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APPENDICES

Topics in This Section:  Appendix A: Acronyms | Appendix B: Connect with HHS

Appendix A:  Acronyms

A
ACF Administration for Children and Families
ACO Accountable Care Organization
ACL Administration for Community Living
ADA Anti-Deficiency Act
AFCARS Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
AFR Agency Financial Report
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AI/AN American Indian and Alaska Native
AMP Average Manufacture Price
APD Advance Planning Documents
APG Agency Priority Goal
APM Alternative Payment Model
APTC Advance Premium Tax Credit
AR Antibiotic Resistant
ARRT Advanced Rehabilitation Research and Training
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
ASP Average Sales Price
ASPA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
ASPE Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
ASPR Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
ATAS Audit Tracking and Analysis System
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

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B
BARDA Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
BBA Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis
BHW Bureau of Health Workforce
BRAIN Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies

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C
CAP Cross-Agency Priority
CBR 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
CEAR Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting
CERT Comprehensive Error Rate Testing
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CFRS Consolidated Financial Reporting System
CHIP Children’s Health Insurance Program
CIO Chief Information Officer
CL Current Law
CLASS Classroom Assessment Scoring System
CMA Computer Matching Agreement
CMP Civil Monetary Penalty
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
COLA Cost of Living Adjustment
COTS Commercial Off-the-Shelf
CPI Consumer Price Index
CPIM Consumer Price Index-Medical
CRC Commercial Repayment Center
CSR Cost-sharing Reduction
CSRS Civil Service Retirement System
CTO Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Cures Act 21st Century Cures Act
CY Current Year

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D
DAB Departmental Appeals Board
DATA Act Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DME Durable Medical Equipment
DMF Death Master File
DMEPOS Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies
DNP Do Not Pay
DOI Department of the Interior
DOJ U.S. Department of Justice
DOL Department of Labor
DRA Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
DRG Diagnosis-related Groups
DRIVe Division of Research, Innovation and Ventures
DRS Documentation Requirements Simplification
DSCSA Drug Supply Chain Security Act

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E
EHR Electronic Health Record
ES The Executive Secretariat
ESRD End-Stage Renal Disease
EVV Electric Visit Verification

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F
FACES Family and Child Experience Survey
FASAB Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
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
FERS Federal Employees Retirement System
FETP Field Epidemiology Training Program
FFMIA Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996
FFRDC Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
FFS Fee-For-Service
FGB Financial Management Governance Board
FICA Federal Insurance Contributions Act
FIFO First-In/First-Out
FISCAM Federal Information Systems Control Audit Manual
FITARA Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act
FMFIA Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act of 1982
FPS Fraud Prevention System
FR Federal Register
FRDAA Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act of 2015
FSIP Financial Systems Improvement Program
FY Fiscal Year

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G
GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GAO U. S. Government Accountability Office
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GHP Group Health Plan
GONE Act Grants Oversight and New Efficiency Act
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
GSA General Services Administration

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H
H5N1 Avian Influenza
HCFAC Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control
HCP Healthcare Providers
HEAL Helping to End Addiction Long-Term
HEW Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
HFPP Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership
HHA Home Health Agency
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HI Health Insurance
HIGLAS Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HPMS Health Plan Management System
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration

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I
IBNR Incurred But Not Reported
IEA Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs
IHS Indian Health Service
IOS Immediate Office of the Secretary
IP Improper Payment
IPAB Independent Payment Advisory Board
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
IPPS Inpatient Prospective Payment System
IPT Integrated Project Team
IRF Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
IRS Internal Revenue Service
IT Information Technology

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L
LIHEAP Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
LPR Lawful Permanent Resident
LTCH Long-Term Care Hospital

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M
MA Medicare Advantage
MAC Medicare Administrative Contractor
MAO Medicare Advantage Organizations
MACRA Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
MARx Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug
MAT Medication-assisted Treatment
MCH Maternal and Child Health
MCM Medical Countermeasures
MCO Medicaid Managed Care Organization
MDH Medicare-Dependent Hospital
MEDIC Medicare Drug Integrity Contractors
MFCU Medicaid Fraud Control Units
MIPS Merit-based Incentive Payment System
MLN Medicare Learning Network
MMEs Morphine Milligram Equivalents
MSP Medicare Secondary Payer
MSSP Medicare Shared Savings Program
MWWG Material Weakness Working Group

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N
NBI National Benefit Integrity
NBS NIH Business Systems
NCCI National Correct Coding Initiative
NEST National Evaluation System for Health Technology
NGHP Non-Group Health Plan
NHSC National Health Service Corps
NIDILRR National Institute for Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
NIH National Institutes of Health
NPI National Provider Identifier

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O
OAGM Office of Acquisition and Grants Management
OASDI Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance
OASH Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
OCR Office for Civil Rights
OGA Office of Global Affairs
OGC Office of the General Counsel
OHR Office of Health Reform
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 Designation
OpDiv Operating Division
OPM Office of Personnel Management
OPPS Outpatient Prospective Payment System
ORR Office of Refugee Resettlements
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
PERM Payment Error Rate Measurement
PHS Public Health Service
PI Program Integrity
PIP Program Improvement Plan
PMA President’s Management Agenda
PMD Power Mobility Device
PP Paid Properly
PPACA Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
PPS Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
PRRB Provider Reimbursement Review Board
PSC Program Support Center
PTC Premium Tax Credit
PY Prior Year

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Q
QIO Quality Improvement Organization

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R
RAC Recovery Auditor Contractor
RADV Risk Adjustment Data Validation
REMS Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies
RSI Required Supplementary Information

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S
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SCORE Strategic Coordinated Oversight of Recall Execution
SCSIA Statement of Changes in Social Insurance Amounts
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
SNP Special Needs Plan
SSA Social Security Administration
SSF Service and Supply Funds
StaffDiv Staff Division

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T
TDL Technical Direction Letter
T-MSIS Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TAS Treasury Account Symbol
TMC Top Management Challenge
TPE Targeted Probe and Educate
Treasury U.S. Department of the Treasury

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

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V
VFC Vaccines for Children
VBID Value-Based Insurance Design

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Z
ZPIC Zone Program Integrity Contractors

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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.
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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Content last reviewed on November 19, 2018