Appendix A: Acronyms Used in This Resource Guide

Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action

AAHP/HIAA = American Association of Health Plans/Health Insurance Association of America

ADA = American Diabetes Association

AHCA = Agency for Health Care Administration (of Florida)

AHRQ = Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AHRQ QIs = AHRQ Quality Indicators

AMA = American Medical Association

BRFSS = Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

BPHC = Bureau of Primary Health Care (of HRSA)

CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CHC = Community Health Center

CMS = Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CSG = Council of State Governments

CPS = Current Population Survey

DCCT = Diabetes Control and Complications Trial

DDI = Diabetes Detection Initiative (of Michigan)

DHHS = (U.S.) Department of Health and Human Services

DON = Diabetes Outreach Network (of Michigan)

DPCP = Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (joint CDC/State program)

DQIP = Diabetes Quality Improvement Program

FQHC = Federally Qualified Health Centers

HDL = High density lipoproteins

HCUP = Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project

HEDIS® = Health Plan and Employer Data and Information Set

HP2010 = Healthy People 2010 (of NIH and CDC)

HRSA = Health Resources and Services Administration

ICIC = Improving Chronic Illness Care

IHI = Institute for Healthcare Improvement

IHS = Indian Health Services

IOM = Institute of Medicine

JCAHO = Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

MEPS = Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

MSA = Metropolitan Statistical Area

NCSL = National Conference of State Legislatures

NCQA = National Committee for Quality Assurance

NDCP = National Diabetes Control Program

NDPCP = National Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

NDEP = National Diabetes Education Program

NDIC = National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

NDQIA = National Diabetes Quality Improvement Alliance;
the NDQIA includes AHRQ, American Academy of Family Physicians; American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; American College of Physicians; American Diabetes Association; American Medical Association; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; National Committee for Quality Assurance; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease; The Endocrine Society; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

NHIS = National Health Interview Survey

NHANES = National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NHDR = National Healthcare Disparities Report

NHDS = National Hospital Discharge Survey

NHQR = National Healthcare Quality Report

NIH = National Institutes of Health

PDSA = Plan-Do-Study-Act

QIO = Quality Improvement Organization (of CMS)

Current as of August 2008
Internet Citation: Appendix A: Acronyms Used in This Resource Guide: Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action. August 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/diabguide/diabqguideapa.html