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ACRONYMS
AAPCC
AHA
AMA
ARF
BBA
BBRA
CAH
CFR
C/MHC
CMS
COLA
CPT
DRG
DSH
EACH
ERS
ESRD
FFHC
FQHC
FTE
GAO
HCFA
HCPCS
HCPP
HHS
HMO
HPSA
HRSA
MAF
MDH
MEDPAR
MEI
MSA
MUA/P
NP
NPP
OBRA
OIG
OMB
PA
PC
PHS
POS
Adjusted Average per Capita Costs
American Hospital Association
American Medical Association
Area Resource File
Balanced Budget Act (1997)
Balanced Budget Refinement Act (1999)
Critical Access Hospital
Code of Federal Regulations
Community/Mental Health Center
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Cost of Living Adjustment
Current Procedural Terminology
Diagnosis-Related Group
Disproportionate Share
Essential Access Community Hospital
Economic Research Service
End Stage Renal Disease
Federally Funded Health Center
Federally Qualified Health Center
Full-time equivalent
Government Accounting Office
Health Care Financing Administration (now the CMS)
HCFA’s Common Procedure Coding System
Health Care Prepayment Plan
Health and Human Services
Health Maintenance Organization
Health Professional Shortage Area
Health Resources and Services Administration
Medical Assistance Facility
Medicare-Dependent Hospital
Medicare Provider Analysis and Review
Medicare Economic Index
Metropolitan Statistical Area
Medically Underserved Area/Population
Nurse Practitioner
Non-Physician Providers
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
Office of the HHS Inspector General
Office of Management and Budget
Physician Assistant
Professional Component
Public Health Service
Provider of Service
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PPRC
PPS
ProPAC
PSF
RHC
RPCH
RRC
RUCA
RUCC
SCH
SNF
SSA
SSI
TC
UA
UIC
USDA
US GAO
Physician Payment Review Commission
Prospective Payment System
Prospective Payment Assessment Commission
Provider Specific File
Rural Health Clinic
Rural Primary Care Hospital
Rural Referral Center
Rural-Urban Commuting Area
Rural-Urban Continuum Code
Sole Community Hospital
Skilled Nursing Facility
Social Security Administration
Supplemental Security Income
Technical Component
Urbanized Area
Urban Influence Code
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Government Accounting Office
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