Revision16-1; Effective March 1, 2016


The following acronyms are used in the STAR+PLUS Program.

Acronym Description
AA Adaptive Aids
AFC Adult Foster Care
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children (now TANF)
AL Assisted Living
ALF Assisted Living Facility
AO Agency Option
APS Adult Protective Services
BHO Behavior Health Organization
BJN Budgeted Job Number
BMI Body Mass Index
BP Base Plan
CAP Corrective Action Plan
CARE Client Assignment and Registration System
CAS Community Attendant Services
CBA Community Based Alternatives
CCAD Community Care for the Aged and Disabled
CCP Comprehensive Care Program
CDS Consumer Directed Services
CDSA Consumer Directed Services Agency
CFC Community First Choice
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program
CLASS Community Living Assistance and Support Services
CMPAS Client Managed Personal Attendant Services
CMS Claims Management System
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
CNC Complex Needs Coordinator
COLA Cost of Living Adjustment
CRU Centralized Representation Unit
CSHCN Children with Special Health Care Needs
CSIL Community Services Interest List
CSP Community Services Policy
CSPOS Community Services and Program Operations Section (formerly RLS)
DAC Disabled Adult Child
DADS Department of Aging and Disability Services
DAHS Day Activity and Health Services
DARS Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
DBMD Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities
DDS Disability Determination Services
DDU Disability Determination Unit
DER Data Entry Representative
DFPS Department of Family and Protective Services
DIA Diagnosis
DIU Data Integrity Unit
DME Durable Medical Equipment
DOB Date of Birth
DOD Date of Death
DR Designated Representative
DSHS Department of State Health Services
ERS Emergency Response Service
FBR Federal Benefit Rate
FC Family Care Title XX
FFS Fee-for-Service
FH Fair Hearing
FHO Fair Hearings Officers
GR General Revenue
HCBS Home and Community Based Services
HCS Home and Community-based Services
HCSS Home and Community Support Services
HCSSA Home and Community Support Services Agency
HDM Home Delivered Meals
HEART HHS Enterprise Administrative Report and Tracking System
HHSC Texas Health and Human Services Commission
HICAP Health Information Counseling and Advocacy Program
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIPP Health Insurance Premium Payment Program
HMA Health Maintenance Activities
HMCO Managed Care Operations
HPM Health Plan Management
ICF-IID Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Related Conditions
IDD Intellectual and Developmental Disability
IDT Interdisciplinary Team
IHFSP In-Home and Family Support Program
IME Incurred Medical Expense
ISP Individual Service Plan
LAR Legally Authorized Representative
LOS Level of Service
LTC Long-term Care
LTC-R Long Term Care Regulatory
LTSS Long-term Services and Supports
LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse
MAO Medical Assistance Only
MBI Medicaid Buy-In
MC Managed Care
MCO Managed Care Organization
MDCP Medically Dependent Children Program
MDS Minimum Data Set
Med ID Medicaid Identification Card
MEPD Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities
MERP Medicaid Estate Recovery Program
MESAV Medicaid Eligibility Service Authorization Verification
MFP Money Follows the Person
MFPD Money Follows the Person Demonstration
MHM Minor Home Modifications
MN Medical Necessity
MN/LOC Medical Necessity/Level of Care
MSHCN Members with Special Health Care Needs
NF Nursing Facility
NN Never Not
NTK Intake System
OC Operations Coordination
PACE Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
PAS Personal Assistance Services
PC Policy Clarification
PCCM Primary Care Case Management
PCN Patient Control Number
PCP Primary Care Physician
PCS Personal Care Services
PCS Provider Claims Services
PDN Private Duty Nursing
PHC Primary Home Care
PNA Personal Needs Allowance
POC Plan of Care
PPS Premiums Payable System
PSU Program Support Unit
QIT Qualified Income Trust
QMB Qualified Medicare Beneficiary
R&B Room and Board
RA Risk Assessment
RN Registered Nurse
RSDI Retirement and Survivors Disability Insurance
RUG Resource Utilization Group
SA Service Area
SAS Service Authorization System
SC Service Code
SCSA Significant Change in Status Assessment
SDA Service Delivery Area
SDX State Data Exchange
SG Service Group
SLMB Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries
SN Specialized Nursing
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SO State Office
SOLQ State On-Line Query
SP Service Plan
SRO Service Responsibility Option
SSA Social Security Administration
SSI Supplemental Security Income
SSN Social Security Number
SSPD Special Services to Persons with Disabilities
STAR State of Texas Access Reform
STAR+PLUS State of Texas Access Reform Plus
TAC Texas Administrative Code
TANF Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
TAS Transition Assistance Services
TCADA Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
TDI Texas Department of Insurance
THS-CCP Texas Health Steps – Comprehensive Care Program
TIERS Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System
TLC Transition to Life in the Community
TMHP Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership
TOA Type of Assistance
TP Type Program
TPR Third Party Resource
TW Texas Works
TxHmL Texas Home Living
UAP Unlicensed Assistive Person
UMCC Uniform Managed Care Contract
UMCM Uniform Managed Care Manual
WTPY Wire Third Party Query