APPENDIX E: Glossary of Acronyms


ABN – Advance Beneficiary Notice

ALJ – Administrative Law Judge

BAPCPA – Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005

CMS – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CPR – Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

DHHR – WV Department of Health & Human Resources

DNR – Do Not Resuscitate Order

DRA – Deficit Reduction Act of 2005

ERISA – Employee Retirement Income Security Act

FCRA – Fair Credit Reporting Act

FDCPA – Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

FHEO – (Office of) Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity

FICA – Federal Insurance Contributions Act (Commonly called Social Security Tax)

HMO – Health Maintenance Organization

HUD – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

LC – Limiting Charge

MNIL – Medically Needy Income Limit

NHR – Nursing Home Reform

PAS 2005 – Pre-Admission Screening Test (for Medicaid eligibility)

POC – Period of Consideration

PRO – Peer Review Organization

PSC – Public Service Commission

QDRO – Qualified Domestic Relations Order

QI-1 – Qualifying Individual

QMB – Qualified Medicare Beneficiary

SHIP – State Health Insurance Program

SLIMB – Specified Low-Income Beneficiary

SNF – Skilled Nursing Facility

SSA – Social Security Administration

SSI – Supplemental Security Income

TTY – Telephone Typewriter (also called TDD, Telephone Device for the Deaf)

UDAP – West Virginia Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices Statute

WVMI – West Virginia Medical Institute