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APPENDICES

Topics in This Section:  Acronyms | Connect with HHS

Appendix A:  Acronyms

A
AA Associate of Arts
ACF Administration for Children and Families
ACL Administration for Community Living
ACO Accountable Care Organization
ADA Anti-Deficiency Act
ADR Additional Documentation Request
AFR Agency Financial Report
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AICPA American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
ALF Assisted Living Facility
APG Agency Priority Goal
APM Alternative Payment Model
APTC Advance Premium Tax Credit
ASA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration
ASFR Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources
ASL Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation
ASPR Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
ATM Accounting Treatment Manual
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

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B
BA Bachelor of Arts
BBA Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
BHCC Behavioral Health Coordinating Council
BHP Basic Health Plan
BUP Buprenorphine

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C
CAH Critical Access Hospital
CAPs Corrective Action Plans
CBRs Comparative Billing Reports
CCDBG Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014
CCDF Child Care Development Fund
CCIIO Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CERT Comprehensive Error Rate Testing
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CFO Act Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CFRS Consolidated Financial Reporting System
CHIP Children’s Health Insurance Program
CIA Corporate Integrity Agreement
CIO Chief Information Officer
CISO Chief Information Security Officer
CMA Computer Matching Agreement
CMMI Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
CMP Civil Monetary Penalties
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMS-HCCS CMS Hierarchical Condition Categories
CO-OP Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan
COTS Commercial Off the Shelf
CPI Consumer Price Index
CRC Commercial Repayment Center
CSR Cost-sharing Reduction
CSRS Civil Service Retirement System
CY Current Year

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D
DAP DATA Act Program Management Office
DATA ACT Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014
DCIA Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DME Durable Medical Equipment
DMEPOS Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics Orthotics and Supplies
DNP Do Not Pay
DOD Department of Defense
DOI Department of the Interior
DOL Department of Labor
DRA Deficit Reduction Act of 2005

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E
EBT Electronic Benefit Transfer
EHRs Electronic Health Records
EHS-CCP Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership
EO Executive Order
ERM Enterprise Risk Management
ESRD End-Stage Renal Disease

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F
FACS Family and Child Experience Survey
FBIP Financial Business Intelligence Program
FBIS Financial Business Intelligence System
FBwT Fund Balance with Treasury
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FECA Federal Employees’ Compensation Act
FedRAMP Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program
FERS Federal Employees Retirement System
FETP Field Epidemiology Training Program
FFMIA Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996
FFS Fee-For-Service
FGB Financial Management Governance Board
FICA Federal Insurance Contributions Act
FISCAM Federal Information Systems Control Audit Manual
FISMA Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002
FITARA Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act
FMFIA Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act of 1982
FPS Fraud Prevention System
FSIP Financial Systems Improvement Program
FY Fiscal Year

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G
GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GAO Government Accountability Office
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GHP Group Health Plan
GMRA Government Management Reform Act of 1994
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
GSA General Services Administration

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H
H5N1 Avian Influenza
HCBS Home-and community-based- services
HCFAC Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control
HEW Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
HFPP Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership
HHA Home Health Agency
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HHSAR HHS Acquisition Regulation
HI Health Insurance
HIGLAS Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration

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I
IBNR Incurred But Not Reported
IHS Indian Health Service
IP Improper Payment
IPERA Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010
IPERIA Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2013
IPIA Improper Payments Information Act of 2002
IPT Integrated Project Team
IRF Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
IRS Internal Revenue Service
IT Information Technology

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L
L.m. Listeria monocytogenes
LTSS Long Term Services and Support

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M
MA Medicare Advantage or Part C
MAC Medicare Administrative Contractor
MACRA Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act
MARx Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug
MEDIC Medicare Drug Integrity Contractors
MICs Medicaid Integrity Contractors
MIDAS Multidimensional Insurance Data Analytics System
MIPS Merit-based Incentive Payment System
MMIS Medicaid Management Information Systems
MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MR Medical Review
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MSP Medicare Secondary Payer
MWWG Material Weakness Working Group

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N
NAL Naltrexone
NBI National Benefit Integrity
NBS NIH Business Systems
NCCI National Correct Coding Initiative
NFCSP National Family Caregiver Support Program
NGHP Non-Group Health Plan
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NPI National Provider Identifier

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O
OASDI Old-Age Survivors and Disability Insurance
OCR Office for Civil Rights
OHS Office of Head Start
OIG Office of Inspector General
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OMHA Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals
ONC Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
OPD Orphan Products Development
OpDiv Operating Division
OS Office of the Secretary

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P
PARIS Public Assistance Reporting Information System
PCS Personal Care Services
PDE Prescription Drug Event
PDMP Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
PECOS Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System
PEDIR Payment Error Related to Direct and Indirect Remuneration
PELS Payment Error Related to Low-Income Subsidy Status
PEMS Payment Error Related to Medicaid Status
PEPV Payment Error Related to Prescription Drug Event Data Validation
PERM Payment Error Rate Measurement
PHS Public Health Service
PIP Program Improvement Plan
PMI Precision Medicine Initiative
PMD Power Mobility Device
PRRB Provider Reimbursement Review Board
PSC Program Support Center
PSNet Patient Safety Network
PTC Premium Tax Credit
PUR Period Under Review
PY Prior Year

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Q
QHP Qualified Health Plans
QIOs Quality Improvement Organizations
QPP Quality Payment Program
QRIS Quality Rating and Improvement  Systems
QRP Quality Reporting Program

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RAC Recovery Auditor Contractor
RADV Risk Adjustment Data Validation
REMS Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies
RMFOB Risk Management and Financial Oversight Board
RSI Required Supplementary Information

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S
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SECA Self Employment Contribution Act of 1954
Section 601 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
SFFAS Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards
SGR Sustainable Growth Rate
SMI Supplementary Medical Insurance
SMRC Supplemental Medical Review Contractor
SNF Skilled Nursing Facility
SNS Strategic National Stockpile
SOSI Statement of Social Insurance
SSA Social Security Administration
SSBG Social Services Block Grant
StaffDiv Staff Division

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T
T-MSIS Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TAS Treasury Account Symbol
TMC Top Management Challenge
Treasury Department of the Treasury

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U
UFMS Unified Financial Management System
U.S. United States
U.S.C. U.S. Code
USSGL U.S. Standard General Ledger

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V
VA Department of Veterans Affairs
VFC Vaccines for Children

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W
WIOA Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

 

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Appendix B:  Connect With HHS

The Hubert H. Humphrey Building, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was the first federal building dedicated to a living person.
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