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1 Acronyms Related to Healthcare A AA anesthesiologist assistant AAHC/URACAmerican Accreditation Healthcare Commission, formerly Utilization Review Accreditation Commission AAPCC Average Adjusted Per Capita Cost AARC American Association of Respiratory Care ACHC Accreditation Commission for Health Care ACS American College of Surgeons ADA Americans with Disabilities Act ADC or AFDCAid to Families with Dependent Children ADL activities of daily living ADN Associate Degree in Nursing AG Attorney General AHA American Heart Association AHA American Hospital Association AHCA American Health Care Association AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome ALOS average length of stay AMA American Medical Association APC ambulatory payment classification APG ambulatory patient group APN Advanced Practice Nurse AOA American Osteopathic Association AOPHA Association of Ohio Philanthropic Homes for the Aging ASC ambulatory surgical center B BBA Balanced Budget Act of 1997 BBRA Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999 BC/BS Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing BWC Bureau of Workers' Compensation C CAO chief administrative officer CAH critical access hospital CAP capitation CAT computerized axial tomography CCI Correct Coding Initiative (HCFA) CCU coronary care unit CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CEO chief executive officer CFO chief financial officer CFR Code of Federal Regulations CHA Center for Health Affairs CHAMPUS Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services

2 CHAP Community Health Accreditation Program CHIN Community Health Information Network CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program ChIPPS Children's International Project on Hospice/Palliative Care Services CHPN Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse CHPO Community Health Plans of Ohio CME Continuing Medical Education CNE Continuing Nursing Education CNM certified nurse midwife CNP Certified Nurse Practitioner CNS Clinical nurse specialist COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act CON certificate of need CRNA certified registered nurse anesthetist CSRP Continuous Survey Readiness Program D DA Disability Assistance DME durable medical equipment DNR do not resuscitate DO Doctor of Osteopathy DOJ Department of Justice DRG diagnostic related group DSH disproportionate share hospital E EACH essential access community hospital ED emergency department EDI electronic data interchange EKG electrocardiogram EMS emergency medical services EMT emergency medical technician EMTALA Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act EOL end-of-life EPA Environmental Protection Agency ER emergency room F FDA Food and Drug Administration FDO formula-driven overpayment FFP federal financial participation FFY federal fiscal year FHA Farmers Home Administration FI fiscal intermediary FOIA Freedom of Information Act FQHC federally qualified health center FTC Federal Trade Commission FTE full-time equivalent G GA General Assistance GME graduate medical education

3 H HAS health service agency HB House Bill HCAP Hospital Care Assurance Program HCFA Health Care Financing Administration HFO Health Forum of Ohio HHA home health agency HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HIC health insuring corporation HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus HMO health maintenance organization HOSPAC Hospital Political Action Committee HPP Health Partnership Program HPSA health professional shortage area HR House Resolution HRSA Health Resource and Services Administration HSA health service agency I ICU Intensive Care Unit IHI Institute for Healthcare Improvement IO intermediary organization IOM Institute of Medicine IPA independent practice association model ISMP Institute for Safe Medication Practices J JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations JCARR Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review L LISW Licensed Independent Social Worker LMRP local medical review policy LOS length of stay LPN Licensed Practical Nurse LSW Licensed Social Worker LTACH long-term acute care hospital LTC long term care LTCF long-term care facility LTH long-term hospital M MCO managed care organization MD Medical Doctor MDH Medicare-dependent hospital MedPAC Medicare Payment Advisory Commission MR/DD Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging MSN Master of Science in Nursing N NCHS National Center for Health Statistics

4 NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance NHPCO National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization NIH National Institutes of Health NP nurse practitioner O OAC Ohio Administrative Code OASIS Outcome and Assessment Information Set OB-GYN obstetrics and gynecology OBM Office of Budget and Management OBN Ohio Board of Nursing OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act OCISS Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System ODA Ohio Department of Aging ODADAS Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services ODH Ohio Department of Health ODI Ohio Department of Insurance ODJFS Ohio Department of Job and Family Services ODMH Ohio Department of Mental Health OIG Office of the Inspector General OHPCO Ohio Hospice & Palliative Care Organization OMB Office of Management and Budget OMB State Medical Board of Ohio ONA Ohio Nurses Association OOA Ohio Osteopathic Association OPO organ procurement organization OPPS outpatient prospective payment system OPSI Ohio Patient Safety Institute OR Operating Room ORC Ohio Revised Code OSDVS Ohio Society of Directors of Volunteer Services OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHCA Ohio Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy OSHRM Ohio Society for Healthcare Risk Managers OSHSW Ohio Society for Healthcare Social Workers OSMA Ohio State Medical Association OSPS Ohio Society for Physician Services OSRC Ohio Society for Respiratory Care OT occupational therapy/therapist P PA physician assistant PAC political action committee PAT pre-admission testing PCRN Palliative Care Resource Nurse PHO physician-hospital organization POS point-of-service PPO preferred provider organization PPS prospective payment system PRN as needed

5 PRO peer review organization PSO provider-sponsored organization PT physical therapy/therapist PUCO Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Q QA quality assurance QI quality improvement QM quality management R RBRVS Resource-Based Relative Value Scale RDRG refined diagnosis related group REF Research and Educational Foundation RFA Regulatory Flexibility Act RHC rural health clinic RN registered nurse RPCH rural primary care hospital S SB Senate Bill SFY state fiscal year SIDS sudden infant death syndrome SNF skilled nursing facility SOHA Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys SOOHP Society of Ohio Occupational Health Professionals SSI Supplemental Security Income T TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families TEFRA Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 TPA third party administrator TPA Tissue Plasminogen Activator U UB-92 Uniform Billing Code of 1992 UCR usual, customary and reasonable charges UNOS United Network for Organ Sharing UR Utilization Review USP United States Pharmacopeia V VA Veterans Administration VHA Voluntary Hospitals of America W WHO World Health Organization

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