435 abbreviations
AbbreviationMeaning
AAHAMAmerican Association of Healthcare Administrative Management
AAHPAmerican Association of Health Plans
AAPCCAverage Adjusted Per Capita Cost
AARPAmerican Association of Retired Persons
Abd.Abdominal
ABNAdvance beneficiary notice
ACAAffordable Care Act
ACHEAmerican College of Healthcare Executives
ACIPAdvisory Committee on Immunization Practices
ACLSAdvanced cardiac life support
ACRAdjusted community rating
ACSAmerican Cancer Society … also American College of Surgeons
ACUAmbulatory care unit
ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act … also American Diabetes Association
ADCAverage daily census
ADPERAcute disease prevention and emergency response
ADSAlternative delivery system
AEDAutomated external defibrillator
AFAtrial fibrillation
AGAttorney General
AGPAAmerican Group Practice Association
AHAAmerican Hospital Association … or American Heart Association
AHRQAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AIAortic insufficiency
AIDSAcquired immune deficiency syndrome
AIIRAirborne infection isolation room
ALJAdministrative law judge
ALOSAverage length of stay
ALSAdvanced life support
AMAAgainst medical advice
AMAAmerican Medical Association
AMCRAAmerican Medical Care and Review Association
ANAAmerican Nurses Association
ANPAdvanced nurse practitioner
AONEAmerican Organization of Nurse Executives
APCAmbulatory Payment Classification
APGAmbulatory patient group
APHLAssociation of Public Health Laboratories
APR-DRGAll payer refined diagnostic related group
ARCAmerican Red Cross
ARTAccredited record technician
ASAortic stenosis
ASCAmbulatory surgery center
ASOAdministrative services only contract
ATLSAdvanced trauma life support
BBABalanced Budget Act of 1997
BBRABalanced Budget Relief Act of 1999
BCAABlue Cross Association of America
BCBSIBlue Cross/Blue Shield of Iowa now known as Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa
BCLSBasic cardiac life support