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Other Acronyms

ADL - activities of daily living

ADS - adult day service

AGI - adjusted gross income

ALF - assisted living facility

CCF - custodial care facility

CCRC - continuing care retirement community

CMS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

DRA - Deficit Reduction Act of 2005

FMAP - federal medical assistance percentage

HECM - home equity conversion mortgages

HIPAA -Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

HMO - health maintenance organization

HSA - health savings account

IADL - instrumental activities of daily living

ICF - intermediate care facility

JTWROS - joint tenants with right of survivorship

LTC - long-term care

LTCI - long-term care insurance

MA - Medicare Advantage

MEC - modified endowment contract

MMA - Medicare Modernization Act of 2003

MSA - Medicare medical savings account plan

NAIC - National Association of Insurance Commissioners

OAA - Old Age Assistance

OBRA - Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993

PFFS - private fee-for-service plan

PPO - preferred provider organization

QLTCI - tax-qualified long-term care insurance

SNF - skilled nursing facility

SPA - state plan amendment

SSI - supplemental security insurance

TANF - temporary aid to needy families

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