Revision 12-1; Effective May 1, 2012

 

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CBA — Community Based Alternatives, a DADS administered adult waiver.

CCP — Comprehensive Care Program, a package of Medicaid services that goes beyond regular Medicaid services for all ages and is part of the Texas Health Steps benefit.

CFR — Code of Federal Regulations, a federal document that describes Medicaid services and waiver services.

CLASS — Community Living Assistance and Support Services, a DADS waiver.

CMS — Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid (formerly called the Health Care Financing Association, or HCFA).

Case Manager — The human services specialist; case workers for MDCP.

 

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DADS — Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

DSHS — Texas Department of State Health Services

 

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EPSDT — Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment, a federal Medicaid benefit for individuals under 21 years (called Texas Health Steps in Texas).

 

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SSA — Social Security Administration, a federal agency that authorizes Medicaid and waiver services.

 

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TAC — Texas Administrative Code, the state rules that implement programs and services.

THSteps — Texas Health Steps, the EPSDT benefit in Texas.

THSteps — Medical case management (MCM) available for all Medicaid children under 21.