Acronyms and Glossary
NYS / OPWDD Acronym & Glossary List:
100% State Dollars – A funding source provided by NYS for specifically designated SD services that are not fundable by NYS Medicaid Waiver.
Access-VR- Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation
ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
ADL – Activities of Daily Living
ADM- Administrative Memoranda
AO- Aging Out
APS- Adult Protective Services
ASSD- Agency Supported Self Directed
AT – Assistive Technology
Basic HCBS Plan Support- basic coordination of OPWDD supports and services
BOCES- Board of Cooperative Educational Services
BOTH – (a SD plan that pays for residential and day supports & services).
Budget Authority – The ability to use your money the way you choose in a SD plan.
CAB- Consumer Advisory Board
CAH- Care at Home
CAS – Coordinated Assessment System: (Tool under development to better reflect persons strengths & needs and will replace the DDP-2. Will also be used in future to determine individual’s PRA.
CBAR#- Certified Broker Authorization Review number
CC– Care Coordinator
CCO- Care Coordination Organization
CDPAS-Consumer Directed Personal Care Assistance Service
CH- Community Habilitation
CHHA- Certified Home Health Agency
CIS- Community Integration Specialist
CSE – Committee on Special Education
COS – Circle of Support – now known as the Planning Team
CP- Cerebral Palsy
CPS- Child Protective Services
CQL-Council on Quality and Leadership
CRO- Customized Residential Option
CSE- Committee on Special Education
CTS – Community Transition Services – ($ 3,000 available only to individuals moving from certified settings to their own apartments to purchase items related to their Valued Outcomes).
DD- Developmental Disability
DDP-2 – Developmental Disability Profile – (Used to measure strengths & needs, determines PRA).
DDSO – Developmental Disabilities Services Office, (now known as DDSOO or DDRO)
DDSOO – Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office – Local OPWDD Office managing local OPWDD certified residential and day programming sites.
DDRO – Developmental Disability Regional Office: Local OPWDD Office managing services to the community.
DOH- Department of Health
DME- Durable Medical Equipment
DSRIP-Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program
DSS- Department of Social Services
EA- Employment Alliance
EAA – Eligibility Access and Authorization
EI – Early Intervention
EMOD – Environmental Modification
Employer Authority – (a.k.a. – Hiring Authority), provides the right for the SD participant to choose who they hire, when the person works, and what they are to do.
EMR- Electronic Medical Record
FC- Family Care
FD- Front Door
FET- Family Education and Training
FRR- Family Reimbursed Respite – A respite worker hired by, and paid for by the family where they determine the respite workers days and hours, and the family gets reimbursed for the hourly cost of the respite worker to a maximum of $ 3,000 per year. This category is funded by 100% state dollars.
FI – Fiscal Intermediary: (OPWDD approved non-profit agency that pays/reimburses SD expenses & payroll as well as conducting employee background checks).
Fringe – A percent increase to the pay-scale of a self-hired individual determined by the FI to cover mandated and optional benefits such as: Workman’s Comp and Disability Insurance, Soc. Sec., health insurance, paid time-off, etc.
FSS – Family Support Services: 100% state funding for services to families via agency contracts.
GRHHN- Greater Rochester Health Home Network
Habilitation – A type of service to maintain or improve a skill.
HCB / HCBS – Home and Community-Based Services
HCBSW – Home & Community Based Services Waiver – a NYS OPWDD Medicaid Waiver based on a social model that provides habilitation services and supports for individuals with ID / DD. It is a funding source which utilizes 50% NYS dollars and 50% Federal dollars.
HCSS- Home and Community Support Services
HH- Health Home
HHA- Home Health Aide
HHCM- Health Home Care Management-More robust care management option
Housing Subsidy: See ISS.
HHUNY- Health Home of Upstate New York
IBS- Intensive Behavioral Services
IC- Informed Choice
IDGS – Individual Directed Goods & Services – a Medicaid Waiver category within the SD budget.
IEP – Individualized Education Plan
IPSIDD- Independent Practitioner Services for People with Developmental Disabilities
IRA – Individualized Residential Alternative
ISP – Individualized Service Plan
ISS – Individual Support Services – a rent subsidy that assists ID/DD individual to pay their rent. Subsidy covers 70% of the rent, the individual is responsible for the other 30%. Others living in the apartment must cover their own equal portion of the rent or have their own ISS agreement. Person may also access traditional waiver Community Habilitation for other support.
LCED- Level of Care Eligibility Determination
LIC – Live-In Caregiver: Live-in Caregiver is an unrelated, (by blood or marriage), care provider who resides in the same household as the waiver participant, and provides as needed supports to address the participant’s physical, social, or emotional needs in order for the participant to live safely and successfully in his or her own home.
LHCSA- Licensed Home Care Service Agency
Life Plan- formerly ISP
MA – Medicaid
MCO- Managed Care Organization
MHLS – Mental Hygiene Legal Service
MLTC-Managed Long Term Care
MOU – Memorandum of Understanding – An agreement between two parties describing the responsibilities of each party.
MSC – Medicaid Service Coordinator
NHTD- Nursing Home Transition Diversion Waiver
NOD- Notice of Determination
OASAS – Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
OCFS – Office of Children and Family Services within the new DFA
OMH – Office of Mental Health
OPWDD- Office of People with Developmental Disabilities
OSC – Office of the State Comptroller
OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration
OT – Occupational Therapy
OTPS – Other Than Personal Service: A category within the SD budget of 100% State dollars to fund allowable items not covered elsewhere in the budget.
OTR – Other Than Residential: (a SD plan designed to pay for only non-residential services
Paid Neighbor – A support person who lives within 30 minutes of the SD participant; to go there at a moment’s notice. They receive a stipend paying a portion of their rent. They receive an hourly wage once they arrive and are “on-the-clock”.
PASS – Plan for Achieving Self Support: A plan through Social Security whereby Social Security income limits are waived so person can purchase a car for independent means to get to work.
PCA- Personal Care Aide.
PCP – Person Centered Planning
PCS- Person Centered Services (one of the Health Home/Managed Care Agencies for Region 1)
PISP – Preliminary Individualized Service Plan
Planning Team – Formerly known as the COS or Circle of Support – Group of interested and motivated individuals selected by SD individual who guide and assist that individual develop and maintain a self-directed lifestyle.
POM- Personal Outcome Measure
PPS- Performing Provider System
PRA – Personal Resource Allocation
Prime Care Coordination- (one of the Health Home/Managed Care Agencies for Region 1)
PT – Physical Therapy
QIC- Quality Improvement Committee
QIDP- Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional
Res / Residential Only – a SD Plan designed to pay for residential supports & services only).
RHIO- Regional Health Information Organization
SA/SD- Self Advocacy/Self Determintation
SD – Self-Direction / Self-Directed
SD Agency Supported – Self-Directed staff hired from a pool of workers at an OPWDD certified agency.
SD Self-Hired – Self-Directed staff with no OPWDD agency affiliation hired by the individual.
SDCH – Self Directed Community Habilitation
SED – State Education Department
SEMP- Supported Employment Medicaid Program
SP – Speech Pathology
SSA – Social Security Administration
SSDI – Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI – Supplemental Security Income
SUB – Start-Up Budget-budget used to fund the discovery phase of Self Direction-state dollars.
Supp. Broker – Support Broker: Self-Hired individual who helps maintain a SD plan and budget.
TABS- Tracking and Billing System
TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury
TDD – Telephone Device for the Deaf
TF – Transitional Funding
Transition Stipend – A one-time $ 3,000 100% state funding to assist a person to move into their own apartment used to help pay for furniture, home supplies, etc.