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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

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AIU: Adopt, Implement, Upgrade

APCD: All Payer Claims Database

ARRA: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

ATCBs: Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies

CAH: Critical Access Hospital

CEHRT: Certified Electronic Health Record Technology

CHIP: Children's Health Insurance Program

CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CNM: Certified Nurse Midwife

CQMs: Clinical Quality Measures

CY: Calendar Year

EH: Eligible Hospital

EHR: Electronic Health Record

EP: Eligible Professional

FAQ: Frequently Asked Question

FFS: Fee-for-Service

FQHC: Federally Qualified Health Center

FY: Fiscal Year

HHS: Department of Health and Human Services

HIE: Health Information Exchange

HL7: Health Level Seven International

IHS: The Indian Health Service

MU: Meaningful Use

NP: Nurse Practitioner

NPI: National Provider Identifier

NQS: National Quality Strategy

ONC: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

PA: Physician Assistant

PHI: Protected Health Information

PV: Patient Volume

REC: Regional Extension Center

RHC: Rural Health Center

RO: Regional Office

SMA: State Medicaid Agency

SMHP: State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan

TIN: Tax Identification Number