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
APS-Adult Protective Service
ALJ-Administrative Law Judge
BDDS-Bureau of Developmental Disability Services
BHO-Behavioral Health Organization
BSP-Behavior Service Plan
BQIS-Bureau of Quality Improvement Services
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
DSP-Direct Service Professionals
EPSDT-Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program
EMS-Emergency Medical Services
EOB-Explanation of 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
HRC-Human Rights Committee
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
ISP-Individual Service Plan
IST-Individual Support Team
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
QIDP-Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional
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.