Health Policy Acronyms

Last Updated: February 2015

ESI

Employer-Sponsored Insurance

ESRD

End Stage Renal Disease

FEHB

Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (also, “FEHBP”)

FFE FFP

Federally FacilitatedExchange Federal Financial Participation

Fee-For-Service

FFS

Federal Insurance Contributions Act (Social Security)

FICA

Federal Medical Assistance Percentage

FMAP

Family and Medical Leave Act

FMLA

Federal Poverty Level

FPL

Federally Qualified Health Center

FQHC

Federal Trade Commission

FTC

GAO

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Gross Domestic Product

GDP

Graduate Medical Education

GME

Home- and Community-Based Services

HCBS

HCPCS

Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System

High-Deductible Health Plan

HDHP

Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set®

HEDIS ®

Home Health Agency

HHA

Home Health Resource Group

HHRG

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HHS

Hospital Insurance (Medicare Part A)

HI

Health Information Exchange

HIE

HIFA

Health Insurance Flexibility and Accountability

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

HIT HIX

Health Information Technology

Health Insurance Exchange

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