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Acronym Guide

There are many acronyms associated with the social services systems in Indiana and with health care in general. Below you will find a listing of common acronyms and their meanings.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

AAA-Area Agency on Aging

A&D-Aged and Disabled (waiver).

ADL-Activities of daily living

ARCH-Assistance to Residents in County Homes

ALJ-Administrative Law Judge

B

BDDS-Bureau of Developmental Disability Services

BHO-Behavioral health organization

C

CDR-Continuing Disability Review

CMS-Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CPS-Child Protective Services

CHIP-Children's Health Insurance Program

CSHCS-Children's Special Health Care Services

CMHC-Community Mental Health Center

COB-Coordination of benefits

D

DD-Developmentally disabled or developmental disabilities

DDRS-Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services

DFR-Division of Family Resources

DMHA-Division of Mental Health and Addiction

DME-Durable medical equipment

DA-Division of Aging

DOB-Date of birth

DOS-Date of service

E

EPSDT-Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program

EMS-Emergency medical services

EOB-Explanation of benefits

EOMB-Explanation of Medicare Benefits

ER-Emergency room

F

FSSA-Family and Social Services Administration

FDA-Food and Drug Administration

FPL-federal poverty level

FFS-Fee-for-service

G

H

HCBS-Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Programs

DHHS-Department of Health and Human Services

HIPAA-Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HMO-health maintenance organization

HHW-Hoosier Healthwise

HHA-Home Health Agency

HIV-Human immunodeficiency virus

I

IAC-Indiana Administrative Code - Indiana rules

IC-Indiana Code - Indiana laws

ICES-Indiana Client Eligibility System

ICF/IID -Intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities

ICLPPP-Indiana Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

IDEA-Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IDOI-Indiana Department of Insurance

IEP-Individual education plan

IFSP-Individual Family Service Plan (in relation to the First Steps Early Intervention System)

IHCP-Indiana Health Coverage Programs

IMD-Institutions for mental disease

IPAS-Indiana pre-admission screening

ISDH-Indiana State Department of Health

J

K

L

LCSW-Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LOC-Level of Care

LTC-Long-term care

M

MCE-Managed care entity

MCO-managed care organization

MRT-Medical Review Team

MHS-Managed Health Services

MI-Mental illness

MI/DD-Mental illness and developmental disability

MR/DD-Mental retardation and developmentally disabled

MRO-Medicaid Rehabilitation Option

N

NF-Nursing facility; also referred to as ECF, NH, and LTC

NH-Nursing home; also referred to as ECF, NF, and LTC

O

OB/GYN-Obstetrician/gynecologist

OMPP-Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning

OTC-Over-the-counter (in reference to drugs)

P

PA-Prior authorization

PAS-Pre-admission screening

PASRR-Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review

PMP-Primary medical provider

POC-Plan of care

PPO-Preferred provider organization

Q

QDWI-Qualified disabled working individual

QMB-Qualified Medicare beneficiary

R

RA-Remittance advice

RBA-Room and board assistance

RCP-Restricted Card Program

RID-Recipient identification number; also used to refer to the member identification number

Rx-Prescription

S

SLMB-Specified low-income Medicare beneficiary.

SMI-Severely mentally ill.

SSA-Social Security Administration.

SSI-Supplementary Security Income.

SSN-Social Security number.

SCHIP-State Children's Health Insurance Program.

T

TANF-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

TBI-Traumatic brain injury (waiver).

TPL-Third Party Liability

U

V

VA-Veterans Administration.

VFC-Vaccines for Children program

W

WIC-Women, Infants, and Children Program.

X

Y

Z