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  • AAA Area Agency on Aging
  • AAALF American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness
  • AAC Area Advisory Committee
  • AAH American Association of Homecare
  • AAHP American Association of Health Plans
  • AAHSA American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
  • AAIDD American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • AAMC Association of American Medical Colleges
  • AAMR American Association on Mental Retardation
  • AAPCC Adjusted Average Per Capita Cost
  • AARP American Association of Retired Persons
  • AASA Aging and Adult Services Administration
  • AAUAP American Association of University Affiliated Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
  • ABCD Americans for Better Care of the Dying
  • ABN Advance Beneficiary Notice
  • AC Alternative Care
  • ACCS Assistive Community Care Services
  • ACDD Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities
  • ACE Acute Care for Elders
  • ACEP American College of Emergency Physicians
  • ACF or Administration for Children and Families.
  • ACHCA American College of Health Care Administrators
  • ACHE Admission Clearinghouse Enterprise
  • ACLF or Adult Congregate Living Facility or Assisted Care Living Facility
  • ACO Accountable Care Organization
  • ACOVE Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders
  • ACP Advance Care Planning
  • ACS or American Community Survey or Assistive Care Services
  • ACT Assertive Community Treatment
  • ACTION Advocates Committed to Improving Our Nursing
  • ACTS ASPEN Compaints/Incidents Tracking System
  • ACYF` HHS Administration for Children, Youth and Families
  • AD or Advance Directive or Alzheimer's Disease
  • ADA or Aged/Disabled Adult waiver or American Dental Association or Americans with Disabilities Act
  • ADAPT Alzheimer's Disease Anti-Inflammatory Prevention Trial
  • ADC or AAHSA Development Corporation or Adult Day Care
  • ADD or Administration on Developmental Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Add Health National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
  • ADEA Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • ADH Arkansas Department of Health
  • ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • ADI Alzheimer's Disease Initiative
  • ADL Activity of Daily Living
  • ADR Adverse Drug Reaction
  • ADRD Alzheimer's Disease or a Related Disorder
  • ADS Automated Discharge Summary
  • ADSA Aging and Disability Services Administration
  • ADT Admission, Discharge, Transfer
  • AE Adaptive Environment
  • AEM ASPEN Enforcement Module
  • AFC Adult Foster Care
  • AFCARS Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
  • AFCH or Adult Family-Care Home or Adult Foster Care Home
  • AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children
  • AFH or Adult Family Home or Adult Foster Home
  • AFMC Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
  • AGH Adult Group Home
  • AGI Adjusted Gross Income
  • AHA American Hospital Association
  • AHC Academic Health Centers
  • AHCA or Agency for Health Care Administration or American Health Care Association
  • AHCCCS Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
  • AHCPR HHS Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (now the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
  • AHEAD Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old
  • AHEC Area Health Education Center
  • AHIC American Health Information Community
  • AHIMA American Health Information Management Association
  • AHRQ HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (previously the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research)
  • AHS American Housing Survey
  • AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • AIG American International Group
  • AIME Average Indexed Monthly Earning
  • AIP Annual Implementation Plan
  • AK Alaska
  • AL Alabama
  • AL+ Assisted Living Plus
  • AL/RC Assisted Living/Residential Care
  • ALC Assisted Living Community
  • ALE Assisted Living for the Elderly waiver
  • ALF Assisted Living Facility
  • ALFA Assisted Living Federation of America
  • ALP Assisted Living Program
  • ALR Assisted Living Residence
  • ALR-RC Assisted Living Residence-Residential Care
  • ALR-SRHC Assisted Living Residence-Supported Residential Health Care
  • ALS Assisted Living Score
  • ALSA Assisted Living Service Agency
  • ALTCS Arizona Long-Term Care Systems
  • ALU Assisted Living University
  • ALW Assisted Living Workgroup
  • ALWPP Assisted Living Waiver Pilot Project
  • AMA American Medical Association
  • AMCRA American Managed Care and Review Association
  • AMDA American Medical Directors Association
  • AMSO American Medical Specialty Organization
  • ANA or Administration for Native Americans or American Nurses Association
  • AND Allow Natural Death
  • AoA HHS Administration on Aging
  • APA American Psychological Association
  • APC Ambulatory Payment Classification
  • APD Agency for Persons with Disabilities
  • APDRG All Patient Diagnosis Related Group
  • APHA American Public Health Association
  • APM Alternative Payment Methodology
  • APS Adult Protective Services
  • APWA American Public Welfare Association
  • AQ Administrator Questionnaire
  • AR Arkansas
  • ARC or AIDS Related Complex or Associated for Retarded Citizens
  • ARF Area Resource File
  • ARM Administrative Rules of Montana
  • ASA or American Society on Aging or Approved Service Agency
  • ASAP Aging Services Access Point
  • ASCU Alzheimer's Special Care Unit
  • ASL American Sign Language
  • ASO Administrative Services Organization
  • ASP Application Service Provider
  • ASPE HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
  • ASPEN Automated Survey Processing Environment
  • ASPR Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
  • ASTCDPD Association of State and Territorial Chronic Disease Program Directors
  • AT Assistive Technology
  • ATAC Assistive Technology Advocacy Center
  • ASTHO Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  • ATUS American Time Use Survey
  • AWP Average Wholesale Price
  • AZ Arizona

B

  • AZT Azidothymidine
  • B&B Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study
  • B&C Board and Care
  • BBA Balanced Budget Act
  • BBRA Balanced Budget Refinement Act
  • BCBS BlueCross Blue Shield
  • BCU Background Check Unit
  • BDS Maine Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services
  • BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • BHO Behavioral Health Care Organization
  • BHP Behavioral Health Plan
  • BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • BIPA Benefits Improvement and Protection Act
  • BIW Brain Injury Waiver
  • BJBC Better Jobs Better Care
  • BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • BLSA Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging
  • BMI Body Mass Index
  • BOE Basis of Eligibility
  • BPS Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study
  • BRASS Blaylock Discharge Risk Assessment Screen
  • BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
  • BSCI Basic Supplement Criteria Inventory
  • BSCIP Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program
  • BxRHIO Bronx Regional Health Information Organization

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C

  • C-II Schedule 2 Controlled Substances
  • CA or California or Clinically Active
  • CAC Clinical Application Coordinator
  • CADR Ryan White CARE Act Data Report
  • CAH Critical Access Hospital
  • CAHMI Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative
  • CAHPS Consumer Assessment of Health Plans
  • CAHSA California Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
  • CAP or College of American Pathologists or Community Alternatives Program
  • CAP/DA Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults
  • CAPTA Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
  • CARE or Client Assessment Referral Evaluation or Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation or Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act
  • CARES Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long Term Care Services
  • CARF or Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities or Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities or Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • CARS Community Awareness and Relocation Services
  • CATI or Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview or Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing
  • CBA Community-Based Alternative
  • CBO or Community-Based Organization or Congressional Budget Office
  • CBRF Community-Based Residential Facility
  • CBS Community-Based Services
  • CC Coordinating Center
  • CCA Cost Consequence Analysis
  • CCAD Community Care for Aged and Disabled
  • CCB Community Centered Board
  • CCCI Community Caregiving Capacity Index
  • CCD Continuity of Care Document
  • CCE Community Care for the Elderly
  • CCHIT or Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology or Certification Committee for Healthcare Information Technology
  • CCLC Continuing Care Leadership Coalition
  • CCPED Community Care Program for the Elderly and Disabled
  • CCR Continuity of Care Record
  • CCRC or Continuing Care Retirement Community or Continuous Care Retirement Community
  • CD Consumer Directed
  • CDA Clinical Document Architecture
  • CDBG Community Development Block Grant
  • CDC HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • CDDO Community Developmental Disabilities Organization
  • CDDP Community Developmental Disability Program
  • CDF Childrens Defense Fund
  • CDPAP Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Program
  • CD-PAS Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Service
  • CDR Clinical Data Repository
  • CDS Center for Demographic Studies
  • CDSS or Clinical Decision Support System or Clinical Decision-Support System
  • CE or Consumer Expenditure Survey or Customized Employment
  • CEA Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • CEO Chief Executive Officer
  • CEOSC Comprehensive Employment Opportunities Support Center
  • CERC or Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center or Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication
  • CESSI Cherry Enginneering Support Solutions, Inc.
  • CETA Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1974
  • CFC Choices for Care
  • CFLA Community and Family Living Amendment
  • CforAT Center for Accessible Technology
  • CFR Code of Federal Regulations
  • CHAMPUS Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services
  • CHAMPVA Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • CHAP or Children's Hospital AIDS Program or Community Health Assessment Program
  • CHC Community Health Center
  • CHCS Center for Health Care Strategies
  • CHEC Community Health Environment Checklist
  • CHES Caregiver Health Effects Study
  • CHF Congestive Heart Failure
  • CHI Consolidated Health Informatics
  • CHIEF Craig Hospital Inventory of Environmental Factors
  • CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program
  • CHIS California Health Interview Survey
  • CHMIS Community Health Management Information Systems
  • CHR Community Health Record
  • CHS Cardiovascular Health Study
  • CHSPR Center for Health Services and Policy Research
  • CHSR Center for Health Services Research
  • CHSRA Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis
  • CHSRP Center for Health Services Research and Policy
  • CICS Customer Information Control System
  • CIL Center for Independent Living
  • CIO Chief Information Officer
  • CIP Community Integration Program
  • CIS Clinical Information System
  • CISS Community Integrated Service Systems
  • CJTG Critical Jobs Training Grant
  • CLASS waiver or Community Living Assistance and Support Services waiver or Community Living Assistance Services and Supports waiver
  • CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act
  • CLTC Community Long-Term Care
  • CMA or Community Medical Associates or Cost Minimization Analysis
  • CME Continuing Medical Education
  • CMHC Community Mental Health Center
  • CMHS Center for Mental Health Services
  • CMHSP Community Mental Health Service Program
  • CMO Care Management Organization
  • CMP or Civil Monetary Penalty or Competitive Medical Plan
  • CMR Computerized Medical Record
  • CMS HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (previously the Health Care Financing Administration)
  • CMWF Commonwealth Fund
  • CNA or Certified Nurse Aide/Assistant or Certified Nursing Aide/Assistant
  • CNPI Checklist of Nonverbal Pain Indicators
  • CNS Community Nurse Service
  • CO Colorado
  • COB Coordination of Benefits
  • COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
  • COD Children of the Depression cohort
  • COI Cost of Illness Analysis
  • COLA or Cost of Living Adjustment or Cost of Living Allowance
  • CON Certificate of Need
  • CONQUEST Computerized Needs-oriented Quality Measurement Evaluation System
  • CONTAC Consumer Organization and Networking Technical Assistance Center
  • COP or CoP Community Options Program or Condition of Participation
  • COP-W Community Options Program Waiver
  • COPD or Cardiopulmonary Disease or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • COPE Caregivers' Out-of-Pocket Expense Survey
  • COPES Community Options Program Entry System
  • CORE Coalition of Organizations to Reform Eldercare
  • COTS Commercial-Off-The-Shelf
  • CPAC Competitive Pricing Advisory Committee
  • CPCH Comprehensive Personal Care Home
  • CPI Consumer Price Index
  • CPOE or Computer-based Provider Order Entry or Computerized Physician/Provider Order Entry
  • CPP Care Provider Profile
  • CPQ Care Provider Questionnaire
  • CPR or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or Center for Policy Research or Customary, Prevailing, and Reasonable
  • CPRS Computer-based Patient Record System
  • CPS or Child Protective Services or Cognitive Performance Scale or Current Population Survey
  • CPSC Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • CPST Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment
  • CPT Current Procedural Terminology
  • CPT-4 Current Procedural Terminology, Fourth Edition
  • CR Care Recipient
  • CRC Community Rating by Class
  • CRCF Community Residential Care Facility
  • CRCS Center for Residential and Community Services
  • CRF Community Residential Facility
  • CRpac Clinical Research Policy Analysis and Coordination Program
  • CRS Congressional Research Service
  • CSAP Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
  • CSAT Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
  • CSC Computer Science Corporation
  • CSE Office of Child Support Enforcement
  • CSHCN Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • CSHP Center for State Health Policy
  • CSLA Community Supported Living Arrangements
  • CSP Community Supports Program
  • CSW or Community Support Waiver or Comprehensive Supports Waiver
  • CT or Clinically Trained or Connecticut
  • CTEP California Training and Education Provider
  • CTI Caregiver Training Initiative
  • CVA or Cerebral Vascular Accident or Cerebrovascular Accident
  • CWLA Child Welfare League of America

D

  • DAAS Division of Aging and Adult Services
  • DAD Department of Aging and Disabilities
  • DADS or Department of Aging and Developmental Disabled Services or Department of Aging and Developmental Services
  • DAF Data Abstraction Form
  • DAIL Department of Disabilities and Independent Living
  • DALTCP HHS Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
  • DBC Deaconess Billings Clinic
  • DBHR Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery
  • DBNA Data Base News in Aging
  • DBTAC Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
  • DC or District of Columbia or Washington, D.C.
  • DCA Direct Care Alliance
  • DCC Data Collection Coordinator
  • DCCT Diabetes Control and Complications Trail
  • DCOHCF District of Columbia Office of Health Care Financing
  • DCWI Direct Care Workers' Initiative
  • DD or Developmental Disability or Developmentally Disabled
  • DDA Developmental Disabilities Administration
  • DDP Developmental Disabilities Profile
  • DDRC Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
  • DDS Division of Disability Services
  • DDSD Developmental Disability Services Division
  • DDSPD Office of Developmental Disability Services Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
  • DDSS Denver Department of Social Services
  • DE Delaware
  • DEC Data Entry Clerk
  • DEd Department of Education
  • DEHPG Disabled and Elderly Health Program Group
  • DES Diethylstilbestrol
  • DESC Downtown Emergency Service Center
  • DH Disability and Health
  • DHCA Department of Housing and Community Affairs
  • DHCPF Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing
  • DHFS Department of Health and Family Services
  • DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
  • DHMC Denver Health Medical Center
  • DHMH Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • DHS or Department of Health Services or U.S. Department of Homeland Security or Department of Human Services
  • DHSS or Department of Health and Senior Services or Department of Health and Social Services
  • DI Disability Insurance
  • DIA Department of Inspections and Appeals
  • DMAHS Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services
  • DMAS Department of Medical Assistance Services
  • DME or Disposable Medical Equipment or Durable Medical Equipment
  • DMH or Department of Mental Health or Division of Mental Health
  • DMR Department of Mental Retardation
  • DMRS Division of Mental Retardation Services
  • DMS Division of Medical Services
  • DNAR Do Not Attempt Resuscitation
  • DNR Do Not Resuscitate
  • DoE Department of Education
  • DOEA Department of Elder Affairs
  • DOH Department of Health
  • DoJ U.S. Department of Justice
  • DOL U.S. Department of Labor
  • DON or Determination of Need or Director of Nursing
  • DORS Division of Rehabilitation Services
  • DPA Diversified Placement Approach
  • DPAHC Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
  • DPH Department of Public Health
  • DPOA Durable Power of Attorney
  • DPW Department of Public Welfare
  • DQA Division of Quality Assurance
  • DQR Data Quality Report
  • DRA Deficit Reduction Act
  • DRG or Diagnostic Related Group or Diagnosis Related Group or Diagnosis-Related Group
  • DRI Dietary Reference Intake
  • DRS Division of Rehabilitation Services
  • DSH Disproportionate Share Hospital
  • DSHS Department of Social and Health Services
  • DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • DSMB Direct-to-Consumer Advertisting
  • DSPD Division of Services for People with Disabilities
  • DSS Department of Social Services
  • DTC  Direct to Consumer
  • DUR Drug Utilization Review
  • DVR Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

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E

  • E-ARCH Extended Adult Residential Care Home
  • e-HIE Electronic Health Information Exchange
  • e-MAR Electronic Medication Administration Record
  • e-TAR Electronic Treatment Administration Record
  • EAO External Affairs Officer
  • EAP Employee Assistance Plan
  • EARC Enhanced Adult Residential Care
  • EB Early Boomers
  • EBM Evidenced-Based Medicine
  • EBP Evidence-Based Practice
  • ECC Extended Congregate Care
  • ECCLI Extended Care Career Ladder Initiative
  • ECF Extended Care Facility
  • ECHO Enhanced Community and Homecare Option
  • ECIN Extended Care Information Network
  • ECLS Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey
  • ECO Enhanced Community Options
  • ECT Electroconvulsive Therapy Treatment
  • ED or U.S. Department of Education or Emergency Department
  • EDD Employment Development Department
  • EDI Electronic Data Interchange
  • EFI Electronic File Interchange
  • EHIS Electronic Health Information System
  • EHIT Emerging Health Information Technologies
  • EHP Enriched Housing Program
  • EHR Electronic Health Record
  • EHR-S EHR System
  • EIS Electronic Information System
  • EITC Earned Income Tax Credit
  • EMR Electronic Medical Record
  • EMS Emergency Medical Services
  • EMTALA Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act
  • EN Employment Network
  • ENCC Exceptional Needs Care Coordinator
  • ENP Elderly Nutrition Program
  • EOEA Executive Office of Elder Affairs
  • EP Eligible Professional
  • EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or Exclusive Provider Arrangement
  • EPC Evidence-based Practice Center
  • EPIC Evaluation of Practice in Care
  • EPSDT Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment program
  • ER Emergency Room
  • ERC Enhanced Residential Care
  • ERISA Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • ERS Economic Research Service
  • ES Employment Specialist
  • ESRD End Stage Renal Disease
  • ET Expenditure Target
  • ET CHOICES Employment and Training Choices Supported Work Program
  • ETA Employment and Training Administration
  • ETP Employment Training Panel
  • EVR Enhanced Vocational Rehabilitation
  • EXSPED Expanded Service Payments for Elderly and Disabled program

F

  • FA Fiscal Agent
  • FAAST Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology
  • FACCT Foundation for Accountability
  • FAEP Federal Advisory Expert Panel
  • FAET Federal Adverse Events Task Force
  • FAHA Florida Association of Homes for the Aging
  • FALA Florida Assisted Living Association
  • FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
  • FARS Fatality Analysis Reporting System
  • FAST Functional Assessment Staging Criteria
  • FBI U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FBR Federal Benefit Rate
  • FCA Family Caregiver Alliance
  • FDA HHS Food and Drug Administration
  • FDB First DataBank
  • FDLE Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • FEHBP Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
  • FEMA U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • FFP Federal Financial Participation
  • FFS or Fee For Service or Fee-For-Service
  • FHA Fair Housing Act
  • FI Fiscal Intermediary
  • FIA Family Independence Agency
  • FICAP Firearm Injury Center at Penn
  • FICC Federal Interagency Coordinating Council
  • FICS Family and Individual Consultation and Support
  • FIM Functional Independence Measure
  • FIP Family Independence Program
  • FL Florida
  • FLiCRA Florida Life Care Residents' Association
  • FLSA Fair Labor Standards Act
  • FLTCIP or Federal Employees' Long-Term Care Insurance Program or Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program
  • FMAP Federal Medical Assistance Percentage
  • FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act
  • FPCG Female Primary Caregiver
  • FPECA Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging
  • FPL Federal Poverty Level
  • FPO Future Purchase Option
  • FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center
  • FSA Family Support Administration
  • FSII(R) Functional Status Rating Scale
  • FSL Family and Supported Living
  • FSW Family Support Waiver
  • FT Full-Time
  • FTC Federal Trade Commission
  • FTE or Full Time Employee or Full Time Equivalent
  • FY Fiscal Year

G

  • G-tube Gastrostomy Tube
  • GA or General Assistance or Georgia
  • GAAP Generally Acceppted Accounting Principles
  • GAFC Group Adult Foster Care
  • GAIN Greater Avenues for Independence
  • GAO or U.S. General Accounting Office (now the U.S. Government Accountability Office) or U.S. Government Accountability Office (previously the U.S. General Accounting Office)
  • GEC Geriatrics and Extended Care
  • GED General Educational Development/General Equivalency Diploma
  • GEE Generalized Estimating Equation
  • GEM Geriatrics Evaluation and Measurement unit
  • GeMCRIS Genetic Modification Clinical Research Information System
  • GHAA Group Health Association of America
  • GIC General Insurance Commission
  • GIS Geographic Information System
  • GME Graduate Medical Education
  • GNP Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • GPCI Geographic Practice Cost Indexes
  • GRH Group Residential Housing
  • GST Group Skills Training
  • GUI Graphical User Interface
  • GVF General Variance Function
  • GWU George Washington University

H

  • H&P History And Physical
  • HAA Hospice Association of America
  • HAB HIV/AIDS Bureau
  • HAN Healthy Aging Network
  • HBPC Hospital-Based Primary Care
  • HCB Home and Community-Based Care Waiver
  • HCB-DD waiver Home and Community-Based Services for the Developmentally Disabled waiver
  • HCBS Home and Community-Based Services
  • HCE Home Care for the Elderly
  • HCFA HHS Health Care Financing Administration (now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
  • HCPCS Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System
  • HCPR University of Colorado Division of Health Care Policy and Research
  • HCS or Home and Community-based Service or Home and Community-based Services program
  • HCS-O waiver Home and Community-Based Services OBRA waiver
  • HCUP QIs Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Quality Indicators
  • HDS Health Delivery System
  • HECM Home Equity Conversion Mortgage
  • HEDIS Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set
  • HERO Homecare Empowerment, Research and Organizing
  • HFAM Health Facilities Association of Maryland
  • HFD Health Facilities Division
  • HFMA Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • HHA Home Health Agency
  • HHABN Advance Beneficiary Notice for Home Health Care Services
  • HHANES Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
  • HHC Health and Hospitals Corporation
  • HHRG Home Health Resource Group
  • HHS or Health and Human Services or U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • HHSC Health and Human Services Commission
  • HI or Hawaii or Hospital Insurance
  • HIAA Health Insurance Association of America
  • HIC Health Insurance Claim
  • HID Health Improvement Division
  • HIE Health Information Exchange
  • HIEN Health Information Exchange Network
  • HIFA Health Insurance Flexibility and Accountability
  • HIMSS or Health Information and Management Systems Society or Health Information Management Systems Society
  • HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • HIPC Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperative
  • HIS Health Insurance Study
  • HISKEW Health Insurance Skeleton Eligibility Write-off
  • HIT Health Information Technology
  • HITSP Health Information Technology Standards Panel
  • HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • HL7 Health Level Seven (7)
  • HMC Health Management Consultants
  • HMO or Health Maintenance Organization or Health Management Organization or Healthcare Management Organization
  • HMSA Health Manpower Shortage Area
  • HOPE Health Opportunities for People Everywhere (also known as Project HOPE)
  • HOS Medicare Health Outcomes Survey
  • HP Hewlett-Packard
  • HP2010 Health People 2010
  • HPRD Hours Per Resident Day
  • HRA or Health Risk Appraisal or Human Resources Administration
  • HRCA Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged
  • HRQL Health-Related Quality of Life
  • HRS or Health and Retirement Study or Health and Retirement Survey
  • HRSA or Health and Retirement Savings Accounts or Health Resources and Services Administration
  • HSA or Health Savings Account or Health Systems Agency
  • HSLS High School Longitudinal Study
  • HSP Health Systems Plan
  • HSRA Human Subject Research Subcommittee
  • HSRI Human Services Research Institute
  • HTA Health Technology Assessment
  • HUD U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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  • I&DD or Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities or Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities
  • I&R Information and Referral
  • IA Iowa
  • IAA Intra-Agency Agreement
  • IADL Instrumental Activity of Daily Living
  • IAHSA Iowa Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
  • IBC or Institutional Biosafety Committee or International Building Code
  • ICA Iowa Caregivers Association
  • ICAP Inventory for Client and Agency Planning
  • ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, ninth edition (Clinical Modification)
  • ICDR Interagency Committee on Disability Research
  • ICE International Collaborative Effort
  • ICF or Intermediate Care Facility or International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
  • ICIDH International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities, and Handicaps
  • ICNP International Classification of Nursing Practice
  • ICP Institutional Care Program
  • ICS Informal Caregiver Supplement
  • ICU Intensive Care Unit
  • ID Idaho
  • IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • IDR Informal Dispute Resolution
  • IEP Individualized Education Plan
  • IES Institute of Education Sciences
  • IFAS Institute for the Future of Aging Services
  • IFMC Iowa Foundation for Medical Care
  • IFS Individual and Family Support
  • IGCLTC Intra-Governmental Council on Long Term Care
  • IHC Intermountain Health Care
  • IHCA Iowa Health Care Association
  • IHIE Indiana Health Information Exchange
  • IHPS Institute for Health Policy Solutions
  • IHSS In-Home Supportive Services
  • IJO Investment in Job Opportunities
  • IL Illinois
  • ILC Independent Living Center
  • ILP Independent Living Partnership
  • ILRU Independent Living Research Utilization
  • ILTC Institutional Long-Term Care
  • ILTCP Inventory of Long-Term Care Places
  • ILTCRP Inventory of Long Term Care Residential Places
  • IMD or Institution for Mental Disease or Institution of Mental Disease
  • IMSA Insurance Marketplace Standards Association
  • IN Indiana
  • INPC Indianapolis Network for Patient Care
  • IO waiver Individual Options waiver
  • IoG Institute of Gerontology
  • IOM or IoM Institute of Medicine
  • IPC National Medical Expenditure Survey, Institutional Population Component
  • IPF Inpatient Psychiatric Facility
  • IPPE Initial Preventive Physical Examination
  • IPR Independent Professional Review
  • IPS or Individual Placement and Support or Individualized Placement and Support or Interim Payment System
  • IPV Intimate Partner Violence
  • IRA Individual Retirement Account
  • IRB Institutional Review Board
  • IRS Internal Revenue Service
  • ISN or Integrated Service Networks or Intense Skilled Nursing
  • ISO Intermediary Services Organization
  • ISP or Individual Support Plan or Individualized Service Plan
  • ISSA International Social Security Administration
  • IT Information Technology
  • IV Intravenous
  • IU Indiana University
  • IUF Internal Use File

J

  • JACC Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving
  • JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association
  • JCAHO or Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
  • JCARR Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review
  • JEOA Journalists Exchange on Aging
  • JFO Joint Field Office
  • JHHA Jewish Home and Hospital Agency
  • JHHLS Jewish Home and Hospital Lifecare System
  • KAHSA Kansas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

K

  • KEN Knowledge Exchange Network
  • KS Kansas
  • KY Kentucky
  • L&C Licensing and Certification

L

  • LA Louisiana
  • LAH waiver Living At Home waiver
  • LAN Local Area Network
  • LC Licensed Counselor
  • LDS Limited Data Set
  • LEIE List of Excluded Individuals/Entities
  • LMA Limited Medication Administration
  • LMH Limited Mental Health
  • LMS Lifetime Maximum Structure
  • LN or Licensed Nurse or Licensed Nursing
  • LNS Limited Nursing Service
  • LOC Level of Care
  • LOINC Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes
  • LOS Length of Stay
  • LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
  • LRA Laguna Research Associates
  • LSIA Life Satisfaction Index A
  • LSOA Longitudinal Study of Aging
  • LTAC Long-Term Acute Care
  • LTC Long-Term Care
  • LTCFM Long-Term Care Financing Model
  • LTCI Long-Term Care Insurance
  • LTC PSU Long-Term Care Primary Sampling Units
  • LTC NR PSU Long-Term Care Non-Self Representing Primary Sampling Units
  • LTC SR PSU Long-Term Care Self-Representing Primary Sampling Units
  • LTCCS Long Term Care Consultation Service
  • LVG Lexical Variant Generator
  • LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse

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M

  • M+C Medicare+Choice
  • M&E Management and Evaluation
  • MA or Massachusetts or Medicare Advantage
  • MAA Medical Assistance to the Aged
  • MAC Medicare Administrative Contractor
  • MACIL Michigan Association of Centers for Independent Living
  • MADL Mobility Activity of Daily Living
  • MANPHA Mid-Atlantic Non-Profit Health and Housing Association
  • MAO Medicare Advantage Organization
  • MAR Medication Administration Record
  • MAS Maintenance Assistance Status
  • MB Mid-Boomers
  • MC Managed Care
  • MCARE National Clearinghouse on Managed Care and Long-Term Supports and Services for People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families
  • MCBS Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey
  • MCO Managed Care Organization
  • MCS Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • MD or Doctor of Medicine or Maryland
  • MDCH Michigan Department of Community Health
  • MDCP Medically Dependent Children's Program
  • MDS or Managed Delivery System or Minimum Data Set
  • MDS-ALS Minimum Data Set-Assisted Living Services
  • ME Maine
  • MedPAC Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
  • MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
  • MFCU Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
  • MFP Money Follows the Person
  • MFT Marriage and Family Therapist
  • MGH Massachusetts General Hospital
  • MH Mental Health
  • MHA Mental Health Authority
  • MHBG Mental Health Block Grant
  • MHCC Maryland Health Care Commission
  • MHHA Montefiore Home Health Agency
  • MHMA Mental Health Management of America
  • MHRA Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • MH/SA Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • MI or Michigan or Myocardial Infarction
  • MiCDA University of Michigan, Center on the Demography of Aging
  • MIG Medicaid Infrastructure Grant
  • MIN Moving Ideas Network
  • MIPPA Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act
  • MIS or Management Information System or Medicaid Information Service or Medical Information System
  • MLN Medicare Learning Network
  • MLTC Managed Long-Term Care
  • MMA Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act
  • MMIS Medicaid Management Information System
  • MMSE Mini-Mental State Examination
  • MN Minnesota
  • MO Missouri
  • MOCDD waiver Missouri Children with Developmental Disabilities waiver
  • MOST Michigan Opportunities Skills Program
  • MOU Memorandum of Understanding
  • MPAF Medicare PPS Assessment Form
  • MPFS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
  • MPI Master Patient Index
  • MPPC Maine Primary Partners in Caregiving
  • MPR Mathematica Policy Research
  • MQA Medical Quality Assurance
  • MR or Medical Review or Mental Retardation or Mentally Retarded
  • MR/DD or Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities or Mentally Retarded and Other Developmental Disabilities
  • MRC or Managed Residential Community or Medicare Rights Center
  • MREP Medicare Remit Easy Print
  • MRHFP Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program
  • MRI or Medical Records Institute or Myers Research Institute
  • MRLA Mental Retardation Local Authority
  • MS Mississippi
  • MSA or Metropolitan Statistical Area or Minnesota Supplemental Aid
  • MSHDA Michigan State Housing Development Authority
  • MSHO Minnesota Senior Health Options
  • MSO Multi-Service Organization
  • MSQ Mental State Questionnaire
  • MSIS Medicaid Statistical Information System
  • MSPCA Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • MSO Managed Services Organization
  • MSQ Mental Status Questionnaire
  • MT Montana
  • MTE maximum taxable earning

N

  • N4A National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • NA or Not Applicable or Nurse Aide or Nurse Assistant or Nursing Assistant
  • NAC National Advisory Council
  • NACCHO National Association of City and County Health Officials
  • NACHRI National Association of Childrens Hospitals and Related Institutions
  • NADDC National Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils
  • NAHC National Association for Home Care
  • NAIC National Association of Insurance Commissioners
  • NAMCS National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
  • NAPAS National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
  • NAPHS National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems
  • NAS National Academy of Sciences
  • NASDDDS or National Association of State Departments of Developmental Disability Services or National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
  • NASHP National Academy for State Health Policy
  • NASMHPD National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
  • NASUA National Association of State Units on Aging
  • NASW National Association of Social Workers
  • NBER National Bureau of Economic Research
  • NBS National Beneficiary Survey
  • NC North Carolina
  • NCAL National Center for Assisted Living
  • NCANDS National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System
  • NCCC National Chronic Care Consortium
  • NCCNHR National Citizen's Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
  • NCD National Council on Disability
  • NCDFS North Carolina Division of Facility Services
  • NCDHHS North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • NCEA National Center on Elder Abuse
  • NCHCFA North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association
  • NCHIT National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
  • NCHS HHS/CDC National Center for Health Statistics
  • NCHSD National Consortium for Health Systems Development
  • NCHSR National Center for Health Services Research
  • NCI National Cancer Institute
  • NCMRR National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
  • NCOA National Council on the Aging
  • NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • NCRC National Consortium and Resource Center
  • NCRF National Center of Residential Facilities
  • NCRR National Center for Research Resources
  • NCS National Comorbidity Survey
  • NCS-A National Comorbidity Survey for Adolescents
  • NCS-R National Comorbidity Survey Replication
  • NCSBN National Council of State Boards of Nursing
  • NCSL National Conference of State Legislatures
  • NCVHS National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics
  • NCVS National Crime Victimization Survey
  • ND North Dakota
  • NDC National Drug Code
  • NDI National Death Index
  • NE Nebraska
  • NEA National Endowment for the Arts
  • NECLC National Emergency Child Locator Center
  • NEISS-AIP National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-All Injury Program
  • NELS National Education Longitudinal Study
  • NF Nursing Facility
  • NFCSP National Family Caregiver Support Program
  • NGA National Governors Association
  • NH or New Hampshire or Nursing Home
  • NHAMCS National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
  • NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
  • NHATS National Health and Aging Trends Study
  • NHC Nursing Home Component
  • NHCS National Health Care Survey
  • NHCU Nursing Home Care Unit
  • NHD Nursing Home Diversion waiver
  • NHDS National Hospital Discharge Survey
  • NHES National Household Education Survey
  • NHHCS National Home and Hospice Care Survey
  • NHIC National Health Information Center
  • NHII National Health Information Infrastructure
  • NHIN National Health Information Network
  • NHIS National Health Interview Survey
  • NHIS-D or National Health Interview Survey Disability Supplement or National Health Interview Survey on Disability
  • NHO National Hospice Organization
  • NHOPP National Hospice Outcomes Planning Project
  • NHRA Nursing Home Reform Act
  • NHS or National Health Services or National Hospice Study
  • NHTSA National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration
  • NIA HHS/NIH National Institute on Aging
  • NIAAA National Institute Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse
  • NIBRS National Incident-Based Reporting System
  • NIC National Investment Conference
  • NIDA National Institute of Drug Abuse
  • NIDRR National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
  • NIFL National Institute for Literacy
  • NIH National Institutes of Health
  • NIMH National Institute of Mental Health
  • NINR National Institute for Nursing Research
  • NIS National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • NIS-2 Study of the National Incidence of Child Abuse and Neglect of 1988
  • NISH National Industries for the Severely Handicapped
  • NJ New Jersey
  • NJ EASE New Jersey Easy Access, Single Entry
  • NLTCS National Long-Term Care Survey
  • NLM National Library of Medicine
  • NLS National Longitudinal Survey
  • NLSY National Longitudinal Survey of Youth
  • NLSY79 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979
  • NLSY97 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997
  • NLTCS National Long-Term Care Survey
  • NLTS National Longitudinal Transition Study
  • NLTCS 2012 National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012
  • NLTCS2 National Longitudinal Transition Study 2
  • NM New Mexico
  • NMCES National Medical Care Expenditure Survey
  • NMCUES National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey
  • NMES National Medical Expenditures Survey
  • NMFS National Mortality Followback Survey
  • NMHS North Mississippi Health Services
  • NMMC North Mississippi Medical Center
  • NNHS National Nursing Home Survey
  • NORC or National Opinion Research Center or Naturally Occurring Retirement Community
  • NORS National Ombudsman Reporting System
  • NOW New Opportunities Waiver
  • NP Nurse Practitioner
  • NPA National PACE Association
  • NPI Naitonal Provider Identifier
  • NPP Non-Physician Practitioners
  • NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
  • NPSAS National Postsecondary Student Aid Study
  • NQF National Quality Forum
  • NR Not Reported
  • NRA Negotiated Risk Agreement
  • NRC-CWDT National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology
  • NRH National Rehabilitation Hospital
  • NRH-RC National Rehabilitation Hospital Research Center
  • NRI National Research Institute
  • NRP National Response Plan
  • NS Not Specified
  • NS-CSHCN National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • NSA Notification of Study Admission
  • NSCF National Survey of SSI Children and Families
  • NSCH National Survey of Children's Health
  • NSCSL National Senior Citizens Law Center
  • NSDUH National Survey on Drug Use and Health
  • NSFH National Survey of Families and Households
  • NSGA National Senior Games Association
  • NSPO National Study of Physician Organizations
  • NSRCF National Survey of Residential Care Facilities
  • NSRF National Survey of Residential Facilities
  • NSSATS National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services
  • NSSCA National Survey of Self Care and Aging
  • NSV National Survey of Veterans
  • NTID National Technical Institute for the Deaf
  • NTIS National Technical Information Service
  • NTO Not Taken Out
  • NTP National Treatment Plan
  • NUD*IST Non-numeric Unstructured Data, Index Searching and Theorizing
  • NV Nevada
  • NVDRS National Violent Death Reporting System
  • NVISS National Violent Injury Statistics System
  • NY New York
  • NYDoH New York Department of Health
  • NYS New York State
  • NYSED New York State Education Department

O

  • OAA Older Americans Act
  • OAS Office of Applied Studies
  • OASDI Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance
  • OASIS Outcome and Assessment Information Set
  • OBA Office of Biotechnology Activities
  • OBQI Outcome-Based Quality Improvement
  • OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
  • OBTP Outcomes-Based Treatment Planning
  • OCA Office of Client Advocacy
  • OCESAA Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act
  • OCR Office of Civil Rights
  • ODEP Office of Disability Employment Policy
  • ODPHP Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • ODS Office on Disability Services
  • OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • OFC Oregon Fire Code
  • OH Ohio
  • OHCDS Organized Health Care Delivery Systems
  • OHCQ Office of Health Care Quality
  • OHDS Office of Human Development Services
  • OHIT Office of Health Information Technology
  • OHP Oregon Health Plan
  • OHRP Office for Human Research Protections
  • OIG HHS Office of the Inspector General
  • OIS Office of Information Services
  • OK Oklahoma
  • OK-WARN Oklahoma Weather Alert Remote Notification
  • OLS Ordinary Least Squares
  • OLTC Office of Long Term Care
  • OMB U.S. Office of Management and Budget
  • OMH Office of Mental Health
  • OMR Office of Mental Retardation
  • OMRS Office of Mental Retardation Services
  • ONC or Office of the National Coordinator or Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
  • OPAL Online Psychology Alerting
  • OPHS Office of Public Health Services
  • OPPD Office for Persons with Physical Disabilities
  • OPT Outpatient Physical Therapy
  • OR Oregon
  • ORD Office of Research and Demonstrations
  • ORS Office of Regulatory Services
  • ORT Operation Restore Trust
  • OSCAR or Online Survey and Certification Automated Record or Online Survey, Certification, and Reporting System
  • OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
  • OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • OSHPD Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
  • OSP Office of Social Programs
  • OSS Optional State Supplementation
  • OSSC Oregon Structural Specialty Care
  • OT or Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy

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P

  • P&A Protection and Advocacy
  • P4P Pay-for-Performance
  • PA or Pennsylvania or Physician Assistant
  • PAC Post-Acute Care
  • PACE Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
  • PACS or Picture Archiving and Communication System or Picture Archiving Communications System
  • PACT Programs for Assertive Community Treatment
  • PADL Performance Activities of Daily Living Scale
  • PAHPA Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act
  • PAI Patient Assessment Instrument
  • PAL or Partners for Active Lifestyle or PTXT Application Language
  • PALS Participation and Activity Limitation Survey
  • PARC Practices and Resources Clearinghouse
  • PAS or Personal Assistance Service or Potential Advantages Score or Pre-Admission Screening
  • PASARR Pre-Admission Screening and Annual Resident Review
  • PASP Personal Assistance Services Program
  • PASS Plans for Achieving Self Support
  • PATH Pennsylvania Transition to Home
  • PBM Pharmacy Benefit Manager
  • PBS Public Broadcasting System
  • PC or Pastoral Counseling or Personal Care or Personal Computer
  • PCA or Personal Care Aide/Assistant/Attendant or Personal Care Alternatives or Personal Care Assistance or Philadelphia Corporation on Aging
  • PCC or Parent and Child Center or Primary Care Clinician
  • PCCM Primary Care Case Management
  • PCH Personal Care Home
  • PCP or Primary Care Physician or Primary Care Provider
  • PCRS Patient Care Record System
  • PCS Personal Care Service
  • PCSP Provider Customer Service Program
  • PDA or Pennsylvania Department on Aging or Personal Digital Assistant
  • PDF or Portable Document File or Portable Document Format
  • PDS Potential Disadvantages Score
  • PDUFA Prescription Drug User Fee Act
  • PEACH Positive Employment and Community Help
  • PEG tube Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostromy Tube
  • PEP Physicians Enhanced Program
  • PERS Personal Emergency Response System
  • PETI Post-Eligibility Treatment of Income
  • P/FDS waiver or PFDS waiver Person and Family Direct Support waiver
  • PFI Physical Functioning Inventory
  • PFTH Program for the Handicapped
  • PGC Philadelphia Geriatric Center
  • PHA Public Housing Authority
  • PHEP Public Health Emergency Preparedness
  • PHI or Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute or Protected Health Information
  • PHP Prepaid Health Plan
  • PHS Public Health Service
  • PI Principal Investigator
  • PIC HHS Policy Information Center
  • PIO Public Information Officer
  • PIRS Patient Index Reimbursement System
  • PMAP Pre-paid Medical Assistance Program
  • PMHS Public Mental Health System
  • PMRI Patient Medical Record Information
  • PNA Personal Needs Allowance
  • PNMI Private Non-Medical Institution
  • PNS Projects of National Significance
  • POC or Point Of Care or Point-of-Care
  • POLST or Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment or Physician's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment
  • POS or Place of Service or Point of Service or Provider of Service
  • PPA Preferred Provider Arrangement
  • PPACA Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • PPO Preferred Provider Organization
  • PPS Prospective Payment System
  • PQ Partnership Qualified
  • PQRI Physician Quality Reporting Initiative
  • PREP Preparedness, Enrichment, and Predictability
  • PRF Public Residential Facility
  • PRI or Patient Referral Instrument or Patrice Review Instrument
  • PRN Pro re nata (commonly used to mean "as needed" in Latin)
  • PRO Peer Review Organization
  • ProPAC Prospective Payment Assessment Commission
  • PRTF Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility
  • PRWORA Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act
  • PSDA Patient Self-Determination Act
  • PSID Panel Study of Income Dynamics
  • PSO Provider Sponsored Organization
  • PSR or Physical Status Review or Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • PSU or Prescreening Unit or Primary Sampling Unit
  • PSUR Periodic Safety Update Report
  • PT or Part-Time or Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy
  • PTA Parent-Teacher Association
  • PUF Public Use File
  • PUNS Prioritization of Urgency and Need for Services
  • PVRP Physician Voluntary Reporting Program
  • PVS Permanent Vegetative State
  • PWA People with HIV/AIDS
  • PWD People with Disabilities

Q

  • QA Quality Assurance
  • QALY Quality-Adjusted Life Year
  • QAN Quality Assurance Nurse
  • QI or Quality Improvement or Quality Indicator or Qualified Individual
  • QIC Quality Improvement Consultant
  • QIO Quality Improvement Organization
  • QIP Quality Improvement Project
  • QM or Quality Matters or Quality Measure
  • QMB Qualified Medicare Beneficiary
  • QMHP Qualified Mental Health Professional
  • QPU Quarterly Provider Update
  • QRS Quality Reporting System

R

  • R&D Research and Development
  • RAI Resident Assessment Instrument
  • RAM Reverse Annuity Mortgage
  • RAP Resident Assessment Protocol
  • RBRVS Resource-Based Relative Value Scale
  • RC or Related Condition or Residential Care
  • RCAC Residential Care Apartment Complex
  • RCF Residential Care Facility
  • RCFE Residential Care Facility for the Elderly
  • RCH Residential Care Home
  • RCHLA Residential Care Home Licensing Act
  • RCI Rosalynn Carter Institute
  • RCS Residential Care Setting
  • RCT Randomized Clinical Trial
  • REACH Realizing Economic Achievement
  • RF Rehabilitation Facility
  • RFID Radio Frequency Identification
  • RFP Request for Proposal
  • RFW Residential Facility Waiver
  • RHC Rural Health Clinic
  • RHIO Regional Health Information Organization
  • RHORC Regional Health Occupations Resource Center
  • RI Rhode Island
  • RIA Regulatory Impact Analysis
  • RIF Research Identifiable File
  • RISP Residential Information Systems Project
  • RN Registered Nurse
  • RO Regional Office
  • RPS Representative Payee System
  • RR Relative Risk
  • RRG Risk Retention Group
  • RRT Rapid Response Team
  • RSA Rehabilitation Services Administration
  • RSN Regional Support Network
  • RTAC Research and Technical Assistance Center
  • RTC or Research and Training Center or Residential Treatment Center
  • RTC-MR&HP Research and Training Center in Medical Rehabilitation and Health Policy
  • RTF Residential Treatment Facility
  • RTI Research Triangle Institute
  • RUG Resource Utilization Group
  • RVU Relative Value Unit
  • RWJF Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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S

  • SA Special Assistance
  • SACHRP Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections
  • SACRR Secretary's Advisory Committee on Regulatory Reform
  • SACWIS Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System
  • SAMHSA HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • SAMM Self-Administered Medication Management
  • SAPTBG Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant
  • SBA Small Business Administration
  • SBHC School-Based Health Center
  • SBHI Small Business Health Insurance
  • SC South Carolina
  • SCF Survey of Consumer Finances
  • SCHIP State Children's Health Insurance Program
  • SCI Spinal Cord Injury
  • SCSEP Senior Community Service Employment Program
  • SCU Special Care Unit
  • SCU-A Special Care Unit for Personson with Alzheimer's and Related Disorders
  • SD South Dakota
  • SDO Standards Development Organization
  • SDRI San Diego Rehabilitation Institute
  • SDSD Senior and Disabled Services Division
  • SDWP Self-Determination Waiver Program
  • SE Supported Employment
  • SEBHI School Enrollment-Based Health Insurance
  • SED Serious Emotional Disturbance
  • SEER Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results
  • SEP Service Entry Point
  • SFY State Fiscal Year
  • SGA or Solicitation for Grant Application or Substantial Gainful Activity
  • SHCC Statewide Health Coordinating Council
  • SHIP State Health Insurance Assistance Programs
  • SHP Specialized Health Plans
  • SHMO Social Health Maintenance Organization
  • SHPDA State Health Planning and Development Agency
  • SILJ Survey of Inmates in Local Jails
  • SIP Survey of Institutionalized Persons
  • SIPP Survey of Income and Program Participation
  • SIS Special Income Standard
  • SIFCF Survey of Inmates of Federal Correctional Facilities
  • SISCF Survey of Inmates of State Correctional Facilities
  • SISCF/SIFCF Survey of Inmates of State and Federal Correctional Facilities
  • SJ Summary Judgment
  • SLF Supportive Living Facility
  • SLMB Specified Low-Income Medicaid Beneficiary
  • SLS Support Living Services
  • SMA Standard Metropolitan Area
  • SMHA State Mental Health Agency
  • SMI Serious Mental Illness
  • SMQT Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test
  • SMWT Self-Managed Work Team
  • SN Skilled Nursing
  • SNAKE Special Needs Assessment for Katrina Evacuees
  • SNCC Schervier Nursing Care Center
  • SNDO Standard Nomenclature of Diseases and Operations
  • SNF Skilled Nursing Facility
  • SNOMED Systemized Nomenclature of Medicine
  • SNOMED-CT Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms
  • SNU Skilled Nursing Unit
  • SOA Supplement on Aging
  • SPA State Plan Amendment
  • SPD or Seniors and People with Disabilities or Summary Plan Description or Survey of Program Dynamics
  • SPED Service Payments for Elderly and Disabled program
  • SPIA Single-Premium Immediate Annuity
  • SPMSQ Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire
  • SPR Standard Paper Remittance
  • SPRY Setting Priorities for Retirement Now
  • SS/HS Safe Schools/Healthy Schools
  • SSA U.S. Social Security Administration
  • SSAW Supports Services for Adults Waiver
  • SSB SIPP Synthetic Beta
  • SSBG Social Services Block Grant
  • SSC Special Services for Children
  • SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance
  • SSI Supplemental Security Income
  • SSL Social Service Law
  • SSN Social Security Number
  • SSP State Supplemental Payment
  • SUPPORT Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments
  • SWPPA Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnerships on Aging

T

  • T-TAP Training and Technical Assistance for Providers
  • TA Technical Assistance
  • TAG Technical Advisory Group
  • TAHSA Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
  • TAL Tandem Application Language
  • TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • TAR Treatment Administration Record
  • TB Tuberculosis
  • TBD To Be Determined
  • TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
  • TC Trial Court
  • TCM Targeted Case Management
  • TCU Transitional Care Unit
  • TDHS Texas Department of Human Services
  • TEFRA Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act
  • TEP Technical Expert Panel
  • TEPR Towards the Electronic Paper Record
  • TESA Training and Encouragement for Senior Activity
  • THCA Texas Health Care Association
  • TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
  • TILE Texas Index for Level of Effort
  • TIP Treatment Improvement Protocol
  • TIRR The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research
  • Title XIX Medicaid (Title XIX of the Social Security Act)
  • TLC Transition to Life in the Community
  • TLG Through the Looking Glass
  • TN Tennessee
  • TNH Teaching Nursing Home
  • TOM Task Order Monitor
  • TOO Task Order Officer
  • TPN Total Parenteral Nutrition
  • TSP Thrift Savings Plan
  • TTW Ticket to Work
  • TTY or Telephone Typerwriter or Teletypewriter
  • TWP Trial Work Period
  • TWWIIA Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Act
  • TX Texas
  • TxHL waiver Texas Home Living waiver

U

  • UC Utilization Control
  • UCDHSC University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center
  • UCHSC University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • UCLA University of California, Los Angeles
  • UCR Uniform Crime Report
  • UDS United Disability Services
  • UHIN Utah Health Information Network
  • UHINT Utah Health Information Network Tool
  • UI or Unemployment Insurance or Urban Institute
  • UKPDS United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study
  • UPIN Unique Physician Identification Number
  • UR Utilization Review
  • URAC Utilization Review Accreditation Commission
  • USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • USF University of Southern Florida
  • UT Utah
  • UTI Urinary Track Infection

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  • VA or U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (previously the U.S. Veterans Administration) or U.S. Veterans Administration (now the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) or Virginia
  • VAMC Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • VAWA Violence Against Women Act
  • VCIS Voluntary Cooperative Information Systems
  • VIReC VA Information Resource Center
  • VISN Veterans Integrated Service Network
  • VistA Veterans Health Information System and Technology Architecture
  • VNA Visiting Nurse Association
  • VNS Visiting Nurse Service
  • VNSNY Visiting Nurse Service of New York
  • VOICES Victory Over Impairments of Communication, Expression and Speech
  • VR Vocational Rehabilitation
  • VR&E Vocational Rehabilitation and Education
  • VSP Vertical Service Provider
  • VT Vermont

W

  • WA Washington State
  • WAHSA Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
  • WB War Baby cohort
  • WBT Web-Based Training
  • WCGA Wisconsin Caregiver Association
  • WEARC Waiver for the Elderly in Adult Residential Care
  • WETA Worker Education, Training and Assistance
  • WHO World Health Organization
  • WI Wisconsin
  • WIA Workforce Investment Act
  • WIB Workforce Investment Board
  • WIC Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children
  • WIN Welfare Information Network
  • WLLLW Women Living Long and Living Well
  • WLS Wisconsin Longitudinal Study
  • WtW Welfare-to-Work
  • WV West Virginia
  • WY Wyoming

Y

  • YETP  Youth Employment and Training Program


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