Health Trends in Hawai'i  key to health plan terms and acronyms

ADC - Average Daily Census
ADS - Alternative Delivery System
AHA - American Hospital Association
ALOS - Average Length of Stay
AMA - American Medical Association
APRN - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
BRFSS - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CBC - Complete Blood Count
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CHAMPUS - Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services
COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CMS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CPI - Consumer Price Index
CPS - Current Population Survey
CRCH - Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i
DBEDT - Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
DCCA - Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
DOH - Department of Health, State of Hawai‘i
DPT - Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus
DRG - Diagnosis Related Group
EKG - (ECG) Electrocardiogram
FFS - Fee-For-Service
HHIC - Hawai‘i Health Information Corporation
HHS - Hawai‘i Health Survey
Hib - Haemophilus influenzae type b
HIV - Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HMAA - Hawai‘i Management Alliance Association
HMO - Health Maintenance Organization
HMSA - Hawai‘i Medical Service Association (an independent licensee of Blue Cross/Blue Shield)
HP 2010 - Healthy People 2010
HPSA - Health Professional Shortage Area
HSPCA - Hawai‘i State Primary Care Association
ICF - Intermediate Care Facility
ICD-9 - International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision
ICD-10 - International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision
IPA - Independent Practice Association
LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse
MMR - Measles-Mumps-Rubella
MMWR - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MUA - Medically Underserved Area
MUP - Medically Underserved Population
NCHS - National Center for Health Statistics
PCP - Primary Care Physician
PGMA - Pacific Group Medical Association
PPO - Preferred Provider Organization
QUEST - Quality care, Universal access, Efficient utilization, Stabilizing costs, and Transforming provision of health care
RN - Registered Nurse
SHIP - State Health Insurance Program
SHPDA - Hawai‘i State Health Planning and Development Agency
SNF - Skilled Nursing Facility
TPA - Third Party Administrator
UHA - University Health Alliance