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To help the reader navigate this report, a chart of acronyms is provided below in Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1
Acronym Name
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
APD Advance Planning Document

Automated Teller Machine

AVR Automated Voice Response
BHO Behavioral Health Organization
CAPS Child and Adult Protective System
CARE Centralized and Automated Review System
CBT Computer Based Training
CCC Childcare Contractor (w/ local Workforce Development Boards)
CHIP Children Health Insurance Program
CMHMRC Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers
CMS LTC Claims Management System
CPA Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
DD Disability Determinations
DDS Disability Determination Services
DIR Texas Department of Information Resources
DoD U.S. Department of Defense
DOL U.S. Department of Labor
EBT Electronic Benefits Transfer
EFT Electronic Funds Transfer
EPS Electronic Payment System
EPSDT Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program
ESD Electronic Services Delivery
Flexcard Tex Flex Convenience Card
FMNP WIC Farmer's Market Nutrition Program
FY Fiscal Year
GSA U.S. General Services Administration
GSC Texas General Services Commission
GWS Generic Work Sheet
HCFA Health Care Financing Administration
HHSC Health and Human Services Commission
HHSCN Health and Human Services Consolidated Network
HIPAA Health Information Portability and Accountability Act
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
IC Integrated Circuit
LSIS Lone Star Image System
LTC Long-Term Care
MARC Multi-Technology Automated Reader Card
MIS Management Information System
NACHA National Automated Clearing House Association
NAFC National Association of Food Chains
NHIC National Heritage Insurance Corporation
OAG Texas Office of Attorney General
PIN Personal Identification Number
POS Point of Sale
PRS Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
RFO Request for Offers
RFP Request for Proposals
SAVERR System for Application, Verification, Eligibility, Referral, and Reporting
SDX State Data Exchange
SDU State Disbursement Unit
SPUR Supplemental Payment Under Reform
SSA Social Security Administration
SSI Supplemental Security Income
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TDH Texas Department of Health
TDHS Texas Department of Human Services
TESD Texas Electronic Services Delivery
TIERS Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System
TIES Texas Integrated Enrollment and Services
TCADA Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
TRC Texas Rehabilitation Commission
TWC Texas Workforce Commission
TXMHMR Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
UCC Uniform Code Council
USDA/FNS United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services
UI Unemployment Insurance
UPC Universal Product Code
UT University of Texas
UTMB University of Texas Medical Branch
VR Vocational Rehabilitation
WDB Workforce Development Board
WGA HPP Western Governors' Association Health Passport Project
WIC Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
WtW Welfare to Work