A Division of the Georgia Department of Community Health

Acronym Glossary

  • ABA: Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism
  • ACA: Affordable Care Act
  • ALWP: Approve Leave Without Pay
  • BCBSGa: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • BOE: Board of Education
  • CDHP: Consumer Driven Health Plan
  • CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • COB: Coordination of Benefits
  • CY: Calendar Year
  • DCH: Department of Community Health
  • DM: Disease Management
  • DVS: Dependent Verification Services
  • EOC: Evidence of Coverage
  • FY: Fiscal Year
  • HDHP: High Deductible Health Plan
  • HIA: Health Incentive Account
  • HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
  • HMO: Health Maintenance Organization
  • HRA: Health Reimbursement Arrangement
  • HSA: Health Savings Account
  • ID: Identification
  • KP: Kaiser Permanente
  • KPRA: Kaiser Permanente Rollover Account
  • MA: Medicare Advantage
  • MA (PPO): Medicare Advantage Preferred Provider Organization
  • MIA: My Incentive Account
  • OE: Open Enrollment
  • PCP: Primary Care Physician
  • PHI: Protected Health Information
  • PHSA: Public Health Service Act
  • PY: Plan Year
  • QE: Qualifying Event
  • RRA: Retiree Reimbursement Account
  • ROCP: Retiree Option Change Period
  • SSA: United States Social Security Administration
  • SSN: Social Security Number
  • SBC: Summary of Benefits and Coverage
  • SHBP: State Health Benefit Plan
  • SPC: SpecialistĀ 
  • SPD: Summary Plan Description
  • TIN: Taxpayer Identification Number