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NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services
 
 

Acronyms

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

Glossary

A

 

AA

Alcoholics Anonymous

AAIDD

American Association of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

ACA

Affordable Care Act

ACTT

Assertive Community Treatment Team

ADA

Americans With Disabilities Act (Federal)

ADATC

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADETS

Alcohol Drug Education Training School

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

AOC

Administrative Office Of The Courts

ASANC

Association Of Self-Advocates Of North Carolina

ASNC

Autism Society Of North Carolina

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BC/BS

Blue Cross / Blue Shield

BIANC

Brain Injury Association Of North Carolina

C

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CABHA

Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency

CASP

Cross-Area Service Program

CASSP

Child And Adolescent Service System Program

CC

Closed Captioned

CCD

Consortium Of Citizens With Disabilities

CCNC

Community Care of North Carolina

CCT

Comprehensive Crisis Treatment

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CFS

Child And Family Services

CFAC

Consumer and Family Advisory Committee

CFSA-NC

Children and Family Services Association - NC

CHAMPUS

Civilian Health And Medical Program of The Uniformed Services

CHIP

Children's Health Insurance Program (federal)

CMS

Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

COA

Council on Accreditation

CPS

Child Protective Services

CQI

Continuous Quality Improvement

CST

Community Support Team

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DOA

Division Of Aging

DB

Deaf Blind

DD

Developmental Disability, Developmentally Delayed

DDS

Disability Determination Services

DDST

Denver Developmental Screening Test

DDTI

Developmental Disabilities Training Institute (UNC-CH)

DHHS

NC Department of Health And Human Services

DHSR

Division of Health Service Regulation

DIRM

Division of Information Resource Management

DMA

Division of Medical Assistance

DMH/DD/SAS

Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services

DOC

Department of Correction

DOE

Department of Education (federal)

DOJ

Department of Justice (federal)

DPH

Division of Public Health

DPI

Department of Public Instruction

DSB

Division of Services For The Blind

DSDHH

Division of Services For The Deaf And Hard of Hearing

DSS

Department of Social Services (county)
Division of Social Services (state)

DT

Day Treatment

DWAC

DHHS Waiver Advisory Committee

DWI

Driving While Impaired

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EANC

Epilepsy Association of North Carolina

ECS

Electronic Claim Submission

EI

Early Intervention

ELP

Essential Lifestyle Plan

EMT

Executive Management Team

EPSDT

Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis And Treatment

EQRO

External Quality Review Organization

F/G

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FAA

Families As Allies (Affiliate of Federation Of Families)

FAS

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

FCAN

Families CAN

FES

Family Empowerment Scale

FFS

Fee-For-Service

FSN

Family Support Network

GACPD

Governor's Advocacy Council for Persons With Disabilities

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HCBS

Home and Community-Based Services

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HUD

Department Of Housing And Urban Development

I /J

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ICF

Intermediate Care Facility

ICF-MR/DD

Intermediate Care Facility for Persons With Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities

IDD

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 

IDEA

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act

IEP

Individualized Education Program

IFSP

Individual Family Services Plan

ILC

Independent Living Center

IMT

Intra-departmental Monitoring Team

IPRS

Integrated Payment and Reimbursement System

IRIS

Incident Response Improvement System

IRS

Internal Revenue Service

IST

Individual Service Team

IVC

Involuntary Commitment

JJSAMHP

Juvenile Justice Substance Abuse Mental Health Partnership

JOBS

Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program (Required Under AFDC)

JTPA

Job Training Partnership Act

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LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LDA

Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina

LME

Local Management Entity

M

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MOA

Memorandum of Agreement

MCO

Managed Care Organization

MCT

Mobile Crisis Team

MHA/NC

Mental Health Association of North Carolina

MRA

Work First Mutual Responsibility Agreement

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NA

Narcotics Anonymous

NAMI-NC

National Alliance for The Mentally Ill - North Carolina

NAMI-CAN

National Alliance for The Mentally Ill - Children & Adolescent Network

NCH

National Coalition for the Homeless

NICU

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

NIMH

National Institute of Mental Health

NMHA

National Mental Health Association

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OAH

Office of Administrative Hearings

ODD

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

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P & A

Protection and Advocacy

PBH

The LME formerly named Piedmont Behavioral HealthCare

P.L.

Public Law (Federal Law)

PCP

Person Centered Plan

PDD

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PICU

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

PIHP

Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan

PMPM

Per Member Per Month

POC

Plan of Correction

PRTF

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility

PSA

Public Service Announcement

PTI

Parent Training and Information Centers

PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

   

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QIP

Quality Improvement Plan

QPSA

Qualified Professional in Substance Abuse

R

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RFP

Request for Proposals

RWJ

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

S

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SAMHSA

Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration

SBA

Spina Bifida Association

SBIRT

Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral & Treatment

SCFAC

State Consumer and Family Advisory Committee

SSA

Social Security Administration

SSDI

Social Security Disability Insurance

SSI

Supplemental Security Income

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TANF

Temporary Aid to Needy Families

TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury

TDD

Telecommunication Device For Persons Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

TEACCH

Treatment and Education of Autistic Children and Other Communication Handicaps

TS

Tourettes Syndrome or Tuberous Sclerosis

TFS

Targeted Family Services

TCM

Targeted Case Management

TTY

Teletext Typewriter Device

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UCP

United Cerebral Palsy

UM/UR

Utilization Management/Utilization Review

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VA

Veterans Affairs

VR

Vocational Rehabilitation

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WCH

Women's and Children's Health

WFB

Work First Benefits

WIC

Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children

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