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55 Health Care Reform Acronyms

Zane Benefits reports:

“Health care reform has introduced a new language of acronyms, terminology, and abbreviations. These acronyms are used to describe the law, regulations, health insurance, and government entities. Here is a list of the top 55 health care reform acronyms, and what they stand for.

55 Health Care Reform Acronyms

Health Reform Acronym What it Stands For
ACA Affordable Care Act
ACO Accountable Care Organization
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
AHO Accountable Health Organization
APTC Advanceable Premium Tax Credit
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“Stimulus Bill”)
AV Actuarial Values
BHP Basic Health Plan
CHIP Children’s Health Insurance Program, enacted 1977
CHIPRA Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CO-OP Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan
DOL US Department of Labor
ECP Essential Community Provider
EHB Essential Health Benefits
EHBP Essential Health Benefits Package
EHR Electronic Health Record
ESI Employer Sponsored Insurance
FEHBP Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
FFS Fee-For-Service
FMAP Federal Medical Assistance Percentage
FPL Federal Poverty Level
FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center
FR Federal Register
FT Full Time
FTE Full Time Equivalent
GF Grandfathered Health Plan
HCR Health Care Reform
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIE or HIX Health Insurance Exchange
HIM Health Insurance Marketplace
HIT Health Insurance Tax
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
HRP High Risk Pools
HRSA Federal Health Resources and Services Administration
IFR Interim Final Rule
MA Medicare Advantage
MAGI Modified Adjusted Gross Income
MCO Managed Care Organization
MEC Minimum Essential Coverage
MedPAC Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
MV Minimum Value
OEP Open Enrollment Period
PEPM Per Employee Per Month
PMPM Per Member Per Month
PPACA Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
PT Part Time
PTC Premium Tax Credit
QHP Qualified Health Plan
RFP Request for Proposal
SEP Special Enrollment Period
SHOP Small Business Health Options Program
SSA Social Security Administration
SSI Supplemental Security Income
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program

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