Acronyms in healthcare

The following is a partial list of acronyms commonly used in health care. The terms listed are used within the health care systems of various countries.[1]

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M

  • MA Medical Assistant; Medicare Advantage
  • MAAC Maximum Allowable Actual Charge
  • MAF Medical Assistance Facility
  • MAP Medical Audit Program
  • MAPD Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan
  • MCAT Medical College Admission Test
  • MCH Maternal and Child Health Program
  • MCI Medical Council of India
  • MCO Managed Care Organization
  • MD Doctor of Medicine
  • MEDLARS Medical Literature and Analysis Retrieval System
  • MedPAC Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
  • MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
  • MET Multiple Employer Trust
  • MEWA Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement
  • MDH Medicare-dependent Hospital
  • MHC Managed Health Care
  • MHA Master's in Health Care Administration
  • MI Myocardial Infarction
  • MLR Medical Loss Ratio
  • MLT Medical Laboratory Technician
  • MMIS Medicaid Management Information System
  • MMRA Metropolitan Medical Response System
  • MRHFP Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program
  • MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • MRSA Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus infections
  • MSA Medical Savings Account or Metropolitan Statistical Area
  • MSN Master of Science in Nursing
  • MT Medical Technologist
  • MUA/MUPs Medically Underserved Areas/Populations

N

O

  • OAA Old Age Assistance
  • OASDHI Old Age Survivors, Disability, and Health Insurance Program
  • OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
  • OD Overdose or the right eye (from the Latin)
  • ODS Organized Delivery System
  • OMB Office of Management and Budget
  • OPD Outpatient Department
  • OPHP Office of Public Health Preparedness
  • OS The left eye (from the Latin)
  • OSHA Occupational Health and Safety Administration

P

  • PA Physician Assistant
  • PACU Post Anesthesia Care Unit *
  • PAHO Pan American Health Organization
  • PBM Pharmacy Benefits Manager
  • PCA Personal Care Assistant
  • PCCM Primary Care Case Management
  • PCP Primary Care Physician
  • PCT NHS Primary Care Trust
  • PDI Professional Development Institute
  • PDP Prescription Drug Plan
  • PDQS Partnership Defined Quality of Service *
  • PHC Primary health care
  • PHI Protected Health Information
  • PHO Physician-Hospital Organization
  • PHS Public Health Service
  • PIAPHP Partners in Information Access for Public Health Professionals
  • PICC Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter *
  • PICU Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • POC Point of Care
  • POS Place of Service
  • PMPM Per Member Per Month
  • PMP Per Million Population
  • PPA Preferred Provider Arrangement
  • PPO Preferred Provider Organization
  • PPS Prospective Payment System
  • PSN Provider Sponsored Network
  • PSO Provider Sponsored Organization

Q

  • QALY Quality-Adjusted Life Year
  • QAPI Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Program
  • QARI Quality Assurance Reform Initiative
  • QD Each day, usually in prescriptions.
  • QIO Quality Improvement Organization
  • QISMC Quality Improvement System for Managed Care
  • QuICQuality Interagency Coordination Task Force

R

  • RAN Rural Area Computer Network
  • RAP Request for Anticipated Payment
  • RBRVS Resource-Based Relative Value Scale
  • RCT Randomized Clinical Trial or Randomized Controlled Trial
  • RD Registered Dietician
  • RFE Reason For Encounter
  • RHC Rural Health Clinic
  • RICE Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation (Alternatively) Rest, Immobilize, Cool, Elevate
  • RIS Radiology Information System
  • RRC Rural Referral Centers
  • RUG Resource Utilization Groups
  • RWJF Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • RN Registered Nurse
  • RMO Resident Medical Officer
  • RHIT Registered Health Information Technician
  • RHIA Registered Health Information Administrator
  • RHIO Regional Health Information Organization

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V

  • VIRHN Vertically Integrated Rural Health Network

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Z

References

  1. ^ Health Care Acronyms, All Acronyms, Accessed 19/11/08
  2. ^ http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=1142&parentname=CommunityPage&parentid=4&mode=2

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