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Glossary and Definitions

Acronyms and Abbreviations

  • ALL USERS: Beneficiaries who say they get most of their care from a TRICARE health plan such as Prime, Select, etc...
  • CAHPS: Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
  • HCSDB: Health Care Survey of DoD Beneficiaries
  • HEDISThe Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).HEDIS: Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
  • MHS: Military Health System
  • MTF: Military Treatment Facility. U.S.
  • NCBD: National CAHPS Benchmarking Database
  • NCQA: National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • PCM: Primary Care Manager
  • [Region] Other: All [Region] non-Army/Navy/Air Force MTFs
  • [Region] Region-Other: MTFs in [Region] without enough observations for reporting
  • Other: All non-Army/Navy/Air Force MTFs
  • USA MHS: MHS in Continental United States, plus Hawaii and Alaska

Terms Related to the Survey




Beneficiary Groups




Enrollment Groups


MTF Service Affiliation



Last Updated: July 11, 2023
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