Topics B

Topics B:

B&C
Billings and Collections
B-Form
Any of various forms required in preparation of the Department's budget request to show the details of that request.
BAA

Business associate agreement

BAC
Blood alcohol content.
BadgerCare

Wisconsin's program to implement a child health plan block grant under Title XXI of the Federal Social Security Act and to expand Medicaid eligibility to ensure that all children and parents in families with income below 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Level who do not have health insurance have access to health care.

BADR
Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources in the Division of Long Term Care.
BALTCR
(Formerly) Bureau of Aging and Long-Term Care Resources in the DHS Division of Supportive Living. Is now part of function in BLTS and BADR in the Division of Long Term Care in DHS.
BBM

Bureau of Benefits Management

BCA
Basic County Allocation; that part of a county's allocation from the total funds appropriated under s. 20.435 (7)(b), (i) and (o), Stats., for community aids that can be used broadly to pay for social services and services for mentally disabled persons; administered by DSL/DCFS.
BCD

Bureau of Communicable Diseases (former Bureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response) located in the Division of Public Health.

BCHP
Bureau of Community Health Promotion in the Division of Public Health.
BCMH
(Formerly) Bureau of Community Mental Health in the DHS Division of Supportive Living. Merged with Substance Abuse and is now Bureau of Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery
BDD
Bureau of Disability Determination in the DHS Division of Health Care Financing.
BDDS
(Formerly) Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services in the DHS Division of Supportive Living. In now Division of Long Term Care in DHS.
Behavior Management (Modification)
Systematic application of behavioral techniques, such as positive reinforcement, to persons with behavioral problems in order to establish, change, maintain, or eliminate specified behaviors.
Benefit Specialist, Disability (DBS)
A person in each Aging and Disability Resource Center who helps adults under age 60 years obtain and keep Medicare, Medical Assistance and other human services program benefits.
Benefit Specialist, Elderly (EBS)
A person in each county, usually in the county aging office, who helps elderly persons obtain and keep Medicare, Medical Assistance and other human services program benefits.
BEOH
Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health located in the Division of Public Health.
BEPS

Bureau of Enrollment Policy and Systems

BFM

Bureau of Fiscal Management

BFS

Bureau of Fiscal Services

BFS
Bureau of Fiscal Services in the DHS Division of Enterprise Services.
BHIC

Behavioral Health Integrated Care

BHR
Bureau of Human Resources located in the Division of Enterprise Services. Previously known at Bureau of Personnel and Employment Relations (BPER).
BID
Background Information Disclosure
BIRCM
Bureau of Intergovernmental Relations and Contract Management. It is one of the bureaus in the Division of Enterprise Services. Services include: Area Administration, Audit, Contract Administration, Parking, Purchasing and Printing
Birth To 3
A program of early intervention services for children from birth through age 2 with disabilities, and for their families. Administered by DLTC and county administrative agencies in accordance with ch. HFS 90 Adm. Codes.
BIS

Formerly the Bureau of Information Systems in the DHS Division of Management and Technology. It is now BITS, the Bureau of Information Technology Services.

BITS
Bureau of Information and Technology Services in the Division of Enterprise Services.
Block Grants
Federal grants of aid to states; the 6 annual block grants to DHS are Social Services, Community Services, Maternal and Child Health, Preventive Health and Health Services, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health; Department develops proposals for use of grants and obtains comments of public. Legislature holds hearings, and the final applications are submitted to the Federal government for the next year's funding.
BLTS
Bureau of Long-Term Support in the Division of Long Term Care.
BOALTC
Board on Aging and Long Term Care; an independent state agency that advocates on behalf of elderly and disabled persons who are receiving long term residential care, mainly by monitoring development and implementation of policies and programs and investigating complaints about care.
BOC

Bureau of Operational Coordination

BOO

Bureau of Operations located in the Division of Public Health.

BPER
Previously known as the Bureau of Personnel and Employment Relations in the DHS Division of Enterprise Services. Has been renamed Bureau of Human Resources.
BPTR

Bureau of Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery in the Division of Care and Treatment Services.

BRFS
The Wisconsin Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) is a telephone survey of state residents ages 18 and older.
BSS
Bureau of Strategic Sourcing
Budget Mandate
A directive from the Legislature to a state agency transmitted through a budget act, requiring the agency to do something by a certain date, e.g., carry out a study and submit a report with recommendations.
BWRS
Fiscal Work Reporting System