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DAG
Wisconsin Diabetes Advisory Group
DATAMANAGER
A software system that serves as a dictionary of DHS data.
DATCP
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
DCF
Department of Children and Families (DCF). Created on July 1, 2008.
DCTF
Former DHS Division of Care and Treatment Facilities, now known as Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS)
DCTS

Division of Care and Treatment Services - created July 1, 2016. Previously known as DMHSAS. The three former DLTC Facilities (CWC, NWC, SWC) are now also part of DCTS.

DD
As a noun, developmental disability or disabilities; as an adjective or adverb, developmentally disabled.
DDB
Disability Determination Bureau in the DHS Division of Health Care Financing.
DDES

Former Division of Disability and Elder Services, split into Division of Long Term Care and the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

Declaration to Physicians
Also referred to by the public as the "Living Will," a form which enables a person to declare his or her wishes in advance concerning the use of life-sustaining procedures in the event of a terminal illness or injury when the person has become incompetent. Forms distributed by the Department's Division of Public Health.
Defibrillation
The administration of an electrical impulse to an individual's heart for the purpose of stopping ventricular fibrillation.
Demonstration Project
A short-term experiment to determine if a new activity is worthwhile, feasible or cost-effective, and to understand its consequences, before any commitment is made to make it permanent.
DES
Former Division of Economic Support in DHSS. Is Now Division of Enterprise Services within DHS.
Detoxification
Emergency treatment for the acutely intoxicated person. Can be medical or non-medical.
Developmental Disability
A disability of a person manifested before the age of 22, and expected to continue indefinitely, attributable to mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, brain injury or another neurological condition closely related to mental retardation or requiring treatment similar to that required for mental retardation, and that results in substantial functional limitations in three or more major areas of life activity.
DHCAA

Division of Health Care Access and Accountability. Currently named the Division of Medicaid Services.

DHCF
Former name of DHCAA, DHS Division of Health Care Financing; administers MA program.
DHFS (now known as DHS)

Wisconsin State Department of Health and Family Services, began July 1, 1996. Changed to Department of Health Services on July 1, 2008.

DHS
Department of Health Services. Renamed on July 1, 2008 from Department of Health & Family Services.
DHSS

Formerly Wisconsin State Department of Health and Social Services, to July 1, 1996. Is now Department of Health Services (DHS).

DIN
Decision Item Narrative, a statement justifying a proposal included in a budget request.
Disability Benefit Specialist (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.
Disability Rights Wisconsin
A Madison-based organization doing legal and other advocacy to protect and promote the interests of persons with a developmental disability or a mental illness.
Divestment
In reference to eligibility for Medicaid, the disposal of resources at less than fair market value in order to qualify for benefits.
DJC

Division of Juvenile Corrections in DOC; formerly DYS in DHSS.

DLTC

Division of Long Term Care (previously was part of Division of Disability and Elder Services (DDES)). Currently named the Division of Medicaid Services.

DMHSAS

Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (previously was part of the Division of Disability and Elder Services (DDES)). Now known as Division of Care and Treatment Services.

DMS

Division of Medicaid Services.

DMT
Formerly the DHS Division of Management and Technology. Currently named Division of Enterprise Services (DES)
DNR
Do-not-resuscitate; orders of physicians to withhold restorative treatment, usually limited to cardiopulmonary resuscitation, from patients who suffer cardiac or respiratory arrest.
DOA

Wisconsin Department of Administration

DOC
Wisconsin State Department of Corrections.
DOE
U.S. Department of Energy.
DOH
Former Division of Health in DHS.
DOJ
Department of Justice (Wisconsin)
DOL
U.S. Department of Labor.
DON
director of nursing (nursing home)
DOS

Dates of Service

DPCP
Wisconsin Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
DPH
DHS Division of Public Health.
DQA
Division of Quality Assurance; responsible for licensing nursing homes, home health agencies CBRFs and hospices, approving hospitals, certifying health care providers for Medicare, certifying programs that train and test nurse assistants and aides and operating a registry of qualified nurse assistants and aides.
DRGs
Diagnosis-Related Groups; specific classifications of illnesses into which hospital inpatients are grouped. Under Medicare and MA, hospitals are reimbursed a fixed amount, determined in advance, for each patient admitted for an illness in a given classification.
DRL
Department of Regulation & Licensing (Wisconsin)
DRW
A Madison-based organization doing legal and other advocacy to protect and promote the interests of persons with a developmental disability or a mental illness.
DSL
Former DHS Division of Supportive Living, merged into Division of Disability and Elder Services (DDES)
DSM-IV
The 4th edition (1994) of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association.
DSS
County department of social services; administers public assistance and social service programs; same as SSD, CDSS.
DUR

Drug Utilization Review

DVR
Former Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in DHSS.
DWD
Wisconsin State Department of Workforce Development.
DYS

Former Division of Youth Services in DHSS. Is now Division of Juvenile Corrections (DJC), Department of Corrections.