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Acronyms & Terms

In our role as your guide to the sometimes complex and confusing world of disability services in Arizona, we’ve put together this list of acronyms and abbreviations that may be useful in your journey through the system.

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AAPPD
Arizona Association of Providers for People with Disabilities
ABA
Applied Behavioral Analysis
ABILITY ONE
Formerly Javits Wagner O’Day Act that provides set aside contract opportunities with the Federal Government that employ people who are blind or severely handicapped.
ACA
Affordable Care Act
ACDL
Arizona Center for Disability Law
ACE
AHCCCS Custom Eligibility - AHCCCS' eligibility system
ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act
ADH
Adult Developmental Home
AHCCCS
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AZ Medicaid Program)
AIHP
American Indian Health Program
ALTCS
Arizona Long Term Care System (within AHCCCS, funded by Title 19)
ANC/AFC
Attendant Care
ANCOR
American Network of Community Options and Resources
Article 9
Governs client behavior intervention system
AzEIP
Arizona Early Intervention Program
BCaBA
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst
BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
BH
Behavior Health
BMH
Behavior Mental Health
BOMA
Building Owners & Managers Association
CARF
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
CBE
Center Based Employment
CD
Cognitive Disability
CDC
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
CHIP
Children's Health Insurance Program (Known as KidsCare in Arizona)
CIMS
Cleaning Industry Management Standards
CIT
Client Intervention Training
Clinic SFS
Clinic-based Sliding Fee Scale Programs
CM
Center for Medicare & Medicaid
CMS
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (AHCCCS Federal Oversight Agency)
County CAP
County-based Community Assistance Programs (Pima & Santa Cruz Counties)
CRP
Community Rehabilitation Provider
CRS
Children’s Rehabilitation Services
DCW
Direct Care Worker
DD
Developmental Disability/Developmental Delay
DDD
Division of Developmental Disabilities (a division in the Arizona Department of Economic Security)
DES
Arizona Department of Economic Security - administers SNAP, TANF and is a contractor of AHCCCS to provide eligibility determination services
DHS
Department of Health Services
DISA
Defense Information Services Agency – Ability One Contract
DM
Davis Monthan Air Force Base
DMAFB
Davis Monthan Air Force Base – Ability One Contract
DOL
Department of Labor (Federal)
DSP
Direct Service Professional
DTA
Day Treatment & Training-Adult
DTT
Day Treatment & Training Children
ERE
Employee Related Expense (aka Benefits)
ESE
Extended Supported Employment
FCS PREMIER
First Choice Services Premier, LLC dba Blue Ribbon Bistro and Java Junction, partnership with the Marc Center
FFM
Federally Facilitated Marketplace, sometimes also called Health Insurance Marketplace
FPL
Federal Poverty Level
GF
General Fund
HAB
Habilitation
HAH
Habilitation, Support, Hourly In-Home
HAI
Habilitation Individually Designed Living Arrangement
HCBS
Home and Community Based Services
HEA
Healthy-e-Arizona
HEAPlus
Health-e-Arizona Plus
HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability and Account Act of 1996
HRC
Human Rights Committee
HSK
Housekeeping
ICF/MR
Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded
ID
Intellectual Disability
IDLA
Independent Living Arrangement (State)
IFSP
Individualized Family Service Plan
IHS
Indian Health Services
IR
Incident Report
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
ISP
Individual Service Plan
JC
Job Coaching
MCAS
Marine Corp Air Station, Yuma – Ability One Contract
NISH
National Industries for the Severely Handicapped, the organization that facilitates contract activities between CRPs or NPAs like TCH and the Federal Government, often referred to as Ability One Contracts
NOA
Notice of Action
NPA/NPO
Non-Profit Agency or Organization
OSHA
Occupation Safety & Health Act
OT
Occupational Therapy
P.L. 93-638
Self-Determination & Education Assistance Act that allows tribes to operate health clinics and hospitals in partnership with Indian Health Services
PAS
Pre-Admission Screening
PBS
Positive Behavior Support
PRC
Program Review Committee
PT
Physical Therapy
PTC
Premium Tax Credit Program (On the Marketplace)
QHP
Qualified Health Plan (On the Marketplace)
RBHA
Regional Behavioral Health Authority
RRB
Room & Board
RSA
Rehabilitation Services Administration, division within the Arizona Department of Economic Security
RSP
Respite
SECTION 14C
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (Federal). A section that provides for the payment of special minimum wages to workers with disabilities.
SHOP
Small Business Health Opportunities Plan (On the Marketplace)
SNAP
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SNF
Skilled Nursing Facility (archaic term)
SSDI
Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI MAO
Supplemental Security Income Medical Assistance Only - eligibility category for Aged, Blind, Disabled for AHCCCS Coverage
ST
Speech Therapy
TANF
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Cash Assistance)
TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury
TCLF
The Cutty Legacy Foundation
Title XIX
Grant to states for medical assistance programs, i.e. Medicaid
Title XIX
Grant to states for medical assistance programs, i.e. Medicaid
Title XX
Block Grants to states for social services
UIR
Unusual Incident Report
VR
Vocational Rehabilitation
WAT
Work Adjustment Training
WC
Worker’s Compensation
YATI
Young Adult Transitional Insurance (For AHCCCS Coverage)