Performance Improvement 1997. Appendix D. Glossary of Acronyms


ACF         Administration for Children and Families
ACYF         Administration for Children, Youth, and Families
AETC         AIDS Education and Training Center
AFDC         Aid to Families With Dependent Children
AHCCCS         Arizona Health Care Cost-Containment System
AHCPR         Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
ALTCS         Arizona Long-Term Care System
AoA         Administration on Aging
ASC         Ambulatory-Sensitive Care
ASMB         Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget
ASPE         (Office of the) Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
ATSDR         Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BHP         Bureau of Health Professions
BHS         Behavioral Health Services
BPHC         Bureau of Primary Health Care
CARE         Comprehensive AIDS Recovery Emergency Act
CCN         Community Care Network
CDC         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDP         Chronic Disease Prevention
CEA         Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
CMHC         Community and Migrant Health Centers
CONQUEST         Computerized Needs-Oriented Quality Measurement Evaluation System
CPCP         Comprehensive Perinatal Care Program
CPMS         Comprehensive Performance Monitoring System
CPS         Current Population Survey
CTCG         Clinical Telemedicine Cooperative Group
DHF         Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
DYFS         Division of Youth and Family Services
EHS         Early Head Start
EMS         Emergency Medical Services
EMSC         Emergency Medical Services for Children
ENP         Elderly Nutrition Program
EPOC         Evaluation Policy Oversight Committee
FDA         Food and Drug Administration
FETP         Field Epidemiology Training Program
FLAPS         Food Label and Package Survey
FQHC         Federally Qualified Health Centers
FY         Fiscal Year
GAO         Government Accounting Office
GME         Graduate Medical Education
GPRA         Government Performance and Results Act
HBCU         Historically Black Colleges and Universities
HCFA         Health Care Financing Administration
HCH         Health Care for the Homeless
HEDIS         Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set
HHE         Health Hazard Evaluation
HHS         (Department of) Health and Human Services
HRET         Hospital Research and Educational Trust
HRSA         Health Resources and Services Administration
HRT         Harlem Railyards Transportation
IC's         Institutes and Centers
IHS         Indian Health Service
IMG         International Medical Graduate
INS         Immigration and Naturalization Service
JOBS         Job Opportunities and Basic Skills
JOLI         Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals
KDA         Knowledge, Development, and Application
MDD         Medications Development Division
MEDTEP         Medical Treatment Effectiveness Program
MQSA         Mammography Quality Standards Act
NARDP         Navajo Alcohol Rehabilitation Demonstration Program
NCCAN         National Center for Child Abuse and Neglect
NCHS         National Center for Health Statistics
NCVS         National Credential Verification System
NETSS         National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance
NEXT         Nationwide Evaluation of X-Ray Trends
NHLBI         National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NICHD         National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
NIDDK         National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
NIDR         National Institute of Dental Research
NIGMS         National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIH         National Institutes of Health
NIOSH         National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
NIS         National Immunization Survey
NLEA         Nutrition Labeling and Education Act
NLTN         National Laboratory Training Network
NNIS         National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System
NTIS         National Technical Information Service
OCS         Oregon Consumer Scorecard
OEI         Office of Evaluations and Inspections
OHP         Oregon Health Plan
OHPA         Office of the Health Plan Administrator
OIG         Office of the Inspector General
OPEL         Office of Planning, Evaluation and Legislation
OPHS         Office of Public Health and Science
OPO         Organ Procurement Organization
ORD         Office of Research and Demonstrations
ORI         Office of Research Integrity
PBM         Pharmacy Benefit Management
PDUFA         Prescription Drug User Fee Act
PHLIS         Public Health Laboratory Information System
PHS         Public Health Service
PIC         Policy Information Center
PPIP         Putting Prevention Into Practice
PPR         Physician Payment Reform
PRO         Peer Review Organization
RRM         Resource Requirements Methodology
RTC         Regional Treatment Center
SAMHSA         Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SDX         State Data Exchange
SIG         Shared Instrumentation Grant
TA         Technical Assistance
TANF         Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TB         Tuberculosis
TEFRA         Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act
TMRC         Technical Merit Review Committee
UCDSS         Uniform Clinical Data Set System
URS         Uniform Reporting System
USMG         U.S. Medical Graduate
VDU         Ventilator-Dependent Unit
WIC         Women, Infants, and Children
WSEP         Women's Self-Employment Program