Glossary of Terms & Acronyms

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ABW Adult Benefit Waiver
ACA Affordable Care Act
ACMH Association for Children's Mental Health
ACO Affordable Care Organization
BBA Balanced Budget Act
BHDDA Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration
CA/SACA Coordinating Agency/Substance Abuse Coordinating Agency
CMHSP Community Mental Health Service Provider
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (federal)
DCH Department of Community Health
DD/ID Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DMH Department of Mental Health
EBP Evidence-Based Practices
EQR External Quality Review
FPE Family Psychoeducation
FQHC Federally Qualified Health Centers
GF/GP General Fund/General Purpose
ISF Internal Service Fund
IT Information Technology
MACMHB Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards
MCBH Michigan Coordinated Behavioral Healthcare
MDCH Michigan Department of Community Health
MHA Mental Health Association
MHP Medicaid Health Plan
MI Mental Illness
NACBHDD National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Directors
NCCBH National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
NAMI National Association of Mental Illness
NASMHPD National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
NGRI Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
OBRA Omnibus Reconciliation Act
PASARR Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review
PAC Political Action Committee
PCP Person-Centered Planning
PCP Primary Care Physician
PIHP Pre-Paid Inpatient Health Plan
QM/QA/QI Quality Management/Assurance/Improvement
SAAS State Association of Addiction Services
SED Serious Emotional Disturbance
SUD Substance Use Disorders
TSG The Standards Group