Strategies for Integrating and Coordinating Care for Behavioral Health Populations: Case Studies of Four States. Acronyms


The following acronyms are mentioned in this report and/or appendix.

ABD Aged, Blind, and Disabled
ACA Affordable Care Act
ACT Assertive Community Treatment
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AHRQ   HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
APRN Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
ASAP Adult Safety with Antipsychotic Prescribing
ASPE HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation  
BHO Behavioral Health Organization
CAHPS Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
CCNC Community Care of North Carolina
CHT Community Health Team
CMS HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CPST Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment
CSoC Comprehensive System of Care
DCFS Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services
DHH Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
DMA North Carolina Division of Mental Health
DOE Louisiana Department of Education
DVHA Department of Vermont Health Access
ED Emergency Department
EHR Electronic Health Record
EQRO External Quality Review Organization
EQuiP Evaluation Quality Improvement Program
FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center
HEDIS Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIT Health Information Technology
ICARE Integrated, Collaborative, Accessible, Respectful, and Evidence-Based  
IMT Inter-Departmental Monitoring Team
LBHP Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership
LGE Local Government Entity
LME Local Management Entity
LMHP Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
MCO Managed Care Organization
MDD Major Depression Disorder
NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance
OBH Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health
OJJ Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice
ORHCC   North Carolina Office of Rural Health and Community Care
PAL Prescription Advantage List
PCCM Primary Care Case Management
PCMH Patient-Centered Medical Home
PCP Primary Care Providers
PIP Performance-Improvement Project
PMPM Per Member Per Month
RFP Request for Proposal
SAMHSA HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SASH Support and Services at Home
SDM Shared Decision-Making
SGF State General Fund
SMI Serious Mental Illness
SMO Statewide Management Organization
SPA State Plan Amendment
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TDMHSAS   Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services  
VCCI Vermont Chronic Care Initiative
VHIE Vermont Health Information Exchange
WRAP Wellness Recovery Action Planning

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