Cuyahoga County Title

Commonly Used Terms

To assist you in better understanding the abbreviations and acronyms you may encounter, we have provided this alphabetical glossary of commonly used terms.

AA Alcoholics Anonymous
ACF Adult Care Facility
ADAMHS Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board
ADAPAO Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio
ASAM American Society of Addiction Medicine
ATOD Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

BCH Berea Children's Home
BOCC Board of County Commissioners
BRI Benjamin Rose Institute
BVR Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation

CA Cocaine Anonymous
CAAA Community Action Against Addiction ("C triple A")
CAP Community Assistance Program
CARF Commission on Accreditation Rehabilitation Facilities
CAS Children's Aid Society
CASSP Child & Adolescent Services System Program
CCBDD Cuyahoga Cty. Board of Developmental Disabilities
CCCCP Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
CCDCFS Cuyahoga County Department of Children & Family Services
CCDC Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor
CCDJA Cuyahoga County Department of Justice Affairs
CCEILCG Cuyahoga County Early Intervention Local Collaborative
CCEFS Cuyahoga County Employment & Family Services
CCJC Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court
CIAI-C Comprehensive Intake and Assessment Instrument - Cleveland
CE Central Enrollment
CEU Continuing Education Unit
CFC Center for Families & Children
CFS Children and Family Services
CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program
CMC Cleveland Municipal Court
CMHC Community Mental Health Center
CMHS Center for Mental Health Services
CMSD Cleveland Municipal School District
COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Budget & Reconciliation Act
CON Certificate of Need
CPST                   Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment
CSAP Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
CSAT Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
CSP Community Support Program
CSS Community Support System
CTC Cleveland Treatment Center
CY Calendar Year (January to December)

DAC Diagnostic Assessment Center
DARE Drug Abuse Resistance Education
DCFS Department of Children and Family Services
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHS Department of Human Services
DRG Diagnostic Related Group
DSAS Department of Senior and Adult Services
DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statisitical Manual (Version 4)
Dually-Diagnosed An individual with two primary diagnoses

EAP Employee Assistance Program
EPSDT Early Periodic Screening
EDEN Emerald Development & Economic Network, Inc.
EIC Early Intervention Center

FCFC Family & Children First Council
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FSIP Family Stability Incentive Program
FFS Fee for Service
FFSE Fee for Service Equivalency
FTE Full Time Employee
FWC Far West Center
FY Fiscal Year (Any 12 month period)

GRF General Revenue Funds

HAP Housing Assistance Program
HCFA Health Care Financing Administration
HHS Department of Health & Human Services
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
HUD Department of Housing & Urban Development
HUMADAOP Hispanic Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program

ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases
ICF Intermediate Care Facility
IMD Institution for Mental Disease
IOP Intensive Outpatient Service
IS Information Services
ISPT Individualized Services Planning Team
IT Information Technology
ITU Intensive Treatment Unit

JCAH Joint Commission on Accreditation of Mental Health
JCARR Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review
JCB Jewish Children's Bureau
JCAHO Joint Commission and Accreditation for Health Care Organizations
JCP Juvenile Court Project
JCARR Joint Commission on Administrative Rules Review
JFSA Jewish Family Service Association

LOC Level of Care

MACSIS Multi-Agency Community Services Information System
MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving
MARP Medicaid Adolescent Rehabilitation Project
MCE Managed Care Entity
MCT Mobile Crisis Team
MH Mental Health
MHB Mental Health Board
MHIS Mental Health Information System
MHS Mental Health Services, Inc.
MIS Management Information Systems
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MR/DD Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities
MUI's Major Unusual Incident Reports
MHTMSC Murtis H. Taylor Multi-Services Center

NA Narcotics Anonymous
NAATP National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers
NAMA National Association of Methadone Advocacy
NAMI National Alliance of Mentally Ill
NASMHPD National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
NASW National Association of Social Workers
NBHS Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare System
NCADI National Clearing House for Alcohol and Drug Information
NCS Neighborhood Counseling Service
NECMHC Northeast Community Mental Health Center
NEOHS North East Ohio Health Services
NFSC Neighborhood Family Service Centers
NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIDA National Institute of Drug Abuse
NIJ National Institute of Justice
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health

OAADAC Ohio Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
OAC Ohio Administrative Codes
OACBHA Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities
OCPC Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant
OCPS Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist
ODADAS Ohio Department of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services
ODH Ohio Department of Health
ODHS Ohio Department of Human Services
ODJFS Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
ODMH Ohio Department of Mental Health
ODRC Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
ODYS Ohio Department of Youth Services
OOC Out of County
OP Outpatient
OPEG Ohio Program Evaluators Group
OWF Ohio Works First

PAL Public Academic Liaison Program
PCP Primary Care Physician
PEP Positive Education Program
PER Psychiatric Emergency Room
PERS Public Employees Retirement System
PETS Persistent Effects of Treatment Studies
POS Purchase of Service
PPO Preferred Provider Organization
PROBATE Probate Court
PASARR Pre-Admission Screenings & Annual Resident Review

QA Quality Assurance
QI Quality Improvement

RA Remittance Advice
RCH's Recognized Clock Hours
RS Residential Support
RT Residential Treatment
RFP Request for Proposal
RWJ Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

SADD Students Against Destructive Decisions
SAMI Substance Abuse/Mental Illness Program
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAPT Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (Block Grant)
SB156 Amended Substitute Senate Bill 156, Mental Health Act of 1988
SCP Service Coordination Program
SCT Service Coordination Team
SDFSCA Safe & Drug Free Schools and Community Act
SED Seriously Emotionally Disturbed
SFY State Fiscal Year (July to June)
SHAPE Self Help and Peer Empowerment
SMD Severly Mentally Disabled
SMHA State Mental Health Agency
SSDI Social Security Disability Income
SSI Social Security Income
St. V's St. Vincent Charity Hospital

TA Technical Assistance
TASC Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime
(or Treatment Alternatives to Stronger Communities)
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TANF MOE Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Maintenance of Effort
TC Therapeutic Community
TDD Telecommunication device for the hearing impaired
TFC Therapeutic Foster Care
TI Teen Institute
Title XIX Medicaid

UFMS Uniform Financial Management System
UM Utilization Management
UMADAOP Cleveland Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program
UR Utilization Review

VA Veteran Administration

169 Board County Mental Health & Development Disabilities (old Term)
648 Board County Mental Health Board (old Term)
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