Appendix A: Acronyms Used in This Resource Guide

Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action

AHRQ—Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
ALA—American Lung Association
AMA-PCPI—American Medical Association Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement
BRFSS—Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CASI—Chicago Asthma Surveillance Initiative
CDC—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CMS—Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
ED—Emergency department
EPA—Environmental Protection Agency
HHS—U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HCUP—Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
HEDIS®—Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set
HRSA—Health Resources and Services Administration
IOM—Institute of Medicine
JCAHO—Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
JCAHO-APMIG—Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Asthma Performance Measurement Implementation Guide
MEPS—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
MQIC—Michigan Quality Improvement Initiative Guideline
NACP—National Asthma Control Program
NAEPP—National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
NAS—National Asthma Survey
NICHQ—National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality
NCHS—National Center for Health Statistics
NCQA—National Committee for Quality Assurance
NHDR—National Healthcare Disparities Report
NHIS—National Health Interview Survey
NHLBI—National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NHQR—National Healthcare Quality Report
NIH—National Institutes of Health
NQF—National Quality Forum
NYCCAI—New York City Childhood Asthma Initiative
PDSA—Plan-Do-Study-Act
SAMHSA—Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SCHIP—State Children's Health Insurance Program
VHOP—Virginia Health Outcomes Partnership
YRBSS—Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Page last reviewed September 2009
Internet Citation: Appendix A: Acronyms Used in This Resource Guide: Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/appendix-a.html