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



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