435 abbreviations
AbbreviationMeaning
BEBarium enema
BHAIBehavioral Health Affiliate of Iowa
BIABureau of Indian Affairs
BIPABenefits Improvement & Protection Act of 2000
BLSBasic life support
BLSBureau of Labor Statistics
BMRBasal metabolism rate
BPBlood pressure
BTLSBasic trauma life support
BUNBlood urea nitrogen
CaCarcinoma
CADACCertified alcohol and drug abuse counselor
CADECenter for Acute Disease Epidemiology
CAHCritical access hospital
Cahaba GBACahaba Government Benefit Administrators, LLC (administers Medicare health insurance for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
CAMComplementary and alternative medicine
CARFCommission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
CATComputerized axial tomography
CBCCom5ount
CBRNEChemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive
CBSACore based statistical area
CCChief complaint
CCICorrect coding initiative
CCRCost-to-charge ratio
CCUCardiac care unit
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
CDORCenter for disaster operations and response
CHACatholic Health Association
CHAMPUSCivilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services
CHAMPVACivilian Health and Medical Program of the Veterans Administration
CICUCardiac intensive care unit
CIOChief information officer
CIPCritical infrastructure protection
CIPICapital input price index
CISMCritical incident stress management
CLIAClinical Laboratory Improvement Act (1967) … also Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (1988)
CMHCCommunity mental health center
CMICase mix index
CMPCompetitive medical plan … also Civil monetary penalty
CMSCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CNMCertified nurse-midwife
CNSCentral nervous system
COBCoordination of benefits
COBRAConsolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985
COGContinuity of government
COICertificate of Insurance
CONCertificate of Need
COOPContinuity of operations
COPCondition of participation
CORFComprehensive outpatient rehabilitative facility