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Appendix A: List of Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Web Addresses
Pages 153-157

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... CDR computerized data repository CHCS I Composite Health Care System I CHCS II Composite Health Care System II CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ( CMS Centers of Excellence ( research / mp qsdem.
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... FDA Food and Drug Administration ( FFS fee-for-service FEY federal fiscal year FHIE Federal Health Information Exchange FPL federal poverty level HCFA Health Care Financing Agency (now called CMS, see above)
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... NCVHS National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics ( NDC National Drug Codes NHCPI National Health Care Purchasing Institute (
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... PORT patient outcome research team PSTF Patient Safety Task Force QA quality assurance QIO Quality Improvement Organization Q-Span expansion of quality of care measures QUERI Quality Enhancement Research Initiative QuIC Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force ( QUISMC Quality Improvement System for Managed Care SCHIP State Children's Health Insurance Program (www.
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... APPENDIX A 157 VistA Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture XML extensible mark-up language

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