Background Report for the Request for Public Comment on Initial, Recommended Core Set of Children's Healthcare Quality Measures for Voluntary Use by Medicaid and CHIP Programs

Background Report on request for public comment on initial, recommended core set of Children's Healthcare Quality Measures for voluntary use by Medicaid and CHIP Programs.


Appendix A-1. Acronyms and Abbreviations

AbbreviationFull Name
A1cGlycated hemoglobin
AAPAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
ABCDAssuring Better Child Health and Development initiative
ACIPAdvisory Committee on Immunization Practices
ADHDAttention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
AHRQAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AMA PCPIAmerican Medical Association Physician Consortium for Performance
ARRAAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
BMIBody mass index
CAHMIChild and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative
CAHPS®Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
CCSClinical Classification Software
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CHIPChildren's Health Insurance Program
CHIPRAChildren's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act
CHIRI™Children's Health Insurance Research Initiative
CLABSICentral Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection
CMQCCalifornia Maternal Quality Collaborative
CMSCenter for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMSOCenter for Medicaid and State Operations
CPTCurrent Procedural Terminology (coding scheme)
C-sectionCesarean section
DSM-IVDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
DTaPDiphtheria tetanus and pertussis vaccine (used for children)
EDEmergency department
EHRElectronic health record
EPSDTEarly Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
FECFamily Experiences of Care
FFSFee for service
FMAPFederal Medical Assistance Percentage
HCPCHealthcare Common Procedure Coding (a CMS system)
HCUPHealthcare Cost and Utilization Project
HCUPNetWeb site for the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Health ITHealth information technology
HEDISHealthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
Hep BHepatitis B
HHSU.S. Department of health and Human Services
HibHaemophilus influenzae type b
HRSAHealth Resources and Services Administration
ICUIntensive Care Unit
IPSDIndex Prescription Start Date
IPVInactivated Polio Vaccine
ITInformation technology
KIDKids' Inpatient Database
MCO/HIOManaged Care Organization/Health Insuring Organization
MCV4Meningococcal vaccine
MDC 14Major Diagnostic Code for pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (HCUP)
MDDMajor Depressive Disorder
MDEMajor Depressive Episode
MEPSMedical Expenditure Panel Survey
MMCMedicaid Managed Care
MMDLNMedicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
MMRMeasles, mumps, and rubella vaccine
MSISMedicaid Statistical Information System
NACAHRQ National Advisory Council on Healthcare Research and Quality
NCQANational Committee for Quality Assurance
NENorth East
NEJMNew England Journal of Medicine
NHSNNational Healthcare Safety Network
NICUNeonatal Intensive Care Unit
NISNational Immunization Survey
NPINational provider information
NRNot Reported
NSCHNational Survey on Children's Health
NTSVNulliparous term singleton vertex
NVSSNational Vital Statistics System
OMEOtitis Media with Effusion
PCCMPrimary care case management
PCPPrimary Care Physician
PHPPrevention and Health Promotion
PICUPediatric Intensive Care Unit
QIQuality improvement
QOCQuality of care
RANDRAND Corporation
S/ALState of Alabama
SCHIPState Children's Health Insurance Program
SNACSubcommittee (on Children's Healthcare Quality Measures for Use by Medicaid and CHIP Programs) of the National Advisory Council
TdCombined diphtheria and tetanus vaccine
TdapDiphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis vaccine (used for adults)
URIUpper respiratory infection
USPSTFUnited States Preventive Services Task Force
VFIValidity, feasibility, importance
VZVVaricella zoster virus
WCVWell Child Visit

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Page last reviewed December 2009
Internet Citation: Background Report for the Request for Public Comment on Initial, Recommended Core Set of Children's Healthcare Quality Measures for Voluntary Use by Medicaid and CHIP Programs. December 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.