435 abbreviations
Abbreviation Meaning
American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management
American Association of Health Plans
Average Adjusted Per Capita Cost
American Association of Retired Persons
Advance beneficiary notice
Affordable Care Act
American College of Healthcare Executives
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
Advanced cardiac life support
Adjusted community rating
American Cancer Society … also American College of Surgeons
Ambulatory care unit
Americans with Disabilities Act … also American Diabetes Association
Average daily census
Acute disease prevention and emergency response
Alternative delivery system
Automated external defibrillator
Atrial fibrillation
Attorney General
American Group Practice Association
American Hospital Association … or American Heart Association
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Aortic insufficiency
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
Airborne infection isolation room
Administrative law judge
Average length of stay
Advanced life support
Against medical advice
American Medical Association
American Medical Care and Review Association
American Nurses Association
Advanced nurse practitioner
American Organization of Nurse Executives
Ambulatory Payment Classification
Ambulatory patient group
Association of Public Health Laboratories
All payer refined diagnostic related group
American Red Cross
Accredited record technician
Aortic stenosis
Ambulatory surgery center
Administrative services only contract
Advanced trauma life support
Balanced Budget Act of 1997
Balanced Budget Relief Act of 1999
Blue Cross Association of America
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Iowa now known as Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa
Basic cardiac life support