Opportunities for Engaging Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Providers in Health Information Exchange Activities: Exchanging Interoperable Patient Assessment Information. Acronym List

12/01/2011

AAPM&R   American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
ACRM   American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
AMRPA   American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association
ARRA   American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
ASIA   American Spinal Injury Association
ASPE   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  
 
BBA   Balanced Budget Amendment of 1997
BBRA   Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999
BIPA   Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000  
 
CAM   Confusion Assessment Method
CARE   Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation
CFR   Code of Federal Regulations
CHI   Consolidated Health Informatics Initiative
CIHI   Canadian Institute for Health Information
CMS   Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (formerly HCFA)  
CoP   Medicare Conditions of Participation
CPS   Cognitive Performance Scale
 
DRA   Deficit Reduction Act of 2005  
 
EHR   Electronic health record  
 
FAR   Federal Acquisition Regulations
FHA   Federal Health Architecture
FIM®   Functional Independence Measure  
FR   Federal Register
FRGs   Functional Related Groups
 
HCFA   Health Care Financing Administration (predecessor to CMS)  
HHA   Home health agency
HHS   U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIT   Health information technology
HITPC   Health IT Policy Council
HITSP   Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel
HL7   Health Level Seven
HRCA   Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged
 
IHE   Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (HIMSS)
interRAI   inter[national]RAI. These are the developers of the MDS.
IOM   Institute of Medicine
IP   Intellectual property
IRF   Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
IRF-PAI   Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility-Patient Assessment Instrument  
 
LOINC   Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes  
LTC   Long-term care
LTCH   Long-term care hospital
LTCI   Long-term care insurance [Japan]
 
MDS   Minimum Data Set
MDS-PAC   Minimum Data Set-Post-Acute Care  
 
NARF   National Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
NCVHS   National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics  
NLM   National Library of Medicine
 
OASIS   Outcome and ASsessment Information Set
OBQI   Outcome-Based Quality Improvement
OBRA   Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987
OMB   U.S. Office of Management and Budget
ONC   Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology  
 
PAC   Post-acute care
PHQ   Patient Health Questionnaire
PPS   Prospective Payment System  
 
RAI   Resident Assessment Instrument
RAI-MH   Resident Assessment Instrument for Mental Health
RAI-NH   Resident Assessment Instrument for Nursing Homes [Spain]  
RAP   Resident Assessment Protocol
RELMA   Regenstrief LOINC mapping assistant
RFP   Request for Proposal
RTI   Research Triangle Institute
RUG   Resource Utilization Group
 
SDO   Standards development organization
SNF   Skilled nursing facility
SNOMED-CT   Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms  
 
TEFRA   Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982  
 
UBFA   University of Buffalo Foundation Activities, Inc.
UDS   Uniform Data System (later became UDSMR)  
UDSMR   Uniform National Data System for Medical Rehabilitation
UMLS   Unified Medical Language System
USPTO   U.S. Office of Patents and Trademarks
 
VA   U.S. Veteran's Administration  

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