Performance Measurement in the Hospital Outpatient Setting. Glossary of Abbreviations


Abbreviation Definition
Glossary of Abbreviations
ACOVE Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders, a set of performance measures developed by RAND and UCLA
ACR American College of Radiology
ABIM American Board of Internal Medicine
ACC American College of Cardiology
AGAI American Gastroenterological Association Institute
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AMA American Medical Association
AMI Acute myocardial infarction
APC Ambulatory Payment Classification
APU Annual payment update, and adjustment factor to CMS payment rates
AQA Ambulatory Quality Alliance
ARBs Angiostensin receptor blocker
ASC Ambulatory surgical center
ASCO American Society for Clinical Oncology
ASPE Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
ASSIST Assessing Symptoms Side Effects and Indicators of Supportive Treatment
CAD Coronary artery disease
CAHPS Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, a suite of patient experience surveys
CHF Congestive heart failure
CLFS Clinical laboratory fee schedule
CLIA Clinical laboratory improvement amendments
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CPT Current Procedural Terminology
CT Computed tomography scan
DRA Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
ED Emergency department
E&M Evaluation and management
EHR Electronic health record
FY Fiscal year
GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI Gastrointestinal
HCAHPS Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
HCPCS Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
HOPS Hospital Outpatient Setting (distinct from the ED)
HQA Hospital Quality Alliance
ICD-9 International Classification of Disease Version 9
ICSI Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
IOM Institute of Medicine
IT Information technology
LVSD Left ventricular systolic dysfunction
MedPAC Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
MQSA Mammography Quality Standards Act
NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance
NCCN National Cancer Care Network
NQF National Quality Forum
OFMQ Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality
OPPS Outpatient Prospective Payment System
P4P Pay for performance
P4R Pay for reporting
PCI Percutaneous coronary intervention
PCPI Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, AMA
PQRI Physician Quality Reporting Initiative
PSI Patient Safety Indicators, a set of patient safety measures developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
QOPI Quality Oncology Practice Initiative
RHQDAPU Reporting Hospital Quality Data for Annual Payment Update, CMS’ quality reporting program for inpatient prospective payment hospitals
RUC Relative Value Scale Update Committee
SCIP Surgical Care Improvement Project
TRHCA Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006

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