Acronyms


ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

AHCPR

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

AHIMA

American Health Information Management Association

AIDS

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

AMA

American Medical Association

ANSI

American National Standards Institute

ASTM

American Society for Testing and Materials

ATM

Automated teller machine


BCBSA

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association


CABG

Coronary artery bypass graft

CHMIS

Community Health Management Information System

CPR

Computer-based patient record


DRG

Diagnosis-related group

DVA

Department of Veterans Affairs


EDS

Electronic Data Systems

EFT

Electronic funds transfer

ERISA

Employment Retirement Insurance Security Act

ESRD

End-stage renal disease



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--> Acronyms ADA Americans with Disabilities Act AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research AHIMA American Health Information Management Association AIDS Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AMA American Medical Association ANSI American National Standards Institute ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials ATM Automated teller machine BCBSA Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association CABG Coronary artery bypass graft CHMIS Community Health Management Information System CPR Computer-based patient record DRG Diagnosis-related group DVA Department of Veterans Affairs EDS Electronic Data Systems EFT Electronic funds transfer ERISA Employment Retirement Insurance Security Act ESRD End-stage renal disease

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--> FCRA Fair Credit Reporting Act FOIA Freedom of Information Act FOIL Freedom of Information Law HCFA Health Care Financing Administration HDO Health database organization HIC Health Insurance Claim (number, for Medicare beneficiaries) HIV Human immunodeficiency virus HMO Health maintenance organization HSA Health Security Act ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision, clinical modifications (for use in the United States) ID Personal identifier IOM Institute of Medicine IPA Independent practice association IRB Institutional review board IRS Internal Revenue Service MEDTEP Medical Treatment Effectiveness Program (of AHCPR) NAHDO National Association of Health Data Organizations NAIC National Association of Insurance Commissioners NCHS National Center for Health Statistics NRC National Research Council OTA Office of Technology Assessment PHCCCC Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council PIC Personal identification code PIN Personal identification number PORT Patient Outcomes Research Team (in MEDTEP program) PPO Preferred provider organization PPRC Physician Payment Review Commission PPSC Privacy Protection Study Commission PRO (Medicare) Peer Review Organization QA/QI Quality assurance/quality improvement RHIG Rochester Health Information Group SPARCS Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System SSA Social Security Administration SSN Social Security number

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--> TPA Third-party administrator TPP Third-party payer UB-82 Uniform Bill (1982) (a HCFA-mandated claim form for inpatient care) UB-92 Uniform Bill (1992) UCDS Uniform Clinical Data Set UHDDS Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set UPIN Universal physician identification number USDHEW U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare USDHHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services VHCA Vermont Health Care Authority WEDI Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange