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Commonly used Acronyms for long term care and senior services and housing (nationally and New York State)

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DOH Department of Health
CHHA Certified Home Health Agency
LTHHCP Long Term Home Health Care Program
LHCSA Licensed Home Care Services Agency
CORF Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
OASIS Outcome and Assessment Information Set
UAS Uniform Assessment System
OBQI Outcome Based Quality Improvement
TANF Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
NORC Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities
ACF Adult Care Facility
EHP Enriched Housing Program
ALP Assisted Living Program (Medicaid)
ALR Assisted Living Residence
EALR Enhanced Assisted Living Residence
SNALR Special Needs Assisted Living Residence
CAST Center for Aging Services Technologies
HANYS Healthcare Association of New York State
HCA Homecare Association (of New York State)
NYSHFA New York State Health Facilities Association
NYSAC New York State Association of Counties
NYSNA New York State Nurses Association
ESAAL Empire State Association of Assisted Living
NYSARHO New York State Association of Renewal and Housing Officials
GNYHA Greater New York Hospital Association
HCR Housing and Community Renewal
CCLC Continuing Care Leadership Coalition
WNYAHSA Western New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
HCR New York State Homes and Community Renewal
HUD Housing and Urban Development (federal)
MRT Medicaid Redesign Team
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury Program (federal waiver program)
NHTD Nursing Home Transition Diversion Waiver Program
ADHCC Adult Day Health Care Council
CCRC Continuing Care Retirement Community
PCMH Patient Centered Medical Home
ACO Accountable Care Organization
ACA Accountable Care Act
F-SHARP Federal-State Health Reform Partnership
ADL Activities of Daily Living
CQI Continuous Quality Improvement
DME Durable Medical Equipment
DON Director of Nursing
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
EMR Electronic Medical Record
HIT Health Information Technology
LTC Long Term Care
SNF Skilled Nursing Facility
PPO Preferred Provider Organization
OSCAR Online Survey Certification and Reporting
PA Physician’s Assistant
POS Point of Service
PPO Preferred Provider Organization
QA Quality Assurance
QI Quality Improvement
RAI Resident Assessment Instrument
RNAC Resident Nurse Assessment Coordinator
RUGs Resource Utilization Groups
SOM State Operations Manual (published by CMS)
MLTC Managed Long Term Care
PACE Program of All Inclusive Service for the Elderly
SNP Special Needs Plan
FMAP Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentage
MAP Medicaid Advantage Plus
EQUAL  Enhancing the Quality of Adult Living (for ACFs)