT: Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • EIN: US IRS Employer Identification Number
  • elevate: Term attached to VUMC’s initiative to becoming one of the best academic medical centers. Click here for Elevate website.
  • E/M: Evaluation and Management
  • EMR: Electronic Medical Record
  • ePac: Electronic Personnel Action Change system.
  • ePassword: The Password used in conjunction with your VUNetID to access almost all Vanderbilt computer systems.
  • Epic: Physician billing, appointment and registration system. Hospital billings will also be added as part of the Epic Leap implementation, November 2017.
  • Epic Leap: Name given to the VUMC Epic system upgrade project implementation. See also eSmart and eStar. System go-live date is set for November 2017. (https://epicleap.mc.vanderbilt.edu/node)
  • eProcurement: On-line requisition and ordering system.
  • EPSi: Enterprise Performance Systems, Inc.
  • ER: Emergency Room
  • ESA: Employee Service Agreement – billing agreement between VUMC and VU for employees that work for both institutions
  • Essbase: The Hyperion Database used for the Academic Enterprise reports that stores more detailed center attributes for reporting purposes.
  • eSmart: Electronic System for Managing Research Together - name given to the group of systems as part of the Epic Leap implementation to link and track patients on research studies and billing plans
  • eStar: The Epic system name post go-live in November 2017.

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  • F&A: Facilities and Administrative Costs, see also Indirect Costs (IDC)
  • FACTr: Financial Accountability and Compliance Tracking for Research. System used by Clinical Trials for billing compliance. System will be sunsetted with the Epic Leap implementation in November 2017.
  • FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
  • FAR: US Federal Acquisition Regulation
  • FB: Fringe Benefits
  • FBR: Fringe Benefits Rate
  • FCOI: Financial Conflict of Interest
  • FFATA: US Federal Funding Accountability and Trasparency Act
  • FFR: Federal Financial Report
  • FH-NC: Family History Non-Contributory
  • FM: Finance's space inventory system.
  • FMLA: US Family Medical Leave Act
  • FPR: Final Progress Report
  • FSA: Flexible Spending Account (formerly Personal Spending Account - PSA)
  • FSR: Financial Status Report
  • FTE: Full Time Equivalents. Reporting available in Labor Data Universe of Business Objects
  • FTP: File Transfer Protocol
  • FY: Fiscal Year (7/1 - 6/30)

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  • GAAP: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • GASB: Governmental Accounting Standards Board
  • GL: General Ledger.
  • GTC: Guest Travel Coordinator, role within Concur that books travel and prepares expense reports for guests to VUMC. (Click here for the GTC Resource page)
  • GVCTC: Gateway-Vanderbilt Cancer Treatment Center.

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  • HCPCS: HCFA Common Procedure Coding System
  • Help Desk: Call 3-Help if you are in need of computer support (https://pegasus.mc.vanderbilt.edu/)
  • HFM: Hyperon Financial Management: Hyperion database used for most consolidated VUMC reporting.
  • HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • HRA: Health Reimbursement Account (formerly Flexible Reimbursement Account - FRA)
  • HRPP: Human Research Protection Program
  • Hyperion: Reporting tool used by VUMC Finance for consolidated reporting. Click here for the Hyperion Resource page for the HFM database. Click here for the Hyperion Resources for the Essbase database.

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  • ICD-10: International Classification of Disease, 10th Revision
  • IDC: Indirect Costs, also referred to as F&A
  • IDCR: Indirect Cost Rate
  • IP: Inpatient
  • IP: Inpatient
  • IRB: Institutional Review Board. See also: HRPP
  • IRIS: System used for grant closeout and VU grant management. Training is available in the Learning Exchange.

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  • JCAHO: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
  • JEID: Journal Entry Identifier, for more information click here: https://finance.vumc.org/fs/jeid.aspx
  • JIT: Just In Time Notification, information that NIH requests when an award application in within a range of possible funding

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  • Labor Data: Universe of BO reports that replaced the Views tab of Waldo. User Guide is available here: https://finance.vumc.org/ft/BI-Launch-Pad-Training-Materials.aspx
  • LC: Learning Center.
  • LDI: Leadership Development Institute. See the Elevate website for more information.
  • LDR: Labor Distribution Reports available through the Waldo application.
  • LH: Light Hall
  • LOI: Letter of Intent

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  • MAB: Medical Arts Building.
  • M&D: McCormick & Dodge, VUMC's general ledger system
  • MCA: Medical Center Auxiliary
  • MCE: Medical Center East
  • MCJCHV: Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • MCN: Medical Center North
  • MCO: Medical Center Other
  • MCP: Medical Center Payroll
  • MCSS: Medical Center Support Services
  • MDM: Medical Decision Making
  • Medipac: Hospital patient and inpatient hospital stay registration system. System will be sunsetted with the Epic Leap implementation in November 2017.
  • MOD: Major Operating Division.
  • MOU: Memorandum of Understanding
  • MPFSDB: Medicare Physician Fee
  • MRB: Medical Research Building
  • MTDC: Modified Total Direct Costs

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  • NCE: No Cost Extension
  • NCOA: Narrative Chart of Accounts (https://finance.vanderbilt.edu/fis/ncoa/index.php)
  • NIH: National Institutes of Health
  • NICU: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit / Neuro Intensive Care Unit
  • NOA: Notice of Award
  • NOFA: Notice of Funding Available
  • NOGA: Notice of Grant Award
  • NP: Nurse Practitioner

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  • OAM: Other Auxiliary Medical
  • OCM: Office of Contracts Management (http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/ocm/index.php)
  • OH: Oxford House
  • OH: Overhead Charge – 10% charge for most billing agreements with VU
  • OHO: One Hundred Oaks
  • OMB: Office of Management and Budget
  • OnBase: System used by VUMC Central Finance for document retention and SLA management. Click here for training information.
  • OP: Outpatient
  • OSP: Office of Sponsored Projects

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  • PA: Patient Accounting.
  • PAF: Personnel Action Form.
  • PCard: Procurement Card, an institutional credit card. Click here for PCard Resource page.
  • PCC: Patient Care Center
  • PCI: Payment Card Industry
  • PCI DSS: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. Click here for Compliance information.
  • PCS: Procedural Coding System
  • PE: Physical Exam
  • PEER: Paperless Environment for Electronic Review is a web portal developed and maintained by the VUMC Office of Contract Management to streamline submission and management of grant- and contract-related requests and information. (https://peer.mc.vanderbilt.edu/manual/)
  • PeopleSoft: VUMC uses two separate and distinct PeopleSoft systems: HR PeopleSoft, and APPO PeopleSoft.
  • PFSH: Past Family and Social History
  • PHI: Protected Health Information
  • PI: Principal Investigator
  • PICU: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Pillars: Five Pillars of Excellence: People, Service, Quality, Growth & Finance, and Innovation. See the Elevate website for more information.
  • PM: Privilege Management
  • PMF: Position Management Form
  • PMM: Pathways Materials Management
  • PO: Purchase Order
  • Pod: organizational structure in School of Medicine
  • Policy Tech: Official website for all VUMC policies (https://vanderbilt.policytech.com/)
  • POS: Place of Service
  • Post-Award: Research administration activities that occur after a project is authorized.
  • PRB: Preston Research Building
  • PRC: Professional Research Consultants
  • Privilege Management (PM): System used to grant access to many of the applications used throughout the Financial, Procurement, and Human Resources area. In addition, it can be used to view privileges for these applications or look up other people's privileges to answer questions like, "who can sign this form?" (https://finance.vumc.org/fs/privmgmt.aspx)
  • Pull Sheet: Term used for monthly departmental general ledger reports which can be generated from eDog (electronic Distribution of the General Ledger)

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  • R01: Activity code for a traditional NIH research grant (independent investigator)
  • RCE: Research Compliance Experts
  • RCR: Responsible Conduct of Research
  • RDC: Retroactive Distribution Change. Processed through ePac.
  • RHIA: Registered Health Information Administrator
  • RHIT: Registered Health Information Technician
  • ROS: Review of Systems
  • Round Wing: Landmark wing in Medical Center North.
  • Rounding: See the Elevate website.
  • RPPR: NIH Research Performance Progress Report
  • RSS: Research Support Services ()
  • RVU: Relative Value Unit

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  • Shuttle Route/Purple Route: Route for the VUMC Shuttle service that takes staff from Crystal Terrace to other Medical Center locations. (https://ww2.mc.vanderbilt.edu/medcenterparking/15947)
  • SigAuth: Signature Authority
  • SLA: Service Level Agreement – billing agreement between VUMC and VU for services provided and in most cases includes a 10% overhead charge
  • SOM: School of Medicine.
  • SON: School of Nursing.
  • SOW: Scope of Work OR Statement of Work
  • StarChart: A distributed system for viewing complete VUMC patient records. System will be sunsetted with the Epic Leap implementation in November 2017.
  • StarPanel: Original web-based application that allows access to electronic clinical information for multiple patients.
  • Sumto: A summary center (Sumto) is used to accumulate information of low-level centers at various levels within the system for reporting purposes. Each summary center is identified with a six position alphanumeric name. The three most common types of summary centers are for departments, divisions, and type of fund.
  • Supply Chain Services: VUMC’s Procurement, Disbursement, Medical Sourcing, logistics & distribution, and support services departments. (https://finance.vumc.org/scs/administration.aspx

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  • T&E Card: VUMC Travel & Entertainment Card, an institutional credit card used for travel. Click here for more information on T&E card training and resources.
  • TC: Total Cost
  • TDC: Total Direct Costs
  • TempForce: VUMC Temporary Services. Formerly VTS.
  • TVC: The Vanderbilt Clinic

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  • UCHS: University Community Health Services.
  • UG: Uniform Guidance, OMB Uniform Administrate Requirement, Cost Principles, and Audit for Federal Awards, effective December 26, 2014.
  • UTO: Unable To Obtain

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  • V at V: Village at Vanderbilt.
  • VA: Veterans Administration
  • VASAP: Vanderbilt's Asthma/Sinus/Allergy Program.
  • VCH: Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.
  • VEHS: VUMC Environmental Health and Safety
  • VEI: Vanderbilt Eye Institute
  • VHAN: Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network
  • VHS: Vanderbilt Health Services.
  • VHVI: Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.
  • VICC: Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center.
  • VICTR: Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (https://victr.vanderbilt.edu/pub/index.html)
  • VIDL: Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning Studio at Warren College (http://www.vanderbilt.edu/vidl/)
  • VIP: Vanderbilt Integrated Providers.
  • VIRG: Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group which has an endowment tool often used for endowment reports.
  • VIS: Vanderbilt Imaging Services.
  • VMC: Vanderbilt Medical Center.
  • VMG: Vanderbilt Medical Group (Physician's Group).
  • VMGBO: Vanderbilt Medical Group Business Office.
  • VPH: Psychiatric Hospital at Vanderbilt.
  • VPRAD: Vanderbilt Program for Research Administration Development
  • VTS: Vanderbilt Temporary Systems.
  • VU: Vanderbilt University.
  • VUH: Vanderbilt University Hospital.
  • VUMC: Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
  • VUMC IT: VUMC Information Technology
  • VUMCAE: VUMC Academic Enterprise, (https://finance.vumc.org/are/)
  • VUNetID: Your login credentials (along with your ePassword) for most systems at VUMC.

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  • WALDO: Web Access to Labor Data Online
  • WCD: Williamson County Division.
  • WFC: Kronos Workforce Central.
  • World Travel: VUMC’s travel agent

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