Appendix 1. Acronyms and Abbreviations

National Advisory Council Subcommittee: Identifying Quality Measures for Medicaid-eligible adults

Acronym / AbbreviationFull Term
A1cGlycosylated Hemoglobin
ACEsAngiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
AHRQAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US DHHS)
AIDSAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
ALTAlanine Aminotranferease
AMA-PCPIAmerican Medical Association Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement
AMIAcute Myocardial Infarction
AODAlcohol or Other Drug
ARBsAngiotensin Receptor Blockers
ASTAspartate Aminotransferase
AUDIT-CAlcohol Use Disorders Identification Test
BMIBody Mass Index
CABGCoronary Artery Bypass Grafting
CAHPSConsumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
CADCoronary Artery Disease
CHIPRAChildren’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act
CHFCongestive Heart Failure
CHIPChildren’s Health Insurance Program
COPDChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CMSCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services (US DHHS)
CT ScanComputed Axial Tomography Scan
EDEmergency Department
HbA1cGlycosylated Hemoglobin
HBIPSHospital Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services
HEDISHealthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
HgbA1cGlycosylated Hemoglobin
HHSU.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS)
HIVHuman Immunodeficiency Virus
HMG CoA3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-CoA Reductase
IHSIndex Hospital Stays
IMIntramuscular
IOMInstitute of Medicine
IVDIschemic Vascular Disease
LDL-CLow Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol
MRIMagnetic Resonance Imaging
NCQANational Committee for Quality Assurance
NQFNational Quality Forum
OB/GYNObstetrics/Gynecology
PCCMPrimary Care Case Management
PDCProportion of Days Covered
Current as of December 2010
Internet Citation: Appendix 1. Acronyms and Abbreviations: National Advisory Council Subcommittee: Identifying Quality Measures for Medicaid-eligible adults. December 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/reports/nacqm/appendix1.html