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Glossary of Terms, Acronyms and Abbreviations: G - L

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G Definition
GAO Federal Government Accountability Office.
GLITC Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council. A coalition of 12 Indian tribes of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
GPR General purpose revenues; consist of state-levied taxes and miscellaneous receipts and revenues collected by state agencies and paid into the state general fund where they are then available for appropriation by the Legislature.
GPR EARNED Those dollars collected by the Department in payment for its services but deposited in the general fund rather than kept by the Department or earmarked for expenditure by it.
GTU Gero-psychiatric treatment unit operated by Mendota Mental Health Institute.
 
H Definition
HALFWAY HOUSE A short-term structured living environment mainly for persons who have just left residential institutions and are expected to have difficulty adjusting to living in the community.
HANDICAPPED-ACCESSIBLE A term applied to buildings, rooms and restrooms which are accessible to persons with disabilities. A room or building must meet specific DHFS standards to meet the definition of handicapped-accessible.
HAR Hiring action report; a personnel form filled out by a supervisor to notify the Department personnel office that someone has accepted a position and will begin work on a certain date.
HCFA (Former) Health Care Financing Administration, federal (now CMS)
HCT Home and Community Treatment Program, at Mendota Mental Health Institute; demonstrates a community-based model for providing mental health treatment for pre-adolescent children and their families without hospitalization.
HDSP Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
HEALTH CARE AGENT An individual who has been designated by a patient, pursuant to ch. 155, Stats., Power of Attorney for Health Care, to make health care decisions on behalf of the patient.
HEALTHCHECK Wisconsin term for EPSDT.
HEALTHIEST WISCONSIN 2010 Healthiest Wisconsin 2010: A Partnership Plan to Improve the Health of the Public (the state health plan required by s. 250.07, Wis. Stats.).
HEALTHY BIRTH PROGRAM Department program dating from 1985 and directed toward reducing the incidence of low birth weight and birth defects and ensuring that all infants receive comprehensive health care throughout their first year of life.
HEALTHY START PROGRAM Department program dating from 1988 providing Medical Assistance benefits for pregnant women and children to age 6, with family incomes up to 155% of federal poverty guidelines.
HFS 1 DHFS administrative rules for the Uniform Fee System.
HFS 10 DHS Administrative Code for Family Care and Aging and Disability Resource Centers
HFS 101-108 DHFS administrative rules for the Medical Assistance (Title XIX) program; the "super-rule."
HFS 110 DHFS administrative rules for ambulance service providers and EMTs basic level.
HFS 119 DHFS administrative rules for operation of HIRSP.
HFS 12 DHS administrative codes on caregiver background checks.
HFS 124 DHS administrative codes for hospitals.
HFS 131 DHS administrative codes for hospices.
HFS 132 DHS administrative codes for nursing homes.
HFS 133 DHS administrative codes for home health agencies.
HFS 134 DHS administrative codes for facilities for the developmentally disabled (FDDs).
HFS 140 DHFS administrative rules for services of local health departments.
HFS 144 DHFS administrative rules for immunization of schoolchildren.
HFS 145 DHFS administrative rules for control of communicable diseases.
HFS 149 DHFS administrative rules for WIC vendors.
HFS 172 DHFS administrative rules for operation of public swimming pools.
HFS 178 DHFS administrative rules for campgrounds.
HFS 196 DHFS administrative rules for restaurants.
HFS 63 DHFS administrative codes for community support programs for chronically mentally ill persons.
HFS 83 DHS administrativecodes for community-based residential facilities for 5 or more adults.
HFS 92 DHFS administrative codes on confidentiality of the treatment records of persons receiving treatment for a mental disability.
HFS 94 DHFS administrative codes on the rights of patients receiving treatment for a mental disability, and standards for grievance procedures.
HFS34 DHFS administrative codes for emergency mental health service programs.
HHA Home health agency.
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, PL 104-191.
HIRSP Health insurance risk sharing plan, under ch. 149, Wisconsin Statutes, and ch. HFS 119, Wis. Adm. Code. Responsibility transferred from OCI to DHFS by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27.
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes AIDS.
HOS hospice
HOSPICE A residential or nonresidential program that provides care to persons who are dying, with the care provided not being directed at a cure of the individual but rather at lessening pain and other physical symptoms, with the provision of various kinds of support to the individual and the individual's family. Hospices are licensed by DHFS under ch. HSS 131 Adm. Codes.
HPSA Health Professional Shortage Area.A category indicating a significant shortage of health providers in the service area and in surrounding areas. It is measured by a population to provider ratio.
HSD County human services department established under s. 46.23, Wisconsin Statutes, through a merger of the county social services department, the county department of community programs established under s. 51.42, Wisconsin Statutes, and other county human service agencies.
HSEES Hazardous Substance Emergency Event Surveillance is a state-based surveillance system with the goal of tracking and preventing the adverse public health consequences associated with the uncontrolled or illegal release of hazardous substances.
HSRS Human Services Reporting System in DLTC, DMHSAS and DCFS.
HSS Health Services Section (DQA)
 
I Definition
I&A Information and assistance
I&R Information and referral.
IBIS Integrated background information system. Developed for and used in implementation of uniform caregiver background check legislation and ch. HFS 12 Admin. Codes.
ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, 9th edition, Clinical Modification.
ICF Intermediate care facility; a federal Title XIX term for MA reimbursement purposes to a lower level of nursing care than that provided in a skilled nursing facility (SNF).
ICF-MR An ICF serving only or mainly mentally retarded residents, providing active treatment for residents, and certified under 42 CFR 435 and 442. In Wisconsin these are called facilities for the developmentally disabled (FDDs).
ICU Intensive care unit, in a hospital.
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 USC 1400.
IDP Intoxicated Driver Program
IHSP Infant health screening program.
IMD Institution for mental disease.
INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER An agency that provides or arranges for services to help severely disabled individuals live as independently as possible; 7 in Wisconsin.
INDIRECT SERVICES Services to people provided by the Department through various public and private agencies under aid formulas, purchase agreements or contracts.
IOC Inspection of Care. Annual evaluation of the appropriateness of placement and care received by Title XIX nursing home residents.
IRB Institutional review board, for protection of human subjects of research. Required by 42 CFR 46 in every institution and agency conducting research involving human subjects with HHS funds.
ISN intensive skilled nursing
ISP Information Systems Plan. Each DHFS division's plan/budget for data processing for a given fiscal year.
IT Information technology.
ITF Inpatient treatment facility.
ITS Information Technology Services, the statewide computing center operated by DOA's Division of Information Technology Services (DITS).
 
J Definition
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; formerly, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAH).
JCRAR Legislature's Joint Commitee for Review of Administrative Rules.
JOBS Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training Program; an employment and training program for AFDC recipients.
 
K Definition
KATIE BECKETT PROGRAM A Medical Assistance program (also called SSI Deeming) for disabled children who need skilled or intermediate nursing care, with only the child's income and assets considered and not the income and assets of the parents.
 
L Definition
LAB Legislative Audit Bureau.
LAW Legal Action of Wisconsin; a statewide public interest law firm concerned with advocating on behalf of public assistance clients.
LCC Legislative Council (Rules) Clearinghouse; reviews agency-proposed administrative rules for legal authority and conformance to drafting standards prior to agency hearings on the rules.
LGBT LGBT is collectively refers to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
LHD Local Health Department
LIFE SAFETY CODE National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 101 for the safety of life in buildings. Adopted by reference by the Federal government as one condition for provider participation under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Adopted by reference by the Department in rules for nursing homes, FDDs and hospitals.
LIVING WILL See DECLARATION TO PHYSICIANS.
LPHA Local public health agency.
LPN licensed practical nurse
LS licensing specialist (DQA)
LTC Long Term Care.
LTC/FLCIS Long Term Care/Facility Licensing Certification Information System.
LTCIS Long Term Care Information System.
LTS Long Term Support.

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