Appendix 1. Acronyms and Abbreviations

Identifying Health Care Quality Measures for Medicaid-Eligible Adults

Acronym / AbbreviationFull Term

AAN

American Academy of Neurology

AAP

American Academy of Pediatrics

ACC

American College of Cardiology

ACEP

American College of Emergency Physicians

ACO

Accountable Care Organizations

ACR

American College of Radiology

ACS

American College of Surgeons

AGS

American Geriatrics Society

AHA

American Heart Association

AHRQ

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AMA

American Medical Association

ANA

American Nurses Association

ASHA

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

CAHPS®

Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CHIPRA

Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act

CMQCC

California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

CMS

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CQAIMH

Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health

HCA
HEDIS

Hospital Corporation of America
Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set

HHS

Health and Human Services

ICSI

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

IHI

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

MU

Meaningful Use

NCI

National Cancer Institute

NCQA

National Committee for Quality Assurance

NQF

National Quality Forum

PCPI

Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement

PQI

Preventive Quality Indicators

PQRS

Physician Quality Reporting Systems

Prov/CWISH/NPIC/QAS/TJC

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center/Council of Women's & Infants' Specialty Hospitals/National Perinatal Information Center/Quality Analytic Services/The Joint Commission

QIP

Quality Incentive Program

QDRP

Quality Data Reporting Program

QMHAG

CMS-Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group

RAND

Research and Development

STS

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

TJC

The Joint Commission

VHA

Veterans Health Administration

Current as of December 2010
Internet Citation: Appendix 1. Acronyms and Abbreviations: Identifying Health Care Quality Measures for Medicaid-Eligible Adults. December 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/reports/nacqm11/appendix1.html