Acronyms in Healthcare

On August 16, 2008, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC
CURRENT HEALTHCARE ACRONYMS

AHA: American Hospital Association

AHRQ:Agency for Health Care Research and Quality

ASC:Ambulatory Surgical Center

CAH:Critical Access Hospital

CDHC:Consumer Directed Health Care

CMI:Case Mix Index

CMS:Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

DRA:Deficit Reduction Act 2005

DRG:Diagnosis Related Group

EMR:Electronic Medical Record

FFY:Federal Fiscal Year

HCAHPS:Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems

HCRIS:Hospital Cost Report Information System

HIS:Health Information System

HIT:Health Information Technology

HSA:Health Savings Account

HQA:Hospital Quality Alliance

HQI:Hospital Quality Initiative

IPPS:Inpatient Prospective Payment System

JCAHO:Joint Commission Accreditation Hospital Organization

LTC- DRG:Long-term care diagnosis–related group

LTCH:Long-term care hospital

MCV:Major cardiovascular condition

MDC:Major Diagnostic Category

S-DRGs:Medicare Severity-Diagnostic Related Groups

NQF:National Quality Forum

OIG:Office of Inspector General

OPPSOutpatient Prospective Payment System

OSCAR:Online Survey Certification and Reporting System

POA:Present on Admission indicators

PPS:Prospective Payment System

PQRI:Physician Quality Reporting Institute

QIG:Quality Improvement Group, CMS

QIO:Quality Improvement Organization

UDDS:Uniform hospital discharge data set

 

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