AHCCCS Related Acronyms

 

  • A
  • A&AA - Aging and Adult Administration
  • A/R - Applicant/Recipient
  • AAA - Area Agency on Aging
  • AAA - Arizona Agency on Aging
  • AAC - Arizona Administrative Code: State regulations established pursuant to relevant statutes. For purposes of this solicitation, the relevant sections of the AAC are referred to throughout this document as "AHCCCS Rules."
  • AAR - Arizona Administrative Register
  • ABD - Aged, Blind or Disabled
  • ABIL - Arizona Bridge to Independent Living
  • ACE - AHCCCS Customer Eligibility: A computer system that determines eligibility for ALTCS, SSI MAO, KidsCare and other AHCCCS programs.
  • ACH - Automated Clearing House
  • ACIA - Arizona Commission on Indian Affairs
  • ACN - Application Control Number
  • ACOIHC - Advisory Council on Indian Health Care
  • ACOM - AHCCCS Contractors Operation Manual
  • ACTS - Automated Change Tracking System
  • ACW - Attendant Care Worker
  • ADES - Arizona Department of Economic Security
  • ADHS - Arizona Department of Health Services
  • AEC - Annual Enrollment Choice
  • AEIC - Advance Earned Income Credit
  • AFDC - Aid For Families with Dependent Children: A federal assistance program under Title IV-A of the Social Security Act. Replaced by the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.
  • AF-R - CA related Medical Assistance
  • AG - Attorney General
  • AHCCCS - Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
  • AHCCCSA - Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Administration
  • AHI - AHCCCS Health Insurance
  • AI - American Indian
  • AI/AN or AIAN - American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • AIHP - American Indian Health Program
  • AIR - All-Inclusive Rate (also called OMB Rate)
  • AKA - Also Known As
  • ALTCS - Arizona Long Term Care System: The Arizona Long Term Care System), a program under AHCCCSA that delivers long term, acute and behavioral health care services to eligible members, as authorized by ARS § 36-2931 et seq., encompassing long term care and alternative service delivery for AHCCCS Recipients and/or AHCCCS eligible Recipients i.e., developmentally disabled, elderly and physically disabled.
  • AMADC - Automated Medical Assessment Date Capture
  • AMB - AHCCCS Medical Benefits
  • AMIE - Arizona Medical Information Exchange
  • AMPM - AHCCCS Medical Policy Manual
  • AN - Alaska Native
  • AP - Assistance Payments
  • APIS - Assistance Payment Information System
  • APS - Adult Protective Services
  • ARHQ - Agency for Research and Healthcare Quality
  • ARMS - Arizona Random Moment Sampling
  • ARRA - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • ARS - Arizona Revised Statutes
  • ASH - Arizona State Hospital
  • ASR - Appropriations Status Report
  • AZTECS - Arizona Technical Eligibility Computer System: A computer system designed for DES to track eligibility for eligible recipients.
  • B
  • BBA - Balanced Budget Act of 1997
  • BCCTP - Breast and Cervical Canter Treatment Program
  • BEER - Beneficiary and Earnings Data Exchange
  • BENDEX - Beneficiary and Earnings Data Exchange is a tape source from SSA, identifying Medicare Part A and B beneficiaries.
  • BHS - Behavioral Health Services (a division within the Arizona Department of Health Services)
  • BIA/GA - Bureau of Indian Affairs, General Assistance
  • BIA - U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • BIC - Beneficiary Identification Code
  • BMS - Bureau of Member Services
  • BOE - Bureau of Eligibility
  • BR - By Report
  • BW - Base Wage
  • C
  • CA - Cash Assistance/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) (Prior to 8/1/97 referred to as Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC))
  • CAH - Critical Access Hospital
  • CAN - Claim Account Number
  • CATS - Client Assessment Tracking System
  • CB - C.O.B.R.A. Medical Assistance
  • CC - Communications Center
  • CCI - Correct Coding Initiative
  • CCM - County to County Move
  • CCTS - Client Contact Tracking System
  • CDC - U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • CDIB or CIB - Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood
  • CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
  • CHEP - Cuban Haitian Entrant Program
  • CHILDS - Children's Information Library Data Source
  • CHIP - Children's Health Insurance Program (KidsCare)
  • CHIPRA - Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act
  • CHR - Community Health Representative
  • CHS - Contract Health Services
  • CIB - Certificate of Indian Blood
  • CMDP - Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program
  • CMS - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services
  • CMV - Current Market Value
  • CO - Central Office
  • COE - Cost of Employment
  • COLA - Cost of Living Adjustment
  • CPS - Child Protective Services
  • CRIT - Colorado River Indian Tribes
  • CRS - Children's Rehabilitative Services
  • CRSA - Children's Rehabilitative Services Administration
  • CSMIA - Community Spouse Monthly Income Allowance
  • CSN - Client States None
  • CSRA - Community Spouse Resource Assessment
  • CSRD - Community Spouse Resource Deduction
  • CSV - Cash Surrender Value
  • CY - Calendar Year
  • D
  • DAC - Disabled Adult/Children
  • DBF - AHCCCS Division of Business and Finance
  • DBHS - Division of Behavioral Health Services (a division within the Arizona Department of Health Services)
  • DBME - Division of Benefits and Medical Eligibility (a division within the Department of Economic Security)
  • DCSE - Division of Child Support Enforcement (a division within the Department of Economic Security)
  • DCYF - Division for Children, Youth, and Families (a division within the Department of Economic Security)
  • DD - Developmentally Disabled
  • DDD - Division of Developmental Disabilities (a division with the Department of Economic Security)
  • DDSA - Disability Determination Services Administration (a division within the Department of Economic Security)
  • DES - Department of Economic Security
  • DFSM - AHCCCS Division of Fee-for-Service Management
  • DHCM - AHCCCS Division of Health Care Management
  • DHHS - Department of Health and Human Services
  • DHS - Department of Health Services
  • DIB - Disability Insurance Benefits
  • DME - Durable Medical Equipment
  • DMS - AHCCCS Division of Member Services
  • DO - Physician Osteopath
  • DOA - Department of Administration
  • DRA - Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
  • DWW - Disabled Widow/Widower
  • E
  • EA - Emergency Assistance
  • EAP - Energy Assistance Programs
  • ECAP - Energy Crisis Assistance Program
  • ED - Surgery/Emergency Department
  • EDD - Expected Date of Delivery
  • EDI - Electronic Data Interchange
  • EEI - Expenses Exceed Income
  • EHNAC - Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission
  • EITC - Earned Income Tax Credit
  • EMPOWER - Employing and Moving People Off Welfare and Encouraging Responsibility
  • EO - Executive Order
  • EOB - Explanation of Benefits: A form included with a check from the insurance carrier which explains the benefits that were paid and/or charges that were rejected.
  • EOM - End of Month
  • EOMB - Executive Office of Management and Budget
  • EPSDT - Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment
  • EQRO - External Quality Review Organizations
  • ER - Emergency Room
  • ERA - Electronic Remittance Advice
  • ERIR - Eligibility Review, Investigation & Recovery
  • ESRD - End Stage Renal Disease
  • EUD - Eligibility/Enrollment Update Document
  • EW - Eligibility Worker
  • EYO - End of Year
  • F
  • FAA - Family Assistance Administration (an administration under DES/DBME)
  • FBR - Federal Benefit Rate
  • FC - Foster Care
  • FDIH - Fort Defiance Indian Hospital
  • FEHBA - Federal Employees Health Benefit Act of 1959
  • FESP - Federal Emergency Services Program
  • FFS - Fee-For-Service
  • FMV - Fair Market Value
  • FOLD - FAA On-Line Documents
  • FPL - Federal Poverty Limit
  • FPS - Family Planning Services
  • FQHC - Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers
  • FS - Food Stamps (renamed Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program in 2008)
  • FTP - File Transport Protocol
  • FTW - Freedom to Work
  • G
  • GA - General Assistance
  • GEP - General Enrollment Period
  • GIMC - Gallup Indian Medical Center
  • GRHCC - Gila River Health Care Corporation (dba Hu Hu Kam Hospital)
  • GSA - Geographic Service Area
  • GSL - Guaranteed Student Loan
  • GUIDE - General Unemployment Insurance Development Effort (the system that maintains Arizona Unemployment data)
  • H
  • HCBS - Home and Community Based Services
  • HCE - Health Care Excel Quality Quest, Inc.
  • HHCC - Hopi Health Care Center
  • HHS - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • HI - Hospital Insurance
  • HIC - Health Insurance Claim Number
  • HIFA - Health Insurance Flexibility and Accountability Act
  • HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
  • HIT - Health Information Technology
  • HMS - Health Management Systems
  • HP - Health Plan
  • HSAG - Health Services Advisory Group, Inc.
  • HUD - Housing and Urban Development
  • I
  • IC - Industrial Commission
  • IEP - Initial Enrollment Period
  • IFB - Invitation for Bid
  • IGA - Intergovernmental Agreement
  • IHCIA - Indian Health Care Improvement Act of 1976
  • IHS - U.S. Indian Health Service
  • INS - Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • IP - In-patient
  • IPV - Intentional Program Violation
  • IRS - Internal Revenue Service
  • IRWE - Impairment Related Work Expense
  • ISM - In-kind Support and Maintenance
  • ITCA - Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.
  • ITU or I/T/U - Indian Health Service, Tribally Operated 638 Facilities, Urban Indian Health Clinics
  • IV-A - Refers to programs under Title IV-A of the Social Security Act (example: Cash Assistance/Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF))
  • IV-D - Refers to programs under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act (example: Child/medical Support and Establishment of Paternity)
  • IV-E - Refers to programs under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act (example: Foster Care and Adoption Subsidy)
  • IVR - Interactive Voice Response
  • J
  • JOBS - Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program
  • JTPA - Job Training Partnership Act
  • K
  • KC - KidsCare
  • KCN - KidsCare Case Number
  • KEDS - KidsCare Eligibility Determination System
  • KID - KidsCare Individual Number
  • L
  • LIC-FAC - Licensed Facility
  • LIEAP - Low Income Energy Assistance Program
  • LPG - Legal Permanent Guardian
  • LPR - Lawful Permanent Resident
  • LTC - Long Term Care
  • M
  • M/C - Medicare Claim Number
  • MA - Medical Assistance
  • MAO - Medical Assistance Only
  • MCO - Managed Care Operation
  • MCR - Member Change Report
  • MD - Medical Doctor/Physician
  • MEDICS - Medical Eligibility Determination and Information Control System
  • MI/MN - Medically Indigent/Medically Needy
  • MMA - Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003
  • MMMNA - Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance
  • MSU - Member Services Unit
  • N
  • N/A - Not Applicable
  • NA - Depending on context: 1) Native American, or 2) Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps)
  • NAC - Native American Connections
  • NACA - Native Americans for Community Action, Inc.
  • NACHCI - Native American Community Health Center, Inc. (dba Native Health)
  • NAIHS - Navajo Area Indian Health Service
  • NAO - Navajo Area IHS Office
  • NCHICA - North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance
  • NCPDP - National Council for Prescription Drugs Programs
  • NCR - No Carbon Required
  • NCUIH - National Council of Urban Indian Health
  • NCVHS - National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics
  • NEW - Native Employment Works
  • NF - Nursing Facility
  • NICOA - National Indian Council on Aging
  • NIH - National Institutes of Health
  • NIHB - National Indian Health Board
  • NOA - Notice of Action
  • NOAA - Notice of Adverse Action
  • NOH - Notice of Hearing
  • NPI - National Provider Identification
  • NPPES - National Plan and Provider Enumeration System
  • NUBC - National Uniform Billing Committee
  • O
  • OAH - Office of Administrative Hearings
  • OALS - Office of Administrative Legal Services
  • OASDI - Old Age Survivor Disability Income
  • OCE - Outpatient Claim Editor
  • OJT - On the Job Training
  • OLS - Office of Legal Support
  • OMB - Office of Management and Budget (used in phrase OMB Rate; see AIR)
  • OMH - U.S. Office of Minority Health
  • OP - Outpatient
  • OPE - Office of Program Evaluation
  • OPE/QCA - Office of Program Evaluation/Quality Control Assurance
  • OPFS - Outpatient Hospital Fee Schedule
  • OPI - Office of Program Integrity
  • OPPS - Outpatient Prospective Payment System
  • OSI - Office of Special Investigations
  • P
  • PA - Prior Authorization
  • PACeHR - Purchasing & Assistance Collaborative for Electronic Health Records
  • PAIHS - Phoenix Area Indian Health Service
  • PAO - Phoenix Area IHS Office
  • PAS - Pre-Admission Screening
  • PAT - Provider Affiliation Transmission
  • PBC - Patient Benefits Coordinators
  • PBO - Patient Business Office; or possibly Public Benefits Outreach (ITCA program)
  • PC - Program Contractor
  • PPACA - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • PCCR - Program Contractor Change Request
  • PHS - Public Health Service
  • PI - Primary Informant
  • PIC - Phoenix Indian Center, Inc.
  • PIMC - Phoenix Indian Medical Center
  • PMMIS - Pre-paid Medical Management Information System
  • PMV - Presumed Maximum Value
  • PNA - Personal Needs Allowance
  • PPC - Prior Period Coverage
  • PSA - Program Support Administration
  • PSE - Public Service Employment
  • Q
  • QI - Qualified Individual; or possibly Quality Improvement
  • QI-1 - Qualified Individual - 1
  • QI-2 - Qualified Individual - 2
  • QM/UM - Quality Management/Utilization Management
  • QMB - Qualified Medicare Beneficiary
  • QTS - QDWI Tracking System
  • R
  • RAU - Research and Analysis Unit
  • RBHA - Regional Behavioral Health Authority
  • RC - RIBICOFF Children Medical Assistance Category
  • RCA - Refugee Cash Assistance
  • RFH - Request for Hearing
  • RFP - Request for Proposal
  • RFQ - Request for a Quote
  • RPMS - Resource and Patient Management System
  • RR - Railroad Retirement
  • RRB - Railroad Retirement Benefits
  • RRP - Refugee Resettlement Program
  • RSVP - Retirement Survivors Disability Insurance
  • S
  • SAIL - Senior Adult Independent Living
  • SAMHSA - U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • SAVE - Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements
  • SBU - SSI Budget Unit
  • SC - S.O.B.R.A. Child Medical Assistance Category
  • SCHIP - State Children's Health Insurance Program (KidsCare)
  • SCORE - Service Core Of Retired Executive
  • SEOP - Supplementary Education Opportunity Grants
  • SEP - Special Enrollment Period
  • SESP - State Emergency Services Program
  • SGA - Substantial Gainful Activity
  • SHARE - Service to Help Arizonan's with Relief on Energy
  • SHIP - State Health Insurance Assistance Program
  • SLMB - Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary
  • SMI - Supplementary Medical Insurance: Medicare Part B which helps pay for services other than hospital (Part A) services.
  • SMIB - Supplementary Medical Insurance Benefit
  • SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (previously known as Food Stamps)
  • SNF - Skilled Nursing Facility
  • SNIP - Strategic National Implementation Process
  • SOBRA - Sixth Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
  • SOC - Share of Cost
  • SS-5 - Application for a Social Security Number
  • SSA - U.S. Social Security Administration
  • SSD - Social Security Disability
  • SSDI - Social Security Disability Insurance
  • SSI - Supplemental Security Income
  • SSI MAO - Supplemental Security Income Medical Assistance Only
  • SSIG - State Student Incentive Grants
  • SSN - Social Security Number
  • SSR - Social Security Retirement
  • STT - Special Treatment Trusts
  • SU - Service Unit
  • SUA - Standard Utility Allowance
  • SVES - State Verification and Exchange System
  • SW - S.O.B.R.A Woman Medical Assistance Only Category
  • SYSM - System Mail
  • T
  • T1 - First Extension (Transitional Medical Assistance)
  • T2 - Second Extension (Transitional Medical Assistance)
  • T3 - Third Extension (Transitional Medical Assistance)
  • T4 - Fourth Extension (Transitional Medical Assistance)
  • TAIHS - Tucson Area Indian Health Service
  • TAO - Tucson Area IHS Office
  • TAPP - Tribal Assistance to Needy Families, refers to CA (Cash Assistance)
  • TCRHCC - Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation
  • TCS - Transactions and Code Sets
  • TIC - Tucson Indian Center, Inc.
  • TIG - Technical Interface Guidelines
  • TITLE XIX - The section of the Social Security Act which describes the Medicaid program's coverage for eligible persons, (i.e., medically indigent).
  • TITLE XVI - The section of the Social Security Act that provides eligibility requirements for the SSI Cash program.
  • TITLE XVIII - The section of Social Security Act that describes the Federal Medicare program's coverage for eligible persons (i.e., aged, blind and disabled).
  • TITLE XX - An amendment to the Social Security Act that requires the establishment of a comprehensive plan and the coordination of social services through community involvement.
  • TITLE XXI - The section (or Title) of the Social Security Act that authorizes the State Children's Health Insurance Program known as KidsCare in Arizona
  • TMA - Transitional Medical Assistance
  • TOPS - Technical Operations Production Support
  • TPEP - Two Parent Employment Program
  • TPL - Third-Party Liability
  • TRBHA - Tribal Regional Behavioral Health Authority
  • TRE - Training Related Expenses
  • TRL - Tribal Relations Liaison
  • TTAG - Tribal Technical Advisory Group (to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
  • TWEP - Tribal Work Experience Program
  • U
  • UB - Uniform Billing
  • UI - Unemployment Insurance
  • UIHP - Urban Indian Health Program
  • UP - Unemployed Parents
  • USC - United States Code
  • USC - United States Code
  • USCIS - United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (part of Homeland Security)
  • UTMA - Universal Transfers to Minors Act
  • V
  • VA - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • VD - Ventilator Dependent
  • VISTA - Volunteers In Service To America
  • VR - Vocational Rehabilitation
  • VTR - Value of the One-Third Reductio
  • W
  • WIA - Workforce Investment Act
  • WIC - Women Infants and Children (nutritional program)
  • WIHCC - Winslow Indian Health Care Center
  • X
  • Y
  • Z