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

Abbreviation Full Name
A1c Glycated hemoglobin
AAP American Academy of Pediatrics
ABCD Assuring Better Child Health and Development initiative
ACIP Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
ADHD Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AMA PCPI American Medical Association Physician Consortium for Performance
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
BMI Body mass index
CAHMI Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative
CAHPS® Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
CCS Clinical Classification Software
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program
CHIPRA Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act
CHIRI™ Children's Health Insurance Research Initiative
CLABSI Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection
CMQC California Maternal Quality Collaborative
CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMSO Center for Medicaid and State Operations
CPT Current Procedural Terminology (coding scheme)
C-section Cesarean section
DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
DTaP Diphtheria tetanus and pertussis vaccine (used for children)
ED Emergency department
EHR Electronic health record
EPSDT Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
FEC Family Experiences of Care
FFS Fee for service
FMAP Federal Medical Assistance Percentage
HCPC Healthcare Common Procedure Coding (a CMS system)
HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
HCUPNet Web site for the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Health IT Health information technology
HEDIS Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
Hep B Hepatitis B
HHS U.S. Department of health and Human Services
Hib Haemophilus influenzae type b
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
ICU Intensive Care Unit
IPSD Index Prescription Start Date
IPV Inactivated Polio Vaccine
IT Information technology
KID Kids' Inpatient Database
MCO/HIO Managed Care Organization/Health Insuring Organization
MCV4 Meningococcal vaccine
MDC 14 Major Diagnostic Code for pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (HCUP)
MDD Major Depressive Disorder
MDE Major Depressive Episode
MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
MMC Medicaid Managed Care
MMDLN Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
MMR Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine
MSIS Medicaid Statistical Information System
NAC AHRQ National Advisory Council on Healthcare Research and Quality
NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance
NE North East
NEJM New England Journal of Medicine
NHSN National Healthcare Safety Network
NICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
NIS National Immunization Survey
NPI National provider information
NR Not Reported
NSCH National Survey on Children's Health
NTSV Nulliparous term singleton vertex
NVSS National Vital Statistics System
OB/GYN Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OME Otitis Media with Effusion
PCCM Primary care case management
PCP Primary Care Physician
PHP Prevention and Health Promotion
PICU Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
QI Quality improvement
QOC Quality of care
RAND RAND Corporation
S/AL State of Alabama
SCHIP State Children's Health Insurance Program
SNAC Subcommittee (on Children's Healthcare Quality Measures for Use by Medicaid and CHIP Programs) of the National Advisory Council
Td Combined diphtheria and tetanus vaccine
Tdap Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis vaccine (used for adults)
URI Upper respiratory infection
USPSTF United States Preventive Services Task Force
VFI Validity, feasibility, importance
VZV Varicella zoster virus
WCV Well Child Visit

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Page originally created September 2012
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. Content last reviewed December 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.