CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CHIP

Child Health Insurance Program

CIP

consumer information program

CPCRA

Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS


DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services

DSH

disproportionate share hospital


ELISA

enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay


FDA

Food and Drug Administration


HCFA

Health Care Financing Administration

HEDIS

Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

HRSA

Health Resources and Services Administration


IOM

Institute of Medicine

IDU

injection drug users


JCAHO

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations


MCHB

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

MCO

managed care organization

MSA

metropolitan statistical area

MSAFP

maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein


NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NCQA

National Committee for Quality Assurance

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NMA

National Medical Association

NRC

National Research Council

NTD

neural tube defect


OPA

Office of Population Affairs


PACTG

Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group

PCP

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

PCR

polymerase chain reaction

PGEP

Perinatal Guidelines Evaluation Project



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