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Advocate: A person who pleads another’s cause, a person who speaks or writes in support of something.
Assertive Community Treatment: An intensive community based service team comprised of various professionals including a CPS.
Best practices: A designation given to services that prove to be effectives and worthy of replication.
Bureau of Accreditation, Licensure, and Certification BALC: The part of the state that provides unbiased oversight of Medicaid reimbursable services to ensure appropriate services are being delivered.
Collateral: A person with a relationship to a member and who is important in the treatment or recovery goals of the member who is a resource to assist the member in meeting treatment or recovery goals.
Consumer: The term used to reference persons who have or do receive mental health services. Previous terms used included: patient or client; also used when referring to people involved in addictive disease and developmental disability services.
Department of Human Services: The section of Illinois state government that is responsible for all state delivered programs that are service related, i.e.: Division of Mental health, Developmental Disabilities.
Disclose: To reveal or make known; as in, I choose to disclose my mental illness or you must have a release of information to disclose any information about our members.
Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities: the section of DHS that is responsible for policy, planning and contraction of all public services throughout the state.
Drop-In Center: A level of service that focuses on social skills development and support, in a less structured manner.
DSM-IV: The Diagnostic and Statiscal Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (1994) or DSM-IV-TR (2000)
Evidenced-based Practices: A way of statistically proving the effectiveness of services.
GAF: The Global Assessment of Functioning Scale contained in the DSM-IV
IAPSRS: International Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services.
Initiative: The action of taking the first step or move; responsibility for beginning or originating.
Medicaid Rehab Option (MRO): A Medicaid reimbursement program, which certain services can be billed and reimbursed that support recovery.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation: A model of program that operates form guidelines established by IAPSRS; Psychiatric rehabilitation.
Q.A. Quality Assurance: An internal review of clinical documentation to ensure proper documentation procedures are being followed.
Recovery: 1. A gaining of something lost. 2. A value that reinforces mental illness is a temporary condition.
Recovery Model: model based on the belief that people can and do recover from mental illness, important belief that influences the Rehab Option.
Self directed Recovery: Belief that consumers are the leader of their treatment an recovery.
Stabilization: To make firm, to keep from fluctuating; as in symptom stabilization.
Symptom: Any condition accompanying or resulting from an illness or disease ands serving as an aid in diagnosis.
Treatment Planning: A strategic course of action that directs appropriate services and ensures recovery.
Treatment Team: The composition of people who facilitate recovery; the consumer, doctor Case manager and / others who are specified in the Treatment plan.
Utilization Review UR: A process to ensure a consumer is served appropriately.
Wrap –around: as in continuum of services, services that take into account the physical mental, spiritual, and environmental needs of a consumer.
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