A Primer on Using Medicaid for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness and Tenants in Permanent Supportive Housing. Acronyms


The following acronyms are mentioned in this report.

ACO Accountable Care Organization
ACT Assertive Community Treatment
AHAR Annual Homeless Assessment Report
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
CHCS Center for Health Care Strategies
CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program
CMCS CMS Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
CMS HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CSPECH Community Support Program for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness  
DRA Deficit Reduction Act
DSM-IV-TR   Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, IV version, text revision
FPL Federal Poverty Level
FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center
FY Fiscal Year
GAF Global Assessment of Functioning
HCBS Home and Community-Based Services
HCH Health Care for the Homeless
HHO Heartland Health Outreach
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HRSA HHS Health Resources and Services Administration
HUD U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
IMD Institution for Mental Disease
LOCUS Level of Care Utilization System
LTSS Long-Term Services and Supports
OB/GYN Obstetrics and Gynecology
PIT Point in Time
POC Plan of Care
PPS Prospective Payment System
PSH Permanent Supportive Housing
SAMHSA HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SMDL State Medicaid Directors Letter
SMI Serious Mental Illness
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SOAR SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery
SPA State Plan Amendment
SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI Supplemental Security Income
TCM Targeted Case Management


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