Acronyms of Relevance to Private Health Insurance Practitioners Acronym AACR AAMT AAQHC AASB AAT ABF ABS ABW ACAA ACAC ACAM ACAT ACCC ACD ACEM ACERH ACFI ACHR ACHS ACHSE ACL ACM ACNC ACNP ACOSS ACS ACSA ACSAA ACSQHC ACT ADA ADGP ADHA ADHD ADL ADIA ADIA ADMA ADPA ADSA ADT AFP AFR Means Australasian Association of Cancer Registries Australian Association of Massage Therapists Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care Australian Accounting Standards Board Administrative Appeals Tribunal Activity Based Funding Australian Bureau of Statistics Activity-Based Working Aged Care Association Australia Acute Care Advisory Committee Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring Aged Care Assessment Team Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Advance Care Directive Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health Aged Care Funding Instrument Australian Centre for Health Research Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Australian College of Health Service Executives Anterior Cruciate Ligament Australian College of Midwives Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Australian College of Nurse Practitioners Australian Council of Social Services Acute Coronary Syndrome Aged & Community Services Australia Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care Australian Capital Territory Australian Dental Association Australian Divisions of General Practice (see AGPN) Australian Day Hospital Association (pka ADSA) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Activities of Daily Living Australian Dental Industry Association Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association Australian Disease Management Association Australian Dental Prosthetists Association Australasian Day Surgery Association (now ADHA) Androgen Deprivation Therapy Australian Federal Police Australian Financial Review Details Association Professional body Industry association Government agency Government agency Acronym Government agency Abbreviation Industry association Committee under HIA Academic site (AIHW affiliate) Abbreviation Government agency Abbreviation Professional body Think tank/academic site Research entity Not-for-profit organisation Professional body Supporting ligament in knees Professional body Government regulator Professional body Abbreviation Industry Association Government agency Australian Territory Professional body Professional body Industry association Medical condition Abbreviation Industry association Industry association Industry association Professional body Industry association Medical treatment Newspaper Acronym AGM AGPN AHA AHCA AHHA AHIA AHMAC AHMC AHPA AHPRA AHR AHS AHSA AHWMC AI AIDS AIFS AIHW AIMA AIPAR AIPC ALM ALOS ALRC AMA AMD AMI AMLA AN ANAO ANF ANU APA APHA APHCRI APODC APS APS ARCHI ARCPOH AR-DRGs ARHG ARIA ART ARTG ASB ASFA ASGC Means Annual General Meeting Australian General Practice Network (pka ADGP) Australian Healthcare Association (now AHHA) Australian Health Care Agreement Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Australian Health Insurance Association (now Private Healthcare Australia) Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council Australian Health Ministers’ Conference Allied Health Professions Australia Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Australian Health Review Australian Health Survey Australian Health Service Alliance Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council Actuaries Institute Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Australian Institute of Family Studies Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Australasian Integrative Medicine Association Australian Institute for Population Ageing Research Australian Institute of Primary Care Active Learning Module Average Length Of Stay Australian Law Reform Commission Australian Medical Association Aged-related Macular Degeneration Acute Myocardial Infarction Australian Medicare Local Alliance Anorexia Nervosa Australian National Audit Office Australian Nursing Federation Australian National University Australian Physiotherapy Association Australian Private Hospitals Association Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute Australasian Podiatry Council Australian Psychological Society Australian Public Service Australian Resource Centre for Hospital Innovations Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups Australian Regional Health Group Accessibility/Remoteness Index for Australia Assisted Reproductive Technology Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods Advertising Standards Board Advertising Standards Bureau Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia Australian Standard Geographic Classification Details Acronym Industry Association Industry association Hospital financing agreement Industry association Industry association Government agency Government agency Peak professional association Government agency Publication of AHHA ABS process Industry joint venture Government agency Professional association Medical condition Government agency Government agency Professional association Think tank/Academic site Think tank/Academic site Abbreviation Abbreviation Government agency Professional body Medical condition Medical condition Policy and advocacy group Medical condition Government agency Professional association University Professional association Industry association Research body at ANU Professional association Professional association Abbreviation Academic site (AIHW affiliate) Health classification system Industry joint venture Abbreviation Government Register Industry self-regulation agency Industry association ABS classification Acronym ASIC ASMI ASX ATO ATSE AWE BAU BCA BEACH BED BHI BLP BMI BN BOD BPD BVA BYOD CAA CAA CACP CAG CATI CBT CCMR CDO CDDS CFS CHA CEO CEPR CERA CFD CHD CHERE CHF CHPE CIS CKD COAG COB COPD COSA CPAP CPD CPD CPE CPHC CPI Means Australian Securities and Investment Commission Australian Self Medication Industry Australian Securities Exchange Australian Taxation Office Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Average Weekly Earnings Business As Usual Business Council of Australia Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health Binge Eating Disorder Bureau of Health Information Benefit Limitation Period Body Mass Index Bulimia Nervosa Burden Of Disease Borderline Personality Disorder Bionic Vision Australia Bring Your Own Device Chiropractors’ Association of Australia Council of Ambulance Authorities Community Aged Care Package Clinical Advisory Group Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Centre for Complementary Medicine Research Collateralised Debt Obligation Chronic Dental Disease Scheme Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Catholic Health Australia Chief Executive Officer Centre for Economic Policy Research Centre for Eye Research Australia Contract For Difference Coronary Heart Disease Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation Consumers Health Forum of Australia Centre for Health Program Evaluation The Centre for Independent Studies Chronic Kidney Disease Council of Australian Governments Close Of Business (time) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Clinical Oncological Society of Australia Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Continuing Professional Development Centre for Policy Development Continuing Professional Education Comprehensive Primary Healthcare Centre Consumer Price Index Details Government Agency Industry Association Government agency Professional group Abbreviation Abbreviation Lobby group Program conducted by AIHW Medical condition NSW Government agency Abbreviation Abbreviation Medical condition Abbreviation Medical condition Entrepreneurial company Abbreviation Professional association Abbreviation Prostheses adviser Abbreviation Medical treatment Academic site Investment term Government program Medical condition Industry association Abbreviation Think tank/academic site Research facility Investment term Medical condition Think tank/academic site Peak organisation Think tank/academic site Think tank Disease Peak intergovernmental forum Abbreviation Medical condition Peak professional body Machine to treat sleep apnoea Abbreviation Think tank Abbreviation Abbreviation – Govt concept Abbreviation Acronym ECT ED Means Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association of NSW Inc. COAG Reform Council Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation Council Supervised Obligation Cardiovascular Disease Dietitians Association of Australia Deloitte Access Economics Disability-Adjusted life year Dental Board of Australia Disease Costs and Impact Study Department of Health and Ageing Day Hospital Facility Do It Yourself Data Quality Statement Diagnosis Related Group Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (of Mental Disorders) Department of Veterans’ Affairs Electrocardiogram Electronic Claims Lodgement and Information Processing Service Environment Electro Convulsive Therapy Eating Disorder EFU Equivalent Family Unit EM EMSN EOI EQuIP ERP ESKD ESL FAQs FCR FED FOBT FOI FRLI FTA FTE GDP GFC GP GPEI GRC GSP GST HACC Explanatory Memorandum Extended Medicare Safety Net Expression Of Interest Evaluation and Quality Improvement Program Estimated Resident Population End-Stage Kidney Disease English as a Second Language Frequently Asked Questions Financial Condition Report Front-End Deductible Faecal Occult Blood Test Freedom Of Information Federal Register of Legislative Instruments Failure To Attend Full-Time Equivalent Gross Domestic Product Global Financial Crisis General Practitioner Global Polio Eradication Initiative Governance, Risk & Compliance Gross State Product Goods and Services Tax Home and Community Care CPSA CRC CSIRO CSO CVD DAA DAE DALY DBA DCIS DoHA DHF DIY DQS DRG DSM DVA ECG ECLIPSE Details Lobby group Government Agency PHIAC requirement (S200-1) Medical condition Professional Association Consulting organisation Abbreviation Government Agency Government Department Defined term in the NHA Abbreviation Abbreviation Health classification system Government Department Medical procedure Claims processing channel Medical procedure Medical condition grouping Health insurance measure (counts half for singles & one for all other memberships). See also SEU in this list Abbreviation Feature within Medicare Abbreviation Program of ACHS Abbreviation Medical condition Abbreviation Abbreviation Abbreviation Abbreviation Medical test for bowel cancer Abbreviation Government website Abbreviation Economic term Abbreviation Abbreviation Government/private program Abbreviation Federal legislation Abbreviation Acronym HAI HAMBS HBF HCP HDSC Health HECS HIA HIB HIC HIRMAA HIV HPC HPPA HRB HREOC HSRG HTA HWA IAA IAAust IAAHS IAESR IBNR IBS ICD ICD-10 ICD-10-AM ICPC ICSI IER IFC IFRS IGA IGR IHI IHPA IM IP IPART IPD IRSD ISO IT IUI IVF Means Hospital-Acquired Infection HAMB Systems Ltd Health Benefit Fund Hospital Casemix Protocol Health Data Standards Committee (now part of National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee) Department of Health and Ageing Higher Education Contribution Scheme Health Insurance Act 1973 Health insurance business Health Insurance Commission Health Insurance Restricted Membership Association of Australia Human immunodeficiency virus Health Practice Committee Hospital Purchaser - Provider Agreement Health Related Business Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Health Services Research Group Health Technology Assessment Health Workforce Australia International Actuarial Association Institute of Actuaries of Australia International Actuarial Association Health Section Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research Incurred But Not Reported Irritable Bowel Syndrome International Classification of Diseases International Classification of Diseases and health-related problems, 10th revision International Classification of Diseases and health-related problems, 10th revision, Australian modification International Classification of Primary Care Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Independent Expert Report Informed Financial Consent International Financial Reporting Standards Inter-Governmental Agreement Intergenerational Report Individual Health Identifier Independent Hospital Pricing Authority Information Memorandum Intellectual Property Independent Pricing & Regulatory Tribunal of NSW Implicit Price Deflator Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage International Organisation for Standardisation Information Technology Intrauterine Insemination In-Vitro Fertilisation Details Abbreviation Software supplier for PHI Abbreviation Reporting protocol for data Government agency Government Department Government program Commonwealth act PHI terminology Government agency Industry association Virus causing AIDS Committee of the IAAust Defined term in the NHA PHI terminology Government agency Academic site Government review Government agency Professional body Professional body Section within IAA Academic site Abbreviation Medical condition Used in Australia for mortality data Used in Australia for hospital morbidity data ART technology Abbreviation Abbreviation International standard Abbreviation Treasury Publication (5/2002) Abbreviation Government agency Abbreviation Abbreviation Government agency Abbreviation Abbreviation Abbreviation Abbreviation Abbreviation Acronym JDRF K10 KPI KRT Means Junior Diabetes Research Foundation Kessler Psychological Distress Scale Key Performance Indicator Kidney Replacement Therapy LAT Liability Adequacy Test LFS LHC LHN LIC LOS MBA MBS MD MDC MIAA MIIAA MICE MID MJA MoU MPI MPPA MRI MS MSAC MSI MTAA NACA Labour Force Survey Lifetime Health Cover Local Hospital Network Listed Investment Company Length Of Stay Medical Board of Australia Medicare Benefits Schedule Managing Director Major Diagnostic Category Medical Industry Association of Australia Medical Indemnity Industry Association of Australia Meeting, Conference, Incentive and Exhibition Merger Implementation Deed Medical Journal of Australia Memorandum of Understanding Matter of Public Importance Medical Purchaser - Provider Agreement Magnetic Resonance Imaging Multiple Sclerosis Medical Services Advisory Committee Managing Supervision and Intervention Medical Technology Association of Australia National Aged Care Alliance National Association of Specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling National Breast Cancer Centre (now Cancer Australia) National Broadband Network National Centre for Classification in Health National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases Not elsewhere classified National Eating Disorders Collaboration National Efficient Price Neuroendocrine Tumour Not For Profit Non-Government Organisation National Health Act 1953 National Healthcare Agreement National Health Agreement Natural Health Care Alliance National Hospital Cost Data Collection National Health Data Dictionary NASOG NATSEM NBCC NBN NCCH NCEPH NCIRS nec NEDC NEP NET NFP NGO NHA NHA NHCA NHCDC NHDD Details Charity/research organisation Health measure Abbreviation Medical treatment Test of sufficiency of premium rates (AASB1023) ABS process Defined term in the NHA Investment term Abbreviation Government agency Schedule of fees and benefits Abbreviation Classification within ICD Industry association Industry association US industry group acronym Abbreviation Professional publication Abbreviation Abbreviation (parliamentary) Defined term in the NHA Abbreviation Medical condition Government Agency PHIAC terminology Industry association Association Professional body Academic site Association Abbreviation Academic site Think tank/academic site Research facility Abbreviation IHPA terminology Medical condition Abbreviation (business) Abbreviation Commonwealth act Industry association Abbreviation Acronym NHHRC NHMD NHMRC NHMS NHPA NHS NHS NHTP NICS NICU NISU NMDS NMHC NNPAS NOM NPA NPAT NPDC NPESU NPHCP NPHED NPSU NRHA NSA NSAID NSW NT NUM OECD OFPC OGTR OH&S OSA OSR OT OTD pa PANDA PBAC PBS PC PCEHR PDC PDF PET PGA PGD PHCO PHCRIS PHI Means National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission National Hospital Morbidity Database National Health and Medical Research Council National Health Measures Survey National Health Priority Area National Health Service National Health Survey Nursing Home Type Patient National Institute of Clinical Studies Neonatal Intensive Care Unit National Injury Surveillance Unit National Minimum Data Set National Mental Health Commission National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey Net Overseas Migration National Performance Authority Net Profit After Tax National Perinatal Data Collection National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit National Primary Health Care Partnership National Public Hospital Establishments Database National Perinatal Statistics Unit National Rural Health Alliance National Seniors Australia Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug New South Wales Northern Territory Nurse Unit Manager Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner Office of the Gene Technology Regulator Occupational Health & Safety Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Office of State Revenue Occupational Therapist (or therapy) Overseas Trained Doctors per annum Post and Antenatal Depression Association Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Productivity Commission Personally-Controlled E-Health Record Prostheses and Devices Committee Portable Document Format Positron Emission Tomography Pharmacy Guild of Australia Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis Primary Health Care Organisation Primary Health Care Research & Information Service Private Health Insurance Details Government Agency AIHW collection Government Agency UK Government Agency Survey conducted by ABS Defined term in the HIA Government Agency Hospital facility Abbreviation (AIHW) Government Agency ABS process Abbreviation (demography) Government agency Abbreviation (business) Abbreviation AIHW affiliate Peak health collaboration Abbreviation (AIHW) Academic site/AIHW affiliate Lobby group Community Association Abbreviation Australian State Abbreviation Abbreviation International Agency Government agency Government agency Abbreviation Medical condition NSW government agency Occupation Abbreviation Abbreviation Self-help organisation Government agency Government benefits program Government Agency Facility established by Govt Government agency Abbreviation Abbreviation Industry association Medical treatment Abbreviation (Govt proposal) Collaborative agency Abbreviation Acronym PHIA PHIAC PHIIA PHIIS PHIO PHIQS PIAC PIP pka PLAC Means Private Health Insurance Act 2007 Private Health Insurance Administration Council Private Health Insurance Intermediaries Association Private Health Insurance Incentives Scheme Private Health Insurance Ombudsman Private Health Industry Quality and Safety Committee Pathways In Aged Care Practice Incentive Program Previously known as Prostheses List Advisory Committee PMHA Private Mental Health Alliance POA PoCE POW PPHG PPP PPQ PPV PSA PSA PTSD PWI PYLL Q&As QIS QTB RA RAC RACGP RACP RACS RAPS RCNA RCS RCT RDAA REM RFDS RFP RFT ROGS RPA RPBS RSE SA SAB SCN Probability of Adequacy Panel of Clinical Experts Prince of Wales Hospital Promoting Private Health Group Public-Private partnership Possible Parliamentary Question (like QTB) Pay Per View Prostate-Specific Antigen Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Personal Wellbeing Index Potential Years of Life Lost Questions and Answers Quantitative Impact Study Question Time Brief Remoteness Area Residential Aged Care Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Royal Australasian College of Physicians Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Rules Application Processing System Royal College of Nursing, Australia Resident Classification Scale Randomised Control Trial Rural Doctors Association of Australia Rapid Eye Movement Royal Flying Doctor Service Request For Proposal Request For Tender Report On Government Services Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Relative Standard Error South Australia Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteraemia Special Care Nursery SCoH Standing Council on Health Details Commonwealth Act PHI regulator Industry body Federal Government Initiative PHI regulator Industry committee Research project (AIHW) Government program Abbreviation Prostheses adviser Stakeholder association (previously SPGPPS) Abbreviation Prostheses adviser Public hospital in Sydney Peak association Abbreviation Abbreviation (public service) Abbreviation Marker for prostate cancer Professional body Medical condition Abbreviation Abbreviation Abbreviation PHIAC term Abbreviation (public service) Abbreviation Abbreviation (AIHW) Professional body Professional body Professional body Health software system Professional body Abbreviation Abbreviation Professional body Abbreviation NFP charitable service Abbreviation Abbreviation Abbreviation Public hospital in Sydney Government benefits program Abbreviation Abbreviation Serious bloodstream infection Hospital facility Meeting of Australian Health Ministers Acronym SE SEIFA SES SES Means Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision Standard Error Socio-Economic Index For Areas State Emergency Service Socio-Economic Status SEU Single Equivalent Unit SHI SLE Social Health Insurance Systemic Lupus Erythematosus SLK-581 Statistical Linkage Key SMH SOE SOP Sydney Morning Herald Standard Operating Environment Standard Operating Procedure SPGPPS Strategic Planning Group for Private Psychiatric Services SPP TAI TCM TGA TOR TPA UGPA UMP URL USO VSP WHICS WHO YLD YLL Specific Purpose Payment The Australia Institute Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapeutic Goods Administration Terms of Reference Trade Practices Act 1974 United General Practice Australia United Medical Protection Uniform Resource Locator Universal Service Obligation Vision Service Plan Wachers Health Insurance Computer System World Health Organisation Years of life Lost due to Disability Years of Life Lost due to premature death SCRGSP Details Government agency administered within ACCC Abbreviation ABS classification Government agency Abbreviation Health insurance measure (counts one for singles, single parent families and kid-only families & two for all other memberships) See also EFU in this list Abbreviation Autoimmune disease Concatenation of 5 characters of name, 8 digit DOB and sex Sydney newspaper Abbreviation Abbreviation Stakeholder association (now see PMHA) Government funding vehicle Think tank Health practitioner group Government Agency Abbreviation Commonwealth act Coalition of GP groups Medical indemnity insurer Abbreviation (web-address) Abbreviation US optometrist provider Proprietor’s software product United Nations agency Abbreviation Abbreviation Other Entities Acronym HCN Means Cochlear Limited Health Communication Network Healthe Australia Pty Ltd Healthscope Limited Ramsay Health Care Limited Details Listed company e-health company Unlisted private hospital operator Listed private hospital operator Listed private hospital operator Acronym not on the list? Try the Department of Health and Ageing Glossary. Health Benefit Funds Acronym AHM ACA AUHL BUPA CBHS CDH DHF GMHBA HBF HCI HIF HP HPL HCF Peoplecare MU MPL MDHF NHBA NIB TUH R&T Health Benefits Fund Australian Health Management Group Pty Ltd (merged into Medibank Private from 30-Jun-2012) ACA Health Benefits Fund Ltd Australian Unity Health Ltd BUPA Australia Pty Ltd CBHS Health Fund Ltd Cessnock District Health Benefits Fund Ltd CUA Health Ltd (pka Credicare Health Fund) Defence Health Ltd The Doctors’ Health Fund Ltd GMHBA Ltd Grand United Corporate Health Ltd HBF Health Ltd Health Care Insurance Ltd Health Insurance Fund of Australia Ltd Healthguard Health Benefits Fund Ltd Health Partners Ltd Health.com.au Pty Ltd (registered 20-Dec-201; operating from 03-May-2012) The Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia Ltd HCF 9.43% MU 1.46% Latrobe Health Services Ltd Lysaght Peoplecare Ltd Manchester Unity Australia Ltd (merged into HCF on 30-Jun-2011) Medibank Private Ltd Mildura District Hospital Fund Ltd National Health Benefits Australia Ltd (pka Onemedifund) NIB Health Funds Ltd Navy Health Ltd Phoenix Health Fund Ltd Police Health Ltd Queensland Country Health Fund Ltd Queensland Teachers’ Union Health Fund Ltd Railway & Transport Health Fund Ltd Reserve Bank Health Society Ltd St Luke’s Medical & Hospital Benefits Association Ltd Teachers Federation Health Ltd Transport Health Pty Ltd Westfund Ltd Market size Market ranking 3.11% 6 0.12% 3.01% 28.28% 1.48% 0.05% 0.47% 1.61% 0.16% 1.61% 0.56% 6.54% 0.07% 0.47% 0.55% 0.68% 29 7 1 11 34 19 9 27 10 16 4 32 21 17 14 ---10.89% 3 0.68% 0.47% 13 20 26.67% 0.19% 0.11% 6.43% 0.29% 0.14% 0.45% 0.33% 0.60% 0.52% 0.06% 0.43% 2.14% 0.08% 0.74% 2 26 30 5 25 28 22 24 15 18 33 23 8 31 12 Market size and market ranking in this table are based on HIB premium revenue in PHIAC’s Annual Report for 2010/11.
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