Common Medical Technology Acronyms and Abbreviations

Common Medical Technology Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACA – Affordable Care Act

ACHN – Alabama Coordinated Health Network

ACO – Accountable Care Organization

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act

ADPH – Alabama Department of Public Health

A/I/U – Adopt, Implement Upgrade

AHA – American Hospital Association

AHIMA – American Health Information Management Association

AHQA – American Health Quality Association

AHRQ – American Healthcare Research and Quality

ALBME – Alabama Board of Medical Examiners & Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama

ALOMA – Alabama Osteopathic Medicine Association

ANSI – American National Standards Institute

APC – Ambulatory Procedure Codes

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

CCM – Chronic Care Management

CDA – Clinical Document Architecture

CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDS – Clinical Decision Support

CDR – Computerized Data Repository

CHERT – Certified Electronic Health Record Technology

CHIP – Children’s Health Insurance Program

CHPL – Certified Health Information Technology Product List

CLIA – Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments

CME – Continuing Medical Education

CMS – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

COB – Coordination of Benefits

CPM – Clinical Performance Measure

CPR – Computerized Patient Record

CPT – Current Procedural Terminology

CQM – Clinical Quality Measure

CRNP – Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

CY – Calendar Year

DHCP – Delivering Healthcare Professional

DHS – Department of Health and Human Services

DME – Durable Medical Equipment

DQIP – Diabetes Quality Improvement Project

DRG – Diagnosis Related Group

EC – Eligible Clinician

EDI – Electronic Data Interchange

EH – Eligible Hospital

EHR – Electronic Health Record

EIN – Employer Identification Number

EMR – Electronic Medical Record

EFT – Electronic Funds Transfer

EOB – Explanation of Benefits

EOL – End of Life

EP – Eligible Professional

EPCS – Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances

ERA – Electronic Remittance Advice

ERX – Electronic Prescribing

FDA – Food and Drug Administration

FFS – Fee for Service

FFY – Federal Fiscal Year

FHIE – Federal Health Information Exchange

FPL – Federal Poverty Level

FQHC – Federally Qualified Health Clinic

FY – Fiscal Year

HCC – Hierarchical Condition Category

HCFA – Health Care Finance Administration (Now called CMS)

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

HIS – Health Information System

HIT – Health Information Technology

HITECH – Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health

HL7 – Health Level Seven

HIMSS – Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

HOS – Health Outcome Survey

HPSA – Health Professional Shortage Area

HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration

IA – Improvement Activities

ICD-9 – International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision

ICD-10 – International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision

IOM – Institute of Medicine

IOT – Internet of Things

ISP – Internet Service Provider

IT – Information Technology

JCAHO – Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

LOINC – Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes

MAC – Medicare Administrative Contractor

MACRA – Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

MASA – Medical Association of the State of Alabama

MDS – Minimum Data Set

MedPAC – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

MEPS – Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

MGMA – Medical Group Management Association

MHS – Military Health System

MIPS – Merit-Based Incentive Payment System

MSIS – Medicaid Statistical Information Set

MPFS – Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

MTF – Military Treatment Facility

MU – Meaningful Use

NCI – National Cancer Institute

NCCI – National Correct Coding Initiative

NCPDP – National Council for Prescription Drug Programs

NCPS – National Center for Patient Saftey

NCQA – National Committee for Quality Assurance

NCVHA – National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

NDC – National Drug Code

NHCPI – National Health Care Purchasing Institute

NIH – National Institutes of Health

NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology

NPI – National Provider Identifier

NQF – National Quality Forum

NSQIP – National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

NUCC – National Uniform Claim Committee

OCR– Office of Civil Rights

ONC – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

OPM – U.S. Office of Personnel Management

ORYX – JCAHO’s Performance Measurement Initiative

PCC – Patient Care Component

PCMH – Patient Centered Medical Home

PECOS – Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System

PHI – Protected Health Information

PI – Promoting Interoperability

PM – Practice Management

PQRS – Physicians Quality Reporting System

PSTF – Patient Safety Task Force

QA – Quality Assurance

QIO – Quality Improvement Organization

QUERI – Quality Enhancement Research Initiative

QUISMC – Quality Improvement System for Managed Care

RAF – Risk Adjustment Factor

RARC – Remittance Advice Remark Code

RAC – Recovery Audit Contractor

RDP – Remote Desktop Connection

RHC – Rural Health Clinic

RPM – Remote Patient Monitoring

SCHIP – State Children’s Health Insurance Program

SCRIPT – Study of Clinically Relevant Indicators for Pharmacologic Therapy

SEER – Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results

SGR – Sustainable Growth Rate

SNOMED – Systemized Nomenclature of Human and Veterinary Medicine

Snomed CT – Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms

SSI – Supplemental Security Income

TIN – Tax Identification Number

TMA – TRICARE Management Activity

TOPS – TRICARE Operational Performance Statements

TPE – Targeted Probe and Educate

UMLS – Unified Medical Language System

UPN – Universal Product Number

UPIN – Unique Physician Identification Number

VA – Veterans Administration

VBM – Value-Based Modifier

VBP – Value Based Payment

VHA – Veterans Health Administration

VISNs – Veterans Integrated Service Networks

VPN – Virtual Private Network