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AAFP – American Academy of Family Physicians

ACK – Acknowledge

ACO – Accountable Care Organization

ACD – Advance Care Directives

ACI – Advancing Care Information

ACP – American College of Physicians

ACRS – Active Care Relationship Service

ADT – Admit, Discharge, Transfer

AHRQ – Agency for HealthCare Research & Quality

ALC – Assisted Living Center

API – Application Program Interface

APM – Alternative Payment Model

ARRA – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

BAA – Business Associates Agreement

CAH – Critical Access Hospital

CAHPS – Consumer Assessment of HealthCare Providers & Systems

CBO – Congressional Budget Office

CCC – Complex chronic care coordination

CCD – Continuity of Care Document

CCDA – Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture

CCDO – Coordinated Care Delivery Organization

CCN – CMS Certification Number

CCR – Continuity of Care Record

CCRC – Continuing Care Retirement Community

CDA – Clinical Document Architecture

CDR – Clinical Data Repository

CDS – Clinical Decision Support

CEHRT – Certified EHR Technology

CHIME – College of HealthCare Information Management Executives

CIN – Clinically Integrated Network

CMPI – Community Master Patient Index

CMS – Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services

CMS – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CNM – Clinician Network Management

CPC Plus – Comprehensive Primary Care Plus

CPOE – Computerized Physician Order Entry

CPT – Current Procedural Terminology

DIVA – Direct Identity Verification and Authorization

DPAA – Delta Powered Analytics Assessment

DQA – Data Quality Assurance

DSA – Data Service Agreement

DSN – Data Sharing Network

EDI – Electronic Data Interchange

EDM – Enterprise Data Management

EHR – Electronic Health Record

EMPI – Enterprise Master Patient Index

EMR – Electronic Medical Record

EMRAM – HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model

EP – Eligible Professional

ePHI – electronic Protected Heath Information

ETL – Extract Transform Load

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FFS – Medicare Fee for Service

FFY – Federal Fiscal Year

FHIR – Fast HealthCare Interoperability Resources

FI – Fiduciary Intermediary

GPRO – Group Practice Reporting Option

GLHC – Great Lakes Health Connect

HCP – Health Care Provider

HEDIS – Healthcare Effectiveness Data & Information Set

HHS – US Department of Health & Human Services

HSA – Health Savings Account

HIDTA – High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

HIMSS – Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (1996)

HIS – Hospital Information System

HISP – Health Information Service Provider

HISTP – Health Information Technology Standards Panel

HITECH – Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act

HITRUST – Health Information Trust Alliance

HMO – Health Maintenance Organization

HPSA – HealthCare Provider Shortage Area

HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol

ICD – International Classification of Disease

IDSS – Interactive Data Submission System

IHE – Integrating HealthCare Enterprises

LHC – Licensed Home Care

LTPAC – Long Term Post Acute Care

MA – Medicare Advantage

MAC – Medicare Administrative Contractor

MACRA – Medicare Access & CHIP Re-authorization Act

Malware – Malicious Software

MDM – Master Data Management

MDN – Message Delivery Notification

MHC – Multicultural Health Care (HEDIS Distinction Program)

MiHIN – Michigan Health Information Network

MIPS – Merit-based Incentive Payment System

MPHI – Michigan Public Health Institute

MPI – Master Person Index

MRN – Medical Record Number

MSH – Message Header Segment

MSSP – Medicare Shared Savings Program

MU- Meaningful Use

NCQA – National Committee for Quality Assurance

NHIN – National Health Information Network

NIS – Nurse Information System

NP – Nurse Practitioner

NPI – National Provider Identifier

NPP – Notice of Patience Privacy

NPRM – Notice of Proposed Rule Making

ONC HIT – Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

OSC – Organized System of Care

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PAC – Post Acute Care

PACE – Program for All Inclusive Care for Elderly

PCD – Patient Care Documents

PCMH – Patient Centered Medical Home

PCP – Primary Care Physician

PCSP – Patient Centered Specialty Practice

PGIP- Physician Group Incentive Program

PHI – Protected Health Information

PHO – Physician Hospital Organization

PIP – Practice Improvement Plan

PIS – Physician Information System

PO – Physician Organization

POS – Point of Service

PPO – Preferred Provider Organization

PQRS – Patient Quality Reporting System

PSO – Patient Safety Organization

PU – Patient Update

QBP – Query By Parameter

RHIO – Regional Health Information Organization

SFTP – Secure File Transfer Protocol

SHIEC – Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative

SIM – State Innovation Model

SLA – Service Level Agreement

SNF – Skilled Nursing Facility

SOAP – Simple Object Access Protocol

SOW – Statement of Work

TCM – Transitional Care Management

TEPR – Towards Electronic Patient Record

TIN – Tax Identification Number

TPO – Treatment, Payment, Operations

VIPR – Virtual Integrated Patient Record

XDR – Cross-Enterprise Document Reliability Interchange

XML – Extensible Markup Language

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