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Acronyms and Abbreviations ACA Affordable Care Act of 2010 [commonly used shortened version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010] ACG adjusted clinical group ACS American Community Survey ADL activity of daily living AGI adjusted gross income AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ASEC Annual Social and Economic Supplement [to the Current Population Survey] ASPE Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation [in HHS] BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics CBO Congressional Budget Office CE Consumer Expenditure Survey CHIP Children’s Health Insurance Program CPS Current Population Survey DB defined benefit DC defined contribution DCG diagnosis cost group form of risk adjustment system FPL family poverty level GDP gross domestic product 111
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112 MEDICAL CARE ECONOMIC RISK HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 HMO health maintenance organization HRET Health Research and Education Trust HRS Health and Retirement Study HSA health savings account HTHS Health Tracking Household Survey IADL instrumental activity of daily living IOM Institute of Medicine IRA individual retirement account ITWG Interagency Technical Working Group [on Developing a Supplemental Poverty Measure] JSM Joint Statistical Meetings LIHEAP Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program LTC long-term care MCBS Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey MCER medical care economic risk MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey MPS Medical Providers Survey NAS National Academy of Sciences NHIS National Health Interview Survey NLTCS National Long Term Care Survey NRC National Research Council OMB U.S. Office of Management and Budget RxRisk risk adjustment system that uses information from automated outpatient pharmacy data systems to characterize chronic conditions SCF Survey of Consumer Finances SIPP Survey of Income and Program Participation SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [formerly Food Stamp Program] SPM Supplemental Poverty Measure SPR supplemental poverty rate TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families TRIM3 Transfer Income Model, version 3 WIC Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children