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List of Common Acronyms

The following is a list of acronyms and abbreviations that are commonly used with the ADvantage Program.

Acronym Definition (Links open in new window)
AA or AAU ADvantage Administration Unit
AAA Area Agencies on Aging
ACIS AIDS Coordination and Information Service
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADH adult day health
ADL activities of daily living
ADRC Aging and Disability Resource Center 
ADSA Aging and Disability Services Administration
ADv ADvantage Program
(A=Aging, D=Disabled)
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children
AFS Adult and Family Services (of DHS)
AL assisted living
ALC assisted living center
AoA or AO Administration on Aging (federal agency)
APS Adult Protective Service (of DHS)
APSA advanced personal services assistance (used in CD-Pass)
ASD Aging Services Division (of DHS)
ASR advanced supportive/restorative
ASRA advanced supportive/restorative assistance
C&C Contracts and Coalitions Unit (of DHS)
CAFEE Coalition Against Financial Exploitation of the Elderly
CCM community-based case management
CD-Pass Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services and Supports (service option within the ADvantage Program)
CDA consumer directed agent (used with CD-Pass)
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
CM case manager or case management
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (federal agency)
CoPP Conditions of Provider Participation (contractural document to provide ADvantage services)
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CQI continuous quality improvement
DDSD Developmental Disabilities Services Division (of DHS)
DME durable medical equipment
DRG diagnostic related group
Dx diagnosis
EBT electronic benefit transfer
EEO equal employment opportunity
EM environmental modification
FFS fee for service
FMS Financial Management Services (federal agency)
FSSD Family Support Services Division (now called AFS)
FY fiscal year
HCBS Home and Community Based Services (national agency)
HDM home delivered meals
HH home health
HHA home health agency
HHS (U.S. Department of) Health and Human Services (federal agency)
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HMO health maintenance organization
IADL instrumental activities of daily living
IBA individual budget allocation (used with CD-Pass)
ICF intermediate care facility
ICF/MR independent care facility/mental retardation
IDT inter-disciplinary team
ILI Independent Living Institute (national organization)
ILM independent living movement
IVR interactive voice response
LIHEAP Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (federal agency and division under DHS)
LoC or LOC level of care
LPN licensed practical nurse
LTC long-term care
M&M morbidity and mortality
MLC medical level of care
MMIS Minnesota's Medicaid Management Information System
MSQ mental status questionnaire
NAC national advisory committee
NF nursing facility
NFLoC nursing facility level of care
NPA Nursing Practice Act (Title 59, Chapter 12, Section 567.1, et. seq.)
OAA Older Americans Act
OAC Oklahoma Administrative Code
OHCA Oklahoma Health Care Authority
​OKDHS Oklahoma Department of Human Services
OSDH Oklahoma State Department of Health
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OTC over the counter
PA prior authorization
PACE Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (national agency)
PAS pre-admission screening
PC personal care
PCA personal care assistance
PERS personal emergency response system
PHI protected health information
POA power of attorney
POC plan of care
PSA personal services assistance
QA quality assurance
QI quality improvement
RCA root cause analysis
RCR retrospective claims review
RN registered nurse
SEP single entry point
SFY state fiscal year (July 1 to June 30)
SN skilled nursing
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (federal ​program and division under DHS)
SNF skilled nursing facility
SP service plan
SPPC State Plan Personal Care (service option through DHS)
SPR service plan review
SSA Social Security Administration (federal organization)
SSI supplemental security income
T/C telephone call
TA technical assistance
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TPO treatment payment or operations (HIPAA regulation)
UCAT Uniform Comprehensive Assessment Tool
WMIS Waiver Management Information System (ADvantage Program database used by AAU)
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