Review of Existing Data Sources to Assess the Impacts of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansions: Working Paper. ACRONYMS


ACS American Community Survey
AHA American Hospital Association
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AMA American Medical Association
ARF area resource file
ASEC Annual Social and Economic Supplement
ASPE HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation  
BRFSS   Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CDC HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CHC community health center
CMS HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CPS Current Population Survey
EHR electronic health record
EMR electronic medical record
ESPC Environmental scanning and program characteristics
FPL federal poverty level
FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center
HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
MEPS-HC   Medical Expenditure Panel Survey--Household Component
MSIS Medicaid Statistical Information System
N-SSATS National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services
NAMCS National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
NAPH National Association of Public Hospitals and Healthcare Systems  
NCHS CDC National Center for Health Statistics
NEDS National Emergency Department Sample
NHAMCS   National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NHDS National Hospital Discharge Survey
NHIS National Health Interview Survey
NIS National Inpatient Sample
NSDUH National Surveys on Drug Use and Health
SAMHSA HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  
SHADAC State Health Access Data Assistance Center
SIPP Survey of Income and Program Participation
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SSI Supplemental Security Income
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TEDS Treatment Episode Data Set
TEDS-A Treatment Episode Data Set-Admission
UDS Uniform Data System
USOC   usual source of care
WIC Women, Infants and Children supplemental food program  


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