Acronyms

By Letter: A B C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S U V W

 

A

  • ADC: Adult Day Care
  • ADL: Activities of Daily Living
  • ADRC: Aging & Disability Resource Center
  • AFH: Adult Family Home
  • AODA: Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse
  • APOHC: Activated Power of Attorney for Health Care
  • APS: Adult Protective Services

B

  • BSP: Behavior Support Plan

C

  • CAFH: Corporate Adult Family Home
  • CARES: Client Access for Re-employment and Economic Support (State Computer System)
  • CBRF: Community-Based Residential Facility
  • Chapter 51: Emergency, Director's Hold, 3rd-Party Petition
  • Chapter 54: Guardianship
  • Chapter 55: Protective Placement/Emergency Protective Placement
  • CM: Care Manager/Case Manager
  • CMHP: Community Mental Health Professional
  • CMI: Chronically Mentally Ill
  • CMS: Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • CPS: Child Protective Services
  • CRP: Community Recreation Program
  • CSP: Community Support Program

D

  • DD: Developmental Disability
  • DME: Durable Medical Equipment
  • DMS: Disposable Medical Supplies

E

  • EOB: Explanation of Benefits

F

  • FC: Family Care
  • FE: Frail Elderly
  • FS: Functional Screen
  • FSS: Function Screen Specialist

G

  • GAL: Guardian ad Litem

H

  • HDM: Home-Delivered Meals
  • HHA: Home Health Agency or Home Health Aide
  • HIPAA: Health Information Portability & Accountability Act

I

  • IADL: Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
  • ICF: Intermediate Care Facility
  • ICF-IID: Intermediate Care Facility - Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
  • IDT: Interdisciplinary Team
  • IM: Income Maintenance (previously ES: Economic Support)
  • IMD: Institute for Mental Disease
  • ID: Intellectual Disability

L

  • LOC: Level of Care
  • LTC: Long Term Care

M

  • MA: Medical Assistance or Medicaid
  • MC: Medicare
  • MCO: Managed Care Organization
  • MCP: Member Centered Plan
  • MH: Mental Health
  • MPP: Medicaid Purchase Plan
  • MRS: Member Rights Specialist

N

  • NH: Nursing Home
  • NOA: Notice of Action

O

  • OT: Occupational Therapy
  • OTC: Over the Counter

P

  • PCW: Personal Care Worker
  • PD: Physical Disability
  • PE: Personal Experience
  • PHI: Protected Health Information
  • PN: Provider Network
  • POAFIN: Power of Attorney for Finances
  • POAHC: Power of Attorney for Health Care
  • PT: Physical Therapy

Q

  • QA: Quality Assurance
  • QM: Quality Management

R

  • RAD: Resource Allocation Decision Method
  • RCAC: Residential Care Apartment Complex
  • RN: Registered Nurse
  • ROI: Release of Information

S

  • SCD: Service Coordination Director
  • SDS: Self-Directed Supports
  • SMV: Specialized Motor Vehicle
  • SNF: Skilled Nursing Facility (Nursing Home)
  • SPMI: Severe & Persistent Mental Illness
  • SS: Social Security
  • SSI: Social Security Income
  • SSI-E: Supplemental Security Income Exceptional Expense Supplement
  • SSS: Social Service Specialist
  • ST: Speech Therapy
  • SW: Social Worker

U

  • UM: Unit Manager

V

  • VA: Veterans Administration
  • VNA: Visiting Nurse Association

W

  • WWC: Western Wisconsin Cares