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Acronym List

ABIM American Board of Internal Medicine

ABMS American Board of Medical Specialties

ACC American College of Cardiology

ACHP Alliance of Community Health Plans

ACP American College of Physicians

AMA American Medical Association

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AQA Ambulatory care Quality Alliance

BIPA Benefits Improvement and Protection Act

CAHPS Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems

CHI Consolidated Health Informatics

CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

DHHS Department of Health and Human Services

DRG diagnosis-related group

EHR electronic health record

ESRD end-stage renal disease

GAO Government Accountability Office

GDP gross domestic product

GP general practitioner



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Rewarding Provider Performance: Aligning Incentives in Medicare F Acronym List ABIM American Board of Internal Medicine ABMS American Board of Medical Specialties ACC American College of Cardiology ACHP Alliance of Community Health Plans ACP American College of Physicians AMA American Medical Association AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AQA Ambulatory care Quality Alliance BIPA Benefits Improvement and Protection Act CAHPS Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems CHI Consolidated Health Informatics CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services DHHS Department of Health and Human Services DRG diagnosis-related group EHR electronic health record ESRD end-stage renal disease GAO Government Accountability Office GDP gross domestic product GP general practitioner

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Rewarding Provider Performance: Aligning Incentives in Medicare HEDIS Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HMO health maintenance organization HQA Hospital Quality Alliance IHA Integrated Healthcare Association IOM Institute of Medicine MedPAC Medicare Payment Advisory Commission NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance NHIN National Health Information Network NHS National Health Service NQCB National Quality Coordination Board PDCA (PDSA) Plan-Do-Check/Study-Act PPO preferred provider organization RHIO Regional Health Information Organization RBRVS resource-based relative value scale RFR reduction in failure rate SCHIP State Children’s Health Insurance Program SGR sustainable growth rate SNF skilled nursing facility STS Society of Thoracic Surgeons USRDS United States Renal Data System