Acronyms

AAHSA

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

AARP

American Association of Retired Persons

ACHCA

American College of Healthcare Administrators

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADAPT

American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today

ADL

activity of daily living

AGS

American Geriatrics Society

AHCA

American Healthcare Association

AHCPR

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

AHRQ

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AIDS

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

ALF

assisted living facility

ALQC

Assisted Living Quality Coalition

AMDA

American Medical Directors Association

AoA

Administration on Aging

BBA 97

Balanced Budget Act of 1997

BLS

Bureau of Labor Statistics

CBO

U.S. Congressional Budget Office

CCAL

Consumer Consortium for Assisted Living

CHSPRA

Center for Health System Policy Research and Analysis

CHSRA

Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis



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Improving the Quality of Long-Term Care Acronyms AAHSA American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging AARP American Association of Retired Persons ACHCA American College of Healthcare Administrators ADA Americans with Disabilities Act ADAPT American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today ADL activity of daily living AGS American Geriatrics Society AHCA American Healthcare Association AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome ALF assisted living facility ALQC Assisted Living Quality Coalition AMDA American Medical Directors Association AoA Administration on Aging BBA 97 Balanced Budget Act of 1997 BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics CBO U.S. Congressional Budget Office CCAL Consumer Consortium for Assisted Living CHSPRA Center for Health System Policy Research and Analysis CHSRA Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis

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Improving the Quality of Long-Term Care CMP civil monetary penalty CNA Certified Nursing Assistant CUAL Consumers United for Assisted Living DHHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services DRG Diagnosis Related Groups FFS fee for service GAO General Accounting Office GNP geriatric nurse practitioner GNS gerontological nurse specialist HCBS home- and community-based services HCFA Health Care Financing Administration HEDIS Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set HHA home health agency HMO health maintenance organization IADL instrumental activity of daily living IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IOM Institute of Medicine JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations LPN licensed practical nurse LTC long-term care MDS Minimum Data Set MedPAC Medicare Payment Advisory Commission MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey MMACS Medicare and Medicaid Automated Certification System MR/DD mental retardation/developmental disability NA nursing assistant or nursing aide NAHC National Association for Home Care NCCNHR National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform NCHS National Center for Health Statistics NCPSSM National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare NHCMQ Nursing Home Casemix and Quality Demonstration Resident Status Measurement

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Improving the Quality of Long-Term Care NHIS National Health Interview Survey NHIS-D National Health Interview Survey—Disability Supplement NIC National Investment Conference for the Senior Living and Long-Term Care Industries NMES National Medical Expenditure Survey OASIS Outcome and Assessment Information Set OBQI outcome-based quality improvement OBRA 87 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 OIG Office of the Inspector General OSCAR On-Line Survey and Certification Assessment Reporting System PACE Program of All-Encompassing Care for the Elderly PCS personal care services PPRC Physician Payment Review Commission PPS prospective payment system ProPAC Prospective Payment Assessment Commission PSDA Patient Self-Determination Act PSSRR Preadmission Assessment Screening and Annual Resident Review QI quality indicator RAI Resident Assessment Instrument RAI-RCF Resident Assessment Instrument for Residential Care Facilities RAP resident assessment protocol RCF residential care facility REAL real experiences and assessment of life RN registered nurse RUG Resource Utilization Group RUG-III Resource Utilization Group—Version III SCHIP State Children's Health Insurance Program S.D. standard deviation SNF skilled nursing facility SSA Social Security Administration SSI Supplemental Security Income SSP State Supplemental Payments VA Department of Veterans Affairs or Veterans Administration

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