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Acronyms and Initialisms


AAMI

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

AAPCC

Average adjusted per capita cost

ADL

Activities of daily living

AHA

American Hospital Association

AHCPR

Agency for Health Care Policy Research (formerly NCHSR & HCTA), PHS

ALOS

Average length of stay

AMA

American Medical Association

ANNA

American Nephrology Nurses Association

ASTS

American Society of Transplant Surgeons


BDMS

Bureau of Data Management and Strategy, HCFA

BERC

Bureau of Eligibility, Reimbursement, and Coverage (now BPD), HCFA

BHI

Bureau of Health Insurance, SSA

BLS

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor

BMAD

Part B Medicare Annual Data

BONENT

Board of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians

BPD

Bureau of Policy Development (formerly BERC), HCFA

BQA

Bureau of Quality Assurance, PHS

BUN

Blood urea nitrogen


CAPD

Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

CBO

Congressional Budget Office, U.S. Congress

CDC

Centers for Disease Control, PHS

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CNSW

Council of Nephrology Social Workers



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Kidney Failure and the Federal Government B Acronyms and Initialisms AAMI Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation AAPCC Average adjusted per capita cost ADL Activities of daily living AHA American Hospital Association AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy Research (formerly NCHSR & HCTA), PHS ALOS Average length of stay AMA American Medical Association ANNA American Nephrology Nurses Association ASTS American Society of Transplant Surgeons BDMS Bureau of Data Management and Strategy, HCFA BERC Bureau of Eligibility, Reimbursement, and Coverage (now BPD), HCFA BHI Bureau of Health Insurance, SSA BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor BMAD Part B Medicare Annual Data BONENT Board of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians BPD Bureau of Policy Development (formerly BERC), HCFA BQA Bureau of Quality Assurance, PHS BUN Blood urea nitrogen CAPD Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis CBO Congressional Budget Office, U.S. Congress CDC Centers for Disease Control, PHS CFR Code of Federal Regulations CNSW Council of Nephrology Social Workers

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Kidney Failure and the Federal Government COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (Public Law 99-272) CON Certificate-of-need CPR Customary, prevailing, and reasonable CPT-4 Current Procedural Terminology, 4th Edition CY Calendar year DCI-C Dialysis Clinic, Inc.-Cincinnati DHHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services DRG Diagnosis-related group DVA Department of Veterans Affairs (formerly the Veterans Administration) EDTA European Dialysis and Transplant Association EPO Erythropoietin ESRD End-stage renal disease FASB Financial Accounting Standards Board FDA Food and Drug Administration, PHS FFS Fee for service FI Fiscal intermediary FTE Full-time equivalent FY Fiscal year GAAP Generally accepted accounting principles GAO General Accounting Office, U.S. Congress GHS Greenfield Health Systems GNP Gross national product HCFA Health Care Financing Administration, DHHS HCRIS Hospital Cost Report Information System, HCFA HIC Home Intensive Care, Inc. HMO Health maintenance organization HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration, PHS HSQB Health Standards and Quality Bureau, HCFA ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification IHS Indian Health Service IOM Institute of Medicine JCAH Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals (now JCAHO) JCAHO Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (formerly JCAH) LOS Length of stay LPN Licensed practical nurse

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Kidney Failure and the Federal Government LRD Living related donor MAAC Maximum allowable actual charge MADRS Medicare Automated Data Retrieval System, HCFA MCP Monthly capitation payment MEDPAR Medicare Provider Analysis and Review, HCFA MEDTEP Medical Treatment Effectiveness Program, PHS MFS Medicare fee schedule MIS Medical Information and Quality Assurance System, HCFA MMACS Medicare/Medicaid Automated Certification System, HCFA MOS Medical Outcomes Study MSA Metropolitan statistical area NAMCS National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, NCHS NAS National Academy of Sciences NCDC North Central Dialysis Centers NCDS National Cooperative Dialysis Study NCHS National Center for Health Statistics, PHS NCHSR & HCTA National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment (now AHCPR), PHS NIDDK National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH, PHS NIH National Institutes of Health, PHS NKF National Kidney Foundation NMC National Medical Care, Inc. NMCES National Medical Care Expenditure Survey, AHCPR, PHS OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (1981: Public Law 97-35; 1986: Public Law 99-509; 1987: Public Law 100-203;1989: Public Law 101-239; 1990: Public Law 101-508) OHTA Office of Health Technology Assessment, AHCPR, PHS OIG Office of the Inspector General, DHHS OPTN Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network ORD Office of Research and Demonstrations, HCFA OTA Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress PATBILL Medicare Inpatient Bills File PD Peritoneal dialysis PHS Public Health Service, DHHS PMMIS Program Management Medical Information System PMP Per million population PPCIS Physicians Practice Cost and Income Survey PPI Physician Performance Index PPO Preferred provider organization

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Kidney Failure and the Federal Government PPS Prospective Payment System PRA Panel reactive antibodies PRO Utilization and Quality Control Peer Review Organization ProPAC Prospective Payment Assessment Commission PRRB Provider Reimbursement Review Board PSRO Professional Standards Review Organization QA Quality assurance QRO Quality Review Organization R&D Research and development RFP Request for proposal RKDP Regional Kidney Disease Program RN Registered nurse ROE Return on equity SEOPF Southeast Organ Procurement Foundation SIP Sickness Impact Profile SMSA Standard metropolitan statistical area SNF Skilled nursing facility