So many acronyms, so little time. When dealing with patient-reported outcomes, there’s a lot of information to process and it’s easy to get all of the medical acronyms confused.

That’s why CODE has created this handy-dandy Acronym Cheat Sheet – to help fill in the blanks when you just can’t remember what letter stands for what.

Click here to download this cheat sheet as a PDF. 

If you need more help with PRO language, we’ve got the CODE PRO – Key Terms & Definitions Guide and the PRO Terms Glossary to help you with any other translations you need.

Acronym Cheat Sheet

AAOS – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
AAHKS – American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
AJRR – American Joint Replacement Registry
APM – Alternative Payment Model
AAPM – Advanced Alternative Payment Model
AOSSM – American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine
ASES – American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
BAA – Business Associate Agreement
BPCI – Bundled Payments for Care Initiative
CJR – Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement
CMS – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CPT –  Current Procedural Terminology
DASH – Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder & Hand
D.O – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
EHR – Electronic Health Records
EP – Eligible Provider
EPM – Episode Payment Model
eCQMs – Electronic Clinincal Quality Measures
FAAM – Foot & Ankle Ability Measure
HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HCAHPS – Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
HHS – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HOOS – Hip Disability & Osteoarthritis Outcome Score
ICD – International Classification of Diseases
IKDC – International Knee Documentation Committee
KOOS – Knee Injury & Osteoarthritis Outcome Score
PA – Physician’s Assistant
PHI – Protected Health Information
PQRS – Physician Quality Reporting System
PRO – Patient-Reported Outcome
PROM – Patient-Reported Outcome Measure
PROMIS Global 10 – Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System
MACRA – Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
MARCQI – Michigan Arthoplasty Registry Collaborative Quality Initiative
MIPS – Merit-Based Incentive Payment System
NASS – North American Spine Society
NDI – Neck Disability Index
NP – Nurse Practitioner
ODI – Oswestry Disability Index
OHS – Oxford Hip Score
QPP – Quality Payment Program
SMS – Short Message Service
THA – Total Hip Arthoplasty
TKA – Total Knee Arthoplasty
TSA – Total Shoulder Arthoplasty

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Meredith Cunningham

Meredith Cunningham

Hula hoop enthusiast and PEZ collector, Meredith Cunningham is a copywriter for CODE Technology. Have a story idea? Contact me.

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