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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2007. Rewarding Provider Performance: Aligning Incentives in Medicare. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11723.
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Acronym List

ABIM American Board of Internal Medicine

ABMS American Board of Medical Specialties

ACC American College of Cardiology

ACHP Alliance of Community Health Plans

ACP American College of Physicians

AMA American Medical Association

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AQA Ambulatory care Quality Alliance

BIPA Benefits Improvement and Protection Act

CAHPS Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems

CHI Consolidated Health Informatics

CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

DHHS Department of Health and Human Services

DRG diagnosis-related group

EHR electronic health record

ESRD end-stage renal disease

GAO Government Accountability Office

GDP gross domestic product

GP general practitioner

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2007. Rewarding Provider Performance: Aligning Incentives in Medicare. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11723.
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HEDIS Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set

HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HMO health maintenance organization

HQA Hospital Quality Alliance

IHA Integrated Healthcare Association

IOM Institute of Medicine

MedPAC Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance

NHIN National Health Information Network

NHS National Health Service

NQCB National Quality Coordination Board

PDCA (PDSA) Plan-Do-Check/Study-Act

PPO preferred provider organization

RHIO Regional Health Information Organization

RBRVS resource-based relative value scale

RFR reduction in failure rate

SCHIP State Children’s Health Insurance Program

SGR sustainable growth rate

SNF skilled nursing facility

STS Society of Thoracic Surgeons

USRDS United States Renal Data System

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2007. Rewarding Provider Performance: Aligning Incentives in Medicare. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11723.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2007. Rewarding Provider Performance: Aligning Incentives in Medicare. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11723.
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The third installment in the Pathways to Quality Health Care series, Rewarding Provider Performance: Aligning Incentives in Medicare, continues to address the timely topic of the quality of health care in America. Each volume in the series effectively evaluates specific policy approaches within the context of improving the current operational framework of the health care system. The theme of this particular book is the staged introduction of pay for performance into Medicare. Pay for performance is a strategy that financially rewards health care providers for delivering high-quality care. Building on the findings and recommendations described in the two companion editions, Performance Measurement and Medicare's Quality Improvement Organization Program, this book offers options for implementing payment incentives to provide better value for America’s health care investments.

This book features conclusions and recommendations that will be useful to all stakeholders concerned with improving the quality and performance of the nation’s health care system in both the public and private sectors.

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