Acronyms – Healthcare Information Technology

ACO – Accountable Care Organization

ADPH – Alabama Department of Public Health

A/I/U – Adopt, Implement Upgrade

ANSI – American National Standards Institute

APMs – Alternative Payment Models

BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield

CAH – Critical Access Hospital

CARC  – Claim Adjustment Reason Code

CCDA – Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture

CCI – Correct Coding Initiative

CDA – Clinical Document Architecture

CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDS – Clinical Decision Support

CHERT – Certified Electronic Health Record Technology

CHIP – Children’s Health Insurance Program

CHPL – Certified Health Information Technology Product List

CLIA – Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments

CMS – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

COB – Coordination of Benefits

CPT – Current Procedural Terminology

CQM – Clinical Quality Measure

CY – Calendar Year

DME – Durable Medical Equipment

EC – Eligible Clinician

EDI – Electronic Data Interchange

EH – Eligible Hospital

EHR – Electronic Health Record

EFT – Electronic Funds Transfer

EOB – Explanation of Benefits

EP – Eligible Professional

ERA – Electronic Remittance Advise

FY – Fiscal Year

HCPCS – Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System

HEDIS – Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Sets

HHS – Department of Health and Human Services

HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIT – Health Information Technology

HITECH – Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health

HL7 – Health Level Seven

HPSA – Health Professional Shortage Area

ICD-9 – International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision

ICD-10 – International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision

ISP – Internet Service Provider

LOINC – Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes

MAC – Medicare Administrative Contractor

MACRA – Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

MIPS – Merit-Based Incentive Payment System

MPFS – Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

MU – Meaningful Use

NCQA – National Committee for Quality Assurance

NDC – National Drug Code

NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology

NPI – National Provider Identifier

ONC – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

PCMH – Patient Centered Medical Home

PECOS – Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System

PHI – Protected Health Information

PM – Practice Management

PQRS – Physicians Quality Reporting System

RARC – Remittance Advise Remark Code

RAC – Recovery Audit Contractor

SGR – Sustainable Growth Rate

Snomed CT – Sytematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms

TIN – Tax Identification Number

VBM – Value Base

VBP – Value Based Payment