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Definitions
Definitions
A

AAAID

American Association on Intellectual Disabilities

AAMR

American Association on Mental Retardation

ABL

Adaptive Behavior Analysis

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

ACP

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

AMH

Adult Mental Health Services

APS

Adult Protective Services

ARC

Association for Retarded Citizens

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.
B

BHO

Behavioral Health Organization
C

C&A

Child and Adolescent Services

CARE

TDMHMR Computer System

Central Office

TDMHMR's Main Office

CFO

Chief Financial Officer

CHIP

Children's Health Insurance Program

CIT

Crisis Intervention Training

CLASS

Community Living Assistance & Support Services

CM

Case Management / Case Manager

COC

Continuity of Care

Community Center(s)

MHMR Community Centers (A local organization created by the Texas Legislature for the purpose of providing services via contract with TDMHMR. A community center may be established for a county or for several counties and is under the control of the county commissioners.)

ComNet

Phone Conference

Core Service

Service required by TDMHMR Contract

CPS

Child 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
D

DADS

Department of Aging and Disability Services

D&E

Diagnosis & Evaluation

DD/MR

Dual Diagnoses/Mental Retardation

DHS

Department of Human Services

DMR

Department of Mental Retardation

DOE

Department of Education

DOL

Department of Labor

DSA

Down Syndrome Association

DSM-IV

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, 4th Edition

Dx

Diagnosis

Decertification/Decertified

State sanction which revokes an HCS or ICF/MR provider's ability to provide services within the geographic area they have been licensed to serve.

DD/Dual Diagnosis

A diagnosis of Mental Retardation and a psychiatric disorder or a diagnosis of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse
E

ECI

Early Childhood Intervention

EEOC

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
F

FY

Fiscal Year
G

GR

General Revenue
H

HCFA

Health Care Financing Administration

HCS

Home and Community Based Services

HCS-O OR HCS-OBRA

Home and Community Based Services – Omnibus Reconciliation Act (nursing homes)

HHS

Health and Human Services

HHSC

Health and Human Services Commission

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIPPS

Health Insurance Premium Payment System

Hx

History

Held Harmless

No penalties

Hydrocephalus

Accumulation of brain fluid
I

I&R

Information and Referral

ICF/MR

Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded

ICF/MR-RC

Intermediate Care Facility for the Mental Retardation-Related Condition

ICAP

Inventory for Client and Agency Planning

IDT

Interdisciplinary Team

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP

Individual Education Plan

IHFS

In Home and Family Support

IPC

Individual Plan of Care

ITP

Individual Transition Plan

ISD

Independent School District

IT

Information Technology Department
J

JPO

Juvenile Probation Office
L

LA

Local Authority

LAR

Legally Authorized Representative

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

LMRA

Local Mental Retardation Authority

LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

LMSW-ACP

Licensed Master Social Worker – Advanced Clinical Practitioner

LMSW-AP

Licensed Master Social Worker – Advanced Practitioner

LOC

Level of Care

LON

Level of Need

LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

LVN

Licensed Vocational Nurse
M

MA

Master of Arts

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

MR/MI

Diagnosis of Mental Retardation and Mental Illness

MR/PAC

Mental Retardation Planning Advisory Council

MR/RC

Mental Retardation/Related Condition

MS

Master of Science
N

NGM

New Generation Medicine

NIH

National Institutes of Health
O

OBRA

Omnibus 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 nursing home or community-based setting.

OT

Occupational Therapy
P

PAC

Planning Advisory Council

PASARR

Pre-admission Screening and Annual Resident Review

PDD

Pervasive Development Disorder

PDP

Person Directed Planning or Person Directed Plan

PHI

Protected Health Information

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

PT

Physical Therapy

Performance Measures

Goals established by a contract, usually expressed in numbers of persons serviced or hours or days of service provided.
Q

QA

Quality Assurance

QAIS

Quality Assurance and Improvement System

QIP

Quality Improvement Plan

QM

Quality Management

QMB

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary

QMRP

Qualified Mental Retardation Professional
R

RASH

Rights, Abuse, Safety, Health (used in conjunction with QAIS)
S

SA

State Authority

SC

Service Coordination or Service Coordinator

SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

SSDI

Social Security Disability Income

SSI

Supplemental 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
T

TAC

Texas Administrative Code

TAMR

Texas Association on Mental Retardation

TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

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

TDHS

Texas Department of Health and Human Services

TDMHMR

Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation

TERRELL OR TSH

Terrell State Hospital

TRC

Texas Rehabilitation Commission

Tx

Treatment

TxDOT

Texas Department of Transportation

TWC

Texas Workforce Commission

TYC

Texas Youth Commission
U

UCP

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dallas

UR

Utilization Review

VAC

Vocational Adjustment Coordinator

Vendor Hold

State sanction of an ICF/MR or HCS provider in which payment for services rendered are placed on hold until corrections have been made to address deficiencies.
W

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)

WPPSI-R

Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale for Intelligence Revised

WRAT-R

Wide Range Achievement Test – Revised

 

 


 

 
 
 
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