Opportunities for Engaging Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Providers in Health Information Exchange Activities: Exchanging Interoperable Patient Assessment Information. Appendix M: Terms and Acronyms

12/01/2011

The following is a list of terms and acronyms used through the main report and accompanying appendices.

  Term/Acronym     Description  
6MWT   Six Minute Walk Test  
 
AAPM&R   American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation  
ACA   Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or Affordable Care Act)  
ACO   Accountable Care Organization  
ACRM   American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine  
ACTB   Authorized Certification and Testing Bodies for Meaningful Use (http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&mode=2&objID=3120)
ADL   Activity of Daily Living  
ADR   Adverse Drug Reaction  
AHIMA   American Health Information Management Association  
AHRQ   Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  
AL   Assisted Living  
AMRPA   American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association  
ANSI   American National Standards Institute  
ARRA   American Recovery and Reinvestment Act  
ASIA   American Spinal Injury Association  
ASPE   HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
ASTM   American Society for Testing and Materials  
ATCB   Authorized Testing and Certification Body  
 
BBA   Balanced Budget Amendment  
BBRA   Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Balanced Budget Refinement Act  
BBS   Berg Balance Scale  
BETOS   Berenson and Eggers Type Of Service  
BIMS   Brief Interview for Mental Status  
BIPA   Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act  
BPH   Benign Prostate Hyperplasia  
 
CAA   CARE Area Assessment  
CAD   Coronary Artery Disease  
CAM   Confusion Assessment Method  
CAP   Clinical Assessment Protocol  
CARE   Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation  
CCD   Continuity of Care Document  
CCHIT   Certification Commission for Health IT  
CCR   Continuity of Care Record  
CDA   Clinical Document Architecture  
CDA R2   Clinical Document Architecture Release 2  
CDC   HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  
CES   Center for Epidemiologic Studies  
CES-D   Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale  
CFR   Code of Federal Regulations  
CHESS Scale   Changes in Health, End-stage disease, and Signs and Symptoms Scale  
CHI   Consolidated Health Informatics  
CID   Concept ID  
CIHI   Canadian Institute for Health Information  
CMAI   Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory  
CMS   HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  
CoP   Conditions of Participation  
COPD   Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease  
CORE   Colorado Outcome Reporting and Enhancement  
CORHIO   Colorado Regional Health Information Organization  
CPS   Cognitive Performance Scale  
CVA   Cerebrovascular Accident  
CVX   Codes for Vaccine Administered  
 
Direct Project   The Direct Project, launched in March 2010, is developing standards and services required to enable secure, directed health information exchange at a more local and less complex level among trusted providers in support of stage 1 Meaningful Use incentive requirements (e.g., a primary care provider sending a referral or care summary to a local specialist electronically, or a physician requesting lab tests electronically). (http://directproject.org/)  
DM   Diabetes Mellitus  
DRA   Deficit Reduction Act  
DRS   Depression Rating Scale  
DSTU   Draft Standard for Trial Use  
DVT   Deep Venous Thrombosis  
 
EH   Eligible Hospital  
EHR   Electronic Health Record  
EMR   Electronic Medical Record  
EP Eligible Professional  
EPESE Battery   Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly Battery  
ER   Emergency Room  
 
FACA   Federal Advisory Committee  
FAR   Federal Acquisition Regulation  
FHA   Federal Health Architecture  
FIM   Functional Independence Measure  
FR   Federal Register  
FRG   Functional Related Group  
FSN   Fully Specified Name  
 
GEC   Geriatrics and Extended Care  
GERD   Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease  
 
HC   Home Care  
HCFA   HHS Health Care Financing Administration (now CMS)  
HHA   Home Health Agency  
HHS   U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  
HIE   Health Information Exchange  
HIEO   Health Information Exchange Organization  
HIEP   Health Information Exchange Project  
HIO   Health Information Organization  
HIPAA   Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act  
HIT (or Health IT)  Health Information Technology  
HITECH Act   Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act  
HITPC   Health IT Policy Council  
HITSP   Health Information Technology Standards Panel  
HL7   Health Level 7 (or Seven)  
HOS   Medicare Health Outcomes Survey  
HQMF   Health Quality Measures Format  
HRCA   Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged  
HSR&D   VHA Health Services Research and Development  
 
ICD   International Classification of Diseases  
IDS   Integrated Delivery System  
IG   Implementation Guide  
IHE   Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise  
IHTSDO   International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization  
IMPACT Program Improving Massachusetts Post-Acute Care Transfers Program  
Interoperability   Ability to exchange and use information between EHR systems.  Systems can interact and work together.
interRAI   International Resident Assessment Instrument  
IOM   Institute of Medicine  
IP   Intellectual Property  
IRF   Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility  
IRF-PAI   Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility - Patient Assessment Instrument  
IT   Information Technology  
 
JAMIA   Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  
 
KeyHIE   Keystone Health Information Exchange  
 
LCCWG   Longitudinal Coordination of Care Workgroup  
LOINC   Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Code  
LTC   Long-Term Care  
LTCF   Long-Term Care Facilities  
LTCH   Long-Term Care Hospital  
LTCI   Long-Term Care Insurance  
LTPAC   Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (or Post-Acute and Long-Term Care)  
 
MDCN   Medicare Data Collection Network  
MDQ   Mood Disorder Questionnaire  
MDRO   Multidrug Resistant Organism  
MDS   Minimum Data Set  
Meaningful Use   The incentives under HITECH are available to eligible professionals and hospitals for their “meaningful use” of certified EHRs (i.e., for e-prescribing; health information exchange to improve quality of care, such as care coordination; and reporting of quality measures).  
MedPAC   Medicare Payment Advisory Commission  
MMSEA   Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act  
MoM   Model of Meaning  
MOU (or MoU)   Memorandum of Understanding  
Model of Use  
MR/DD   Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities  
MS   Multiple Sclerosis  
MU   Meaningful Use  
 
NARF   National Association of Rehabilitation Facilities  
NCHS   National Center for Health Statistics  
NCIRD   National Center of Immunization and Respiratory Diseases  
NCPDP   National Council for Prescription Drug Programs  
NCPDP SCRIPT   National Council for Prescription Drug Programs Script (prescription script) Standard  
NCVHS   National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics  
NGA   National Governors Association  
NLM   National Library of Medicine  
NQF   National Quality Forum  
NwHIN   Nationwide Health Information Technology Infrastructure  
 
OASIS   Outcome and Assessment Information Set  
OBQI   Outcome-Based Quality Improvement  
OBRA   Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act  
OMB   U.S. Office of Management and Budget  
ONC   Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology  
ONC-ACTB   Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology - Authorized Certification and Testing Body  
 
PAC   Post-Acute Care  
PAI   Patient Assessment Instrument  
PHMR   Personal Healthcare Monitoring Report  
PHQ   Patient Health Questionnaire  
POMA   Tinettis Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment  
PPS   Prospective Payment System  
PQRI   Physician Quality Reporting System  
PTSD   Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder  
PVD   Peripheral Vascular Disease  
 
QIO   Quality Improvement Organization  
QRDA   Quality Reporting Document Architecture  
 
RA   Rheumatoid Arthritis  
RAI   Resident Assessment Instrument  
RAP   Resident Assessment Protocol  
RELMA   Regenstrief LOINC Mapping Assistant  
RFP   Request for Proposal  
RIM   Reference Information Model  
RMIM   Refined Message Information Model  
RTI   Research Triangle  
RUG   Resource Utilization Group  
 
S&I Framework   Standards and Interoperability Framework  
S&I Initiative  Standards and Interoperability Initiative  
SAAM   Semi-Annual Assessment of Members  
SCHIP   State Children’s Health Insurance Program  
SDE   State Designated Entity  
SDO   Standards Development Organization  
SDTC   Structured Document Technical Committee  
SMHP   State Medicaid HIT Plan  
SNF   Skilled Nursing Facility  
SNOMED   Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine  
SNOMED-CT   Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine - Clinical Terms  
STRIVE   Staff Time and Resource Intensity Verification  
SWG   Sub-Workgroup  
 
TBI   Traumatic Brain Injury  
TEFRA   Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act  
ToC   Transitions of Care  
 
UBFA   University of Buffalo Foundation Activities, Inc.  
UCHSC   University of Colorado Center for Health Services Research  
UDS   Uniform Data System  
UDSmr   University National Data System for Medical Rehabilitation  
UMLS   Unified Medical Language System  
UPMC   University of Pittsburgh Medical Center  
USPTO   U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  
UTI   Urinary Tract Infection  
UTF   Universal Transfer Form  
 
VA   U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  
VA GEC   VA Geriatrics and Extended Care  
VES   Vulnerable Elders Survey  
VHA   Veterans Health Administration  
VNSNY   Visiting Nurse Services of New York  
 
XML   Extensive Markup Language (rules for encoding document to be machine-readable)  
XSD   XML Schema Document  

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