Annual Statistical Supplement, 2007

 

Abbreviations

AB
Aid to the Blind
ACF
Administration for Children and Families
ACR
Adjusted Community Rate
AET
Annual earnings test
AFDC
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
AFDC-UP
Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Unemployed Parents
AIDS
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AIME
Average indexed monthly earnings
AMW
Average monthly wage
APTD
Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled
BBA
Balanced Budget Act of 1997
BC/BS
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
CDR
Continuing disability review
CHAMPVA
Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs
CLIA
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act
CMP
Competitive medical plans
CMS
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
COBRA
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
COLA
Cost-of-living adjustment
CPI-U
Consumer price index for all urban consumers
CPI-W
Consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical workers
CPS
Current Population Survey
DA&A
Drug addiction and alcoholism
DHHS
Department of Health and Human Services
DI
Disability Insurance
DME
Durable medical equipment
DOE
Department of Energy
DOL
Department of Labor
DRG
Diagnosis-related group
EA
Emergency Assistance
EBT
Electronic benefit transfer
EPSDT
Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment program
ESRD
End-stage renal disease
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
FERS
Federal Employees Retirement System
FFS
Fee for service
FICA
Federal Insurance Contributions Act
FMAP
Federal medical assistance percentage
FPL
Federal poverty level
FQHC
Federally qualified health center
FRA
Full retirement age
FUTA
Federal Unemployment Tax Act
FY
Fiscal year
GDP
Gross domestic product
GPO
Government Pension Offset
HCBS
Home and community based services
HCFA
Health Care Financing Administration
HHA
Home health agency
HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
HI
Hospital Insurance
HIV
Human immunodeficiency virus
HMO
Health maintenance organization
ICF
Intermediate care facility
ICFs/MR
Intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded
LIHEAP
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
LTC
Long-term care
MA
Medicare Advantage
MBC
Monthly benefit credited
MBR
Master Beneficiary Record
MCCA
Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act
MCCRA
Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Repeal Act
MMA
Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act
MN
Medically needy
MSA
Medical savings account
NRC
National Research Council
OAA
Old-Age Assistance
OASDI
Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance
OASI
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance
OBRA
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
OEO
Office of Economic Opportunity
OMB
Office of Management and Budget
PACE
Programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly
PDP
Prescription Drug Plan
PESS
Property essential to self-support
PIA
Primary insurance amount
PIB
Primary insurance benefit
PPO
Preferred provider organization
PPS
Prospective payment system
PRO
Peer review organization
PSO
Provider-sponsored organization
QC
Quarter of coverage
QDWIS
Qualified disabled working individuals
QI
Qualified individual
QMB
Qualified Medicare beneficiary
RVS
Relative value scale
SCHIP
State Children's Health Insurance Program
SECA
Self-Employment Contributions Act
SGA
Substantial gainful activity
SIPP
Survey of Income and Program Participation
SLMB
Specified low-income Medicare beneficiary
SMI
Supplementary Medical Insurance
SNF
Skilled nursing facility
SSA
Social Security Administration
SSI
Supplemental Security Income
TANF
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TDI
Temporary Disability Insurance
TEFRA
Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act
TWP
Trial work period
USDA
U.S. Department of Agriculture
VA
Department of Veterans Affairs
VEAP
Veterans' Educational Assistance Program
WEP
Windfall Elimination Provision
WIN
Work Incentive Program