DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES




Saturday, May 26, 2018

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NAPIS

National Aging Program Information Systems data collected and reported to the Administration on Aging in State Program reports. The data is designed to provide performance data on programs and services funded by the Older Americans Act and provide descriptive data on the elderly population in the state and on the infrastructure of home and community based services in place for older persons.

National Provider Identifier (NPI) Number

The Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) mandated the adoption of a standard unique identifier for health care providers. The National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) collects identifying information on health care providers and assigns each a unique, ten digit, National Provider Identifier (NPI) number. Applications are available at the NPPES website at https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/NPPES/StaticForward.do?forward=static.instructions

Needs Allowance

Standard amount designated for personal use for individuals who are being supported either in whole or in part by state or federal funding.

Neglect

Harm to an elder's or adult with disabilities' health or welfare, without reasonable medical justification, caused by the conduct of a person responsible for the elder's or adult with disabilities' health or welfare, within the means available for the elder or adult with disabilities, including the failure to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter or medical care.

Nurse Aide

Provides personal care including assistance with ambulation, bathing, dressing and meal preparation.

Nursing Homes

Provides long term care for those with considerable assistance needs. Services include medical, nursing, personal care, social and ADL assistance. Generally reserved for persons who do not need acute care but require more attention than is provided in an Assisted Living Facility.

Nursing Services

Clinical monitoring, evaluation, education and screening of individual's health status to promote and maintain or improve current level of functioning.