Acronyms
 
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A collection of frequently used acronyms and their definitions.
A
ABAWD (Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents)
ACE (AHCCCS Customer Eligibility)
ACTS (Automated Change Tracking System)
ADHS (Arizona Department of Health Services)
ADHS/DBHS (Arizona Department of Health Services - Division of Behavioral Health Services)
AFPU (AHCCCS Fraud Prevention Unit)
AFIP (Arizona Fingerprint Imaging Program) [this was eliminated as of 8/9/17]
AG (Attorney General)
AH (AHCCCS Health Insurance)
AHCCCS (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System)
AKA (Also Known As)
ALJ (Administrative Law Judge)
ALTCS (Arizona Long Term Care System)
AP (Assistance Payments or Absent Parent)
ARICS (Accounts Receivable Integrated Collection System)
ARMS (Arizona Random Moment Sample)
ASVS (Automated Status Verification System (Verification Information System, VIS) )
ATLAS (Arizona Tracking Location Automated System)
AZTECS (Arizona Technical Eligibility Computer System)
B
BENDEX (Beneficiary and Earnings Data Exchange)
BHS (Behavioral Health Services)
BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs)
C
CA (Cash Assistance)
CAP (Community Action Program or Corrective Action Plan)
CATS (Case Accuracy Tracking System)
CHEP (Cuban Haitian Entrant Program)
CIB (Certificate of Indian Blood)
CLS (Community Legal Service)
CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
CMV (Current Market Value)
CO (Central Office)
COA (Class of Admission)
COE (Cost of Employment)
COLA (Cost-of-Living Adjustment)
CR (Change Report)
CRS (Children's Rehabilitative Services)
CS (Child Support)
D
DBME (Division of Benefits & Medical Eligibility)
DBHS (Division of Behavioral Health Services)
DCS (Department of Child Safety)
DCSS (Division of Child Support Services)
DDD (Division of Developmental Disabilities)
DDSA (Disability Determination Services Administration)
DES (Department of Economic Security)
DERS (Division of Employment and Rehabilitative Services)
DHS (Department of Homeland Security)
DRS (Disqualified Recipient System)
E
EA (Emergency Assistance)
EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer)
EDD (Expected Date of Delivery)
EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
EI (Eligibility Interviewer)
EIC (Earned Income Credit)
EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit)
EMPOWER (Employing and Moving People Off Welfare and Encouraging Responsibility)
EPC (Electronic Pay Card)
E&T (Employment and Training)
F
FAA (Family Assistance Administration)
FBCP (Family Benefit Cap 60 Month Time Period)
FES (Federal Emergency Services)
FICA (Federal Insurance Contribution Act)
FIS (Fidelity Information Services)
FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)
FNS (Food and Nutrition Service)
FS (Food Stamp)
Effective 10/01/08 the FS program is known as Nutrition Assistance (NA) in Arizona
FSIU (Food Stamp Issuance Unit)
G
GA (General Assistance)
GLA (Group Living Arrangement)
H
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996)
HOB (HOSC to OnBase)
HOME (Project Helping Others Manage Effectively)
HUD (Housing and Urban Development)
I
ID (Identification)
IDA (Individual Development Account)
IHS (Indian Health Services)
IPV (Intentional Program Violation)
IRP (Income Request Period)
IV-A (Cash Assistance)
IV-D (DCSS - Child Support, Medical Support and Paternity Establishment)
IV-E (Foster Care or Adoption Subsidy)
IVR (Interactive Voice Response)
J
Jobs (Job Opportunities and Basic Skills)
JS (Job Service)
K
KBB (Kelley Blue Book)
KEDS (KidsCare Eligibility Determination System)
L
LEDS (Long Term Care Eligibility Determination System)
LEP (Limited English Proficiency)
LIBL (Lifetime Benefit Limit)
LIHEAP (Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program)
LPG (Legal Permanent Guardian)
LO (Local Office)
M
MA (Medical Assistance)
MAC (Mid Approval Contact)
ME (Management Evaluation)
MEQC (Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control)
MMA (Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act)
MSP (Medicare Savings Program)
N
N/A (Not Applicable)
NA (Nutrition Assistance)
NEW (Native Employment Works)
NFAT (No Further Action Taken)
NOAA (Notice of Adverse Action)
NOE (Notice of Expiration)
NPA (Non Public Assistance)
O
OARC (Office of Accounts Receivable & Collections)
OP (Overpayment)
OPE (Office of Program Evaluation)
Effective 12/2016, OPE changed to Quality Management Administration (QMA)
OPU (Overpayment Unit)
OSI (Office of Special Investigations)
OST (Office Support Team)
P
PA (Public Assistance or Program Administrator)
PARIS (Public Assistance Reporting Information System)
PASS (Preapplication Screening System)
PC (Policy Clarification)
PCN (Personnel Control Number)
PI (Primary Informant)
PM (Program Manager)
PMMIS (Pre-paid Medical Management Information System)
POP (Potential Overpayment)
PRA (Personal Responsibility Agreement)
PRUCOL (Permanently Residing Under Color of Law)
PRWORA (Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act)
PSN (Participant States None)
PST (Policy Support Team)
PWE (Primary Wage Earner)
Q
QC (Quality Control)
QI (Qualified Individual)
QMA (Quality Management Administration)
QMB (Qualified Medicare Beneficiary)
QR (Quality Review)
QST (Quality Support Team)
R
R&A (Research and Analysis Unit)
RBHA (Regional Behavioral Health Authority)
RCA (Refugee Cash Assistance)
RR (Railroad Retirement)
RRP (Refugee Resettlement Program)
RSDI (Retirement Survivor's Disability Insurance)
RTW (Return to Work)
S
SAVE (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements)
SDX (State Data Exchange)
SECA (Self-employment Contribution Act)
SHARE (Service to Help Arizonans with Relief on Energy)
SLMB (Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary)
S.O.B.R.A. (Sixth Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act)
S-5 (Application Form for Social Security Numbers)
SSA (Social Security Administration)
SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
SSI MAO (Supplemental Security Income Medical Assistance Only)
SSN (Social Security Number)
SVES (State Verification Exchange System)
T
TAPP (Tribal Assistance and Projects Program)
TCC (Transitional Child Care)
TI (Time Limited)
TLAP (Time Limited Assistance 60 Month Time Period)
TPEP (Two Parent Employment Program)
TPL (Third Party Liability)
TPQY (Wire Third Party Query)
TWEP (Tribal Work Experience Program)
U
UI (Unemployment Insurance)
UMP (Unwed Minor Parent)
USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service)
USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)
UWE (Unpaid Work Experience (Jobs) )
V
VA (Veteran's Administration)
VIS (Verification Information System)
VOLAG (Voluntary Agency)
VR (Vocational Rehabilitation)
W
WIA (Workforce Investment Act)
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Nutritional Program)