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American Academy of Audiology
AABR Automated Auditory Brainstem Response
AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians
AAOHNS American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
AAP American Academy of Pediatrics
ABR Auditory Brainstem Response
ACOG American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
AEP Auditory Evoked Potentials
AMA American Medical Association
AMCHP Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
ANA American Nurses Association
ASDC American Society for Deaf Children
ASHA American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
BAER Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response
BSER Brainstem Evoked Response
BTNRH Boys Town National Research Hospital
CBC Center for Beneficiary Choices (new under CMMS)
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CEC Council for Exceptional Children
CHCP Child Health Care Providers
CMM Center for Medicare Management (new under CMMS)
CMMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(new agency replacing HCFA - see also CMM, CBC, CMSO)
CMSO Center for Medicaid and State Options (new under CMMS)
CMV Cytomegalovirus
CPT Current Procedural Terminology
CSHCN Children with Special Health Care Needs
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DPOAE Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions
DRF Deafness Research Foundation
DSHPSHWA Directors of Speech and Hearing Services for State Health and Welfare Agencies
EHDI Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
EOAE Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions
EPSDT Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
FACCT The Foundation for Accountability
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FICC Federal Interagency Coordinating Council
HCFA former Health Care Financing Administration (now see CMMS)
HEDIS Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
ICC Interagency Coordinating Council
ICD International Classification of Diseases
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP Individualized Educational Plan
IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan
JCAHO Joint Committee on Accreditation in Health Organizations
JCIH Joint Committee on Infant Hearing
MCHB Maternal and Child Health Bureau
MDNC Marion Downs National Center
NACHO National Association of County Health Officers
NAD National Association of the Deaf
NBS Newborn Screening
NCBDDD National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
NCCC National Center for Cultural Competence
NCHAM National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management
NCHH National Campaign for Hearing Health Women Infants and Children
NCMHI National Center for Medical Homes Initiatives
NCQA National Center for Quality Assurance
NECTAS National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System
NIDCD National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders
NIH National Institutes of Health
NOMS National Objective Measurement System
OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
PCHP Primary Health Care Providers
PCP Primary Care Providers
PHI Protected Health Information
PKU Phenylketonuria
PTIC Parent Training Information Centers
RFP Request for Proposal
SABR Screening Auditory Brainstem Response
TEOAE Transient Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions
UNHS Universal Newborn Hearing Screening
VNA Visiting Nurse Association
WIC Women Infants and Children

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Date: October 27, 2006
Content source: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities


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