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.
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
BDDS-Bureau of Developmental Disability Services
BHO-Behavioral health organization
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
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
EPSDT-Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
EMS-Emergency medical services
EOB-Explanation of benefits
EOMB-Explanation of Medicare Benefits
FSSA-Family and Social Services Administration
FDA-Food and Drug Administration
FPL-federal poverty level
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
HHA-Home Health Agency
HIV-Human immunodeficiency virus
IAC-Indiana Administrative Code - Indiana rules
IC-Indiana Code - Indiana laws
ICES-Indiana Client Eligibility System
ICF/IID -Intermediate care facility for individuals with
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
LCSW-Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LOC-Level of Care
MCE-Managed care entity
MCO-managed care organization
MRT-Medical Review Team
MHS-Managed Health Services
MI/DD-Mental illness and developmental disability
MR/DD-Mental retardation and developmentally disabled
MRO-Medicaid Rehabilitation Option
NF-Nursing facility; also referred to as ECF, NH, and LTC
NH-Nursing home; also referred to as ECF, NF, and LTC
OMPP-Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning
OTC-Over-the-counter (in reference to drugs)
PASRR-Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review
PMP-Primary medical provider
POC-Plan of care
PPO-Preferred provider organization
QDWI-Qualified disabled working individual
QMB-Qualified Medicare beneficiary
RBA-Room and board assistance
RCP-Restricted Card Program
RID-Recipient identification number; also used to refer to the
member identification number
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.
TANF-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
TBI-Traumatic brain injury (waiver).
TPL-Third Party Liability
VFC-Vaccines for Children program
WIC-Women, Infants, and Children Program.