Glossary of Terms

Fee for Service (FFS)
Payment in specific amounts for specific services rendered. Payment may be made by an insurance company, the patient, or a government program such as Medicare or Medicaid. The form of payment is in contrast to payment retainer, salary, or other contract arrangements (to Physicians or other suppliers of service); and premium payment or membership fee for insurance coverage (by the patient).
First Episode Psychosis (FEP)
Members with FEP are individuals who have displayed psychotic symptoms suggestive of recently-emerged schizophrenia. FEP generally occurs in individuals age 16-35. For this RFQ, FEP includes individuals whose emergence of psychotic symptoms occurred within the previous 2 years, who remain in need of mental health services, and who have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder, psychotic disorder NOS (DSM-IV), or other specified/unspecified schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorder (DSM-5). The definition of FEP excludes individuals whose psychotic symptoms are due primarily to a mood disorder or substance use.
Full-Time Equivalent Employee (FTE)
The hours worked by full time employees plus the hours worked by part time employees divided by the number of hours worked during a full time year determines how many full-time equivalent employees a business has. This unit is used for health care reform and small business tax credits.
Fully Integrated Dual Advantage (FIDA)
Integrates service delivery for acute care, long-term care, and behavioral health under a single payment per beneficiary for those eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare.