Performance Improvement 1996. Appendix D. Glossary of Acronyms


ACCESS         Access to Community Care and Effective Services and Supports Program
ACF         Administration for Children and Families
ACYF         Administration on Children, Youth and Families
AHCPR         Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
AMC         academic medical center
AoA         Administration on Aging
AOD         alcohol and other drugs
ASPE         Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
ASSIST         Automated System for Survey Information and Statistical Tools
ATSDR         Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BDMP         Birth Defects Monitoring Program
BHP         benign prostatic hyperplasia
BPHC         Bureau of Primary Health Care
CABG         coronary artery bypass graft
CA/CN         child abuse/child neglect
CAHPS         Consumer Assessments of Health Plans Study
CBOs         community-based organizations
CCIs         comprehensive community initiatives
CDC         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CHC         Community Health Center
CIO         center, institute, office
CLPP         childhood lead poisoning prevention
C/MHCs         Community and Migrant Health Centers
CMHS         Center for Mental Health Services
CSAP         Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
DASH         Division of Adolescent and School Health
DCDC         Detailed Case Data Component
DPP         Demonstration Partnership Program
DRGs         Diagnosis-Related Groups
EACH         Essential Access Community Hospital
EBLLs         elevated blood lead levels
ENP         Elderly Nutrition Program
EPOC         Evaluation Policy Oversight Committee
EPSDT         early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment
FAS         fetal alcohol syndrome
FDA         Food and Drug Administration
FETP         Field Epidemiology Training Program
FIAC         fiacitibine
FIAU         fialuridine
FP/FS         Family Preservation and Family Support Services
FQHCs         Federally Qualified Health Centers
FY         fiscal year
GAO         General Accounting Office
GBS         Guillain-Barre syndrome
GME         graduate medical education
GPRA         Government Performance and Results Act
HBCUs         historically black colleges and universities
HBV         hepatitis B virus
HCD         human capital development
HCFA         Health Care Financing Administration
HHE         Health Hazard Evaluation program
HHS         Department of Health and Human Services
HMOs         health maintenance organizations
HRSA         Health Resources and Services Administration
ICs         institutes and centers
IHS         Indian Health Service
IMRs         infant mortality rates
IoM         Institute of Medicine
IV-D         child support enforcement programs
JOBS         Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training
K awards         NIH Career Development awards
KSI         Key States Initiative
LFA         labor force attachment
LIHEAP         Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
LPPB         Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (of CDC)
LPPP         Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
MARC         Minority Access to Research Careers
MCHB         Maternal and Child Health Bureau
MCO         managed care organization
MDD         Medications Development Division
ME/C         medical examiner or coroner
MECISP         Medical Examiner/Coroner Information-Sharing Program
MEDPAR         Medicare Provider Analysis and Review
MEDTEP         Medical Treatment Effectiveness Program
MEPS         Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys
MFP         multisystem family preservation
MFS         Medicare fee schedule
MLHP         midlevel health providers
MQSA         Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992
NPDB         National Practitioner Data Bank
NCANDS         National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System
NCCDPHP         National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
NCHS         National Center for Health Statistics
NCP         National Cancer Program
NCRR         National Center for Research Resources
NDAs         New Drug Applications
NDI         National Death Index
NHAMCS         National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
NHANES         National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NHIS         National Health Interview Survey
NHLBI         National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NIAAA         National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NICHD         National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
NIDA         National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDDK         National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
NIDR         National Institute of Dental Research
NIH         National Institutes of Health
NIMH         National Institute of Mental Health
NINR         National Institute of Nursing Research
NIP         National Immunization Program
NLM         National Library of Medicine
NLTN         National Laboratory Training Network
NNIS         National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance program
NRSA         National Research Service Award
NSF         National Science Foundation
NTIES         National Treatment Improvement Evaluation Study
NTIS         National Technical Information Service
OAA         Older Americans Act
OASH         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
OASPE         Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation
OCS         Office of Community Services
OCSE         Office of Child Support Enforcement
ODPHP         Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
OEI         Office of Evaluations and Inspections
OIG         Office of the Inspector General
OMH         Office of Minority Health
OPA         Office of Public Affairs
OPEL         Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Legislation
OPHS         Office of Public Health and Science
OPO         Organ Procurement Organization
OPPE         Office of Program Planning and Evaluation
ORD         Office of Research and Demonstrations
ORHP         Office of Rural Health Policy
ORI         Office of Research Integrity
OWH         Office of Women's Health
PDQ         Physician Data Query
PDUFA         Prescription Drug User Fee Act
PESD         Post-Employment Services Demonstration
PFS         Parents' Fair Share
PIC         Policy Information Center
PP         permanency planning
PTCA         percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
RHCT         Rural Health Care Transition
RPCH         Rural Primary Care Hospital
RWCA         Ryan White Care Act
SAMHSA         Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SDC         Summary Data Component
SSI         Supplemental Security Income
TMRC         Technical Merit Review Committee
TRIM2         Transfer Income Model-Number 2
UDS         Uniform Data System
URS         Uniform Reporting System
VA         Department of Veterans Affairs
WINGS         Women and Infant Nurturing Services