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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