AAAASF American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities
AAACH Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
ABFM American Board of Family Medicine
ABIM American Board of Internal Medicine
ABMS American Board of Medical Specialists
ABPS American Board of Pediatric Surgery
ACC-AHA American College of Cardiology – American Heart Association
ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
ACLS Advanced Certification in Life Support
ACO Accountable Care Organization
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
AHP Allied Health Professional
AHRQ Agency for healthcare Research and Quality
AMA American Medical Association
AOA American Osteopathic Association
AOIA American Osteopathic Information Association
APP Advanced Practice Professional
APRN Advance Practice Registered Nurse
ATLS Advanced Trauma Life Support
BCLS (BLS) Basic Certification in Life Support
BOT Board of Trustees
BQC Board Quality Committee
CA Clinical Assistant
CALS Consolidated Accreditation and Licensure Survey
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CEU Continuing Education Unit
CME Continuing Medical Education
CMO Chief Medical Officer
CMS Centers for Medical & Medicaid Services
CNE Chief Nurse Executive
CNM Certified Nurse-Midwife
COO Chief Operating Officer
CoP Conditions of Participation
COS Chief of Staff
CPCS Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist
CPMSM Certified Professional Medical Services Management
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CQI Continuous Quality Improvement
CRC Credentials Review Committee
CRNA Certified Registered Nurse Assistant
CT Computer Tomography
CTE Committee
CV Curriculum Vitae
CVO Credentials Verification Organization
DDS Doctor of Dental Science
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
DMD Doctor of Medical Dentistry
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
DO Doctor of Osteopathy
DoP Delineation of Privileges
DPM Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
DRG Diagnosis-Related Group
EC Environment of Care
ECFMG Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
ED Emergency Department
eHR Electronic Health Record
EM Emergency Medicine
EMTALA Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act of 1986
ENT Ear, Nose & Throat
EP Elements of Performance
EPLS Excluded Parties Listing System
ESAR-VHP Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FM Family Medicine
FPPE Focused Professional Practice Evaluation
FSMB Federation of State Medical Boards
FX Fracture
GI Gastrointestinal
GME Graduate Medical Education
GMEC Graduate Medical Education Committee
GU Genitourinary
GYN Gynecology
H&P History and Physical
HBV Hepatitis B Virus
HCQIA Health Quality Improvement Act
Hem Hematology
HEAP Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (AOA Program)
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
HIPDB Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Base
HIS Health Information System
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
HR Human Resources
IC Infection Control
ICU Intensive Care Unit
IDPC Interdisciplinary Practice Committee
IHI Institute for Healthcare Improvement
IM Internal Medicine
IMG Internal Medical Graduate
IMQ Institute for Medical Quality (aka CMA)
IP Inpatient
IPA Independent Practice Association
IQRS Integrated Querying and Reporting Services
IRB Institutional Review Board
LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LIP Licensed Independent Practitioner
LOA Leave of Absence
LOS Length of Stay
M&M Morbidity and Mortality
MCO Managed Care Organization
MD Medical Doctor
MEC Medical Executive Committee
MOC Maintenance of Certification
MOS Maintenance of Success
MMR Measles/Mumps/Rubella
MR Medical Record
MMR Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MS Medical Staff
MSC Medical Staff Coordinator
MSO Medical Staff Office
MSP Medical Staff Professional
MSS Medical Staff Services
MSSD Medical Staff Services Department
NALS Neonatal Advanced Life Support
NAMSS National Association of Medical Staff Services
NAQAP National Association of Quality Assurance Professionals
NBME National Board of Medical Examiners
NCQA National Committee Quality Assurance
NICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
NP Nurse Practitioner
NPDB National Practitioner Data Bank
NPI National Provider Identifier
NQF National Quality Forum
NTIS National Technical Information Service
OIG Office of Inspector General
OP Outpatient
OR Operating Room
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
P&P Policy and Procedure
P&T Pharmacy and Therapeutics
PA Physician Assistant
PAC Professional Affairs Committee
PACU Post Anesthesia Care Unit
PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support
PCP Primary Care Physician
PDS Proactive Disclosure Service
PDSA Plan Due Study Act
PGY Postgraduate Year
PHO Physician Hospital Organization
PHP Provider Health Plan
PIC Performance Improvement Committee
PICU Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
PIN Personal Identification Number
PM Performance Management
PPD TB Skin Test
PPO Preferred Provider Organization
PPR Periodic Performance Review
PQP Physician Quality Profile
PRC Patient Relations Committee
PRO Professional (Peer) Review Organization
PSRO Professional Standards Review Organization
QA&I Quality Assessment and improvement
QA Quality Assurance
QAC Quality Assessment Committee
QI Quality Improvement
QIC Quality Improvement Council
QIP Quality Improvement Process
QM Quality Management
QMC Quality Management Coordinator
QMS Quality Management Services
RAD Radiology
RMS Risk Management Services
RN Registered Nurse
R&R Rules and Regulations
SICU Surgical Intensive Care Unit
TJC (JC) The Joint Commission
TP Temporary Privileges
TQM Total Quality Management
UAI Utilization Assessment & Improvement
UM Utilization Management
UPIN Unique Physician Identification Number
UR Utilization Review
VP Vice President
VPMA Vice President of Medical Affairs