Last Updated: March 20014 by Sandy Triemert

Minnesota Department of Human Services HIV/AIDS Unit Acronym List

   

 

A

 

AA

Alcoholics Anonymous, AIDS Action

 

AAC

Actual Acquisition Cost

 

AAC

ADAP Advisory Council

 

AAP

American Academy of Pediatrics

 

AAR

Annual Administrative Report

 

AAHIVM

American Academy of HIV Medicine

 

AAAC

African American Advisory Committee

 

AAATF

African American AIDS Taskforce

 

ACA

Affordable Care Act (abbreviation of PPACA)

 

ACF

Administration for Children & Families

 

ACLU

American Civil Liberties Union

 

ACO

Accountable Care Organization

 

ACOG

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

 

ACTHIV

American Conference for the Treatment of HIV

 

ACTIS

AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service

 

ACTG

AIDS Clinical Trials Group

 

ACTU

AIDS Clinical Trials Unit

 

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

 

ADAP

AIDS Drug Assistance Program

 

ADC

AIDS Dementia Complex

 

AETC

AIDS Education and Training Centers

 

AIDS

Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome

 

AMDP

Alternative Methods Demonstration Project

 

AmFAR

American Foundation for AIDS Research

 

AMP

Average Manufacturer Price

 

ANAC

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

 

APHA

American Public Health Association

 

APHL

Association of Public Health Laboratories

 

API

Asian & Pacific Islander

 

ARC

AIDS-Related Complex

 

ART

Anti-Retroviral Therapy, American Red Cross

 

ASAP

As Soon as Possible

 

ASO

AIDS Service Organizations

 

ASP

Average Sales Price

 

ASPH

Association of Schools of Public Health

 

ASTHO

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

 

AvgAC

Average Acquisition Cost

 

AVRS

AIDS Vaccine Research Subcommittee

   

AWP

Average Wholesale Price

B

 

BAI

Black AIDS Institute

 

BWMT

Black and White Men Together (NABWMT is the National Association)

C

 

CA

Cooperative Agreement

 

CAB

Community Advisory Board

 

CAEAR

Communities Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief

 

CAH

Critical Access Hospital

 

CAIR

Center for American Indian Resources

 

CARE

Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency

 

CBO

Community Based Organization

 

CBO

Congressional Budget Office

 

CCCHAP

Community Cooperative Council on HIV/AIDS Prevention

 

CCID

Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases

 

CDC

Centers for Disease Control

 

CDCP

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

CEO

Chief Executive Officer (Chief Elected Official)

 

CEU

Continuing Education Units

 

CFDA

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

 

CFO

Chief Financial Officer

 

CIA

Corporate Integrity Agreement

 

CLD

Client Level Data

 

CLEAR

Calabash: Learning, Evaluation, Assessment and Research

 

CLRS

Client-Level Reporting System

 

CMS

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

 

CNA

Comprehensive Needs Assessment

 

COBRA

Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985

 

COLA

Cost of Living Allowance

 

COPC

Continuum of Prevention and Care

 

CPI-U

Consumer Price Index-Urban

 

CR

Continuing Resolution

 

CROI

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

 

CSAD

Care System Assessment Demonstration

 

CSAP

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

 

CSAT

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

 

CSH

Coordinated School of Health

 

CTR

Counseling, Testing and Referral (services)

 

CVS

Community Voice Committee

D

 

DEBI

Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Intervention

 

DHAP

Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

 

DHHS

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

 

DHS

Department of Human Services

 

DMSAC

District Multi-Sector AIDS Committee

 

DOC

Department of Corrections

 

DOD

Department of Defense

 

DOH

Department of Health

 

DOJ

Department of Justice

 

DRA

Deficit Reduction Act of 2005

 

DSH

Disproportionate Share Hospital

 

DVH

(CDCs) Division of Viral Hepatitis

   

EAC

Estimated Acquisition Cost

E

 

EAP

Expanded Access Program

 

EAS

Essential Access Services

 

ECPS

Essential Care and Prevention Services

 

EEOC

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 

EIA

Enzyme ImmunoAssay

 

EIOR

Electronic Inter Office Requisition

 

ELISA

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

 

EMA

Eligible Metropolitan Area

F

 

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 

FCP

Federal Ceiling Price

 

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

 

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

 

FSS

Federal Supply Schedule

 

FQHC

Federally Qualified Health Center

 

FUL

Federal Upper Limit

 

FY

Fiscal Year

 

FYI

For Your Information

G

 

GAMC

General Assistance Medical Care

 

GAO

Government Accountability Office (non-partisan)

 

GHAT

Government HIV Administrative Team

 

GLBT

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender

 

GLBTA

Gay. Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender and Allies

 

GLBTQ

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender and Questioning

   

GPO

Group Purchasing Organization

H

 

HAART

Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

 

HAB

HIV/AIDS Bureau

 

HARS

HIV/AIDS Reporting Systems

 

HASS

HIV/AIDS Surveillance System

 

HAV

Hepatitis A Virus

 

HBV

Hepatitis B Virus

 

HCMC

Hennepin County Medical Center

 

HCPCS

HealthCare Common Procedure Coding System

 

HCSUS

HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study

 

HCV

Hepatitis C Virus

 

HERR

Health Education and Risk Reduction

 

HHS

Department of Health And Human Services

 

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act

 

HIV

Human Immuno-deficiency Virus

 

HMMWG

HIV Medicare and Medicaid Working Group

 

HOPWA

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

 

HPLS

HIV Prevention Leadership Summit

 

HRSA

Health Resources and Services Administration

 

HSPHD

Human Services & Public Health Dept. (Hennepin County)

 

HTC

Hemophilia Treatment Center

 

HUD

Housing and Urban Development

 

HUDD

Housing and Urban Development Department

I J

 

IAS

International AIDS Society

 

IDEPC

Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control

 

IDU

Injection Drug Users

 

IFB

Invitation for Bid

 

IGA

Intergovernmental Agreement

 

IHPL

Institute for HIV Prevention Leadership

 

IPAP

Institutional Patient Assistance Program

 

IRB

Institutional Review Board

 

IT

Information Technology

 

IVDU

Intravenous Drug User

 

JAMA

Journal of the American Medical Association

K L

 

LAC

Latino Advisory Committee

 

LHDs

Local Health Departments

 

LPHA

Local Public Health Agencies

   

MA

Medicare Advantage

M

 

MAC

Midwest AIDS Coalition

 

MAC

Multicultural AIDS Coalition

 

MAC

Maximum Allowable Cost

 

MAEPD

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities

 

MAI

Minority AIDS Initiative

 

MAP

Minnesota AIDS Project

 

MAPS

Minnesota Accounting & Procurement System

 

MAPS ER

MAPS Electronic Reporting

 

MATEC

Midwest AIDS Training & Education Center

 

MCHA

Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association

 

MCO

Managed Care Organization

 

MDH

Minnesota Department of Health

 

MHCP

Minnesota Health Care Programs

 

MHSPC

Minnesota HIV Services Planning Council

 

MMA

Medicare Modernization Act

 

MMIS

Medicaid Management Information System

 

MMRF

Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation

 

MNET

Minnesota Non-Emergency Transportation

 

MOA

Memorandum of Agreement

 

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

 

MSM

Men who have Sex with Men

 

MSOCS

Minnesota State Operated Community Services

 

MTM

Medication Therapy Management

 

MUL

Minneapolis Urban League

N

 

NA & E

Needs Assessment & Evaluation

 

NAPWA

National Association for People with AIDS

 

NASTAD

National Association of State and Territorial AIDS Directors

 

NASW

National Association of Social Workers

 

NCHSTP

National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

 

NDC

National Drug Code

 

NIDA

National Institute on Drug Abuse

 

NIDR

National Institute of Dental Research

 

NIH

The National Institutes of Health

 

NIMH

National Institute of Mental Health

 

NMAC

National Minority AIDS Council

 

NNRTI

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor

 

Non- FAMP

Non-Federal Average Manufacturer Price

 

NPI

National Provider Indentifier

 

NPIN

National Prevention Information Network

 

NRTI

Nucleoside Reverse Transriptase Inhibitors

 

NQC

National Quality Center

O

 

OAP

Office of AIDS Policy

 

OAS

Office Administration Specialist

 

OIG

Office of Inspector General

 

OMR

Office of Minority Research

 

OOPS

Out of Pocket Expenses

 

OPA

Office of Pharmacy Affairs

 

OPPS

Outpatient Prospective Payment System

 

OTC

Over the Counter

P

 

P & P

Planning & Priorities

 

PACHA

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

 

PAHO

Pan American Health Organization

 

PAP

Patient Assistance Program

 

PBM

Pharmacy Benefits Management

 

PCAT

Primary Care Assessment Tool

 

PCP

Primary Care Provider

 

PCRS

Partner Counseling & Referral Services

 

PD

Position Description

 

PDL

Preferred Drug List

 

PDP

Prescription Drug Plan

 

PEMS

Program Evaluation & Monitoring System

 

PEPFAR

President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

 

PFS

Physician Fee Schedule

 

PHS

Public Health Services

 

PHS

Program in Human Sexuality

 

PI

Protease Inhibitor

 

PIN

Personal Identification Number

 

PLG

Poverty Level Guidelines

 

PLWA

People or Persons Living With AIDS

 

PLWH/A

People or Persons Living With HIV/AIDS

 

PMI

Person Master Index

 

PPA

Pharmaceutical Pricing Agreement

 

PPACA

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

 

PPL

Project for Pride in Living

 

PPO

Preferred Provider Organization

 

PPS

Prospective Payment System

 

PREP

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

 

PWA

Person or Persons With AIDS

 

PWP

Prevention with Positives Program

Q

 

QA

Quality Assurance

 

Q & A

Questions and Answers

 

QM

Quality Management

 

QMAC

Quality Management and Assessment Committee

 

QMB

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary

R

 

RAAN

Rural AIDS Action Network

 

RFI

Request for Information

 

RFP

Request for Proposals

 

RMA

Refugee Medical Assistance

 

ROI

Release of Information

 

RRC

Rural Referral Center

 

RSDI

Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

 

RWCA

Ryan White CARE Act

 

RWDR

Ryan White Data Report

 

RVU

Relative Value Unit

S

 

SA

Substance Abuse

 

SAMHSA

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

 

SAR

Service Area Review

 

SAYFSM

Sub-Saharan African Youth and Family Services of Minnesota

 

SCH

Sole Community Hospital

 

SCHIP

State Children's Health Insurance Program

 

SCSN

Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need

 

SDIS

Service Delivery Information System

 

SEP

Syringe Exchange Programs

 

SIECUS

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

 

SLMB

Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary

 

SMC

Systems Management Center

 

SMRT

State Medical Review Team

 

SNHPA

Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access

 

SONI

Severity of Need Index

 

SPAP

State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program

 

SPNS

Special Projects of National Significance

 

SRU

Special Recovery Unit

 

SSDI

Social Security Disability Insurance

 

SSI

Social Security Insurance

 

STARHS

Serological Testing Algorithm for Recent HIV Seroconversion

 

STD Clinic

Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic

 

STD/STI

Sexually Transmitted Disease/Sexually Transmitted Infections

 

S.U.P.

Strong. United. Positive.

T

 

T2CANN

Title II Community AIDS National Network

 

TA

Technical Assistance

 

TACT

Technical Assistance Costing Tool

 

TANF

Temporary Aid to Needy Families

 

TCAC

Twin Cities AIDS Clinicians

 

TG

Transgender

 

TGA

Transitional Grant Area

 

THP

Transitional Housing Program

 

TOT

Training-of-Trainers

 

TPL

Third Party Liability

 

TrOOP

True Out of Pocket Expense

 

TSL

Technical Service Liaison

U

 

UNAIDS

United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

 

URA

Unit Rebate Amount

 

USCM

United States Conference of Mayors

 

USP

United States Pharmacopeia

   

VA

Department of Veterans Affairs

V

 

VA

Veterans Administration

 

VOLAG

Voluntary Agency

   

WAC

Wholesale Acquisition Cost

W X Y Z

 

WAD

World AIDS Day (December 1)

 

WHO

World Health Organization

 

WIC

Work Incentives Connection

 

WIC

Women, Infants, and Children

 

WICY

Women, Infants, Children & Youth

 

WSCHS

WestSide Community Health Services

 

YAP

Youth and AIDS Project

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