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Acronyms anct InitiaTisms ACRONYMS AND INITIALISMS AAA AAHA AARP ADL AHCA - Area Agency on Aging American Association of Homes for the Aging American Association of Retired Persons Activities of Daily Living American Health Care Association AoA - Administration on Aging ASHFLCD- Association of State Health Facility Licensing and Certification Directors DRG - Diagnosis-Related Group GAO - U.S. General Accounting Office HCFA - Health Care Financing Administration (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) HEW - U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare HHA - Home Health Agency HHS - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HSQB - Health Standards Quality Bureau (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration) ICE - Intermediate Care Facility IOC - Inspection of Care IOM - Institute of Medicine 405

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406 / ACRONYMS AND INITIALIS3IS IPR - Independent Professional Review JCAH - Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals MMACS - Medicare Medicaid Automated Certif ication System NCCNHR - National Citizen's Coalition for Nursing Home Reform NCHS - National Center for Health Statistics NIA - National Institute on Aging NNHS - National Nursing Home Survey OAA - Older Americans Act ONHA - Office of Nursing Home Affairs ORD - Office of Research and Development (U.S. - Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration) OTA - Office of Technology Assessment (U.S. Congress) PRO - Professional Standards Review Organization SNF - Skilled Nursing Facility SSA - Social Security Administration SSI - Supplemental Security Income UR - Utilization Review VA - U.S. Veterans Administration