435 abbreviations
Abbreviation Meaning
BE Barium enema
BHAI Behavioral Health Affiliate of Iowa
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
BIPA Benefits Improvement & Protection Act of 2000
BLS Basic life support
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
BMR Basal metabolism rate
BP Blood pressure
BTLS Basic trauma life support
BUN Blood urea nitrogen
Ca Carcinoma
CADAC Certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor
CADE Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology
CAH Critical access hospital
Cahaba GBA Cahaba Government Benefit Administrators, LLC (administers Medicare health insurance for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
CAM Complementary and alternative medicine
CARF Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
CAT Computerized axial tomography
CBC Com5ount
CBRNE Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive
CBSA Core based statistical area
CC Chief complaint
CCI Correct coding initiative
CCR Cost-to-charge ratio
CCU Cardiac care unit
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
CDOR Center for disaster operations and response
CHA Catholic Health Association
CHAMPUS Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services
CHAMPVA Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Veterans Administration
CICU Cardiac intensive care unit
CIO Chief information officer
CIP Critical infrastructure protection
CIPI Capital input price index
CISM Critical incident stress management
CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (1967) … also Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (1988)
CMHC Community mental health center
CMI Case mix index
CMP Competitive medical plan … also Civil monetary penalty
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CNM Certified nurse-midwife
CNS Central nervous system
COB Coordination of benefits
COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985
COG Continuity of government
COI Certificate of Insurance
CON Certificate of Need
COOP Continuity of operations
COP Condition of participation
CORF Comprehensive outpatient rehabilitative facility