Acronyms and Abbreviations

ABCTM

achievable benchmarks of care

ACoS-CoC

American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer

ACR

American College of Radiology

ACS

American Cancer Society

AHRQ

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AJCC

American Joint Committee on Cancer

AMI

acute myocardial infarction

ASCO

American Society of Clinical Oncology

BCS

breast conserving surgery

CAHPS

Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey

CARES

Cancer Rehabilitation Evaluation System

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CFHCC

Central Florida Health Care Coalition

CPR

computer-based patient record

CRN

Cancer Research Network

CSS

Cancer Surveillance System

DCS

ductal carcinoma in situ

DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services

DQIP

Diabetes Quality Indicator Project

DRGs

diagnosis related groups



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Enhancing DATA SYSTEMS to Improve the Quality of CANCER Care Acronyms and Abbreviations ABCTM achievable benchmarks of care ACoS-CoC American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer ACR American College of Radiology ACS American Cancer Society AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AJCC American Joint Committee on Cancer AMI acute myocardial infarction ASCO American Society of Clinical Oncology BCS breast conserving surgery CAHPS Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey CARES Cancer Rehabilitation Evaluation System CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CFHCC Central Florida Health Care Coalition CPR computer-based patient record CRN Cancer Research Network CSS Cancer Surveillance System DCS ductal carcinoma in situ DHHS Department of Health and Human Services DQIP Diabetes Quality Indicator Project DRGs diagnosis related groups

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Enhancing DATA SYSTEMS to Improve the Quality of CANCER Care EPCs evidence-based practice centers EOD extent of disease FACCT Foundation for Accountability FACT-B Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast quality-of-life instrument FDA Food and Drug Administration FOIA Freedom of Information Act of 1966 HCFA Health Care Financing Administration HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project HEDIS® Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HMO Health Maintenance Organization IACR International Association of Cancer Registries IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer IHA Independent Health Association IMSystem® Indicator Measurement System IOM Institute of Medicine JCAHO Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations NAACCR North American Association of Centralized Cancer Registries NAMCS National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey NCCCS National Coordinating Council for Cancer Surveillance NCCN National Comprehensive Cancer Network NCDB National Cancer Data Base NCHS National Center for Heath Statistics NCI National Cancer Institute NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance NIH National Institutes of Health NMFS National Mortality Followback Survey NPCR National Program of Cancer Registries PCE Patient Care Evaluation study PCS Patterns of Care Study PGBH Pacific Business Group on Health PPMC Physician Practice Management Company PPO preferred provider organization PROs peer review organizations QCCC Quality of Cancer Care Committee QuIC Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force

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Enhancing DATA SYSTEMS to Improve the Quality of CANCER Care Q-Span expanding and improving quality of care measures SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program SS summary stage TNM tumor, node, metastasis VA Department of Veterans Affairs

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