Office Of Community Living Acronym Glossary

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AAA Area Agency on Aging    
ACA Affordable Care Act    
ACF Alternative Care Facility    
ACC Accountable Care Collaborative A system redesign initiative by HCPF

ACO Accountable Care Organization An organization within the ACC project
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act    
ADAPT American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today An advocacy organization for people living with disabilities  
ADL Activities of Daily Living    
ADRC Aging and Disability Resource Center
ALR Assisted Living Residences
AR Authorized Representative    
Arc An organization that advocates for people living with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD). In Colorado, there is the Arc of Colorado at the state level and several local Arcs such as the Arc or Aurora, CO  
ARCH Adult Resources Care and Help Colorado's name for its Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)  
ARPA American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
ASO Administrative Service Organization    
ASMP Attendant Support Management Plan    
AwC Agency with Choice An option for utilizing a Financial Management Service Agency within the CDASS program  
BH Behavioral Health
BHO Behavioral Health Organization    
BI Brain Injury Waiver Also HCBS-BI
BUS Benefits Utilization System
CAP Corrective Action Plan Also Plan for Correction  
CAPS Colorado Adult Protective Services
CBLTC Community-Based Long-Term Care    
CBMS Colorado Benefits Management System    
CCB Community Centered Board Case Management Agency
CCDC Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
CCM System Care and Case Management System
CDAC Children's Disability Advisory Committee
CDASS Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services
CDCO Consumer Direct of Colorado Training Vendor providing services in the CDASS/IHSS area
CDOT Colorado Department of Transportation
CDHS Colorado Department of Human Services
CDPHE Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
CES Children's Extensive Support Waiver Also HCBS-CES
CFC Community First Choice option
CFCM Conflict-Free Case Management
CHFA Colorado Housing & Finance Authority
CHCBS Children's Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Also HCBS-CHCBS
CHRP Children's Habilitation Residential Program Waiver Also HCBS-CHRP

Complementary and Integrative Health Waiver
(formerly Spinal Cord Injury Waiver - effective 7/1/22)

CIR Critical Incident Report
CLAG Community Living Advisory Group Department group that met from 2012-2014  
CLASS Act Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act    
CLLI Children with Life-Limiting Illness Waiver Also HCBS-CLLI
CMA Case Management Agency

Plural is CMAs
includes CCBs and SEPs


CMHC Community Mental Health Center    
CMHI Colorado Mental Health Institute    
CMHIFL Colorado Mental Health Institute at Ft. Logan    
CMHIP Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo    
CMHS Center for Mental Health Services Federal
CMHS Community Mental Health Supports Waiver Also HCBS-CMHS
CMRD Case Management Redesign
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Federal
CMP Civil Money Penalty    
CPA Child Placement Agency    
CO-ACTS Colorado Access to Community Transitions & Services    
CIE Competitive Integrated Employment    
CTS Community Transition Services    
CwA Children with Autism The State of Colorado had an HCBS Children with Autism Waiver which ended in June 2018. These waiver services were incorporated into the state plan and into the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit - see EPSDT.    
DB101 Disability Benefits 101    
DBH Division of Behavioral Health    

Direct Care Worker or Direct Care Workforce
DCWS Division of Child Welfare Services    
DCR Designated Client Representative    
DD Developmental Disability    
DD Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Also HCBS-DD
DDD Web DDD Web System A computer data system that provides program administration functions to direct service providers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as to Department employees
DHHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
DHS/SS Local County Dept. of Human Services or Social Services Sometimes the state agency, CDHS, is mistakenly referred to as DHS  
DME Durable Medical Equipment    
DSP Direct Support Professional    
DOH Division of Housing Within the Colorado Department of Local Affairs
DOLA Colorado Department of Local Affairs
DPNA Denial of Payment for New Admissions    
DVR Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation  Within the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
EBD Elderly, Blind, and Disabled Waiver Also HCBS-EBD
EVV Electronic Visit Verification
EPSDT Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment see CwA note
FAS Funds for Additional Services An option that formerly existed in the CDASS pilot program  
F/EA Fiscal Employer Agent model An option for using a financial Management Services agency in the CDASS program  
FFS Fee-For-Service    
FMAP Federal Medical Assistance Percentage    
FMS Financial Management Services A Department-contracted organization that helps Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) participants with monitoring service allocations, compliance with labor and tax laws, hiring and paying employees, and processing criminal and Board of Nursing background checks.
FSSP Family Support Services Program
FTP File Transfer Protocol An internet-based, electronic format to move files  
HBU Hospital Back-Up Program
HCA Home Care Agency A type of license  
HCBS Home and Community-Based Services    
HCBS-BI Brain Injury Waiver also BI
HCBS-CES Children's Extensive Support Waiver also CES
HCBS-CHRP Children's Habilitation Residential Program Waiver also CHRP

Complementary and Integrative Health Waiver

(formerly Spinal Cord Injury Waiver - effective 7/1/22)

also CIH
HCBS-CLLI Children with Life-Limiting Illness Waiver also CLLI
HCBS-CMHS Community Mental Health Supports Waiver also CMHS
HCBS-DD Developmental Disabilities Waiver also DD
HCBS-EBD Elderly, Blind, and Disabled Waiver also EBD

Spinal Cord Injury Waiver

(changed to Complementary and Integrative Health waiver - effective 7/1/22)

also SCI
HCBS-SLS Supported Living Services Waiver also SLS
HCPF Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing
HMA Health Maintenance Activities    
HPO Health Programs Office An organizational unit within HCPF  
HRC Human Rights Committee A third party resource/mechanism designed to safeguard the rights of persons receiving services
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration  A federal agency
HUD U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
IA Interagency Agreement    
iC Colorado interChange System    
ICAP Inventory for Client and Agency Planning A CHRP waiver assessment  
ICF/IDD Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities This term has been used in Colorado  
ICF/IID Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities This is the current federal term for these facilities  
ICF/MR Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Mental Retardation An old term (now ICF-IID)  
ICN interChange Claim Number Formerly TCN  
IDD Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities    
IHSS In-Home Support Services
IMD Institutions for Mental Disease    
IRS Internal Revenue Service    
IRSS Individual Residential Support Services
ITN Invitation to Negotiate    
JBC Colorado Joint Budget Committee
LCA Local Contact Agency    
LHA Local Housing authority    
LOC Level of Care    
LTC Long-Term Care    
LTSS Long-Term Services and Supports    
MCD Medicaid    
MCR Medicare    
MDS Minimum Data Set    
MFP Money Follows the Person A federal grant program
MH Mental Health    
MHC Mental Health Center    
MHI Mental Health Institute    
MI Mental Illness    
MMIS Medicaid Management Information System This term is out of date. The current system is called the Colorado interChange System, or interChange or iC.  
MOE Maintenance of Effort    
MS Multiple Sclerosis    
MSB Medical Services Board The MSB adopts the rules that govern the Department's programs. The Board members are appointed by the governor and approved by the Colorado Senate.
NF Nursing Facility    
NFAC Nursing Facility Advisory Council
NH Nursing Home    
NEMT Non-Emergent Medical Transportation
NMT Non-Medical Transportation
NWD No Wrong Door grant A federal grant that assists participating states in improving their assessment and case management systems. Colorado is implementing a No Wrong Door grant.
OBH Office of Behavioral Health An organizational unit within CDHS
OCC Over Cost Containment    
OCL Office of Community Living An organizational unit within HCPF
OCR Office for Civil Rights An organizational unit within the federal HHS
OHCDS Organized Health Care Delivery System    
OLTC Options for Long-Term Care    
PACE Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
PAD-CO Parents of Adults with Disabilities in Colorado
PAR Prior Authorization Request    
PASA Program Approved Service Agency    
PASRR Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review Program
PCBA Person-Centered Budget Algorithm
PCSP Person-Centered Support Plan    
PDPPC Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative
PERS Personal Emergency Response System    
PETI Post-Eligibility Treatment of Income Related to the patient liability amount found on the Nursing Facility 5615 form, used for HCBS waiver members residing in an ACF or an SLP  
PETI/IME Post-Eligibility Treatment of Income/Incurred Medical Expenses Prior Authorized Expense for Nursing Home Residents for Vision, Hearing, etc.  
PL (or PP) Patient Liability (or Patient Payment) The amount on the Nursing Facility 5615 Form that the resident has to pay the facility prior to Medicaid paying the daily per diem rate to the facility   
PM/PM Per Member/Per Month A payment mechanism within the insurance field, especially the managed care area  
PMIP Professional Medical Information Page    
PNA Personal Needs Account For a LTC facility resident's disposable income, the PNA is where the monthly personal needs allowance funds are deposited for their personal use. PNA can also refer to the dollars set aside for a Member's personal use.  
POC Plan of Care    
PPL Public Partnerships, Limited One of the financial Management Services agencies hired by HCPF for the CDASS program  
PPR Post Payment Review    
PRTF Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility    
QIO Quality Improvement Organization    
QRTP Qualified Residential Treatment Program    
RAE Regional Accountable Entity
RC Regional Center    
RCCF Residential Child Care Facility    
RCCO Regional Care Collaborative Organization
RFI Request for Information    
RFP Request for Proposal    
RS Remote Supports    

Spinal Cord Injury Waiver

(changed to Complementary and Integrative Health waiver - effective 7/1/22)

SCRC Systems Change for Real Choices grant     
SE Supported Employment
SED Serious Emotional Disturbance    
SEP Single Entry Point Case Management Agency
SHHP Division of Supportive Housing and Homeless Programs    
SGF State General Fund    
SIS Supports Intensity Scale    
SL Support Level    
SLP Supported Living Program    
SLR Support Level Review    
State SLS State Supported Living Services A State General Fund program  
SLS Supported Living Services Waiver Also HCBS-SLS
SMI Serious Mental Illness    
SNF Skilled Nursing Facility    
SOC Share of Cost See PL for one definition  
SOW Statement of Work    
SPMI Serious and Persistent Mental Illness    
SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance    
SSI Supplemental Security Income    
SUA Colorado State Unit on Aging An organizational unit within CDHS
SUD Substance Use Disorder    
TBRA Tenant-Based Rental Assistance    
TCM-TC Targeted Case Management-Transition Coordination    
TCA Transition Coordination Agency
TRCCF Therapeutic Residential Child Care Facilities    
UR/UM Utilization Review/Utilization Management    
ULTC-100.2 Uniform Long-Term Care Assessment Form    
WaWD Working Adults with Disabilities
WPT Wage Pass-Through