Acronyms & Abbreviations

At The Arc of the Triangle we know the service delivery system often seems to be set up to be understood by the professionals – not the people it serves. The system can be difficult enough to navigate without more obstacles in the way. All the acronyms and abbreviations can definitely be part of the problem.

We hope you will find this list helpful! We will do our best to keep it up to date and accurate.

A-M

  • Advanced Medical Home – AMH
  • Advanced Medical Home Plus – AMH+
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis – ABA
  • Alternative Family Living – AFL
  • Behavioral Health – BH
  • Care Management Agency – CMA
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services- CMS
  • Cerebral Palsy – CP
  • Community Living & Supports – CLS
  • Comprehensive Clinical Assessment – CCA
  • Community Based Assessment – CBA
  • Council on Quality and Leadership – CQL
  • Department of Health and Human Services – DHHS
  • Developmental Disability – DD
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – DSM-5
  • Division of Medical Assistance – DMA
  • Division of Social Services – DSS
  • Division of Facility Services – DFS
  • Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and substance Abuse Services – DMH/DD/SAS
  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services – NCDVRS, DVRS or VR
  • Early Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment Services – EPSDT
  • Employment Specialist – ES
  • Evidence-Based Practice – EBP
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act – HIPAA
  • Incident Response Improvement System – IRIS
  • Individual Plan of Employment – IPE
  • Individual Services Supervisor – ISS
  • Individual Support Plan – ISP
  • Individualized Education Plan – IEP
  • Integrated Payment and Reporting System – IPRS
  • Intellectual/Developmental Disability – IDD
  • Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities – ICF/ID
  • International Classification of Diseases – ICD-10-CM
  • Legally Responsible Person – LRP
  • Local Management Entity/ Managed Care Organization – LME/MCO
  • Long Range Outcomes – LRO
  • Long Term Services & Supports – LTSS
  • Medication Administration Record – MAR
  • Medication prescribed “as necessary” – PRN
  • Mental Illness – MI

N-Z

  • NC Support-Needs Assessment Profile – NC SNAP
  • North Carolina Administrative Code – NCAC
  • North Carolina Treatment Outcomes and Program Performance System – NC-TOPPS
  • Over the Counter (medication) – OTC
  • Person-Centered Plan – PCP
  • Personal Assistance PA
  • Personal Outcome Measures Interview – POM
  • Prescription – Rx
  • Protected Health Information – PHI
  • Provider-Led Entity – PLE
  • Qualified Developmental Disability Professional – QDDP
  • Qualified Professional – QP
  • Quality Assurance – QA
  • Quality Improvement – QI
  • Quality Management – QM
  • Relative/Legal Guardian as Direct Support Employee – RDSE
  • Social Determinants of Health – SDOH
  • Social Security Disability Insurance – SSDI
  • Substance Abuse – SA
  • Supplemental Security Income – SSI
  • Supported Employment – SE
  • Supported Retirement – SR
  • Supports Intensity Scale – SIS
  • Traumatic Brain Injury – TBI
  • Triangle Self-Advocacy Network – TSAN
  • Utilization Management – UM
  • Utilization Review – UR