Health Reform Acronym Guide

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ACA

Affordable Care Act

ACO

Accountable Care Organization

AHBE

American Health Benefit Exchange

BH

Basic Health program

CBO

Congressional Budget Office

CCIIO

The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight

CER

Comparative Effectiveness Research

CHIP

Children’s Health Insurance Program

CLASS

Community Living Assistance Services and Supports

CMMI

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

CMP

Civil Monetary Penalties

CO-OP

Cooperative Health Plan

DSH

Disproportionate Share Hospital

EMR

Electronic Medical Record

 EHP

Essential Health benefits Package

FMAP

Federal Medical Assistance Percentage

FPL

Federal Poverty Level

FQHC

Federally Qualified Health Center

FSA

Flexible Spending Account

HAC

Hospital-Acquired Condition

HCBS

Home and Community-Based Services

HCERA

Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

HIT

Health Information Technology

HRP

High-Risk Pool

HSA

Health Savings Account

IFR

Interim Final Rule

LTSS

Long-Term Services and Supports

MACPAC

Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission

 MAGI

Modified Adjusted Gross Income

Med-Mal

Medical Malpractice

MLR

Medical Loss Ratio

NAIC

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

P4P

Pay for Performance

PCORI

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

PHR

Personal Health Record

PPACA

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

PPS

Prospective Payment System

QHP

Qualified Health Plan

SHOP

Small Business Health Option Program (a type of exchange)

SNP

Special Needs Plan

SSDI

Social Security Disability Insurance

VBP

Value-Based Purchasing