Health Planning and Primary Care Office - Acronyms

ACA: -
Affordable Care Act
ACS: -
American Community Survey
AHEC: -
Area Health Education Centers
APRN: -
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
ASTHO: -
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
BDR: -
Bill Draft Request
BHW: -
Bureau of Health Workforce
BSN: -
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
CAH: -
Critical Access Hospitals
CCD: -
Census County Division
CHA: -
Community Health Alliance
CHC: -
Community Health Center
CMS: -
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CON: -
Certificate of Need
CPC: -
Clinical Professional Counselor
DCFS: -
Division of Child and Family Services
DHCFP: -
Division of Health Care Financing and Policy
DHHS: -
Department of Health and Human Services
DO: -
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
DOS: -
Department of State
DPBH: -
Division of Public and Behavioral Health
DPSD: -
Division of Policy and Shortage Designation
DRO: -
Division of Regional Operations
FFY: -
Federal Fiscal Year
FQHC: -
Federally Qualified Health Center
GOED: -
Governor’s Office of Economic Development
HCQC: -
Health Care Quality and Compliance
HPSA: -
Health Professional Shortage Area
HRSA: -
Health Resources and Services Administration
HSP: -
Health Service Psychologist
IHC: -
Indian Health Center
IHS: -
Indian Health Services
IMG: -
International Medical Graduate
IMR: -
Infant mortality rate
IMU: -
Index of Medically Underserved
LCB: -
Legislative Counsel Bureau
LCSW: -
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LPC: -
Licensed Professional Counselor
MCD: -
Minor Civil Division
MCH: -
Maternal and Child Health
MCO: -
Managed Care Organizations
MD: -
Doctor of Medicine
MFT: -
Marriage and Family Therapist
MUA/P: -
Medically Underserved Area/Population
NAC: -
Nevada Administrative Code
NAP: -
New Access Point
NHA: -
Nevada Hospital Association
NHC: -
Nevada Health Centers
NHSC: -
National Health Service Corps, also can refer to Nevada Health Service Corps
NNAMHS: -
Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services
NOA: -
Notice of Award
NPI: -
National Provider Identifier
NRHP: -
Nevada Rural Hospital Partners
NRS: -
Nevada Revised Statutes
NSBME: -
Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners
NSBOM: -
Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine
NSHE: -
Nevada System of Higher Education
NSORH: -
Nevada State Office of Rural Health
OPHIE: -
Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology
ORHP: -
Office of Rural Health Policy
PA: -
Physician Assistant
PCA: -
Primary Care Association
PCAC: -
Primary Care Advisory Council
PCO: -
Primary Care Office
RCHS: -
Rural Community Health Services
RHC: -
Rural Health Clinic
RN: -
Registered Nurse
RSA: -
Rational Service Area
SBOH: -
State Board of Health
SDMS: -
Shortage Designation Management System
SFY: -
State Fiscal Year
SNAMHS: -
Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services
UDS: -
Uniform Data System
UNLV: -
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
UNR: -
University of Nevada, Reno
UNSOM: -
University of Nevada School of Medicine
USCIS: -
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
WICHE: -
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Last Updated: 7/21/2015