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MO-110 Acronyms

The Many Shortened Words and Titles in the Medical Setting!

AAPC American Academy of Professional Coders
ACMPE American College of Medical Practice Executives
ACS American College of Surgeons
AHDI Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity
AHIMA American Health Information Management Association
AMIA American Medical Informatics Association
ANSI American National Standards Institute
APC Ambulatory Payment Classification
ARLNA Association of Record Librarians of North America
CCOW Clinical Context Object Workgroup
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CIO Chief Information Officer
CIS Clinical Information System
CMT Certified Medical Transcriptionist
COO Chief Operating Officer
CTR Certified Tumor Registrar
DISA Data Interchange Standards Association (within ANSI)
DRG Diagnosis-Related Group
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EHR Electronic Health Record
EMR Electronic Medical Record
HCPCS Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System
HIM Health Information Management
HIMSS Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIS Health Information System
HIT Health Information Technology; Health Information Technician
HL7 Health Level 7 (within ANSI)
ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification
IOM Institute of Medicine
IT Information Technology
AHA American Hospital Association
ALOS Average Length of Stay
AMA Against Medical Advice; also American Medical Association
ANA American Nurses Association
ASHA American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
CAT Computerized Axial Tomography
CCC Certificate of Clinical Competence
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CNO Chief Nursing Officer
CRNA Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
ER Emergency Room or Emergency Department
HCA Home Care Aide
HHA Home Health Aide
ICU Intensive Care Unit
JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse
LOS Length of Stay
MD Medical Doctor
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MSO Management Service Organization
OT Occupational Therapist
PA Physician Assistant
PT Physical Therapist
RD Registered Dietitian
RN Registered Nurse
RT Respiratory Therapist
SA Surgeon Assistant
SNF Skilled Nursing Facility
CAP College of American Pathologists
CARF Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly known as Health Care Financing Administration)
COB Coordination of Benefits
COP Conditions of Participation (Medicare)
CPT-4 Current Procedural Terminology, Fourth Edition
DEA Drug Enforcement Agency
EIN Employer Identification Number
EPHI Protected Health Information in Electronic Form
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FDA Food and Drug Administration
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (now referred to simply as the Joint Commission)
MOU Memorandum of Understanding (between Government entities)
NPI National Provider Identifier
OCR Office of Civil Rights
PHI Protected Health Information
PIN Personal Identification Number
PPS Prospective Payment System
PRO Peer Review Organization (now Quality Improvement Organization)
PSRO Professional Standards Review Organization
QIO Quality Improvement Organization (formerly Peer Review Organization)
UM Utilization Management
WAN Wide-Area Network
MGMA Medical Group Management Association
NAHQ National Association for Healthcare Quality
NCRA National Cancer Registrars Association
OR Operating Room
PDF Portable Document Format
RFID Radio-Frequency Identification
RHIA Registered Health Information Administrator
RHIT Registered Health Information Technician
SDO Standards Developing Organization (within ANSI)
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CT Computed Tomography (also CAT, Computerized Axial Tomography)
DEEDS Data Elements for Emergency Department Systems
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
ECG Electrocardiogram (also ECG)
EEG Electroencephalogram
EKG Electrocardiogram (also ECG)
HEDIS Health Plan Employer Data and Information System
HPI History of Present Illness
IDN Integrated Delivery Network
MDS Minimum Data Set
MPI Master Patient Index
NCDB National Caner Data Base
NCVHS National Committee on Vital Health Statistics
NHIN National Health Information Network
OASIS Outcome and Assessment Information Set
PACS OR PAC SYSTEM Picture Archiving and Communication System
PET Positron Emission Tomography
PHR Personal Health Record
RAI Resident Assessment Instrument
RHIO Regional Health Information Organization
SOAP Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan
UACDS Uniform Ambulatory Care Data Set
UAMCMDS Uniform Ambulatory Medical Care Minimum Data Set
UCDS Uniform Clinical Data Set
UHDDS Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set
CD Compact Disk
DVD Digital Video Disk
FTE Full-Time Equivalent Employee
OCR Optical Character Recognition
VPN Virtual Private Network
ABN Advance Beneficiary Notice
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
CDR Clinical Data Repository
CPOE Computerized Physician Order Entry; Computerized Provider Order Entry
CPRI Computer-Based Patient Record Institute
CT SCAN Computerized Tomography Scan
DUR Drug Utilization Review
Dx Diagnosis
ECG OR EKG Electrocardiogram
Hx History
LOINC Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes
OB Obstetrics
Px Physical Examination
Rx Therapy (Including Prescriptions)
SNOMED-CT SNOMED Stands for Systemized Nomenclature of Medicine; CT Stands for Clinical Terms
ADT Admission, Discharge, Transfer system
CDR Clinical Data Respiratory
CPOE Computerized Physician Order Entry; Computerized Provider Order Entry
DICOM Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine
DUR Drug Utilization Review
ECG Electrocardiiogram
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
ER Emergency Room or Department
IV Intravenous
LIS Laboratory Information System
MPI Master Patient Index
NMDP National Marrow Donor Program
Created by: aholsworth