Abbreviations

211United Way Helpline
340bFederal government program that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible health care organizations and covered entities at significantly reduced prices.
501c3Type of federal non-profit status.
A1CBlood test that provides information regarding the average blood glucose level.
ACAAffordable Care Act
ACSAmerican Community Survey (Census Bureau)
APhAAmerican Pharmacist Association
APPEAdvanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
ASHPAmerican Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
AWPAverage Wholesale Price-price used for insurance reimbursement
CEOChief Executive Officer
CHFCongestive Heart Failure
CHNACommunity Health Needs Assessment
CMSCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CPACertified Public Accountant
CRMCustomer Relationship Management
DAWDispense as written
DEADrug Enforcement Agency
DOHDispensary of Hope
DSCSADrug Supply Chain Security Act
DURDrug Utilization Review
EDEmergency Department
EINEmployer Identification Number
EMRElectronic Medical Record – usually used at hospitals and clinics.
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
FDAFood and Drug Administration
FLPFederal Poverty Level
FQHCFederally Qualified Health Center
GPOGroup Purchase Organization
G-SuiteGoogle Integration
HDGBHOPE Dispensary of Greater Bridgeport
HIPAAHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HTHypertension
IPInpatient
IPPEIntroductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
IRBInstitutional Review Board
IRSInternal Revenue Service
ITInformation Technology
LTCLong Term Care (facilities)
MTMMedication Therapy Management
MUSTMission Uninsured Safe Transitions
NCSLNational Conference of State Legislatures
NDCNational Drug Code
NPINational Provider Identifier – a unique health identifier for facilities (pharmacies) and providers (pharmacists and prescribers).
OTCOver-the-Counter medication, those not requiring a prescription.
PAPManufacturer Patient Assistance Program
PCPPrimary Care Provider
PDMAPrescription Drug Manufacturing Act
RABResults Based Accountability
ROCIReturn on Community Investment
ROIReturn on Investment
RSVPRetired Senior Volunteer Senior Program
RxPrescription
SCSEPSenior Community Service Employment Program
SMARTSpecific, Measurable, Achievable/Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound
SOPStandard Operating Procedure
STHSaint Thomas Health
SVdPSaint Vincent de Paul
TOCTransitions of Care
UPSUnited Parcel Service
USDAUnited States Department of Agriculture
VISTAVolunteers in Service to America
WACWholesale Acquisition Cost – the price a pharmacy would actually pay a wholesaler for a product.
WDHWyoming Department of Health
WMDPWyoming Medication Donation Program