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List of Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Web Addresses


AHA

American Hospital Association (www.hospitalconnect.com)

AHCCCS

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (www.ahcccs.state.az.us)

AHQA

American Health Quality Association (www.ahqa.org)

AHRQ

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (www.ahrq.gov)

ANSI

American National Standards Institute (www.ansi.org)

APC

ambulatory procedure codes


BBA

Balanced Budget Act


CAHPS

Consumer Assessment of Health Plans (www.ahrq.gov/qual/cahpsix.htm)

CanCORS

Cancer Care Outcomes and Surveillance Consortium

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov)

CDR

computerized data repository

CHCS I

Composite Health Care System I

CHCS II

Composite Health Care System II

CMS

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (www.cms.gov)

CMS

Centers of Excellence (cms.hhs.gov/healthplans/research/mpqsdem.asp)



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Leadership by Example: Coordinating Government Roles in Improving Health Care Quality A List of Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Web Addresses AHA American Hospital Association (www.hospitalconnect.com) AHCCCS Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (www.ahcccs.state.az.us) AHQA American Health Quality Association (www.ahqa.org) AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (www.ahrq.gov) ANSI American National Standards Institute (www.ansi.org) APC ambulatory procedure codes BBA Balanced Budget Act CAHPS Consumer Assessment of Health Plans (www.ahrq.gov/qual/cahpsix.htm) CanCORS Cancer Care Outcomes and Surveillance Consortium CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov) CDR computerized data repository CHCS I Composite Health Care System I CHCS II Composite Health Care System II CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (www.cms.gov) CMS Centers of Excellence (cms.hhs.gov/healthplans/research/mpqsdem.asp)

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Leadership by Example: Coordinating Government Roles in Improving Health Care Quality CMS Compare Websites: Nursing Home Compare (www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/home.asp) Medicare Health Plan Compare (www.medicare.gov/mphCompare/home.asp) Dialysis Facility Compare (www.medicare.gov/Dialysis/Home.asp) CONQUEST Computerized Needs-Oriented Quality Measurement Evaluation System COP condition of participation CPM clinical performance measure CPR computer-based patient record or computerized patient record CPRS computerized patient record system CPT common procedure terminology DBSS Defense Blood Standard System DHHS Department of Health and Human Services (www.hhs.gov) DICOM Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine DOD Department of Defense (www.dod.gov) DQIP Diabetes Quality Improvement Project (www.dqip.org) DRG diagnosis related group EQRO External Quality Review Organizations ESRD end stage renal disease FACCT Foundation for Accountability (www.facct.org) FDA Food and Drug Administration (www.fda.gov) FFS fee-for-service FFY federal fiscal year FHIE Federal Health Information Exchange FPL federal poverty level HCFA Health Care Financing Agency (now called CMS, see above) HEDIS Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (www.ncqa.org/programs/hedis/index.htm) HIS health information system HIV/AIDS human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome HOS Health Outcomes Survey

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Leadership by Example: Coordinating Government Roles in Improving Health Care Quality HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration (www.hrsa.gov) ICD International Classification of Diseases IHS Indian Health Service (www.ihs.gov) IOM Institute of Medicine (www.iom.edu) IT information technology JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (www.jcaho.org) KePRO Keystone Peer Review Organization (www.kepro.org) LOINC logical observation identifiers, names and codes MDS minimum data set MedPAC Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (www.medpac.gov) MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (www.meps.ahrq.gov) MHS Military Health System MSIS Medicaid Statistical Information Set MTF military treatment facility MUMPS Massachusetts General Hospital Utility Multi-Programming System NCI National Cancer Institute (www.nci.nih.gov) NCPDP National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (www.ncpdp.org) NCPS National Center for Patient Safety (www.patientsafety.gov) NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance (www.ncqa.org) NCVHS National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (www.ncvhs.hhs.gov) NDC National Drug Codes NHCPI National Health Care Purchasing Institute (www.nhcpi.net) NIH National Institutes of Health (www.nih.gov) NQF National Quality Forum (www.qualityforum.gov) NSQIP National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (www.nsqip.org)

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Leadership by Example: Coordinating Government Roles in Improving Health Care Quality OASIS Outcome Assessment and Information Set OPM U.S. Office of Personnel Management (www.opm.gov) ORYX JCAHO’s performance measurement initiative (www.jcaho.org/pms/index.htm) PCC patient care component PHC4 Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (www.phc4.org) PORT patient outcome research team PSTF Patient Safety Task Force QA quality assurance QIO Quality Improvement Organization Q-Span expansion of quality of care measures QUERI Quality Enhancement Research Initiative QuIC Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force (www.quic.gov) QUISMC Quality Improvement System for Managed Care SCHIP State Children’s Health Insurance Program (www.cms.gov/schip/default.asp) SCRIPT Study of Clinically Relevant Indicators for Pharmacologic Therapy SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results SNOMED Systemized Nomenclature of Human and Veterinary Medicine SSI Supplemental Security Income STD sexually transmitted disease TMA TRICARE Management Activity (www.tricare.osd.mil) TMIP Theater Medical Information Program TOPS TRICARE Operational Performance Statements TRIAD Translating Research into Action for Diabetes TRIP Translating Research Into Practice UMLS Unified Medical Language System UPN universal product number VA Veterans Administration (www.va.gov) VHA Veterans Health Administration (www.va.gov/health_benefits) VISNs Veterans Integrated Service Networks

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Leadership by Example: Coordinating Government Roles in Improving Health Care Quality VistA Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture XML extensible mark-up language