Accountable care organizations (ACO), 60–61

Advocate Health care, 56

Affordable Care Act (ACA), 17, 27, 72, 75, 76

    pros of, 24

Ambulatory payment classifications (APCs), 15

American Academy of Physician Assistants, 34

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 50

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 68

Anesthesia, medical definition of, 8

Anti-Kickback Statue (AKS), 25, 26

Aramark Healthcare Technologies, 64

Authorization for Release of Information form, 6

Auxilio Inc., 64


Balanced Budget Act of 1997, 14–15

Baylor University Medical Center, 11

Billing, process measurement for, 27

Biomedical waste, definition of, 36

Broward Health, 41

Bundled payments for care improvement initiatives (BPCI), 75


California State Auditor,

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