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Acronyms in healthcare

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The following is a partial list of acronyms commonly used in health care . The terms listed are used within the health care systems of various countries .




  • A&E Accident and Emergency Department

  • AAAHC Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

  • AAHSA American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

  • AAMA American Association of Medical Assistants

  • AAMC American Association of Medical Colleges

  • AAPC American Academy of Professional Coders

  • AAPCC adjusted average per capita cost

  • AAPS American Association of Physicians and Surgeons

  • AAPI American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

  • ABMT autologous bone marrow transplant

  • ACA Affordable Care Act of 2010

  • ACF Administration for Children and Families

  • ACHE American College of Healthcare Executives

  • ACO Accountable care organization

  • ACOG American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • ADA American Dietetic Association

  • ADA American Dental Association

  • ADA Americans with Disabilities Act

  • ADL activities of daily living

  • ADSA American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

  • AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children

  • AFMA African Medical Association

  • AHA American Hospital Association

  • AHA American Heart Association

  • AHCA American Health Care Association

  • AHDI Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity

  • AHEC area health education center

  • AHIMA American Health Information Management Association

  • AHIP America's Health Insurance Plans

  • AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

  • AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

  • AMA American Medical Association

  • AMANET African Malaria Network Trust

  • AMGA American Medical Group Association

  • AMIA American Medical Informatics Association

  • ANA American Nurses Association

  • AOA American Optometric Association

  • AOA American Osteopathic Association

  • AOTA American Occupational Therapy Association

  • APA Administrative Procedures Act

  • APA American Pharmaceutical Association

  • APA American Psychological Association

  • APC Ambulatory Payment Classification

  • APDRG All Patient Diagnosis Related Groups

  • APHA American Public Health Association

  • APHA American Protestant Hospital Association

  • APTA American Physical Therapy Association

  • ASA American Society of Anesthesiology

  • ASC Ambulatory Surgery Center

  • ASHICE Reporting patient's condition ??? Age Sex History Injury/Illness Consciousness ETA

  • ASHRM American Society for Healthcare Risk Management

  • ASO Administrative Service Organization

  • AST Aspartate aminotransferase

  • ASTHO Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

  • AWP average wholesale price

  • AYUSH Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy




  • BAN Bachelor of Arts in Nursing

  • BBA Balanced Budget Act of 1997

  • BBRA Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999

  • BCA Blue Cross Association

  • BCBSA Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

  • BHCS Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, TX

  • BI-RADS Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System Atlas

  • BP Blood Pressure

  • BPM Beats Per Minute

  • BPHC Bureau of Primary Health Care

  • BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System




  • CABG Coronary artery bypass grafting

  • CAD Coronary Artery Disease

  • CAH Critical Access Hospital

  • CAHPS Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems

  • CAM Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • CAP College of American Pathologists

  • CAP Community Action Program

  • CAP Community Access Program

  • CARF Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

  • CAT Computerized Axial Tomography

  • CBO Congressional Budget Office

  • CCA Cost Consequence Analysis

  • CCHIT Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology

  • CCHP Consumer Choice Health Plan

  • CCM Certified Case Manager

  • CCRN Critical Care Registered Nurse

  • CCU Coronary Care Unit

  • CCU Critical Care Unit

  • CDA Clinical Document Architecture

  • CDif Clostridium Difficule

  • CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • CDR Clinical Data Repository

  • CDR Chronic Disease Register

  • CDU Clinical Decisions Unit

  • CERTs Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics

  • CEO Campaign to End Obesity

  • CHAMPUS Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services

  • CHAMPVA Civilian Health and Medical Program - Veterans Administration

  • CHC Community Health Center

  • CHER Community Health Education & Resources

  • CHHA Certified Home Health Agency

  • CHIME College of Health Information Management Executives

  • CHF Congestive Heart Failure

  • CHI Consolidated Health Informatics

  • CHMIS Community Health Management Information System

  • CHS Certified in Healthcare Security

  • CICU Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

  • CIS Clinical information system

  • CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments Act

  • CMA Cost Minimization Analysis

  • CME Continuing Medical Education

  • CMHC Community Mental Health Center

  • CMO Career Medical Officer

  • CMO Chief Medical Officer

  • CMP Competitive Medical Plan

  • CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

  • CMT Certified Medical Transcriptionist

  • CNA Certified Nursing Assistant

  • CNS Central nervous system

  • COB coordination of benefits

  • COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

  • COG Council of Governments

  • COI Cost of Illness Analysis

  • COLA Cost of Living Allowance

  • COMPASS Community Participation for Action in the Social Sector (Nigeria)

  • CON Certificate of Need

  • CONQUEST Computerized Needs-Oriented Quality Measurement Evaluation System

  • COPC Community Oriented Primary Care

  • COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • COTH Council of Teaching Hospitals

  • CPA Certified Public Accountant

  • CPHA Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities

  • CPI Consumer Price Index

  • CPOE Computerized Physician Order Entry

  • CPOE Computerized Prescription Order Entry

  • CPR Customary, Prevailing, and Reasonable

  • CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • CPT-4 Current Procedural Terminology, Forth Edition

  • CQuIPS Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

  • CRNA Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

  • CRVS California Relative Value Studies

  • CT Computerized Tomographic (scanners)

  • CCRAS Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha




  • DD Developmental Disability

  • DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery

  • DEA Drug Enforcement Agency

  • DDM Doctor of Dental Medicine

  • DHHS Department of Health and Human Services

  • DME Durable Medical Equipment

  • DMO Disease Management Organization

  • DO Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

  • DOS Date Of Service

  • DR ABC Primary Survey ??? Danger Response Airway Breathing Circulation

  • DRG Diagnosis Related Group

  • DSH Disproportionate Share Hospital

  • DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition

  • DTC Direct to Consumer

  • DUR Drug Utilization Review

  • DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine




  • EBM Evidence-Based Medicine

  • ECF Extended Care Facility

  • EDI Electronic Data Interchange

  • EEG Electroencephalogram

  • EHR Electronic health record

  • ELS Emergency Life Support

  • EMG Electromyogram

  • EMR Electronic medical record

  • EMS Emergency Medical Services

  • EMTALA Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

  • EPA Exclusive Provider Arrangement

  • EPA Environmental Protection Agency

  • EPC Evidence-Based Practice Center

  • EPO Exclusive provider organization

  • EPSDT Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program

  • ER Emergency Room

  • ERCP Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

  • ERISA Employee Retirement Income Security Act

  • ESI Employer-sponsored Insurance

  • ESRD End Stage Renal Disease

  • ET Expenditure Target

  • ETA Estimated Arrival Time




  • FACCT The Foundation for Accountability

  • FAH Federation of American Hospitals

  • FAHIMA Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association

  • FDA Food and Drug Administration

  • FEHBP Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

  • FFDCA Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

  • FICA Federal Insurance Contributions Act

  • FIPH Fellow International Public Health, honoris

  • FMAP Federal Medical Assistance Percentages

  • FMG Foreign Medical Graduate

  • FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

  • FNP Family Nurse Practitioner

  • FPL Federal poverty level

  • FTC Federal Trade Commission

  • FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center

  • FY Fiscal Year

  • FSA flexible spending account




  • GAO Government Accountability Office

  • GDP Gross Domestic Product

  • GHAA Group Health Association of America

  • GME Graduate Medical Education

  • GOS General Ophthalmic Services

  • GP General Practitioner




  • HAART Highly active antiretroviral therapy

  • HCBS Home and Community Based Services

  • HCFAP Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program

  • HCPCS Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System

  • HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project

  • HDHP High-deductible health plan

  • HEDIS Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set

  • HH Home health

  • HIE Health information exchange

  • HIFA Health Insurance Flexibility and Accountability

  • HIM Health information management

  • HIMSS Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

  • HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

  • HIPC Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperative

  • HIPDB Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank

  • HIPPS Health information prospective payment system

  • HISPC Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration

  • HIS Health information system

  • HIT Health information technology

  • HITSP Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel

  • HIV Human immunodeficiency virus

  • HL7 Health Level 7

  • HME Home medical equipment

  • HMO Health Maintenance Organization

  • HMSA Health Manpower Shortage Area

  • HOPPS Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System

  • HPI History of present illness

  • HPSAs Health Professional Shortage Areas

  • HRQL Health Related Quality of Life

  • HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration

  • HSA Health Savings Account

  • HSA Health Service Area

  • HSA Health Systems Agency

  • HSE Health Service Executive

  • HTA Health technology assessment




  • IADL Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

  • IBNR Incurred But Not Reported

  • ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modifications

  • ICD-10-CM International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modifications

  • ICD-10-PCS International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Procedure Coding System

  • ICDA International Classification of Diseases, Adopted

  • ICF Intermediate care facility

  • ICN International Council of Nurses

  • ICNP International Classification for Nursing Practice

  • ICU Intensive Care Unit

  • ICF/MR Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded

  • ICPC International Classification of Primary Care

  • IDA Indian Dental Association

  • IDS Integrated delivery system

  • IHI Institute for Healthcare Improvement

  • IMG International medical graduate

  • IMO Irish Medical Organisation

  • INHS Inland Northwest Health Services

  • IOM Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of the Sciences

  • IPA Independent Practice Association

  • IPHF International Public Health Forum

  • IRM Information Resource Management

  • ISN Integrated Services Network




  • JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association

  • JCAHO Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

  • JIPHF Journal of International Public Health Forum





  • LDH Lactic dehydrogenase

  • LIS Low Income Subsidy

  • LMT Licensed Massage Therapist

  • LOS Length of Stay

  • LPN Licensed Practical Nurse

  • LSC Life Safety Code

  • LSIT Life Sciences Information Technology

  • LTC Long Term Care

  • LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse

  • LVRS Lung volume reduction surgery

  • LWBS Left without being seen




  • MA medical assistant; Medicare Advantage

  • MAAC Maximum Allowable Actual Charge

  • MAF Medical Assistance Facility

  • MAP Medical Audit Program

  • MAPD Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan

  • MCAT Medical College Admission Test

  • MCH Maternal and Child Health Program

  • MCI Medical Council of India

  • MCO Managed Care Organization

  • MD Medical Doctor

  • MEDLARS Medical Literature and Analysis Retrieval System

  • MedPAC Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

  • MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

  • MET Multiple Employer Trust

  • MEWA Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement

  • MDH Medicare-dependent Hospital

  • MHC Managed Health Care

  • MHA Master's in Health Care Administration

  • MT Medical Technologist

  • MI Myocardial Infarction

  • MLR Medical Loss Ratio

  • MMIS Medical Management Information System

  • MMRA Metropolitan Medical Response System

  • MRHFP Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program

  • MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • MRSA Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus infections

  • MSA Medical Savings Account or Metropolitan Statistical Area

  • MSN Master of Science in Nursing

  • MUA/MUPs Medically Underserved Areas/Populations




  • NACo National Association of Counties

  • NACCHO National Association of County and City Health Officials

  • NCHS National Center for Health Statistics

  • NASHP National Academy for State Health Policy

  • NASMD National Association of State Medicaid Directors

  • NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance

  • NEJM New England Journal of Medicine (standard PubMed abbreviation is N Engl J Med )

  • NGA National Governors Association

  • NGC National Guidelines Clearinghouse

  • NHIN National Health Information Network

  • NHSC National Health Savings Corps

  • NICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • NIMH National Institute of Mental Health

  • NIOSH National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

  • NKDA No Known Drug Allergies

  • NLM National Library of Medicine

  • NMA Nigerian Medical Association

  • NMF Nigerian Medical Forum

  • NP Nurse Practitioner

  • NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

  • NPS National Pharmaceutical Stockpile

  • NRHA National Rural Health Association

  • NUM Nurse Unit Manager




  • OAA Old Age Assistance

  • OASDHI Old Age Survivors, Disability, and Health Insurance Program

  • OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

  • ODS Organized Delivery System

  • OMB Office of Management and Budget

  • OPD Outpatient Department

  • OPHP Office of Public Health Preparedness

  • OSHA Occupational Health and Safety Administration




  • PA Physician Assistant

  • PACU Post Anesthesia Care Unit *

  • PAHO Pan American Health Organization

  • PBM Pharmacy Benefits Manager

  • PCCM Primary Care Case Management

  • PCP Primary Care Physician

  • PCT NHS Primary Care Trust

  • PDI Professional Development Institute

  • PDP Prescription Drug Plan

  • PDQS Partnership Defined Quality of Service *

  • PHO Physician-Hospital Organization

  • PHS Public Health Service

  • PIAPHP Partners in Information Access for Public Health Professionals

  • PICC Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter *

  • PICU Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

  • POS Place of Service

  • PMPM Per Member Per Month

  • PMP Per Million Population

  • PPA Preferred Provider Arrangement

  • PPO Preferred Provider Organization

  • PPS Prospective Payment System

  • PSN Provider Sponsored Network

  • PSO Provider Sponsored Organization




  • QALY Quality-Adjusted Life Year

  • QAPI Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Program

  • QARI Quality Assurance Reform Initiative

  • QIO Quality Improvement Organization

  • QISMC Quality Improvement System for Managed Care

  • QuIC Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force




  • RAN Rural Area Computer Network

  • RBRVS Resource-Based Relative Value Scale

  • RCT Randomized Clinical Trial or Randomized Controlled Trial

  • RD Registered Dietician

  • RFE Reason for encounter

  • RHC Rural Health Clinic

  • RICE Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation (Alternatively) Rest, Immobilize, Cole, Elevate

  • RRC Rural Referral Centers

  • RUG Resource Utilization Groups

  • RWJF Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • RN Registered Nurse

  • RMO Resident Medical Officer

  • RHIT Registered Health Information Technician

  • RHIA Registered Health Information Administrator




  • SAMPLE Signs/Symptoms, Allergies, Medications, Past history, Last meal, Events leading up to (First aid secondary survey questions)

  • SAMSHA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

  • SCH Sole Community Hospitals

  • SCHIP State Children's Health Insurance Program

  • SEP Special Enrollment Period

  • SDMC Statistical and Data Management Center

  • SFDA State Food and Drug Administration

  • SGR Sustainable Growth Rate

  • SHEA State Health Expenditure Account

  • SJA St John Ambulance

  • SOB Shortness of Breath

  • SNF Skilled Nursing Facility

  • SNIP Strategic National Implementation Process

  • SNP Special Needs Plan

  • SSF Sj??gren's Syndrome Foundation

  • SSI Supplemental Security Income

  • SSRI Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor




  • TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

  • TUBE Totally Unnecessary Breast Examination

  • TPA Third Party Administrator




  • UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund

  • USAID United States Agency for International Development

  • USP U.S. Pharmacopeia




  • VIRHN Vertically Integrated Rural Health Network




  • WHRN Whole Health Resource Network

  • WRAIR Walter Reed Army Institute of Research










  • Smart Define - Healthcare Related Abbreviations

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