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