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EHDI Abbreviations and Acronyms

AAAAmerican Academy of Audiology
AABRAutomated Auditory Brainstem Response
AAFPAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
AAOHNSAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
AAPAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
ABRAuditory Brainstem Response
ACOGAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
AEPAuditory Evoked Potentials
AMAAmerican Medical Association
AMCHPAssociation of Maternal and Child Health Programs
ANAAmerican Nurses Association
ASDCAmerican Society for Deaf Children
ASHAAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
BAERBrainstem Auditory Evoked Response
BSERBrainstem Evoked Response
BTNRHBoys Town National Research Hospital
CBCCenter for Beneficiary Choices (new under CMMS)
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CECCouncil for Exceptional Children
CHCPChild Health Care Providers
CMMCenter for Medicare Management (new under CMMS)
CMMSCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(new agency replacing HCFA - see also CMM, CBC, CMSO)
CMSOCenter for Medicaid and State Options (new under CMMS)
CPTCurrent Procedural Terminology
CSHCNChildren with Special Health Care Needs
DHHSDepartment of Health and Human Services
DPOAEDistortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions
DRFDeafness Research Foundation
DSHPSHWADirectors of Speech and Hearing Services for State Health and Welfare Agencies
EHDIEarly Hearing Detection and Intervention
EOAEEvoked Otoacoustic Emissions
EPSDTEarly and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
FACCTThe Foundation for Accountability
FERPAFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FICCFederal Interagency Coordinating Council
HCFAformer Health Care Financing Administration (now see CMMS)
HEDISHealth Plan Employer Data and Information Set
HIPAAHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
HRSAHealth Resources and Services Administration
ICCInteragency Coordinating Council
ICDInternational Classification of Diseases
IDEAIndividuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEPIndividualized Educational Plan
IFSPIndividualized Family Service Plan
JCAHOJoint Committee on Accreditation in Health Organizations
JCIHJoint Committee on Infant Hearing
MCHBMaternal and Child Health Bureau
MDNCMarion Downs National Center
NACHONational Association of County Health Officers
NADNational Association of the Deaf
NBSNewborn Screening
NCBDDDNational Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
NCCCNational Center for Cultural Competence
NCHAMNational Center for Hearing Assessment and Management
NCHHNational Campaign for Hearing Health Women Infants and Children
NCMHINational Center for Medical Homes Initiatives
NCQANational Center for Quality Assurance
NECTASNational Early Childhood Technical Assistance System
NIDCDNational Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders
NIHNational Institutes of Health
NOMSNational Objective Measurement System
OSERSOffice of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
PCHPPrimary Health Care Providers
PCPPrimary Care Providers
PHIProtected Health Information
PTICParent Training Information Centers
RFPRequest for Proposal
SABRScreening Auditory Brainstem Response
TEOAETransient Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions
UNHSUniversal Newborn Hearing Screening
VNAVisiting Nurse Association
WICWomen Infants and Children


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