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Medicare A & B Common Acronyms and Abbreviations

Novitas Solutions makes every effort to define all Medicare Program terminology that you may encounter on our web site.  In the event that you need additional definitions, we have compiled the following list of acronyms to assist you. 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' also offers an online acronym list.

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Acronym

Phrase

A

Assigned (claim)

AA

Anesthesia Assistant

AAHAM

American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management

AAO

Associate Administrator for Operations

AAP

Associate Administrator for Policy

AAPC

American Academy of Professional Coders

AAPCC

Adjusted Average Per Capita Rate

AARP

American Assoc. of Retired Persons

ABN

Advance Beneficiary Notice

ACER

Annual Contractor Evaluation Report

ACF2

Access Control Facility

ACMS

Automated Change Management System

ACN

Attachment Control Number

ACPS

Advanced Claims Processing System

ACR

Adjusted Community Rate

ADA

American Dental Association

ADP

Automated Data Processing

ADR

Automated Desk Review

ADR

Additional Development Request

AGPAM

American Guild of Patient Account Managers

AHA

American Hospital Association

AHCA

American Health Care Association

AHCPR

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

ALJ

Administrative Law Judge

AMA

American Medical Association

AMMIS

Arizona Medicare Management Information System

ANSI

American National Standards Institute

AP

Appeals Department

APASS

Arkansas Part A Standard System

APC

Ambulatory Payment Classification

APG

Ambulatory Patient Group

APP

Application Portability Profile

APS

Adjudication Payment System

AQRP

Audit Quality Review Program

ARA

Associate Regional Administrator

ARU

Audio/Automated Response Unit

ASA

American Society of Anesthesiologists

ASC

Ambulatory Surgical Center

ASC

Accredited Standards Committee

AUSA

Assistant United States Attorney

AWAS

Automated Work Administration System

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BAC

Beneficiary Advisory Committee

BAU

Bill Adjustment Unit

BBA

Balanced Budget Act

BCBS

Blue Cross Blue Shield

BDF

Bulk Data Facility

BDMS

Bureau of Data Management Systems

BEA

Budget Expense Account Unit

BENE

Beneficiary

BHI

Bureau of Health Insurance

BI

Benefit Integrity

BIB

Benefits Integrity Branch

BIP

Bill in Process

BIPIS

"Bill in Progress, Inpatient/SNF Report"

BIPOR

"Bill in Progress, Outpatient/RHC Report"

BIS

Benefit Integrity System (Novitas Solutions)

BLS

Bureau of Labor Statistics

BLU/C

Bottom Line Unit Cost

BMA

Bio-Medical Association

BMACS

Part B Medicare Automated Claims Section

BMAD

Part B Medicare Annual Data

BOC

Business Office Coordinators

BPA

Bureau of Program Administration

BPD

Bureau of Policy Development

BPO

Bureau of Program Operations (CMS)

BPR

Budget and Performance Requirements

BPRSC

Budget Performance Requirements Survey of Compliance

BUD

Beneficiary Utilization Data File

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CABS

Carrier Access Billing System

CAC

Carrier Advisory Committee

CAFM

Contractor Administration Budget and Financial Management System

CAH

Critical Access Hospital

CAI

Computer Aided Instruction

CAMS

Customer Account Mgmt. System

CAP

Corrective Action Plan

CAPD

Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

CASE

Computer Assisted Software Engineering

CASF

Carrier Alphabetic State File

CASR

Contractor Audit and Settlement Report

CBR

Cost Benefit Ratio

CBR

Comparative Billing Report

CBR

CASE Based Reasoning

CBS

Center for Beneficiary Services

CBSS

Customer Billing Services System

CBT

Computer Based Training

CCEs

Coordinated Care Entities

CCI

Correct Coding Initiative

CCN

Correspondence Control Number

CCR

Cost Classification Report

CELIP

Claim Expansion Line Item Processing

CERT

Comprehensive Error Rate Testing Program

CF

Conversion Factor

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CHAMPUS

Civilian Health and Medical Program of Uniformed Services

CHAMPVA

Civilian Health and Medical Program of Veterans Administration

CHD

Coronary Heart Disease

CHECC

Consumer Health Education Coordination Committee

CHOP

Coalition of Hematology Oncology Practices

CI

Complexity Index

CICS

Customer Information Control System

CLCCP

Comprehensive Limiting Charge Compliance Program

CLIA

Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments of 1998

CMHC

Community Mental Health Center

CMN

Certificate of Medical Necessity

CMP

Civil Monetary Penalty

CMPL

Civil Monetary Penalty Law

CMR

Comprehensive Medical Review

CMS

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

CO

"Central Office (CMS in Baltimore, MD)"

COB

Close of Business

COB

Coordination of Benefits

COBRA

Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986

CORF

Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility

CORTS

COMDISCO Plan Automation System

COTR

Contracting Officer's Technical Representative

COTS

Commercial Off-the-Shelf

CP

Clinical Psychologist

CP & BI TAG

Claims Processing and Benefit Interpretation Technical Advisory Group

CPCM

Claims Processing Coding Manual

CPE

Contractor Performance Evaluation

CPEP

Contractor Performance Evaluation Program

CPI

Consumer Price Index

CPM

Critical Path Method

CPO

Care Plan Oversight

CPR

Contingency Plan Report

CPT

Claims Processing Timeliness

CPT-4

Current Procedure Terminology - 4th Edition

CPU

Central Processing Unit

CR

Change Request

CRB

Change Review Board

CRD

Chronic Renal Disease

CREP

Cost Report Evaluation Program

CRIHB

California Rural Indian Health Board

CRNA

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

CROWD

Contractor Reporting of Operational and Workload Data

CRT

Cathode Ray Tube

CS

Customer Service Department

CSPS

Cost/Scheduling Performance System

CSSR

Communications System Segment Replacement

CSTP

Carrier Systems Testing Program

CTMP

Contractor Task Management Plan

CTV

Closed-circuit Television

CUI

Customer User Interface

CWF

Common Working File

CWFM

Common Working File Maintenance

CWR

Carrier Workload Report

CYE

Calendar Year End

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DAC

Division of Acute Care

DAP

Data Administration Plan

DASD

Direct Access Storage Device

DC

Data Communications

DCN

Document Control Number

DCNS

Documentation Control Number Selector

DCP

Department of Carrier Procedures

DDE

Direct Data Entry

DDL

Data Definition Language

DDS

Doctor of Dental Surgery

DEC

Digital Equipment Corporation

DEDUCT

Deductible

DEFRA

Deficit Reduction Act of 1984

DFD

Data Flow Diagram

DFO

Division of Financial Operations

DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services

DHSQ

Division of Health Standards and Quality

DIH

Days In House

DMD

Doctor of Medical Dentistry

DME

Direct Medical Education

DMERC

Durable Medical Equipment Regional Contractor

DOB

Date of Birth

DOD

Date of Death

DOJ

Department of Justice

DOR

Date of Receipt

DOS

Date of Service

DOS

Division of Operational Systems

DOSD

Division of Operational Systems Development

DPA

Division of Provider Audit

DPE

Division of Performance Evaluation

DPM

Deputy Program Manager

DPO

Division of Program Operations

DPP

Division of Provider Procedures

DPSCP

Division of Provider Service Coverage Policy

DRG

Diagnosis-Related Group

DSAF

CMS' Decision Support Access Facility

DSCN

Data Services Centers and Networks

DSH

Disproportionate Share Hospital

DSMS

Development and Support Management System

DSP

Design Specification Package

DX

Diagnosis

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EACH

Essential Access Community Hospital

ECG

Electrocardiogram

ECNI

"Enterprise Communication Network, Inc."

ECRS

Electronic Correspondence Referral System

EDI

Electronic Data Interchange

EFT

Electronic Funds Transfer

EGHP

Employer Group Health Plan

EGLHP

Employer Group Large Health Plan

EI

Economic Index

EID

Employment Information Data

EIN

Employer Identification Number

EKG

Electrocardiogram

EKMS

Electronic Key Management System

EMC

Electronic Media Claim

ENOA

Elimination Notice of Admission

EOB

Explanation of Benefits

EOMB

Explanation of Medicare Benefits

EPO

Epoetin (an injection)

ERA

Electronic Remittance Advice

ERD

Entity Relationship Diagram

ERISA

Employee Retirement Income Security Act

ERN

Electronic Remittance Notice

eRx

Electronic Prescribing

ESRD

End Stage Renal Disease

EWUs

Equivalent Work Units

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F&A

Fraud and Abuse

FACP

Final Administrative Cost Proposal

FAR

Federal Acquisition Regulation(s)

FBI

Federal Bureau of Investigation

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FEP

Front End Processor

FH

Fair Hearing

FHIBA

Federal Health Insurance Benefits Account

FI

Field Investigation

FI

Fiscal Intermediary

FICA

Federal Insurance Contributions Act

FID

Fraud Investigation Database (CMS)

FIFO

First In First Out

FIG

Fiscal Intermediary Group

FIPS

Federal Information Processing Standards

FIRMR

Federal Information Resources Management Regulation

FISS

Fiscal Intermediary Standard (or Shared) System

FMFIA

Federal Manager's Financial Integrity Act

FMR

Focused Medical Review

FO

Social Security Administration Field Office

FOI

Freedom of Information

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act

FPLOE

Fixed Price Level of Effort

FPR

Federal Procurement Regulations

FQHC

Federally Qualified Health Center

FR

Final Rule

FRC

Federal Records Center

FRG

Federal Relations Group

FSCC

Freestanding Cardiac Catherization Facility

FSS

Florida Shared System

FTB

First Time Beneficiary (Medicare Secondary Payer)

FTE

Full Time Equivalents

FY

Fiscal Year

FYE

Fiscal Year End

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GAMSS

General American Medicare Standard System

GAO

General Accounting Office

GBU

Government Business Unit

GEHA

Government Employees Hospital Association

GFR

Government Furnished Resources

GOSIP

Government Open Systems Interconnection Profile

GPCI

Geographic Practice Cost Index

GPPPs

Group Practice Prepayment Plans

GTEMS

GTE Medicare System

GUI

Graphic User Interface(s)

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HAASC

Hospital Affiliated Ambulatory Surgical Center

HAP

Hospital Association of Pennsylvania

HBP

Hospital Based Physician

HCFA

Health Care Financing Administration

HCPCS

Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System

HCRIS

Hospital Cost Report Information System

HCWP

Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania

HDC

HCFA Data Center

HER

"Health Economics Research, Inc."

HFMA

Healthcare Financial Management Association

Novitas

Novitas Solutions

HHA or HH

Home Health Agency

HHS

Health and Human Services

HI

Hospital Insurance

HIB

Health Insurance Benefit Care

HICN

Health Insurance Claim Number; also HIC Number

HIGLAS

Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System

HIM

Health Insurance Manual

HIMR

Health Insurance Master Record

HINN

Health Insurance Notice of Non-Coverage

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIPPS

Health Insurance Prospective Payment System 

HIQA

Health Insurance Query Access

HIS

Health Information Systems

HISDG

HCFA Information Systems Development Guide

HMO

Health Maintenance Organization

Novitas

Highmark Medicare Services

HPBSS

HCFA Part B Standard System

HPSA

Health Professional Shortage Area

HR

Host Response

HSI

Health Systems International

HSQ

Health Standards and Quality

HSQB

Health Survey Quality Board

HSQB

Health Standards Quality Bureau

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I&R

Intern and Resident

I.H.S.

Indian Health Service

IBPR

Intermediary Benefit Payment Report

ICAM

Integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing

ICD

Interface Control Document

ICD-9-CM

"International Classification of Diseases 9th Review, Clinical Modifications"

ICN

Intermediary Control Number

ICU

Intensive Care Unit

IDE

Investigational Devices Exemption

IDG

Interdisciplinary Group

IEQ

Initial Enrollment Questionnaire

IER

Interim Expenditure Report

IFB

Invitation For Bid

IIC

Inflation Index Charge - Customary

IIN

IBM Information Network

IIP

Inflation Index Charge - Prevailing

IL

Independent Laboratory

IME

Indirect Medical Education

IOR

Individual Operating Report

IP

Inpatient

IPA

Individual Practice Association

IPC

Information Processing Center(s)

IPD

Intermittant Peritoneal Dialysis

IR

Incident Report

IRB

Institutional Review Board

IRC

Internal Revenue Code

IRDS

Information Resource Dictionary System

IRM

Information Resources Management

IRS

Internal Revenue Service

ISTP

Intermediary Systems Testing Project

ITS

Inspection Tracking System

IV&V

Independent Verification and Validation

IVD

Interactive Video Disk

IWMB

Information Workload Management Branch

IVR

Interactive Voice Response Unit

IWR

Intermediary Workload Report

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JAD

Joint Application Design

JCL

Job Control Language

KePRO

Keystone Peer Review Organization (Pennsylvania)

LAN

Local Area Network

LCER

Limiting Charge Exception Report

LFS

Lab Fee Schedule

LGHP

Large Group Health Plan

LIFO

Last In First Out

LLP

Limited License Practitioner

LMRP

Local Medical Review Policy

LOB

Line of Business

LOE

Level of Effort

LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

LTR

Lifetime Reserve Days

LTT

Local Transition Team

LVAD

Left Ventricular Assist Devices

LVN

Licensed Vocational Nurse

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MACs

Medicare Administrative Contractors

MBAS

Medicare Beneficiary Accounting System

MBN

Medicare Benefit Notice

MBR

Master Beneficiary Record

MCCD

Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration

MCE

Medicare Code Editor

MCM

Medicare Carriers Manual

MCO

Managed Care Organization

MCP

Monthly Capitation Payment

MCPS

Medicare Claims Processing System

MD

Medical Doctor

MDARS

Medicare Data Analysis Reporting System

MDS

Minimum Data Set

MECS

Microelectronic Claim Processing System (H.A.S. PC System)

MedPAC

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

MedPARD

Medicare Participating Physicians/Suppliers Directory

MEI

Medicare Economic Index

MFAIC

Medicare Fraud and Abuse Information Coordinator

MFCU

Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

MFIS

Medicare Fraud Information Specialist

MGMA

Medical Group Management Association

MIA

Medicare Inpatient Adjudication

MIM

Medicare Intermediary Manual

MIP

Medicare Integrity Program

MMA

Modernization Act of 2003

MML

Medicare-Medicaid Library

MMORP

Medicare Management and Operations Review Program

MMS

Metropolitan Medicare System

MO

Model Office

MOA

Medicare Outpatient Adjudication

MOE

Method of Evaluation

MORSF

Medicare Outpatient Rehabilitative Services Form

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MPFS

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

MPFSDB

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Data Base

MPIER

Medicare Physician Identification Eligibility Record

MPIES

Medicare Physician Identification Eligibility System

MQSA

Mammography Quality Standards Act

MR

Medical Review

MRU

Medical Review Unit

MSA

Metropolitan Statistical Areas

MSMA

Mississippi State Medical Association

MSN

Medicare Summary Notice

MSP

Medicare Secondary Payer

MTD

Month-to-Date

MTS

Medicare Transaction System

MUBC

Medicare Uniform Billing Claim Entry

MUBI

Medicare Uniform Billing Inquiry

MUBS

Medicare Uniform Billing Same Day Correction

MVPS

Medicare Volume Performance Standard

MVS

Multiple Virtual System

MVS/ESA

Multiple Virtual System/Enterprise Systems Architecture

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NA

Non-assigned (claim)

NAIC

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

NBA

Notice of Budget Approval

NDC

National Drug Codes

NDM

Network Data Mover

NGFR

Non-Government Furnished Resources

NJACCHO

New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials

NHLBI

"National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute"

NIF

Not in File

NIT

Network Information and Technology

NMFA

National Medicare Fraud Alert

NOBA

Notice of Budget Approval

NOMCI

Notice of Medigap Claim Information

NON-PAR

Non-participating Provider

NOOH

Notice of an Opportunity for a Hearing

NOS

Number of Services

NOS

National Operating Services (GTE)

NOU

Notice of Utilization

NP

Nurse Practitioner

NPI

National Provider Identifier

NPR

Notice of Program Reimbursement

NPRM or NPR

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

NRP

Network Resource Planning

NSEMC

National Standard Electronic Media Claims

NSF

National Standard Format

NSS

National Systems Support

NUBC

National Uniform Billing Committee

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OAS

Office of Audit Services

OBI

Office of Benefits Integrity

OBRA

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

OC&EP

Office of Coverage and Eligibility Policy

OCE

Outpatient Code Editor

OCFAA

Office of Civil Fraud and Administrative Adjudication

OCIG

Office of Counsel to the Inspector General

OCR

Optical Claim Recognition

OEI

Office of Evaluation & Inspection

OFO

Office of Financial Operations

OHTA

Office of Health Technology Assessment

OI

Office of Investigations

OIFO

Office of Investigations Field Services

OIG

Office of Inspector General

OIRM

Office of Information Research Management

OIS-PUF

" (HCFA's) Office of Information Services, Public Use Files "

OMB

Office of Management and Budget; also see EOMB

OMB or EOMB

Executive Office of Management and Budget

OOP

Object Oriented Programming

OP

Outpatient

OPA

Office of Program Administration

OPD PPS

Outpatient Department Prospective Payment System

OPO

Organ Procurement Organization

OPOP

Office of Program Operations Procedures

OPPS

Outpatient Prospective Payment System

OPPT or OPT

Outpatient Physical Therapy Provider

OPS

Office of Program Systems

OQCP

Office of Quality Control Programs

ORA

Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1980

ORD

Office of Research and Development

ORF

Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility

ORT

Operation Restore Trust

OSA/OOSA

Out of Service Area

OSF

Open Software Foundation

OSI

Open System Interconnection

OT

Occupational Therapy/Therapist

OTH

Other

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P&O

Prosthetics and Orthotics

PA

Physician Assistant

PAG

Performance Advisory Group

PAHHA

Pennsylvania Association of Home Health Agencies

PAMAP

Pennsylvania Medicare Advocacy Program

PAMS

Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers

PAR

Participating Provider

PAR

Problem Assistance Request

PAR

Project Assistance Request

PARF

Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Facilities

PBP

Provider Based Physician

PBS

Pennsylvania Blue Shield

PC

Personal Computer

PC

Professional Component

PCP

Primary Care Physician

PDF

Portable Document Format

PDL

Program Design Language

PDM

Personalized Documentation Manager

PDM

Parallel Development Manager

PDR

Physician Desk Reference

PDS

Partitioned Data Sets

PDT

Purchased Diagnostic Test

PEB

Program Evaluation Branch

PEBTAG

Provider Electronic Billing Technical Advisory Group

PEI

Production Environment Interface

PEL

Pennsylvania Economy League

PEN

Parenteral / Enteral Nutrition

PENS

Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

PEPPER

Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report

PET

(Scans) Positron Emissions Tomography

PHO

Physician Hospital Organization

PHP

Partial Hospitalization Program

PHS

Public Health Service

PI

Program Integrity

PID

Provider Identification Department

PIM

Program Integrity Manual

PIMR

Program Integrity Management Reporting System

PIN

Provider Identification Number

PIP

Periodic Interim Payment

PM

Program Management

PMA

Pre-Marlset Approval

PMCF

Pennsylvania Medical Care Foundation

PMCS

Program Management Control System

PMP

Project Management Plan

PMRB

Provider Medical Review Board

PMTT

Programmable Magnetic Tape Terminal

POPT

Provider Overpayment Prevention Initiative

POR

Provider Overpayment Report

POS

Point of Service

POSIX

Portable Operating System Interface Exchange

PPC

Payment Processing Cycle

PPO

Preferred Provider Organization

PPP

Preferred Provider Program

PPR

Physician Payment Reform

PPS

Prospective Payment System

PQRI

Physician Quality Reporting Initative

PR

Professional Relations Department

PRIMOS

Prime Operating System

PRISM

Project to Redesign Information Systems Management

PRM

Provider Reimbursement Manual

PRO

Peer Review Organization

PRO/West

Peer Review Organization West

ProPAC

Prospective Payment Assessment Commission

PRRB

Provider Reimbursement Review Board

PRS

PRO Review System

PS&E

Performance Standards and Evaluation

PS&R

Provider Statistical and Reimbursement Report

PSC

Provider Service Center

PSO

Provider-Sponsored Organization

PSOR

Physician/Supplier Overpayment Report

PSRO

Professional Standards Review Organization

PSYCH

Psychiatric Services

PT

Physical Therapy/Therapist

PTAN

Provider Transaction Access Number

PTC

Primary Transaction Code

PTO

Pay to Organization

PUC

Public Utilities Commission

PW

Project Workbench

PWK

Paperwork

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QA

Quality Assurance

QAP

Quality Assurance Program

QC

Quality Control

QI

Qualifying Individual

QMB

Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries

QMS

Quality Management System

RA

Remittance Advice

RACF

Resource Access Control Facility

RBRVS

Resource-Base Relative Value Scale

RBRVU

Resource-Base Relative Value Unit

RBS

Report of Benefit Saving

RC

Reasonable Charge

RCICS

Registry Customer Information Control System

RDES

Regional Data Exchange System

REMIT

Remittance Notice

REP PAYEE

Representative Payee

RET

Retired

RFA

Restricted Medicare Fraud Alert

RGT

Requirements Gathering Techniques

RHC

Rural Health Clinic

RHHI

Regional Home Health Intermediaries

RIC

Record Identification Code

RMAPS

Rocky Mountain Part A Processing System

RMF

Resource Measurement Facility

RMFA

Regional Medicare Fraud Alert

RMP

Resource Management Plan

RMU

Resource Management Unit

RN

Registered Nurse

RNHCI

Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institutions

RO

Regional Office

ROE

Report of Eligibility

ROM

Read Only Memory

RPC

Remote Procedure Call

RPCH

Rural Primary Care Hospital

RPT

Registered Physical Therapist

RRB

Railroad Retirement Board

RRC

Rural Referral Centers

RTI

Return to Intermediary

RTP

Return to Provider

RUG

Resource Utilization Group

RVU

Relative Value Unit

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S/W

Software

SADBUS

Small Disadvantaged Business

SBR

Supplemental Budget Request

SCLM

Source Code Librarian Manager

SCN

Strategic Communication Network

SDA

System Design Alternative

SDLC

Systems Development Life Cycle

SDPS

Standard Data Processing System (PRO)

SDWS

Systems Development Methodology/Structured

SES

System External Specifications

SGS

SafeGuard Services LLC

SGR

Sustainable Growth Rate

SHIP

State Health Insurance Assistance Program

SIIS

Supplemental Insurance Interface System

SIS

System Internal Specifications

SLF

Self

SLIM

Software Life Cycle Maintenance

SLMB

Specified Lower Income Medicare Beneficiary

SMF

System Measurement Facility

SMI

Supplementary Medical Insurance

SMS

System Managed Storage

SNF

Skilled Nursing Facility

SOI

Statement of Intent

SOS

Site of Service

SOW

Statement of Work

SPARCS

Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System

SPEC

Provider Specialty

SPIN

Supplier Profile Identification Number

SPR

Standard Paper Remittance

SQL

System Query Language

SRA

Systems Research and Application Corporation (PRO)

SSA

Social Security Administration

SSB

Standard Systems Branch (CMS)

SSC

Shared Service Center

SSN

Social Security Number

STAR

System Tracking for Audit and Reimbursement

STC

Secondary Transaction Code

SUBC

State Uniform Billing Committee

SUR

State Utilization Review Unit

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TAG

Technical Advisory Group

TAHFA

Texas Association of Healthcare Financial Administration

TAN

Treatment Authorization Number

TAR

Telephone Assistance Request

TAT

Turn-Around-Time

TC

Technical Component

TCU

Transitional Care Unit

TEFRA

Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1983

TENS

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

TIN

Taxpayer Identification Number

TMC

Technology Management Corporation

TMCS

Time Management Collection System (GTE)

TMJ

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

TNIF

"True, Not in File"

TOPs

Transitional Outpatient Payments

TOR

Terminal Owning Region

TOS

Type of Service

TPN

Total Parenteral Nutrition

TPNS

TeleProcessing Network Simulator

TQM

Total Quality Management

TS

Technical Support Department

TSO/ISPF

TSO Interactive System Productivity Facility

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UARS

Undocumented Alien Reimbursement System

UB-82

Uniform Bill - HCFA-1450 Billing Form

UB-92

Uniform Bill - HCFA-1450 Billing Form

UCR

"Usual, Customary and Reasonable"

UMS

Universal Measured Service

UPIN

Uniform Physician Identification Number

UPS

Uninterruptable Power Supply

UR

Utilization Review

URC

Utilization Review Committee

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VA

Veterans Administration

VAN

Value Added Networks

VC

Value Code

VDP

Voluntary Disclosure Pilot

VDT

Video Display Terminal

VIPS

Viable Information Processing Systems

VM/ESA

Virtual Machine/Enterprise Systems Architecture

VOS

Virtual Operating System

VSAM

Virtual Storage Access Method

VTAM

Virtual Telecommunications Access Method

WBS

Work Breakdown Structure

WC

Workers Compensation

WEDI

Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

WIP

Work in Progress

WPS

Wisconsin Physicians Service

YTD

Year-to-Date


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