Medicaid and Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless Individuals: Emerging Practices From the Field. Acronyms


The following acronyms are mentioned in this report.

ACO Accountable Care Organization
ACT Assertive Community Treatment
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
AFC AIDS Foundation of Chicago
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
APM Alternative Payment Methodology
AS ACUTE Stabilization
ASO Administrative Services Organization
ASPE HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
B.E.S.T. Los Angeles Behavioral and Educational Strategies and Training Program
CCE Care Coordination Entity
CCHHS Cook County Health and Hospital System
CDBG Community Development Block Grant
CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program
CMS HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CNOM Costs Not Otherwise Matchable
COHS County-Operated Health System
DAH Direct Access to Housing
DC District of Columbia
also known as Washington, D.C.
DHS Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
DMH District of Columbia Department of Mental Health
DOJ U.S. Department of Justice
DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
DSM-IV-TR   Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, IV Version, Text Revision  
FFS Fee-For-Service
FPL Federal Poverty Level
FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center
FSP Full Service Partnership
FUSE Frequent Users Systems Engagement
GAF Global Assessment of Functioning Scale
HCBS Home and Community-Based Services
HCH Health Care for the Homeless
HEARTH Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act
HFS Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
HHO Heartland Health Outreach
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HMIS Homeless Management Information System
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
HRSA HHS Health Resources and Services Administration
HUD U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification
ICM Integrated Care Model
IDA Interim Disability Assistance
IMD Institution for Mental Disease
LA Los Angeles
LBHP Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership
LIHP Low Income Health Program
LIHTC Low Income Housing Tax Credit
LOCUS Level of Care Utilization System
MCCN Managed Care Community Network
MCO Managed Care Organization
MH Mental Health
MHSA Mental Health Services Act
MMD Major Mental Disorder
PATH Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness
PHA Public Housing Authority
POC Plan of Care
PPS Prospective Payment System
PSH Permanent Supportive Housing
PSHP Permanent Supportive Housing Program
SAGA State Administered General Assistance
SAMHSA HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SIF Social Innovation Fund
SMI Serious Mental Illness
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SOAR SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery
SPMI Serious/Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
SRO Single-Room Occupancy
SSA Social Security Administration
SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI Supplemental Security Income
T4H Together4Health
TCM Targeted Case Management
UCLA University of California, Los Angeles
USICH U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
VA U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
VADD Vulnerable Adults and People with Developmental Disabilities
VI-SPDAT Vulnerability Index and Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool


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