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1 HEALTH CARE ACRONYMS AA AAAHC AABD AAC AAHA AAMC AAMR AAPC AAPI AAPPO AAPS AARP AB ABC ABO ACCH ACGME ACHE ACP ACR ACT ACT 114 ACT 248 AD ADA ADD ADG ADL ADR ADS Alcoholics Anonymous Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Aid to Aged, Blind and Disabled Actual acquisition cost American Association of Homes for the Aging Association of American Medical Colleges; Association of American Medical Clinics American Association on Mental Retardation Adjusted average per capita cost American Accreditation Program, Inc. American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations American Association of Physicians and Surgeons American Association of Retired People Aid to the Blind Adjusted billed charge Accumulated benefit obligation Association for the Care of Children s Health Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education American College of Healthcare Executives American College of Physicians Adjusted community rate Assertive community treatment; application for continued treatment Involuntary medication statute State statute on the supervision of incompetent and mentally retarded individuals Administrative discharge Americans with Disabilities Act; American Dietetic Association; American Dental Association Attention deficit disorder Askesis Development Group Activities of daily living Adverse drug reactions Alternative delivery system

2 AFDC AFL AGPA AHA AHCPR AHEC AHQC AHS AHSA AHSAB AIM AIT ALEC AMA AMCRA AMCS AMI-VT AMP AMPCA AMPRA AMRRC AMSUS ANA ANCOR ANDA ANHA ANSI AOA APA APC APDRG APG APhA APHA Aid to families with dependent children Authorized funding limit American Group Practice Association American Hospital Association Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Area health education center American Health Quality Council Agency of Human Services American Health Security Act American Health Security Advisory Board Acuity index method Application for involuntary treatment American Legislative Exchange Council American Medical Association American Managed Care and Review Association Automated medical coding system Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Vermont average manufacturer price American Managed Care Pharmacy Association American Medical Peer Review Association American Medical Review Research Center Association of Military Surgeons of the United States American Nurses Association American Network of Community Options and Resources Abbreviated new drug application American Nursing Homes Association American National Standards Institute American Optometric Association; American Osteopathic Association American Pharmaceutical Association; Administrative Procedures Act Ambulatory patient classification; average projected cost All patient diagnosis related groups Ambulatory patient group American Pharmaceutical Association American Public Health Associations; American Protestant Hospital Association

3 APHSA APS APSE APT APTD ARC ARF ARIS ASHHRA ASHP ASHRM ASPA ASTHO AT AUR AWP BCCH BD BHMO BIS BISCHA BLS BRFSS CA CAFU CAN CAH CAHPS CAP CARC CARF CAT CBA The American Public Human Services Association Ambulatory patient severity Association for Persons in Supported Employment Admissions per thousand Aid to the permanently disabled Association for Retarded Citizens Area resource file Area Resources for Individualized Services American Society of Healthcare Human Resource Administrators American Society of Hospital Pharmacists American Society for Hospital Risk Management American Society for Personnel Administration Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Assistive technology Ambulatory utilization review Average wholesale price Bipartisan Commission on Comprehensive Healthcare Behavior disordered Behavioral Health Management Organization Behavioral information system Department of Banking and Insurance, Securities, Health Care Administration Bureau of Labor Statistics Behavioral risk factor surveillance system Community Associates (DS Program of CSAC) Child, Adolescent and Family Unit of the Department of Developmental and Mental Health Services Child abuse and neglect Critical access hospital Consumer assessment of health plans Center Accreditation Project; Community Access Program (DS program of RMH); Community Action Program Champlain Association for Retarded Citizens or Champlain ARC Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities Computerized axial tomography Cost benefit analysis

4 CBO Congressional Budget Office CCD Crippled Children s Division CCHP Consumer Choice Health Plan CCO Coordinated care organization CCU Coronary care unit CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDS Community Developmental Services (DS program of WCMH) CEC Council on Exceptional Children CFIS Clinical Financial Information Systems CFR Code of Federal Regulations CGMP Current good manufacturing price CHAMPUS Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services CHAMPVA Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Veterans Administration CHAP Child Health Assurance Program CHBI Commission on Health Benefits and Integration CHC Comprehensive health centers CHCT Council on Healthcare Technology CHMIS Community health management information system CHO Comprehensive Health Organization CHP Certified Health Plan CHPA Community Health Purchasing Alliance CHS Community health center CHSO Comprehensive Health Services Organization CIP Competitive Incentive Program CMC Clara Martin Center CME Continuing medical education CMHC Community mental health center CMHS Center for Mental Health Services CMO Case Management Organization CMP Competitive medical plan CMP Community medical plan CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly HCFA) COB Coordination of benefits; certificate of benefit COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1986

5 COC CODTP COG CON COPC CORF COTH CP CPHA CPI CPR CPR CPRC CPT-4 CPS CQI CR CRC CRT CRVS CSAC CSP CT CUPS CVCA CVCAC CVH CVS CVSAS DA DAD DAW DAWN DBT Certificate of coverage Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Program Council of Governments Certificate of need Community oriented primary care Comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility Council of teaching hospitals Cerebral palsy; certified provider Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities Consumer price index Comparative performance reports Customary, prevailing and reasonable Customary, prevailing and reasonable charge Current Procedural Terminology, Fourth Edition Child Protective Services Continuous quality improvement Conditional release Community Rating by Class Community rehabilitation and treatment for severely and persistently mentally ill California Relative Value Studies Counseling Services of Addison County Community support program Computer tomographic (scanners) Children s Upstream Services (for mental health care) Central Vermont Council on Aging Central Vermont Community Action Council Central Vermont Hospital (Central Vermont Medical Center) Champlain Vocational Services Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services Designated agency for developmental and mental health services Vermont Department of Aging and Disability Dispense as written Drug abuse warning network Dialectical behavioral therapy

6 DCG DD DDC DDMHS DDS DEA DES DHHS DHRS DHMC DLP DMD DME DMH DO DOE DOL DOS DOT DPOA/HC DRG DSH DRR DUR DS DSM III D.S.W. DVM DVR E-bed EAC EBRI ECF ECM Diagnostic cost group Developmental disability Developmental Disabilities Council Department of Developmental and Mental Health Services Division of Developmental Services; Doctoral of Dental Surgery Drug Enforcement Agency Department of Economic Security Department of Health and Human Services Department of Health and Rehabilitation Services Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Disability Law Project Doctor of Medical Dentistry Durable medical equipment Division of Mental Health Doctor of Osteopathy Department of Education Department of Labor Date of service Department of Transportation Durable power of attorney for healthcare Diagnosis related groups Disproportionate Share Hospital Adjustment Drug regimen review Drug utilization review Developmental services (includes mental retardation and pervasive developmental disabilities Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Version III Doctorate degree in Social Work Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Division of Vocational Services Emergency bed Estimated acquisition cost Employee Benefits Research Institute Extended care facility Electronic claims management

7 ECRC ECT EDI EDS EEE EEG Enhanced community rating by class Electroconvulsive therapy Electronic data interchange Electronic data systems Essential Early Education Electroencephalogram EHA The Education for all Handicapped Children Act (Public Law ) EKG ELIC EMS EOS EPA EPO EPSDT ER ERIS ERISA EQRO ESRD ET FAC FACCT FAH FDA FED FEHBP FERPA FI FICA FF FFF FFP FFS FFY Electrocardiogram Eligible low-income children Emergency medical services Equal opportunity employer Exclusive provider arrangement Exclusive provider organizations Early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment program Emergency room; experience rating Employee resources information systems Employee Retirement Income Security Act External quality review organization End stage renal disease Expenditure target Freestanding ambulatory center Foundation for Accountability (consumer info network) Federation of American Hospitals Food and Drug Administration Front end deductible Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Fiscal intermediary Federal Insurance Contributions Act Families First (DS provider) Flexible Family Funding (for families with a member who has a developmental disability Federal financial participation Fee for service Federal fiscal year

8 FMAP FNP FP FQHC FTC FTE FY GAD GAF GAO GCW GDEA GDR GEP GF GH GHAA GHI GHRI GMP GNP GME GMSA GOVnet GP GPC GPCI GPO GS GSS HA HARC HAS HBP Federal medical assistance percentage Family Nurse Practitioner For profit Federally Qualified Health Center Federal Trade Commission Full time equivalents Fiscal year Government Affairs Division Global assessment of functioning (for individuals with mental illness) Government Accounting Office Governor s Commission on Women Generic Drug Enforcement Act Government Distribution Report General enrollment period General fund Group home Group Health Associations of America Group Health Institute General health rating index Good manufacturing practice Gross national product Graduate Medical Education Green Mountain Self-Advocate The State of Vermont s statewide communication infrastructure General Practitioner General price ceiling Geographic practice cost index Group Purchasing Organization Guardianship services Guardianship services specialist Health alliance Hartford Area Regional Collaborative Health systems agency; health service area Hospital based plan

9 HCA HCBS HCBW HCFA HCHS HCRS HCS HCUP HEART HEASB HEDIS HFMA HHA (D)HHS HI HIAA HIB HICN HIMA HIPAA HIPC HJR HMO HMSA HOS HPA HPO HPPC HQIA HRD HRQoL HSA HSQB HSRA Health Care Authority Home and Community-Based Services Home and Community-Based Waiver Health Care Financing Administration (now CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Howard Center for Human Services Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont Howard Community Services (DS Program of HCHS) Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Health Equity and Access Reform Today Act Health Standard Board Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set Healthcare Financial Management Organization Home Health Agency Department of Health and Human Services (federal) Home Intervention (Crisis intervention program at WCMH) Health Insurance Association of America Health insurance benefits or hospital insurance benefit Health insurance claim number Health Industry Manufacturers Association Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperative House joint resolution Health Maintenance Organization Health manpower shortage area Health outcomes survey Health policy agenda Hospital Physician Organization Health plan purchasing cooperative Healthcare Quality Improvement Act Human resources data Health related quality of life scale Health systems agency Health Standards and Quality Bureau Health Resources & Services Administration

10 HUD I & R IADL IBNE IBNR ICCS ICDA ICF ICFMR ICS ICU IDS IEP IFSP IG IOM IP IPA IPP IPR IPS IQP ISA ISB ISC ISN ISO JCAH JCAHO JL JR LCMH LEA LIT Housing and Urban Development Information and referral Instrumental activities of daily living Incurred but not enough Incurred but not reported International classification of clinical services International classification of diseases, adapted Intermediate care facility Intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded Information and computer services Intensive care unit Integrated delivery system Individualized education program; initial enrollment period Individual family services plan Inspector General Institute of Medicine (of the National Academy of Sciences) Inpatient Independent Practice Association; Individual Practice Association Individual program plan Independent professional review Individual Placement and Support (model for Supported Employment); integrated practice system Institutes of Quality Program Individual support agreement Individualized services budget Children s Mental Health Integrated systems of care Integrated services network Intermediary service organization Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Consent decree governing involuntary medication Judicial review Lamoille County Mental Health Local education agency Local interagency team

11 LOS LPN LRE LSC LSI LTC LTCF LVN MA MAA MAAC MAC MAF MAO MAP MBD MCAT MCIS MCOs MCH MCP MCPI MCR MDC MDS MED MEDLARS MET MEWA MFS MH MHA MHSA MHSIP Length of stay Licensed Practical Nurse Least restrictive environment Life safety code Lincoln Street, Incorporated Long term care Long term care facility Licensed Vocational Nurse Medical assistance Medical assistance for the aged Maximum allowable actual cost Maximum allowable cost Medical assistance facility Medical assistance only Medical audit program Minimal brain dysfunction Medical college admission test Managed care information system Managed care organizations Maternal and child health program Managed care plan Medical Care Price Index Modified community rating Major diagnostic category Nursing home minimum data set Mental or emotional disturbance (or disorder) Medical literature and analysis retrieval system Multiple employer trust Multiple employer welfare Medical fee schedule Mental health Mental Health Association Mental health and substance Mental Health Statistics Improvement Project

12 MI MIG MIS MMIS MMP MOU MPB MR MRI MRR MSA MSR M.S.W. NA NACo NAEHCA NAEYC NAHC NAHDO NAMI NAPH NAPPH NAPPI NAS NASC NASDDS NASMHPD NASW NBME NCCBH NCHS Mentally impaired/ill/indigent Medicare insured groups Management information system Medical management information system Mixed model plan Memorandum of understanding Migrant Program Branch Mental retardation Magnetic resonance imaging Medical records research Medical savings account; metropolitan statistical areas Monthly service report Master s degree in Social Work; Medical Social Worker Narcotics Anonymous National Association of Counties National Association of Employers on Health Care Action National Association for the Education of Young Children National Association for Home Care National Association of Health Care Organizations National Alliance for the Mentally Ill National Association of Public Hospitals National Association of Private Psychiatric Hospitals Non-abusive physical & psychological intervention National Academy of Science National Alliance of Senior Citizens National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors National Association of Social Workers National Board of Medical Examiners National Council of Community Behavioral Health National Center for Health Statistics NCHSR/HCTA National Center for Health Services Research/Health Care Technology Assessment NCI NCQA National Cancer Institute National Committee for Quality Assurance

13 NCSS NDC NFI NGA NHSC NICHCY NICHQ NICU NIDA NIDRR NIH NIMH NIOSH NKHS NLM NMHA NP NPRM OAA OADAP OASDHI OASIS Northwestern Counseling & Support Services National drug code Northeastern Family Institute National Governor s Association National Health Services Corps National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth National Initiative for Children s Healthcare Quality Organizations Neonatal intensive care unit National Institute of Drug Abuse National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research National Institute of Health National Institute of Mental Health National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Northeast Kingdom Human Services National Library of Medicine National Mental Health Association Nurse Practitioner Notice of proposed rulemaking Old age assistance Office of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs Old Age Survivors, Disability and Health Insurance Program Outcomes assessment and information set OBRA 90 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 ODS OEO OH OIG OMB Organized delivery system Office of Economic Opportunity Order of hospitalization Office of the Inspector General Office of Management and Budget ONE-MHSIP Organization of Northeastern Mental Health Statistics Improvement Projects ONH OPD OT OVHA P&A Order of non-hospitalization (used by Vermont State Hospital to enforce treatment for discharged patients) Outpatient Department Occupational therapy Office of Vermont Health Access Protection & advocacy

14 PASARR PATH PCCM PCMH PCN PDD Ph.D. PHO PIC PIP PMPM PMPY POS PPO PRO PROS PT QA QAAC QAP QARI QDDP QI QIAC QIF QMHP QMRP QOL R&C R&R R&S R&T RAAC RAN Preadmission, screening and annual resident review Department of Prevention, Assistance, Transition and Health Access; Program to Assist in the Transition from Homelessness (federal) Primary care case management Program in Community Mental Health Primary care network Pervasive developmental disorder A Doctoral degree Physician-Hospital Organization Parent Information Center Performance Indicator Project (for mental health); periodic interim payment Per member per month Per member per year Point of sale or point of service Preferred Provider Organization Peer review organization Pediatric research in office settings Physical therapy or physical therapist Quality assurance Quality assurance and assessment committee Quality assurance program Quality Assurance Reform Initiative Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional Quality improvement Quality Improvement Advisory Council Quality Improvement Forum Qualified Mental Health Professional Qualified Mental Retardation Professional Quality of life Reasonable and customary Resource and referral Research and statistics Research and training centers Risk Adjustment Advisory Committee Rural area computer network

15 REV/ONH RFP RHC RHFP RMHS RN ROA ROE RRC RRI Rule 10 RWJF SAMHSA SAS SBS SCC SD SDP SEA SED SGO SHMO SIT SMHRCY SMI SMM SRS SS SSA SSDI SSI SSN SX6 Revocation of an order of non-hospitalization Request for proposals Rural health clinic Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Rutland Mental Health Services Registered nurse Return on assets Return on equity Regional resource centers Regional Research Institute for Human Services State mandated assessment of managed care plans by the Health Care Administration Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Sterling Area Services Success Beyond Six Specialized Community Care Self-Determination Self-Determination Project State education agency Seriously emotionally disturbed Surgeon General s Office Social HMO State Interagency Team State Mental Health Representatives for Children and Youth Supplementary medical insurance State Medicaid Manual Social and Rehabilitation Services Social Services Social Security Administration; Specialized Service Agency for the Department of Developmental and Mental Health Services Social Security Disability Insurance Supplemental Security Insurance Social Security number Success By Six

16 T&TA Training and technical assistance; technology assessment TBI Traumatic brain injury TDOC Total days of care TEFRA 82 Tax Equity & Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 TPA Third party administrator TPCM Third party claims management TPL Third party liability TQM Total quality management Tx Treatment TXIX Medicaid (State Plan) UAP University Affiliated Program for Developmental Disabilities UB Uniform billing or uniform bill UBP Uniform benefit package UM Utilization managmeent UCS United Counseling Services UR Utilization review URAC Utilization Review Accreditation Commission URC Utilization Review Committee URO Utilization Review Organization USC United States code UVS Upper Valley Services VA Veteran s Administration VAHHA Vermont Assembly of Home Health Agencies, Inc. VAHHS Vermont Association of Hospitals & Health Systems VAMH Vermont Association for Mental Health VCDC Vermont Community Diabetes Collaborative VCDMHS Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services VCDR Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights VCF Vermont Children s Forum VCHIP Vermont Child Health Improvement Project VCIL Vermont Center for Independent Living VCIN Vermont Crisis Intervention Network VHAP Vermont Health Access Program VHPSI VT Hospital Preventative Services Initiative

17 VIRHN VNA VP&A VPQHC VPS VR VSH VSL WAP WC WCMH WCS WISC WRAT Vertically Integrated Rural Health Network Visiting Nurse Association Vermont Protection and Advocacy Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care Vermont Psychiatric Survivors Vocational Rehabilitation Vermont State Hospital Vermont Supported Living Wholesale acquisition price Worker s compensation Washington County Mental Health West Center NH Community Services Wechsler tests Wide range achievement test

18 Information Sources Glossary of Healthcare Reform Terms, National Mental Health Association Glossary of Terms Commonly Used in Health Care, Alpha Center Appendix 3, Glossary, Vermont Business Roundtable Oh Those Wonderful, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care from the Department of Developmental and Mental Health Services, The Clara Martin Center Glossary of Health Care Terms, Families USA VAHHA Board Manual, Vermont Assembly of Home Health Agencies, Inc. A Consumer s Guide to Health Insurance, Vermont Division of Health Care Administration, Department of BISHCA

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