Appendix A
Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACRONYMS

ACS American Community Survey

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

AHA American Hospital Association

AHIP America’s Health Insurance Plans

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS

AIAN American Indian or Alaska Native

AMA American Medical Association

AMIA American Medical Informatics Association

ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

ASPE Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS

BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

CAHPS Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems

CCHIT Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CHC Community Health Center

CHD Coronary Heart Disease

CHIP Children’s Health Insurance Program

CHIS California Health Interview Survey

CLAS Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CPS Current Population Survey

DMHC California Department of Managed Health Care

ED Emergency Department

EHR Electronic Health Record

ELPS English Language Proficiency Survey

ESRD End Stage Renal Disease

HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project

HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services



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Appendix A Acronyms and Abbreviations ACRONYMS ACS American Community Survey ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 AHA American Hospital Association AHIP America’s Health Insurance Plans AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS AIAN American Indian or Alaska Native AMA American Medical Association AMIA American Medical Informatics Association ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ASPE Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System CAHPS Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems CCHIT Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CHC Community Health Center CHD Coronary Heart Disease CHIP Children’s Health Insurance Program CHIS California Health Interview Survey CLAS Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CPS Current Population Survey DMHC California Department of Managed Health Care ED Emergency Department EHR Electronic Health Record ELPS English Language Proficiency Survey ESRD End Stage Renal Disease HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 16

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164 RACE, ETHNICITY, AND LANGUAGE DATA HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HIT Health Information Technology HITSP Health Information Technology Standards Panel HL7 Health Level 7 HRET Health Research & Educational Trust IOM Institute of Medicine ISO International Organization for Standardization LEP Limited English Proficiency MEDS Medi-Cal Eligibility Data System MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey MIPPA Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 NAMCS National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey NCHS National Center for Health Statistics NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance NCVHS National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics NHAMCS National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey NHDR National Healthcare Disparities Report NHeLP National Health Law Program NHIS National Health Interview Survey NHOPI Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander NHPC National Health Plan Collaborative NHQR National Healthcare Quality Report NIS National Immunization Survey NLAAS National Latino and Asian American Study NQF National Quality Forum NRC National Research Council NSDUH National Survey on Drug Use and Health NVSS National Vital Statistics System OCR Office for Civil Rights, HHS OMB Office of Management and Budget OMH Office of Minority Health, HHS ONC Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS PHIN Public Health Information Network PHR Personal Health Record PQRI Medicare Physician Quality Reporting Initiative PUMS Public Use Microdata Samples QI Quality Improvement RAETT U.S. Census Bureau’s 1996 Racial and Ethnic Targeted Test RWJF Robert Wood Johnson Foundation SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results SES Socioeconomic Status SSA Social Security Administration SSN Social Security Number TDD Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons TTY TeleTYwriter or Text Telephone UMMC University of Mississippi Medical Center URAC Formerly known as the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission WCRS Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System

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16 APPENDIX A ABBREVIATIONS CI Confidence Interval MLBW Moderately Low Birthweight OR Odds Ratio RR Relative Risk VLBW Very Low Birthweight

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