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

Appendix 1. Acronyms and Abbreviations

Acronym / Abbreviation Full Term
A1c Glycosylated Hemoglobin
ACEs Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US DHHS)
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
ALT Alanine Aminotranferease
AMA-PCPI American Medical Association Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement
AMI Acute Myocardial Infarction
AOD Alcohol or Other Drug
ARBs Angiotensin Receptor Blockers
AST Aspartate Aminotransferase
AUDIT-C Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test
BMI Body Mass Index
CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
CAHPS Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
CHIPRA Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
CHIP Children’s Health Insurance Program
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (US DHHS)
CT Scan Computed Axial Tomography Scan
ED Emergency Department
HbA1c Glycosylated Hemoglobin
HBIPS Hospital Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services
HEDIS Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
HgbA1c Glycosylated Hemoglobin
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS)
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HMG CoA 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-CoA Reductase
IHS Index Hospital Stays
IM Intramuscular
IOM Institute of Medicine
IVD Ischemic Vascular Disease
LDL-C Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance
NQF National Quality Forum
OB/GYN Obstetrics/Gynecology
PCCM Primary Care Case Management
PDC Proportion of Days Covered
Page last reviewed October 2014
Page originally created September 2012
Internet Citation: Appendix 1. Acronyms and Abbreviations. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.