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4RBH Four Rivers Behavior Health (Region 1)
AA Alcoholics Anonymous; Area Administrator (SCL)
AAMC Association of American Medical Colleges
AAPS Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
ABC Alcoholic Beverage Control
ABI Acquired Brain Injury
ACASI Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing
ACCME Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
ACE Accountability, Capacity, Effectiveness, Efficiency (cost) - SAMHSA Strategic Planning Themes
ACH Automated Clearing Houses (HIPAA)
ACL Average Client Load
ACMHA American College of Mental Health Administration
ACS American College of Surgeons
ACTAssertive Community Treatment
A-D ModelMeasurement of client progress from Admission to Discharge
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADAMHA Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration (subunit of Department of Health & Human Services)
ADD Area Development District
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
ADMHT Advance Directive for Mental Health Treatment (legal document to communicate client's MH treatment decisions)
ADMS Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services - Federal grant from HHS
ADO Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (MH Block Grants/URS)
ADR Adverse Drug Reactions
ADSS Alcohol and Drug Services Study/Survey
AFC Adult Foster Care
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children (see TANF)
AFEHCT Association For Electronic Health Care Transactions
AFM Administration & Financial Management
AHA American Hospital Association
AHEC (Kentucky) Adult/Area Health Education Centers
AHICAmerican Health Information Community
AHIMA American Health Information Management Association (HIPAA)
ALANON Support group for family & friends of alcoholics
ALF Assisted Living Facilities
AMA Against Medical Advice
AMA American Medical Association
AMI Alliance for the Mentally Ill
AMS American Management Systems (software designers for government agencies)
AMTH American Methadone Treatment Association (also AMTA)
ANI Admissions Not Indicate (walk-ins to hospital facility, but not admitted to hospital )
ANSI American National Standards Institute
AOC Administrative Office of the Courts
AOD Alcohol and Other Drugs
AODE Alcohol and Other Drug Entity (DUI)
AP AntiPsychotic (KyMAP)
AP&B Annual Plan and Budget
APA American Psychology Association
A-PD ModelMeasurement of client progress from Admission to some period Post-Discharge (often 3, 6 or 12 months)
APRAnnual Performance Report
APSE Association of Persons in Supported Employment
AQP The Association for Quality and Participation
ARAnnual Report
ARC Admissions & Release Committee - educators involved with special learning needs children
ARH Appalachian Regional Healthcare
ARNP Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
AS Affective Style
AS/400 Now known as "IBM System i," an IBM minicomputer platform
ASAAgainst Staff Advice
ASAMAmerican Society of Addiction Medicine
ASAM PPCAmerican Society of Addiction Medicine, Patient Placement Criteria
ASC Application Control Structures (HIPAA)
ASCA Administrative Simplification Compliance Act (HIPAA)
ASI Addiction Severity Index
ASP Active Server Page
ATAK/MI Advocates Taking Action in Kentucky against Mental Illness
ATF Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (DUI)
ATOD Alcohol, Tobacco, or Other Drugs
ATRAccess To Recovery Program
ATTCs Addiction Technology Transfer Centers
AUDIT Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (DUI)
B2B Business to Business e-commerce
B2C Business to Consumer e-commerce
BAC Blood Alcohol Content (DUI)
BASISBehavior and Symptom Identification Scale
BATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (DUI)
BD Behaviorally Disordered
BHBehavioral Health
BHPMS Behavioral Healthcare Performance Measuring System
BICBiomedical Informatics Core
BISU Brain Injury Services Unit
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
B-NOMs Basic National Outcomes Measures
BNSA Brief Negative Symptom Rating (KyMAP)
BPRS Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale
BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
BTWBy The Way (text message shorthand)
Business AssociateA person or company that works with your organization involving IIHI (HIPAA, short definition)
CA Certificate Authorities, they validate a web site to for SSLs
CAASP Child & Adolescent Services Program, a federal program for children's mental health systems
CADC Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
CAN Child Abuse and Neglect
CAPI Computer-Assisted Personal-Interviewing
CAPT Center for Applied Prevention Technologies
CAQH Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (HIPAA)
CARFCommission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
CarpAny of various fishes of the family Cyprinidae - not to be confused with KARP
CASA The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
CAT Concurrent Antipsychotic Therapy
CBISCentral Billing Information Systems - used to process KEIS (MR) billings
CBT Cognitive Behavior Therapy
CCC Comprehensive Care Center
CCHP Consumer Coalition for Health Privacy
CCP Corporate Compliance Program
CCSHCN Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs
CCTSCenter for Clinical and Translational Science
CD Chemical Dependency
CDACCertified Drug and Alcohol Counselor
CDAR Center for Drug and Alcohol Research (UK) - oversees KTOS
CDC Center for Disease Control
CDL Commercial Drivers License
CDW Court Designated Worker
CE Covered Entities (HIPAA)
CEC Council on Exceptional Children
CEQSCenter for Enterprise Quality and Safety
CEU Continuing Education Unit
CFARSChildren's Functional Assessment Rating Scale
CFC Cabinet for Families and Children
CFDACatalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFI Camberwell Family Interview (an assessment method)
CFR Code of Federal Regulations (FDA)
CGASChildren's Global Assessment Scale (a Psychological measuring scale for children)
CHAMPUSCivilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services
CHFS Cabinet for Health and Family Services (old CHS)
CHP Certified in Healthcare Privacy certification offered by AHIMA
CHPS Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security certification offered jointly by AHIMA & HIMSS
CHR Cabinet for Human Resources (now CHS)
CHS Cabinet for Health Services (old CHR) (now CHFS)
CHS Certified in Healthcare Security certification offered by HIMSS
CIA Computer-Assisted Interviewing
CIDI Composite International Diagnostic Interview
CIMU Center for Improving Medication Use
CIPIT Child's Interagency Planning and Implementation Team
CIPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (HIPAA)
CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor
CISM Certified Information Security Manager
CISSA Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CMD Certified Medical Director
CME Continuing Medical Education
CMHC Community Mental Health Centers
CMHS Center for Mental Health Services
CMHSPPBGCenter for Mental Health Services Performance Partnership Block Grant
CMI Chronic Mental Illness
CMP Civil Monetary Penalties
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CMSP Community Medications Support Program
CNAComprehensive Needs Assessment
COB Close of Business
COB Coordination of Benefits
CODES Crash Outcomes Data Evaluation System (KIPRC)
CON Certificate of Need
COPE Council On Prevention Education - COPE:S = Substances
COR Co-Occurring Disorders
CO-SIG Co-Occurring State Incentive Grant
COT Commonwealth Office of Technology (replaced GOT)
Covered EntitiesAny healthcare provider that transmits medical information (HIPAA, short definition)
CPC Certified Personnel Counselor
CPE Continuous Performance Enhancement
CPEHR Certified Professional in Electronic Health Records (HIPAA)
CPEWG Continuous Performance Enhancement Work Group
CPHIT Certified Professional in Health Information Technology (HIPAA)
CPI Consumer Price Index (measure of inflation)
CPR Computerized (Computer-based) Patient Record
CPS Child Protection Services
CPT Current Procedural Terminology
CPTUCorrection Psychiatric Treatment Unit
CPU Central Processing Unit (the computer)
CQI Continuous Quality Improvement
CSAP Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
CSAPCenter for Substance Abuse Prevention
CSAT National Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
CSH Central State Psychiatric Hospital
CSP Community Support Program
CSPT Children's Service Planning Team
CSRI Community System Research Institute
CSS Clinical Services Supervisor (DUI)
CSS Community Support System
CSU Crisis Stabilization Units
CTSAClinical and Translational Research Awards
CWMS CrossWalk Management System (TEDS)
CY Calendar Year (1/1 thru 12/31)
CYAP Community Youth Activity Program - Block Grant
CYSB Children and Youth Services Branch
DA&FM Division of Administration & Financial Management
DAFMDivision of Administration and Financial Management
DAS Data Analysis System (SAMHSA)
DASIS Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (SAMHSA Newsletter)
DAST Drug Abuse Screening Test (DUI)
DATE Drug Abuse Treatment and Education
DATIS Drug & Therapeutics Information Service
DATOS Drug Abuse Treatment Outcomes Study (SAMHDA)
DATSS Drug Abuse Treatment System Survey (SAMHDA)
DAWN Drug Abuse Warning Network (SAMHDA)
DBA Data Base Administrator or Doing Business As
DBHDivision of Behavioral Health
DBHDIDKentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
DBHDIDDepartment for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
DCBS Department for Community Based Services
DCPDisabled Children's Program
DD Developmental Disability or Developmental Delay
DDIDDivision of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
DDL Division of Drivers Licensing (DUI)
DEA Drug Enforcement Agency
DHHS Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
DHHS US Department for Health and Human Services
DHS Department for Health Services (see DHHS)
DIG Data Infrastructure Grant (MH Block Grants/URS)
DIR Data Integrity Review
DIS Department for Information Systems
DIS Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DUI)
DISK Drug Information System of Kentucky
DJJ Department for Juvenile Justice
DLADaily Living Activity
DMS Department of Medicaid Services
DOCDepartment of Corrections
DOE Department of Education
DOJ Department of Justice
DOT Department of Transportation
DPH Department of Public Health
DPI Disabled People's International or DBHDID Division of Program Integrity
DPR Department Periodic Reports
DSM-5Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition
DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition
DSM-IV TRDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision
DSMO Designated Standards Maintenance Organization
DSRS Drug Services Research Survey
DSS Department for Social Services
DSW Doctorate Degree in Social Work
DUI Driving Under the Influence
DV Domestic Violence
DVR Department for Vocation Rehabilitation
DWIDriving While Intoxicated or Driving While Impaired
DX shorthand for Diagnosis
EBD Emotional Behavior Disability
EBH Emotionally Behaviorally Handicapped
EBM Evidence-Based Medicine (KyMAP)
EBP Evidence Based Practice
ECMHEarly Childhood Mental Health
ECO Emergency Custody Order
ECRI American College of Clinical Engineering (formally Emergency Care Research Institute)
ECTElectric Shock Therapy or Electroconvulsive Therapy
ED Emotionally Disturbed
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EE Expressed Emotion
EEG Electroencephalogram
EFIElectronic File Interface (HIPAA)
EH Emotionally Handicapped
EHA Education for all Handicapped children Act
EHI Electronic Health Information
EHNAC Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (HIPAA)
EHR Electronic Health Records
EIN Employer Identification Number, issued by IRS
EIP Early Intervention Program (DUI)
EIS Early Intervention Specialist
EIS Executive Information System reports
EMR Electronic Medical Records
EMS Emergency Medical Services
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
ePHI electronic Protected Health Information (HIPAA)
EPPCEnvironmental and Public Protection Cabinet
EQC Executive Quality Committee
ERISA Employee Retirement Income Security Act
ESH Eastern State Psychiatric Hospital
ESL English as a Second Language
F2FFace-to-Face (clinical contact)
FAE Fetal Alcohol Effects (DUI)
FAQ Facts and Questions or Frequently Asked Questions
FARSFunctional Assessment Rating Scale
FAS Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (DUI)
FBG Federal Block Grant (MH Block Grants/URS, Federal Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant)
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (different from HIPAA)
FFTFunctional Family Therapy
FFYFederal Fiscal Year (Oct 1 to Sept 30)
FGA First Generation AP (KyMAP)
FGP Foster Grandparent Program
FHAFederal Health Architecture
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standard
First StepsChild development program serving children from birth to age 3
FIS Facilities Information System
FLSA Fair Labor Standards Act
FMDFunctional Mental Disability
FMSS Five Minute Speech Sample (an assessment method)
FOCUS Furthering Our Children's United Services (KY Dept. for Public Health)
FOIAFreedom Of Information Act
FPCO Family Policy Compliance Office
FPLFederal Poverty Level
FRYSC Family Resource and Youth Services Center
FTC Federal Trade Commission
FTE Full-Time Equivalent
FTPFile Transfer Protocol (method of transferring files via the web)
FYFiscal Year (federal 10/1 - 9/30; KY 7/1 - 6/30)
FYIFor Your Information
GAF Global Assessment of Functioning (a psychological measuring scale) or Global Assessment Form
GAINGlobal Appraisal of Individual Needs
GAO Government Accounting Office / Government Accountability Office
Gap AnalysisDifference between current practices and those required under new regulations (HIPAA)
GARF Global Assessment of Relational Functioning
GIGO Garbage In, Garbage Out (refers to bad data received in computer resulting in bad reports)
GOT Governor's Office of Technology
GPRA Government Performance Review Act of 1993 or Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
HANDS Health Access Nurturing Development System/Services Program
HAWK HIPAA Awareness Workgroup of Kentucky
HBSC Health Behavior in School-aged Children (SAMHDA)
HCCA Health Care Compliance Association
HCFA Health Care Finance Administration - section of GAO for Medicare & Medicaid, now CMS
HCO Health Care Organization
HCPCS HCFA Common Procedure Coding System / Healthcare Common Procedure Classification System
Head StartChild development program serving children from birth to age 5
HEDISHealth Employee Data Information System
HFAHousing Finance Agency
HHS US Department for Health and Human Services
HIEHealth Information Exchange
HIEC Home Infusion EDI Coalition Product/Service code list (HIPAA)
HIMSS Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191
HISPC Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration
HITS HIPAA Information Tracking System
HL7 Health Industry Level 7 codes (HIPAA)
HMIS Homeless Management Information Systems/Strategies
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
HPO HIPAA Project Office
HPTC Healthcare Provider Taxonomy Code
HRD Human Resource Development
HSRI Human Subject Research Institute / Human Services Research Institute
HTML Hypertext Markup Language (World Wide Web language)
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol (Internet protocol)
HUD US Department for Housing and Urban Development
IAPSRS International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services
IBY Incentive Bond Year (4/1 thru 3/31) used to measure performance for Incentive Bonds
ICC Interagency Coordinating Council
ICD9-CM International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision - Clinical Modification
ICF Intermediate Care Facility
ICFID Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
ICISIntegrated Clinical Information System
ICPSR Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (SAMHDA)
ID Identification, Identifier
IDEA Individual with Disabilities Education Act
IDP Indigent Drug Program
IDS Intrusion Detection System (computer software to catch hackers)
IEPIndividual Education Plan
IFBSS Intensive Family-Based Support Services
IFSP Individual Family Support Plan
IG Implementation Guide (HIPAA)
IHDIInterdisciplinary Human Development Institute - UK organization conducting MR/DD satisfaction surveys
IHS Indian Health Service (serving native American Indians and Alaskan Natives)
IIHI Individually Identifiable Health Information (HIPAA)
I-IP ModelMeasurement of client progress from Intake to some period Post-Intake (often 3, 6 or 12 months)
IMD Institute for Mental Disease
IMHO Inventory of Mental Health Organizations (4,000+)
IMPACT Interagency Mobilization for Progress in Adolescent and Children's Treatment - collaborative effort among several agencies to coordinate services to SED children
IOM Institute of Medicine
IOP Intensive Outpatient (Program)
IP Internet Provider
IPV Intimate Partner Violence
IPVS Intimate Partner Violence Surveillance
IQRS I-SATS Quick Retrieval Service (TEDS)
IRB Institutional Review Board (HIPAA)
IRBInternal Review Board
IS Information Systems (sometimes MIS - Management IS)
I-SATS Inventory of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (directory of SA treatment facilities)
ISO Information Security Officer (HIPAA requirement) or Information Systems Officer or International Organization for Standardization
IT Infant/Toddler or Information Technology
ITSPA Information Technology Solution Providers Alliance
IVR Interactive Voice Response (a phone survey method)
JADAC Jefferson Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center (Seven Counties site)
JAMA Journal of American Medical Association
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
JCIC Joint Committee on Information Continuity
JEIP Juvenile Early Intervention Program
JPSCJustice and Public Safety Cabinet
KA Knowledge Application (CSAT)
KAMI Kentucky Alliance for the Mentally Ill
KAODEP Kentucky Alcohol and Other Drug Education Program - for DUI offenders
KAODEPKentucky Alcohol and Other Drug Education Program - for DUI offenders
KAR Kentucky Administrative Regulations (DUI)
KARP Kentucky Association for Regional Programs; an association of all 14 regions
KASAP Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs
KCA Kentucky Counseling Association
KCHIP Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program
KCIW Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women
KCPC Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center
KDPH Kentucky Department for Public Health
KEAN Kentucky Employment Action Network
KECSAC Kentucky Education Collaborative for State Agency Children
KEIS Kentucky Early Intervention Services/System
KERA Kentucky Education Reform Act
KHA Kentucky Hospital Association
KHC Kentucky Housing Corporation or Program
KIH Kentucky Information Highway
KIP Kentucky Incentives for Prevention Project
KIPRC Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
KISSKeep It Short and Simple or Keep It Simple, Stupid
KMFS Kentucky Medical Services Foundation
KMHA Kentucky Mental Health Association - Kentucky chapter of NMHA
KMHOIS Kentucky Mental Health Outcomes Initiative System or Scale
KMHS Kentucky Mental Health Services
KPA Kentucky Psychiatric Association
KPFC Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children
KPN Kentucky Prevention Network
KPR Kentucky Population Research (part of KSDC)
KRCC Kentucky River Comprehensive Care (Region 12)
KRS Kentucky Revised Statutes
KSAODS Kentucky School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies
KSDC Kentucky State Data Center (at UofL)
KSP Kentucky State Police
KSPG Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group
KTOS Kentucky Treatment Outcomes Study (Substance Abuse Instrument)
KY-ASAP Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy
KyBLN Kentucky Business Leaders Network
KYCAN Kentucky Consumer Advocate Network
KyMAP Kentucky Alcohol and Other Drug Education Program - for DUI offenders
LAAM Levo-Alpha Acety Methadol (an Opioid Treatment Program)
LAN Local Area Network
LAPA Left Against Professional Advice (client leaves treatment against advice of staff)
LASALeft Against Staff Advice (client leaves treatment against advice of staff)
LD Learning Disabled
LDE Last Day of Episode
LEA Local Educational Agency
LEP Limited English Proficiency
LOCLevel of Care
LOINC Logical Observation Identifier Names and Codes - codes for the HL7 and X12 formats
LOSLength of Service
LRC Legislative Research Commission
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
LSD Lysergic Acid
LTRLong-Term Residential (more than 30 days)
MA Methamphetamine (meth, speed, crystal, crank, ice)
MAID Medical Access ID number (Medicaid ID number)
MARMedication Administration Recording
MARS Management and Administrative Reporting System
MCAS Multnomah Community Ability Scale
MD Medical Doctor
MDS Minimum Data Set
MDS 2 Manufacturer Disclosure Statement for Medical Device Security
mGAFmodified Global Assessment of Functioning Scale
MGMA Medical Group Management Association
MH Mental Health
MHA Mental Health Association
MHCCM Medicaid HIPAA-Compliant Concept Model (HIPAA)
MHDT Mental Health Day Treatment programs
MHI Mental Health Institute
MHS Mental Health Services
MHSIP Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program or Project
MI Mentally Impaired or Ill
MIS Management Information Systems (see IS)
MIW Mental Inquest Warrant
MIWZAn Agreed Mental Inquest Warrant (used primarily at CHS)
MM Medlearn Matters - Information on Medicaid, Medicare and HIPAA matters
MMDMild Mental Disability
MOEMaintenance of Effort
MOS Medical Outcomes Study
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPI Master Patient Index
MPR Mathematica Policy Research (TEDS)
MSTMultisystemic Therapy
MSW Master's degree in Social Work
MTF Monitoring The Future (SAMHDA)
MVC Motor Vehicle Crash (KIPRC)
NA Narcotics Anonymous
NAC/SMHANational Association of Consumer/Survivor Mental Health Administrators
NAEYC National Association for the Education of Young Children
NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
NAPHA National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (was NAPPH)
NAPHS National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems
NAPPH National Association of Private Psychiatric Hospitals
NARANONSupport group for the family and friends of narcotic abusers
NARMH National Association for Rural Mental Health
NASADADNational Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors
NASDDDSNational Association of State Directors of Developmental Disability Services, Inc.
NASMHPDNational Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
NATE Non-medical Alcohol Treatment and Education
NCADI National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
NCHICA North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance
NCINational Core Indicators
NCPAD National Center on Physical Activity and Disabilities
NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance
NCRRNational Center for Research Resources
NCS National Comorbidity Study (MH Block Grants/URS)
NCS-RNational Comorbidity Study Replication
NCVHS National Committee of Vital and Health Statistics
NDATUS National Drug and Alcoholism Treatment Unit Survey (see UFDS)
NDIC National Drug Intelligence Center of the Department of Justice
NEC Not Elsewhere Classified
NGA Newer Generation AP (KyMAP)
NHINNational Health Information Network
NHSDA National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (SAMHDA)
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIATxNetwork for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment
NICHCY National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDRR National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
NIHNational Institutes of Health
NILFNot in Labor Force
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NMHA National Mental Health Association
NOM National Outcomes Measures - National Performance Indicators for federal block grants
NOMS National Outcome Measures (TEDS)
NOS Not Otherwise Specified
NOSIP National Organization of State Impaired-Driving Programs (DUI)
NPHS National Pregnancy and Health Survey (SAMHDA)
NPI National Provider Identifier (HIPAA)
NPPESNational Plan and Provider Enumeration System
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rule Making (HIPAA)
NPS National Provider System - federal system under HHS intended to capture, maintain and manage health care provider data; issues NPIs
NRI NASMHPD Research Institute
NSDUH National Survey on Drug Use and Health
NSF National Standard Format (CMHC Event Data Set submission format)
N-SSATS National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (formally UFDS)
NTAC National Technical Assistance Center
NTIES National Treatment Improvement Evaluation Study (SAMHDA)
NTPNarcotic Treatment Programs
NUBC National Uniform Billing Committee (HIPAA)
NUCC National Uniform Claim Committee (HIPAA)
NYS National Youth Survey (SAMHDA)
OAS Office of Applied Studies within SAMHSA
OBD Occupational Bed Days
OBEOvercome by Events
OBHS Office of Behavioral Health Services
OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act - Federal legislation includes nursing home reform
OCD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
OCR Office of Civil Rights - responsible for enforcement of HIPAA compliance, among other things
OCROptical Character Reader or Optical Character Recognition
ODCPOffice of Drug Control Policy
OESS Office of E-Health Standards and Services (formally OHS)
OFL Opportunities for Family Leadership
OGC Office of the General Counsel
OHCA Organized HealthCare Arrangement (HIPAA)
OHS Office of HIPAA Standards (created by CMS as a HIPAA enforcement tool)
OIG Office of the Inspector General
OIS Organization Information Services
OLAP On-Line Analytical Processing
OLTPOn-Line Transaction Processing
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OMT Opioid Maintenance Therapy
ONCOffice of the National Coordination for Health Care Technology
ONCHIT Office of the National Coordinator Health Information Technology (part of the US DHHS)
OOHCOut-of-Home Care
OP Outpatient
ORTOpiate Replacement Therapy
ORYX Name of JCAHO-mandated measuring system
OSAOther State Agencies - nine state agencies studying the treatment overlap for MH clients
OSCAROnline Survey, Certification and Reporting system - part of NPI implementation
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OT Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapist
OTD Office of Transportation Delivery
OTP Opioid Treatment Program
P&A Protection and Advocacy
P&B , P and BPlan and Budget
P&P Probation and Parole
P&T Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
PACT Program on Assertive Community Treatment
PANSS Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale
PAPI Paper-and-Pencil Interviewing
PARPeople Advocating Recovery
PARKPartnership for Advancing Recovery in Kentucky
PART OMB's Program Assessment Rating Tool
PASRR Preadmission Screening and Annual Resident Review (also PASARR)
PATH Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness
PBOPerformance-Based Outcomes
PCH Licensed Personal Care Home
PCP Phencyclidine
PDA Personal Digital Assistant (hand-held computer device)
PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PDF Portable Document Format (documents read by Adobe Acrobat Reader)
PES Prevention Enhancement Sites
PH Patient History
PHAPublic Housing Agency
PHARMHSPolicy Research on Aging and Mental Health Survey (SAMHDA)
PhD Doctor of Philosophy; a doctoral degree
PHI Protected Health Information (HIPAA) or Personnel Health Information
PHS Public Health Service
PICs Practice Improvement Collaboratives
PIE Policy Information Exchange
PMS Performance Measuring System
PNBCPre-Employment National Background Checks (UK)
POC Plan of Care
PORTPatient Outcomes Research Team
PPBIM Program Policies and Billing Instructions Manual of DMHMRS
PPEProbabilistic Population Estimation
PPG Performance/Program Partnership Grant
PRI Prevention Research Institute
Privacy Regarding the confidentiality of a patient's medical records (HIPAA, short definition)
PRNS Programs of Regional and National Significance
PRO Peer Review Organization - Medicaid review of psychiatrically hospitalized children
PRTF Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility - accredited residential facility that provides services to SED children
PSRS Positive Symptom Rating Scale (KyMAP)
PSSPeer Support Specialist
PT Physical Therapy / Physical Therapist
PTI Parent Training and Information Centers
PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
QMHPQualified Mental Health Professional
QMOT Quality Management and Outcomes Team
QOL Quality Of Life - survey form
QPR Question, Persuade, Refer - suicide prevention strategy
QSOA Qualified Service Organization Agreement (HIPAA)
R&R Resource and Referral
R&T Research and Training Centers
RADAR Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Resource
RC Rape Crisis
RCC Rape Crisis Center
RCSP Recovery Community Services Program
RDMC Research and Data Management Center (UK)
REACH Resources for Education, Adaptation, Change & Health
REACHRecovering, Empowering and Advocating for Consumers' Health in Kentucky
RF Reclaiming Futures
RFI Request for Information
RFID Radio Frequency Identification - tags that are placed on prescription drugs for inventory control and recalls
RFP Request for Proposal
RFQRequest for Quote
RHIORegional Health Information Organization
RIAC Regional Interagency Council - representatives from AOC, DOE, DMHMRS and DSS
RISP National Residential Information Systems Project
RISP Research Infrastructure Support Program
RKLCREACH Kentucky Leadership Consortium
RN Registered Nurse
ROC Report of Contact (DUI)
RPC Regional Policy Council or Regional Prevention Center
RRC Regional Resource Centers
RSARehabilitation Services Administration
RSMHPOPRepresentatives of State Mental Health Programs for Older Persons
RTC Residential Treatment Center for Children (MH Block Grants/URS)
RVBH River Valley Behavior Health (Region 3)
Rx Shorthand for Prescription
SA Substance Abuse
SACF State Agency Children's Fund
SAMHDA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS)
SAP Student Assistance Program
SAPT Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment - Federal Block Grant
SAPTBG Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment - Block Grant
SBIRTScreening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment program
SCI Spinal Cord Injury (KIPRC)
SCL Supports for Community Living
Scripts "quick talk" for Prescriptions
SCS Seven Counties Services (Region 6)
SDI State Data Infrastructure
SDICC State Data Infrastructure Coordinating Center (MH Block Grants/URS)
SESupported Employment
Security Refers to the efforts safeguard a patient's medical records (HIPAA, short definition)
SED Severe Emotional Disability
SEEK Support Education and Excellence in Kentucky
SETSSpecial Education Tracking System
SFY State Fiscal Year
SGF State General Fund(s)
SHARP Southern HIPAA Administrative Regional Process
SHGSelf-Help Groups
SIAC State Interagency Council
SIF State Incentive Fund
SIG State Incentive Grant
SIPP State Injury Prevention Program
SL Supported Living
SLDSpecific Learning Disability
SMB Small- and Medium-sized Businesses
SMHA State Mental Health Agency
SMHRCY State Mental Health Representatives for Children and Youth
SMI Severe Mental Illness or Severely Mentally Impaired
SMS Siemens Medical Systems - medical software
SNF State Nursing Facility
SNIP Strategic National Implementation Process
SOC Standard Occupational Classification - 6-digit code of all occupations from the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics
SOMMS State Outcomes Measurement and Management System (TEDS)
SOWStatement of Work
SPFSIGStrategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant
SPO State Project Officer (CSAT)
SQL Structured Query Language (international standardized database programming language)
SROS Services Research Outcomes Study (SAMHDA)
SSA Single State Authority (CSAT/TEDS)
SSA Social Security Administration
SSA State Substance Abuse Agency
SSASingle State Authority
SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI Supplemental Security Income
SSL Secure Sockets Layer - a protocol to provide encrypted communications on the Internet
SSN Social Security Number
SSO Standard-Setting Organization or Single Sign-On
SSOSingle Sign-On
SSTAP State Systems Technical Assistance Project (CSAT)
STARS Statewide Accounting and Reporting System
STARTSobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams
STFCS Standard Transmission Format Compliance System (HIPAA)
STRShort-Term Residential (30 days or less)
SUA State Unit on Aging
Synectics TEDS contractor
T.I.P.S.Technical Support for Improvement in Professional Services (DUI)
TATechnical Assistance
TACTechnical Assistance Coordinator or Training Advisory Committee
TAGTechnical Advisory Group
TANFTemporary Assistance for Needy Families (was AFDC)
T-ASITeen-Addiction Severity Index
TBDTo Be Determined
TBITraumatic Brain Injury
TBRATenant Based Rental Assistance
TCATemporary Cash Assistance
TCEsTargeted Capacity Expansion Grants (CSAT)
TCSTransactions and Code Sets (HIPAA)
TCWGTransaction Code Work Group of NASDDDS
TEATraining, Education and Awareness Program
TEDSTreatment Episode Data Set - SA admission and discharge data required by the federal government
TFCTreatment Foster Care
TIETreatment Improvement Exchange (CSAT)
TIPSTraining for Intervention Procedures (DUI)
TMAPTexas Medication Algorithm Project (basis for KyMAP)
TOPPS IITreatment Outcomes and Performance Pilot Study
TOPSTreatment Outcomes Prospective Study (SAMHDA)
TPAThird Party Administrators (HIPAA)
TPOTreatment, Payment or Healthcare Operation
TRstate Technical Review project (CSAT)
TREADTeam Research, Evaluation and Dissemination
Treatment EpisodePeriod between beginning of a treatment (admission) and end of prescribed treatment plan (discharge)
TRIPILTri-County Patriots for Independent Living
TRPTherapeutic Rehabilitation Program
U.S.C. United States Code
UB-92 a Medicare billing form, aka CMS-1450
UCIUnique Client Identification
UFDS Uniform Facility Data Survey (formerly NDATUS, see N-SSATS)
UK University of Kentucky
UK CDARUK Center for Drug and Alcohol Research
UK HDIUK Human Development Institute
UK RDMCUK Research and Data Management Center
UofL University of Louisville
UOS Units of Service
URAC Originally the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission, also dba the American Accreditation Healthcare Commission
URL Uniform Resource Locator - a website address
URS Uniform Reporting System
USF Universal Service Funds
VA Veteran's Administration
VAN Value Added Networks (HIPAA)
VOA Volunteers of America
VOLTA Substance Abuse Residential Treatment at WSH
VPN Virtual Private Network (HIPAA)
VRVocational Rehabilitation
WAN Wide Area Network
WEDI Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange
WIC Women, Infants and Children
WNLWithin Normal Limits
WPC Washington Publishing Company (HIPAA)
WRAP Women's Residential Addictions Program
WRAPWellness Recovery Action Plan
WRAT Wide Range Achievement Test
WSH Western State Psychiatric Hospital
WWW World Wide Web
X12 HIPAA records format
YSS Youth (child) Self-Report Survey (MH Block Grants/URS)
YSS-F Youth Satisfaction Survey - Family (MH Block Grants/URS)
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