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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2014. The Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Preparedness Resources and Programs: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18755.
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Acronyms

ACA Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
ACO accountable care organization
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
ASPR Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS)
   
CHNA community health needs assessment
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
   
DSH disproportionate share hospital
   
EHR electronic health record
   
FQHC federally qualified health center
   
HERD Health Care Emergency Response Data System
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIE health information exchange
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HITECH Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act
HL7 Health Level Seven
HPP hospital preparedness program
   
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2014. The Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Preparedness Resources and Programs: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18755.
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IEP information exchange portal
ILI influenza-like illness
IOM Institute of Medicine
   
KHIN Kansas Health Information Network
   
MHPAEA Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
   
ONC Office of the National Coordinator (HHS)
   
PCORI Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
   
SHIN-NY Statewide Health Information Network of New York
SNS strategic national stockpile
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2014. The Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Preparedness Resources and Programs: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18755.
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Many of the elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect in 2014, and with the establishment of many new rules and regulations, there will continue to be significant changes to the United States health care system. It is not clear what impact these changes will have on medical and public health preparedness programs around the country. Although there has been tremendous progress since 2005 and Hurricane Katrina, there is still a long way to go to ensure the health security of the Country. There is a commonly held notion that preparedness is separate and distinct from everyday operations, and that it only affects emergency departments. But time and time again, catastrophic events challenge the entire health care system, from acute care and emergency medical services down to the public health and community clinic level, and the lack of preparedness of one part of the system places preventable stress on other components. The implementation of the ACA provides the opportunity to consider how to incorporate preparedness into all aspects of the health care system.

The Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Preparedness Resources and Programs is the summary of a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events in November 2013 to discuss how changes to the health system as a result of the ACA might impact medical and public health preparedness programs across the nation. This report discusses challenges and benefits of the Affordable Care Act to disaster preparedness and response efforts around the country and considers how changes to payment and reimbursement models will present opportunities and challenges to strengthen disaster preparedness and response capacities.

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