ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
ADLs - Activities of Daily Living, which include bathing, dressing, using the toilet, transferring (to or from bed or chair), caring for incontinence, and eating.
ADS - Adult Day Service
CCRCs - Continuing Care Retirement Communities
CHIP - Children’s Health Insurance Program
Covered Entity – Under HIPAA, any health care provider, health care plan or health care clearing house.
EMTALA - Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act
FMLA - Family & Medical Leave Act
Generations Program – The first stages of the Allegheny County Child Custody program
HCBS - Home and community based services
HHS - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
IRS - Internal Revenue Service
Legal custody - right to make major decisions on behalf of the child
LTAC – A long term acute care hospital that specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of medically complex patients who require an extended stay in a hospital setting.
Physical custody – physical possession & control of the child
PPACA – Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka the Health Care Law Reform Act)
Pro Se – A person in a court action who is acting on their own behalf without a lawyer
Pro Se Motions Program – A program through the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Family Division that assists people without a lawyer in making family law requests through the court system.
PWAC - Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act
SNF - Skilled Nursing Facilities
SSA – Social Security Administration
SSDI – Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI – Supplemental Security Insurance
Unreimbursed medical expenses – Out of pocket medical costs such as co-pays or deductibles