Glossary of Terms

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
A program geared at helping families achieve self-sufficiency where children can be cared for in their own homes and parents are less dependent on assistance.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
The federal agency that administers or oversees Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Covers 100 million people and strives to coordinate better care at lower costs.
The New York State Department of Health (DOH)
A statewide government department that focuses on issues related to the general health of the residents of New York.
The Plan
For the purposes of this request for qualifications, the term Plan refers to the managed care organization and Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) collectively. Any requirement under the request for qualifications that references the Plan shall apply to both the HARP and the managed care organization. Requirements that reference only the HARPs shall apply only to the HARPs.
Transition Age Youth (TAY)
Individuals under age 23 transitioning into the adult system from any OMH, OASAS or OCFS licensed, certified, or funded children's program. This also includes individuals under age 23 transitioning from State Education 853 schools (These are operated by private agencies and provide day and/or residential programs for students with disabilities).
Triple Aim
Improved Health, Better Healthcare and Consumer Experience, Lower Costs