Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

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1154 In Home and Family Support (IHFS) [Formerly House Bill 1154]
2377 Mental Health Mental Retardation Local Authority [Formerly House Bill 2377] Legislation which authorized pilots to test the Local Authority Model. Also known as “Stewardship Texas”.
AAID American Association on Intellectual Disabilities [Formerly AAMR]
ABA Applied Behavior Analysis
ABL Adaptive Behavior Level
ACES Adult Crisis Emergency Stabilization [Program at NPC]
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ACP Advanced Clinical Practitioner
AMH/PAC Adult Mental Health Planning Advisory Council
AOD Assigned Officer on Duty or Administrator On Duty
APS Adult Protective Services
Arc advocacy organization for persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities
ARD Admission/Review/Dismissal Hearing
ASA Autism Society of America
Asperger’s Disorder A developmental disorder marked by impaired social interactions and repetitive behaviors, similar to autism; however, no delays are typically noted in language, cognitive, self-help or adaptive skills, or in curiosity about the environment in childhood.
BHO Behavioral Health Organization
BTTC Behavior Training and Treatment Center [Richmond Texas]
CAPES Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency Service [Program at NPC]
CAPS MR Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services [Replaces YDC]
CAS/PAC Child and Adolescent Services Planning Advisory Council
CBO Client Benefits Office
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CHIP Children’s Health Insurance Program
CIHS Contracts for In Home Support
CIT Crisis Intervention Training
CLASS Community Living Assistance & Support Services
CM Case Management/Case Manager
COC Continuity of Care
Community Center(s) formerly MHMR Community Centers. [A local organization created by the Texas Legislature for the purpose of providing services via contract with state agencies. A Community Center may be established for a county or for several counties and is under the control of the county commissioners.]
CPAC Citizens’ Planning Advisory Council
CPS Children’s’ Protective Services
Craniosynotosis Premature closure of the spaces between bones in the skull
CRCG Community Resource Coordination Group
CSHCN Children with Special Health Care Needs

 

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D-H

DADS Department of Aging and Disability Services
D&E Diagnosis and Evaluation
DD/MR Dual Diagnoses/Mental Retardation
DMR Determination of Mental Retardation [series of interviews and tests for documenting eligibility for services in the MR Division]
DOE Department of Education
DOL Department of Labor
DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, 4th Edition
Dx Diagnosis
Decertification/ Decertified State sanction which revokes an HCS or ICF-MR providers ability to provide services within the geographic area they have been licensed to serve [example: Harris County]
DOE Department of Education
Dual Diagnosis A diagnosis of Mental Retardation and a psychiatric disorder OR a diagnosis of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse
DVC Data Verification Criteria
EC Employment Connections [vocational program in MR Services Division]
ECI Early Childhood Intervention Program [birth to three years]
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EIS Early Intervention Specialist
FY Fiscal Year [September through August]
FTE Full Time Employee
FTO First Time Offenders Program
GR General Revenue- State tax dollars MHMR receives to fund programs not covered by Medicaid or other funding souces

HC A Health Care need so severe that its treatment and monitoring are the foremost considerations in planning the individual’s activities. Immediate twenty-four (24) hour availability of nursing staff, weekly physician intervention, and monitoring of a health care plan by a professional nurse are often needed.
HCFA Health Care Financing Administration
HCS Home and Community Based Services Program
HCS-O orHCS-OBRA Home and Community Based Service-Omnibus Reconciliation Act [nursing homes]
HELP Health, Education, Labor and Pensions [Senate Subcommittee]
H-GAC Houston-Galveston Area Council
HHS [Department of] Health and Human Services [Federal/State]
HHSC Health and Human Services Commission
HIPAA The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability A ct. Designed to protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. Intended to ensure patient confidentiality for all health care related information.
HIPPS Health Insurance Premium Payment System
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
Hx History
Held Harmless No penalties
HRD Human Resources Department
Hydrocephalus Accumulation of brain fluid

 

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I-M

IACC Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee
I&R Information & Referral
ICF/MR Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded
ICF/MR-RC Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded—Related Conditions
ICAP Inventory for Client and Agency Planning [Assessment]
IDT Interdisciplinary Team
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Act
IEP Individual Educational Plan
IHCS In-Home Crisis Support
IHFS In-Home and Family Support Program [Also known as House Bill 1154]
IHP Individual Habilitation Plan
IPC Individual Plan of Care OR Individual Program Coordinator
ITP Individual Transition Plan
ISD Independent School District
IT Interdisciplinary Team OR Information Technology Department
JPO Juvenile Probation Office
LA Local Authority
LAR Legally Authorized Representative ORLegislative Authorization Request
Life Safety Code The Life Safety Code addresses those construction, protection and occupancy features necessary to minimize danger to life from fire, smoke, fumes or panic
LBB Legislative Budget Board [Texas Legislature]
LMRA Local Mental Retardation Authority
LMSW Licensed Master of Social Work
LMSW—ACP Licensed Master of Social Work—Advanced Clinical Practitioner
LMSW-AP Licensed Master Social Worker—Advanced Practitioner
LOC Level of Care
Local Plan Local Authority’s section of the State’s Strategic Plan [see Strategic Plan]
LON Level of Need
LPC Licensed Professional Counselor
LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse
MBHO Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization
MD Doctor of Medicine
MDCP Medically Dependent Children’s Program
Mentor Advisor/Counselor
MH Mental Health
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MR Mental Retardation
MRA Mental Retardation Authority
MRLA Mental Retardation Local Authority [Refers to the 2377 Pilots for MR Services] [MRLA is a system through which the State Authority (TDMHMR) assigns some of its oversight responsibility for MR Services to the Local Authority (in our case, MHMRA of Harris County).]
MR/MI [Diagnosis of] Mental Retardation and Mental I llness
MR/PAC Mental Retardation Planning Advisory Council
MR/RC Mental Retardation/Related Condition
MS Master of Science [degree]

 

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N-R

NDTP New Day Treatment Program
NAC Network Advisory Council
NGM New Generation Medication
NIH National Institutes of Health
OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
Olmstead Decision No person should have to live in a nursing home or other institution if he or she chooses to live in a home or community-based setting
OD Assigned Officer on Duty [Also called “AOD”]
OT Occupational Therapy/Occupational Therapist
PAC Planning Advisory Council
PASARR Pre-Admission Screening and Annual Resident Review
PCCM Primary Care Case Management
PD A severe Physical Disability, which requires some type of support as evidenced by a need for an ongoing program designed and monitored by a professionally qualified habilitation therapist or specialist. Such programs are designed to alleviate the primary condition and decrease the effects of any secondary disability. These disabilities may include, but are not limited to, eating problems, ambulation problems, severe sensory (tactile, visual, and/or auditory) impairments, and other major physical disabilities. [TDMHMR Contract]
PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PDP Person Directed Planning or Person Directed Plan
PES Psychiatric Emergency Services [Program at NPC]
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy [degree]
PHI Protected Health Information [used in conjunction with HIPAA]
PI Promoting Independence
PKU Phenylketonuria, a hereditary metabolic disorder which can produce mental retardation
PMAB Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior
POC Plan of Care
POCO Plan of Care Oversight
POE Point of Entry
PPP Prospective Payment Plan
PT Physical Therapy/Physical Therapist
Performance Measures Goals established by a contract usually expressed in numbers of persons serviced or hours or days of service provided.
QA Quality Assurance
QAC Quality Assessment Council
QAIS Quality Assurance and Improvement System
QIP Quality Improvement Plan
QIT Quality Improvement Team
QM Quality Management
QMB Qualified Medicare Beneficiary
QMRP Qualified Mental Retardation Professional
RASH Rights, Abuse, Safety, Health [used in conjunction with QAIS]
RFP Request for Proposals
RQT Resource, Quality & Training Department [MR Services, MHMRA]
RSS Richmond State School
Rusk Rusk State Hospital

 

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S-Z

SA State Authority
SAI Single Accountable Individual [new terminology for an Individual Program Coordinator (IPC)]
SAT Self-Assessment Team
SC Service Coordination
SLP Speech Language Pathologist
SOCS State Operated Community Services
SPAC Senior Program Activity Coordinator
SPOA Single Point of Access
SSDI Social Security Disability Income
SSI Supplemental [Social] Security Income
SSN Social Security Number
Strategic Plan State’s blueprint for the development of resources
SWA Social Work Associate
Stakeholder A person with a vested interest
Strategies Plans of Action
Sunset Sunset Advisory Commission
TAC Texas Administrative Code
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families [replaces the Welfare Program in the United States]
Targets Number of consumers required to be served to meet TDMHMR Contract Targets set by Texas Legislature
TCB Texas Commission for the Blind
TCDD Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
TCS Texas Community Solutions
TCOOMMI Texas Council on Offenders with Medical and Mental Illness (TCOOMMI)The TCOOMMI Program provides mental health services to offenders that are currently on probation or parole. Services include intake, case management and medication monitoring. An emphasis is placed on linking the offender to community resources immediately and encouraging participation in outpatient psychiatric services.The goal of the TCOOMMI Program is to assist the offender with mental illness in successfully completing their probation/parole.  The state TCOOMMI office is located in Austin and may be contacted at 512-406-5406.  Services in Brazoria and Galveston Counties may be accessed by calling 1-866-729-3848 and asking to speak to the TCOOMMI Intake Worker.
TDHS Texas Department Health and Human Services
TRC Texas Rehabilitation Commission
Tx Treatment
TxDOT Texas Department of Transportation
TWC Texas Workforce Commission
TYC Texas Youth Commission
UCP United Cerebral Palsy
UR Utilization Review
UTMB University of Texas Medical Branch
UTMSI University of Texas Medical Science Institute
VAC Vocational Adjustment Coordinator [in high schools]
Vendor Hold State sanction of an ICF-MR or HCS provider in which payments for services rendered are placed on hold until corrections have been made to address deficiencies
VFI Vendor Fiscal Intermediary
WAIS Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
WAIS-R Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Revised
WISC Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
WISC-R Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Revised
WISC-III Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Revised [3rd Edition, Intelligence]
WPPSI-R Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence Revised
WRAT-R Wide Range Achievement Test – Revised
YDC Youth Dual Diagnosis Clinic [replaced by CAPS]

 

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