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 340B340B Drug Discount Program
A US federal government program created in 1992 that requires dr... (more)
 
 80 20 rulePareto Principle
For many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the... (more)
 
 834EDI 834 Transaction
A type of EDI transaction from the HIPAA 5010 standard. It incl... (more)
 
 A&ASAdvisory and Assistance Service
 
 A&GAcquisitions and Grants
 
 A&GAdministrative and General
 
 a&oAlert and Oriented
Sometimes written a & o
 
 A&RAudit and Reimbursement
 
 A-PTActionPhase Topic
 
 A2HAAmerican Association of Hospital Accountants
 
 AAAlcoholics Anonymous
 
 AAAssociate of Arts
A two-year degree
 
 AAAdministrative Assistant
 
 AAAssociate Administrator
 
 AAAAbdominal Aortic Aneurysm
A localized dilatation (ballooning) of the abdominal aorta excee... (more)
 
 AAAAgricultural Adjustment Administration
 
 AAAAmerican Automobile Association
 
 AAASCAmerican Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers
 
 AABBAmerican Association of Blood Banks
Formerly American Association of Blood Banks but now an internat... (more)
 
 AABHAssociation for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare
 
 AACCNAmerican Academy of Critical Care Nurses
 
 AACNAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nurses
 
 AACNAmerican Association of Colleges of Nursing
 
 AACRAmerican Association for Cancer Research
 
 AADAmerican Association of Dermatology
 
 AADAAbbreviated Antibiotic Drug Application
 
 AADGPAmerican Academy of Dental Group Practice
 
 AAFAplastic Anemia Foundation
 
 AAFESArmy and Air Force Exchange Services
 
 AAFPAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
 
 AAGEGAdministrative Analysis Grade Evaluation Guide
 
 AAHAAmerican Association of Homes for the Aging
 
 AAHCAssociation of Academic Health Centers
Sometimes also abbreviated AHC.
 
 AAHCMAmerican Academy of Home Care Medicine
 
 AAHPAmerican Association of Health Plans
Now merged with HIAA to form AHIP
 
 AAHSAAmerican Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
 
 AAIApplications Alarms Infrastructure
See also See also GTE and MTS
 
 AAINAmerican Academy of Industrial Nurses
 
 AAKPAmerican Association of Kidney Patients
 
 AAMCAssociation of American Medical Colleges
 
 AANAmerican Academy of Nursing
 
 AANAAmerican Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
 AANPAmerican Academy of Nurse Practitioners
 
 AAOAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
 
 AAOAmerican Academy of Optometry
 
 AAOSAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
 
 AAPAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
 
 AAPAsthma Action Plan
 
 AAPCAmerican Association of Professional Coders
 
 AAPCCAdjusted Average Per Capita Cost
 
 AAPDAmerican Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
 
 AAPHRAmerican Association of Physicians for Human Rights
 
 AAPIAmerican Accreditation Program, Inc.
 
 AAPPAffirmative Action Program Planning
 
 AAPPOAmerican Association of Preferred Provider Organizations
 
 AAPSAssociation of American Physicians and Surgeons
 
 AARGAverage Annual Rate of Growth
 
 AARPAmerican Association of Retired Persons
 
 AARRApproval, Adjustment, and Reject Response
 
 ABAdministrative Bulletin
BC/BSAs
 
 ABAAmerican Board of Anesthesiology
 
 ABAAmerican Bar Association
 
 ABAAmerican Banking Association
 
 ABAApplied Behavior Analysis
 
 ABAIAmerican Board of Allergy & Immunology
 
 ABAIAssociation for Behavior Analysis International
 
 ABASAdaptive Behavior Assessment System
 
 ABCNAmerican Board of Clinical Neuropsychology
 
 ABCRSAmerican Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
 
 ABDAmerican Board of Dermatology
 
 ABDAged, Blind, and Disabled
 
 ABEMAmerican Board of Emergency Medicine
 
 ABENDAbnormal Ending
 
 ABENDAIDABEND Analysis Software
 
 ABFPAmerican Board of Family Practice
 
 ABGArterial Blood Gas
A blood test that is performed using blood from an artery. It i... (more)
 
 ABHAssociation of Behavioral Healthcare
 
 ABIMAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
 
 ABMSAmerican Boarded in Medical Specialties
 
 ABNAdvanced Beneficiary Notice
A standardized notice that must be issued to a Medicare benefici... (more)
 
 ABNMAmerican Board of Nuclear Medicine
 
 ABNSAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery
 
 ABOABO Blood Group
The major human blood type system which depends on the presence ... (more)
 
 ABOGAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
 
 ABOPAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
 
 ABOSAmerican Board of Orthopedic Surgery
 
 ABOtoAmerican Board of Otolaryngology
 
 ABPAmerican Board of Pathology
 
 ABPAmerican Board of Pediatrics
 
 ABPAlternative Benefit Plan
 
 ABPANCAmerican Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc.
 
 ABPMAmerican Board of Preventive Medicine
 
 ABPMRAmerican Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
 
 ABPNAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
 
 ABPPAmerican Board of Professional Psychology
 
 ABPSAmerican Board of Plastic Surgery
 
 ABRAmerican Board of Radiology
 
 ABRN, BCAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse, Board Certified
An advanced practice certification for nurse practitioners, clin... (more)
 
 ABSAmerican Board of Surgery
 
 ABSAnnual Beneficiary Summary
 
 ABTSAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
 
 ABUAmerican Board of Urology
 
 ABXAntibiotic
 
 acBefore Meals
i.e. take 2 tablets before meals. Also written as a.c.
 
 ACAmbulatory Care
 
 ACActual Charge
 
 ACAllowable Cost
 
 ACAccreditation Committee
 
 ACAAffordable Care Act
Short for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)... (more)
 
 ACAAmputee Coalition of America
 
 ACAApparent Cause Analysis
A basic analytical approach to determining the most probable/rea... (more)
 
 ACCAmerican College of Nurse-Midwives Certification Council
 
 ACCAmerican College of Cardiology
 
 ACCAmbulatory Care Center
 
 ACCAutomated Change Control
 
 ACCMEAccreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
 
 ACCPAmerican College of Chest Physicians
 
 ACCTAction Plan by Electronic Claims Transaction Institute
 
 AcctAccount
 
 ACDAcid-citrate-dextrose
An anticoagulant containing citric acid, sodium citrate and dext... (more)
 
 ACDAudit Clearance Document
 
 ACDAutomatic Cancellation Date
 
 ACDISAssociation of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists
 
 ACEAutomated Claims Examination
 
 ACEAnalytics Center of Excellence
 
 ACEIAngiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
 
 ACEPAmerican College of Emergency Physicians
 
 ACERSAnnual Contractor Evaluation Reporting System
 
 ACFAdministration for Children and Families
 
 ACGIHAmerican Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists
 
 ACGMEAccreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Negotiates salary, raises, work hours, case load, etc. for medic... (more)
 
 ACHAutomated Clearing House
 
 ACHEAmerican College of Healthcare Executives
 
 ACHRNAdvanced Certified Hyperbaric Nurse
A certification by the Baromedical Nurses Association (BNA)
 
 ACIPPHS Immunization Practice Advisory Committee
 
 ACLAnterior Cruciate Ligament
One of four ligaments stabilizing the knee
 
 ACLAccess Control Lists
 
 ACLIAmerican Council of Life Insurance
 
 ACLSAdvanced Cardiac Life Support
 
 ACLUAmerican Civil Liberties Union
 
 ACMAppropriate Care Measures
Formerly ACS
 
 ACMAmerican College of Medicine
 
 ACMAccredited Case Manager
An ACMA certification which is accredited by the National Commis... (more)
 
 ACMAssociation of Computing Machinery
 
 ACMAAmerican Case Management Association
 
 ACMPAudit/Civil Monetary Penalties
 
 ACMSAdvanced Cost Management Systems
 
 ACNS-BCAdult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist - Board Certified
Nurse credentialing website
 
 ACOAccountable Care Organization
 
 ACOAdministrative Contracting Officer
 
 ACOAccreditation and Certification Operations
Also known as Division of Accreditation and Certification Operat... (more)
 
 ACOGAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
 
 ACPAdvanced Care Paramedic
Canada
 
 ACPAmerican College of Physicians
 
 ACPSAdvanced Claims Processing System
 
 ACPVAverage Cost per Visit
 
 ACRAmerican College of Radiologists
 
 ACRAmerican College of Rheumatology
 
 ACRAdjusted Community Rate
Also known as Adjusted Community Contract Rate
 
 ACRAmerican College of Radiology
 
 ACRGAnnual Compound Rate of Growth
 
 ACRGAggregated CRG
An aggregated reporting group of CRGs in 3M's Clinical Risk Grou... (more)
 
 ACRNAIDS Certified Registered Nurse
A certification by the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)
 
 ACRPAdjusted Community Rate Proposal
 
 ACRSAccelerated Cost Recovery System
 
 ACSAmerican Cancer Society
 
 ACSAmerican College of Surgeons
 
 ACSAppropriate Care Scores
Now called ACM
 
 ACSAcute Coronary Syndrome
 
 ACSAccredited Standards Committee
 
 ACSAutomated Cartridge System
 
 ACSCAmbulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
 
 ACSIAmerican Customer Satisfaction Index
 
 ACSSAdvisory Council on Social Security
 
 ACTAccess Control Table
 
 ACTAsthma Control Test
 
 ACTGAIDS Clinical Trials Group
 
 ACTSAutomated Case Tracking System
 
 ACUAutomatic Calling Unit
 
 ACVArithmetic Coefficient of Variation
 
 ACYFAdministration on Children, Youth, and Families
 
 ADAssociate's Degree
A two-year degree
 
 adto, toward, near
Adduct (move toward the center of the body)
 
 ADAdmitting Diagnosis
 
 ADRight Ear
A dangerous abbreviation which should not be used because it can... (more)
 
 ad libAs Desired
 
 ADAAmerican Dental Association
 
 ADAAmerican Diabetes Association
 
 ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act
 
 ADAAmerican Dietetic Association
 
 ADADAfter Date of Award Document
 
 ADAMHAAlcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration
 
 ADAPAIDS Drug Assistance Program
 
 ADAPSOAssociation of Data Processing Services Organization
 
 ADARSAutomated DASD Archival Restoration System
 
 AdBehAdaptive Behavior
 
 ADCAverage Daily Census
 
 ADCAdult Day Care
 
 AddAdditional
 
 ADEAdverse Drug Event
 
 ADGAmbulatory Diagnostic Group
 
 ADG-HOSDOMAmbulatory Diagnostic Group Hospital Dominant
 
 ADHAAmerican Dental and Hygienists Association
 
 ADHDAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Formerly known as ADD. One of the most common childhood disorde... (more)
 
 ADI-RAutism Diagnostic Interview, Revised
 
 ADJAdjusted Claim
 
 ADLActivities of Daily Living
 
 ADMCAdvance Determination of Medicare Coverage
 
 ADMSAdministrative Message
 
 ADMSAlcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Services
 
 ADOBIAdvanced DOB Information
See also Social Security Administration (SSA)
 
 ADODAnticipated Date of Discharge
 
 ADOSAutism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
 
 ADOS-2Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (2nd Edition)
 
 ADPAlternative Disposition Plan
Medicaid term
 
 ADPAdvance Planning Document
 
 ADPAutomated Data Processing
 
 ADRAdditional Documentation Request
 
 ADRAdverse Drug Reaction
 
 ADRAlternative Dispute Resolution
 
 ADRAutomated Date Review
 
 ADRAutomated Desk Review
 
 ADSAlternative Delivery System
 
 ADSAmount, Duration, and Scope
 
 ADSAutomated Data System
 
 ADSAutomated Development System
 
 ADSBApplication Development System Batch
 
 ADSOApplication Development System Online
 
 ADTAdmit, Discharge, Transfer
The most commonly used HL7 messaging type, used to exchange the ... (more)
 
 ADWOHAverage Day's Work On Hand
 
 AEAdministrative Enhancement
 
 AEPAppropriateness Evaluation Period
 
 AEPAnnual Coordinated Election Period
 
 AEPAnnual Enrollment Period
 
 AEROAutomatic Earnings Recomputation Operation
 
 AETSAutomated Error Tracking System
 
 AFAdministrative Function
 
 AFAAlternative Form of Annuity
 
 AFCEAArmed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
 
 AFDCAid to Families with Dependant Children
Title IV of the Social Security Act
 
 AFDSAlternative Financing and Delivery System
 
 AFEHCTAmerican Federation of Electronic Health Care Transactions
 
 AFEHCTAssociation for Electronic Health Care Transactions
 
 AFFIRMAssociation of Federal Information Resources Management
 
 AFHHAAmerican Federation of Home Health Agencies
 
 AfibAtrial Fibrillation
A somewhat common irregular heartbeat that sometimes requires a ... (more)
 
 AFIPSAmerican Federation of Information Resources Societies
 
 AFL-CIOAmerican Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
 
 AFMRAmerican Federation for Medical Research
 
 AFNAccumulation File Number
 
 AFPSAccounting for Pay System
 
 AFSCMEAmerican Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
 
 agAlbumin to Globulin Ratio
Usually written a/g. Seen as a lab test.
 
 AGAttorney General
 
 AGAffiliated Group
 
 AGAAssociation of Government Accounts
 
 AGDAcademy of General Dentistry
 
 AGNSAT&T Global Network Services
 
 AGPAMAmerican Guild of Patient Account Managers
 
 AHAAmerican Heart Association
 
 AHAAmerican Hospital Association
 
 AHCAmbulatory Health Care
A Joint Commission (JC) accreditation program
 
 AHCAAmerican Health Care Association
 
 AHCCCSArizona Healthcare Cost Containment System
Arizona's Medicaid program
 
 AHCPRAgency for Health Care Policy and Research
 
 AHESAverage Hourly Earnings
 
 AHFAntihemophilic Factor
Another name for Factor VIII, one of a number of coagulation (cl... (more)
 
 AHFSAAssociation of Health Facility Survey Agencies
 
 AHGAntihemophilic Globulin
Another name for Factor VIII, one of a number of coagulation (cl... (more)
 
 AHIMAAmerican Health Information Management Association
 
 AHIPAmerica's Health Insurance Plans
A national political advocacy and trade association with about 1... (more)
 
 AHLAAmerican Health Lawyers Association
 
 AHNAAmerican Holistic Nurses Association
 
 AHPAssociation of Healthcare Philanthropy
 
 AHPAllied Health Professional
 
 AHPAccountable Health Partnership
 
 AHPAccountable Health Plan
 
 AHPAlternative Health Plan
 
 AHPAverage Historical Payment
 
 AHPAAmerican Health Planning Association
 
 AHPBAdjusted Historical Payment Basis
 
 AHQAAmerican Health Quality Association
 
 AHRQAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality
 
 AHSEAAdjusted Hourly Salary Equivalency Amount
 
 AHSRAssociation for Health Services Research
 
 AHSSAdhoc Sampling Survey
 
 AIAudit Intermediary
 
 AICAmount In Controversy
 
 AICCAnti-Inhibitor Coagulant Complex
 
 AICPAAmerican Institute of Certified Public Accountants
 
 AICRAlternative Internal Control Review
 
 AIDAgency for Informational Development
 
 AIDAgency for International Development
 
 AIDETAcknowledge Introduce Duration Explanation Thank you
An acronym used by the Studer Group to remind staff about how to... (more)
 
 AIDSAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
A disease of the immune system caused by HIV. During the initia... (more)
 
 AIFApplications Interface Facility
 
 AIIMAssociation for Information and Image Management
Trade association
 
 AIMAutomated Insertion Machine
 
 AIMArchitecture Implementation Management
 
 AIMSAudit Information Management System
 
 AINSAdvanced Information Network System
 
 AIRAll Inclusive Rate
A Medicare reimbursement rate which is the opposite of an FFS ra... (more)
 
 AJMCAmerican Journal of Managed Care
 
 AKAAbove the Knee Amputation
Amputation of the lower leg, above the knee
 
 AKFAmerican Kidney Fund
 
 AKIAcute Kidney Injury
 
 ALAAmerican Lung Association
 
 ALBNAmount of Last Billing Notice
 
 ALCActive License Counter
 
 ALCActive Location Counter
 
 ALCAlternate Level of Care
 
 ALEAnnual Loss Expectancy
 
 ALFAssisted Living Facility
 
 ALFAAssisted Living Federation of America
 
 ALJAdministrative Law Judge
 
 ALNCCBAmerican Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board
 
 ALNFAuto Liability NoFault
 
 ALOSAverage Length of Stay
The arithmetic mean (traditional average) length of stay. It is... (more)
 
 ALOSVAverage Length of Stay Variance
 
 ALSAdvanced Life Support
 
 ALSAdvanced Logistics System
 
 ALSOAutomatic Lump Sum Operation
 
 ALTAverage Length of Treatment
 
 AMAdjustment Module
 
 AMAmplitude Modulation
 
 AMAAgainst Medical Advice
If a patient decides to leave against the advice of their doctor... (more)
 
 AMAAmerican Medical Association
 
 AMAAustralian Medical Association
 
 AMA-PCPIAmerican Medical Association Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement
 
 AMASDSAsset Management and Automated Software Distribution System
 
 AMBHAAmerican Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association
 
 AMCAcademic Medical Center
 
 AMCPAcademy of Managed Care Pharmacy
 
 AMCRAAmerican Medical Care and Review Association
 
 AMCSAutomated Medical Coding System
 
 AMGAAmerican Medical Group Association
 
 AMHPSAssociation of Minority Health Professional Schools
 
 AMIAcute Myocardial Infarction
Commonly known as a heart attack. Results from the interruption... (more)
 
 AMIAAmerican Medical Informatics Association
 
 AMISAmerican Management Information System
 
 AMLArithmetic Mean of the Logarithm
 
 AMOCAutomated Manual Ordering Cycle
 
 AMPAverage Manufacturer's Price
 
 AMPAsthma Management Plan
Sometimes called AAP
 
 AMPRAAmerican Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association
 
 AMRAutomated Medical Record
 
 AMRAcquisition Management Review
 
 AMRAAmerican Medical Records Association
 
 AMSActivities Management System
 
 AMSAAmerican Medical Student Association
 
 AMSNAcademy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
 
 AMWAverage Monthly Wage
 
 ANAccount Number
Also written A/N
 
 ANAAmerican Nurses Association
 
 ANAAdministration for Native Americans
 
 ANACAssociation of Nurses in AIDS Care
 
 ANCCAmerican Nurses Credentialing Center
 
 ANCHRAccess to the NCH Repository
Online query to 5% sample
 
 ANCIAmerican National Standards Institute
 
 ANDAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Formerly American Dietetic Association
 
 ANDAllow Natural Death
An order similar to DNR or DNAR
 
 ANDAAbbreviated New Drug Applications
 
 ANEAssociation of Nurse Executives
 
 ANFAustralian Nursing Federation
 
 AngioAngiogram
A test using x-ray technology and a contrast agent (dye) to see ... (more)
 
 ANNAAmerican Nephrology Nurses' Association
 
 ANOCAnnual Notice of Change
An annual notice from a Medicare plan which includes any changes... (more)
 
 ANOVAAnalysis of Variance
 
 ANPAdult Nurse Practitioner
A job title or an acronym for a program name (ANP Program)
 
 ANSCIIAmerican National Standard Code for Information Interchange
 
 ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute
 
 AOAccreditation Organization
 
 AOAAmerican Optometric Association
 
 AOAAustralian Orthopaedic Association
 
 AOAAmerican Osteopathic Association
 
 AOAAdministration on Aging
 
 AOBAdjusted Occupied Bed
 
 AOBAssignment of Benefits
 
 AOCNAdvanced Oncology Certified Nurse
A certification by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporatio... (more)
 
 AOCNPAdvanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner
A certification by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporatio... (more)
 
 AOCNSAdvanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist
A certification by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporatio... (more)
 
 AOLSAll Other Local Screens
 
 AONEAmerican Organization of Nurse Executives
 
 AOPAAmerican Orthotic and Prosthetic Association
 
 AORAfter Outliers Removed
 
 AORApplication Owning Region
 
 AORNAssociation of periOperative Registered Nurses
 
 APAccounts Payable
Also written as A/P
 
 APAward Processing
 
 APAAmerican Psychiatric Association
 
 APAAmerican Psychological Association
 
 APAAmerican Pharmaceutical Association
 
 APACHEAcute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation
 
 APCAmbulatory Payment Classification
The CMS method of paying for facility outpatient services. Non-... (more)
 
 APCAverage Per Capita
 
 APCAverage Projected Costs
 
 APCDAll-Payer Claims Database
A comparative database which includes commercial health plans, M... (more)
 
 APCSSAutomated Production Control and Scheduling System
 
 APDAdvanced Planning Documents
 
 APDAdjusted Patient Day
 
 APDAAccretion Premium Due Amount
 
 APDSRAverage Per Diem State Rate
 
 APFAuthorized Program Facility
 
 APGAmbulatory Patient Group
 
 APGAmbulatory Payment Group
 
 APGARAmerican Pediatric Gross Assessment Record
A backronym
 
 APHAAmerican Public Health Association
 
 APHPAcute Partial Hospitalization Program
 
 APHPApplied as Hospital Insurance Premiums
 
 APHSAAmerican Public Human Services Association
 
 APIApplication Programming Interface
 
 APMAdmission Pattern Monitoring
 
 APMAudit Priority Matrix
 
 APMAAmerican Podiatric Medical Association
 
 APMEAdvisory Panel on Medicare Education
 
 APNAdvanced Practice Nurse
 
 APOAwards Processing Operation
 
 APPApplication Portability Profile
 
 APPCAdvanced ProgramtoProgram Communication
 
 APPSAutomated Plan Payment System
 
 APRAcquisition Procurement Request
 
 APRAgency Procurement Request
 
 APRAverage Payment Rate
 
 APRAccreditation Participation Requirement
 
 APR-DRGAll Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group
 
 APRN, BC-PAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse, Board Certified-Palliative Care Management
A certification by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association... (more)
 
 APRN,BCAdult Nurse Practitioner
An NP certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center ... (more)
 
 APSAmerican Pain Society
 
 APSAcquisition Planning Schedule
 
 APSAcute Physiology Score
 
 APSAdjudication Payment System
 
 APSAnnual Person Summary System
 
 APSApplication Productivity System
 
 APSAAmerican Political Science Association
 
 APTAutomated Production Turnover
 
 APTCAdvanced Premium Tax Credit
A tax credit, provided by the Affordable Care Act, assisting qua... (more)
 
 APTDAid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled
 
 aPTTActivated Partial Thromboplastin Time
Measures the ability of the blood to clot properly. Values used ... (more)
 
 APUAntepartum Unit
 
 APUAnnual Payment Update
 
 APUAdolescent Psychiatric Unit
 
 APWAAmerican Public Welfare Association
Changed to APHSA
 
 AQAAmbulatory Care Quality
Formerly known as the Ambulatory Quality Alliance
 
 AQIAudit Quality Initiative
 
 AQLAcceptable Quality Level
 
 AQRPAudit Quality Review Program
 
 ARAccounts Receivable
Also written as A/R
 
 arAortic Regurgitation
 
 ARApplicant and/or Recipient
 
 ARAlpha Representation
 
 ARAAmerican Rheumatological Association
 
 ARAAssistant Regional Administrator
 
 ARAAssociate Regional Administrator
 
 ARBAngiotensin II Receptor Blockers
 
 ARCAIDS-Related Complex
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) Related Complex/Condi... (more)
 
 ARCAmerican Red Cross
 
 ARCAssociation for Retarded Citizens
 
 ARCRAccess and Revenue Cycle Readiness
Epic's incentive program which coincides with implementation of ... (more)
 
 ARCSAccounts Receivable and Collection System
 
 ARDMSAmerican Association of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
 
 ARFAcute Renal Failure
 
 ARFActuarial Reduction Factor Program
 
 ARFArea Resource File
 
 ARIMAArithmetic Moving Average
 
 ARKArkansas Part B System
 
 ARMISAd Hoc Reports Management Information System
 
 ARMSAdhoc Reports Management System
 
 ARMSAutomated Resource Management System
 
 ARNAssociation of Rehabilitation Nurses
 
 ARNAAmerican Radiological Nurses Association
 
 AROAnnualized Rate of Occurence
 
 ARPAdmission Review Program
 
 ARRTAmerican Registry of Radiologic Technologists
 
 ARSActive Record Status
 
 ARSAdvanced Record System
 
 ARSAdvanced Retrieval System
 
 ARSAge/Race/Sex
 
 ARSAgricultural Research Service
 
 ARSAltanthus Response System
 
 ARSTOPARS Telephone Communications Operating Procedures
 
 ARTSAutomated Reporting and Tracking System
 
 ARUAudio Response Unit
 
 ARUAutomated Response Unit
Phone system with automated routing
 
 asAortic Stenosis
 
 ASAdministrative Simplification
 
 ASAdvanced System
 
 ASAmerican Samoa
 
 ASApplication System
 
 ASLeft Ear
A dangerous abbreviation which should not be used because it can... (more)
 
 asaAspirin
 
 ASAAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists
An educational, research, and scientific association of physicia... (more)
 
 ASAEAmerican Society of Association Executives
 
 ASAPEpic Emergency Department Application
Epic's emergency department information system application
 
 ASAPAutomated Standard Application for Payments
 
 ASAPAmerican Society of Automation in Pharmacy
 
 ASBCAArmed Services Board of Contract Appeals
 
 ASCAmbulatory Surgery Center
 
 ASCAccredited Standards Committee
See also ANSI
 
 ASCAmbulatory Surgical/Surgery Center
 
 ASCAmbulatory Surgical Center
 
 ASCAAdministrative Simplification Compliance Act
 
 ASCEPTAustralasian Society of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists
 
 ASCIIAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange
See also ANSCII
 
 ASCMApplication Software Configuration Management
 
 ASCOAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
 
 ASCPAmerican Society for Clinical Pathology
 
 ASCPAmerican Society of Consultant Pharmacists
 
 ASCPTAmerican Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
 
 ASCTAmerican Society of Cytotechnology
 
 ASCWAudit Selection Criteria Worksheet
 
 ASDAutism Spectrum Disorder
 
 ASER/SAAnnual State Evaluation Report/State Assessments
 
 ASFAutomatic System Facility
 
 ASHAmerican Society of Hematology
 
 ASHAssistant Secretary for Health
 
 ASHAAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
 
 ashdAtherosclerotic Heart Disease
 
 ASHEAmerican Society for Healthcare Engineering
 
 ASHPAmerican Society of Hospital Pharmacists
 
 ASHPAmerican Society of Health Systems Pharmacists
 
 ASHRMAmerican Society of Healthcare Risk Management
 
 ASIAlert Screen Initiative
 
 ASICApplication Specific Integrated Circuit
 
 ASIMAmerican Society of Internal Medicine
 
 ASISAssociation Society of Industrial Security
 
 ASLAmerican Sign Language
 
 ASLAmbulatory Surgery Location
 
 ASMAnnuity and Survivors Master
 
 ASMBAssistant Secretary for Management and Budget
 
 ASMHAssembler H Software
 
 ASMIAustralian Self-Medication Industry
 
 ASMSOAmerican Society of Medication Safety Officers
 
 ASMTAmerican Society for Medical Technologists
 
 ASOAdministration Services Only Contract
 
 ASOAdministrative Services Only
 
 ASOApplication Services Organization
 
 ASPAcquisition Strategy Plan
 
 ASPApplication Service Provider
A business providing computer-based services to customers over a... (more)
 
 ASPAAmerican Society of Public Administrators
 
 ASPEAssistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
 
 ASPENAutomated Survey Processing Environment
 
 ASPERAssistant Secretary for Personnel
 
 ASPSAmerican Society of Plastic Surgeons
 
 ASQAges and Stages Questionnaire
 
 ASRTAmerican Society of Radiologic Technologists
 
 ASSHAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
 
 ASTERAutomated System for Transaction Exception Resolution
 
 ASTHOAssociation of State and Territorial Health Offices
 
 ASTMAmerican Society for Testing and Materials
 
 ASTME31ASTM Committee 31
 
 ASTSAmerican Society of Transplant Surgeons
 
 ATARSAudits Tracking and Reporting System
 
 ATBAccount Trial Balance
 
 ATBAll Trunks Busy
 
 ATBCBArchitectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
 
 ATLAAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America
 
 ATMAschronous Transfer Mode
 
 ATPAdvanced Technology Projects
 
 ATRAAmerican Therapeutic Recreation Association
 
 ATSAlcohol Treatment Services
 
 ATSDRAgency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
 
 AttAttending
As in Attending Physician
 
 AttgAttending
 
 AUBoth Ears
A dangerous abbreviation which should not be used because it can... (more)
 
 AUFAutomatic Update Facility
 
 AUSAAssistant United States Attorney
 
 AUSCTAutologous Stem Cell Transplantation
 
 AUSUAssistant U S Attorney
 
 AUTO3480HDC LMS Robotic Processing software
 
 AVERTAntiVirus Emergency Response Team
McAfee
 
 AVGSAmbulatory Visit Groups
 
 AVPAssistant Vice President
 
 AVSAfter Visit Summary
A document, typically printed out of an HIS, such as Epic, at th... (more)
 
 AVTAutomated Voice Technology
 
 AWASAutomated Work Administration System
 
 AWDAutomatic Work Distributor
 
 AWPActual Wholesale Price
 
 AWPAverage Wholesale Price
Drug prices
 
 AXRAbdominal X-ray
A test that can be carried out quickly and easily in an emergenc... (more)
 
 AZTAzidothymidine
AIDS drug therapy
 
 B&PBid and Proposal
 
 BABachelor of Arts
Typically, a 4-year degree at an accredited university or colleg... (more)
 
 BABasic Agreement
 
 BABudget Administration
 
 BABudget Authority
 
 BABusiness Associate
 
 BAABusiness Associate Agreement
 
 BAAADSBudget Apportionment Allotment Allowance and Database System
 
 BAAPSBritish Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
 
 BACBeneficiary Advisory Committee
 
 BACBilling Action Code
 
 BACOMBeneficiary Annotation and Communication Operation
 
 BAGBusiness Advisory Group
 
 BARBeneficiary Adjustment Report
 
 BARBilling Accounts Receivable
A Meditech acronym
 
 BARCBoard Appeal Review Committee
 
 BARSBid Analysis and Reporting System
 
 BASBalloon Atrial Septostomy
 
 BATBed Assignment Time
A performance metric used in the Bed Control Department. Bed As... (more)
 
 BATFBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
 
 BBBlack Belt
As in Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt
 
 BB(ASCP)Technologist in Blood Banking
A certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (... (more)
 
 BBABalanced Budget Act
A 1997 act. Sometimes abbreviated 'BBA 97'
 
 BBRABalanced Budget Refinement Act
A 1999 act
 
 BC/BSBlue Cross/Blue Shield
 
 BCABoard of Contract Appeals
 
 BCBBeneficiary Confidentiality Board
 
 BCBABoard Certified Behavior Analyst
 
 BCBSABlue Cross/Blue Shield Association
 
 BCCBilling Cycle Code
 
 BCCBlock Check Character
 
 BCCEBaltimore Computer Conference and Exposition
 
 BCCPBusiness Continuity and Contingency Plan
 
 BCDBinary Coded Decimal
 
 BCENBoard of Certification for Emergency Nursing
 
 BCFBenefit Correction Form
 
 BCMABar Code Medication Administration
 
 BCNBatch Clearance Notice
 
 BCSSBatch Completion Status Summary
 
 BCWBloodCenter of Wisconsin
 
 BDBudget Distribution
 
 BDBusiness Development
 
 BDAMBasic Data Access Method
 
 BDCBarbara Davis Center
The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes specializes in t... (more)
 
 BDentSciBachelor of Dental Science
 
 BDFBulk Data Facility
 
 BDODBeneficiary Date of Death
 
 BDPBeneficiary Database Prototype
 
 BDPCBreakthrough Drug Pricing Committee
 
 BDPPBeneficiary Database Prototype Project
 
 BDSBachelor of Dental Science
 
 BDSBachelor of Dental Surgery
 
 BDTSBatched Data Transmission System
 
 BEBack-end
 
 BEABudget Expense Account
 
 BEABureau of Economic Affairs
 
 BEABureau of Economic Analysis
 
 BEABusiness Enterprise Area
 
 BEAGBuild & Execution Advisory Group
 
 BEAMBrain Electrical Activity Mapping
 
 BEAUBudget Expense Account Unit
 
 BEDBed Master File
An Epic Master File which is a subset of the Chronicles database... (more)
 
 BEERBeneficiary Earnings Exchange Record
 
 BEIBudget Estimating Initiative
 
 BENDEXBeneficiary Data Exchange
Sometimes known as Beneficiary and Earnings Data Exchange System
 
 BESSPart B Extract and Summary System
See also BMAD
 
 BESTBeneficiary Eligibility State Tape
EDB Bene Alpha File
 
 BESTBeneficiary State Totals
From SPACE System
 
 BETOSBerenson Eggers Type of Service
 
 BFBeneficiary File
 
 BFBiofeedback
 
 BGNBeneficiary Given Name
 
 BHBehavioral Health
 
 BHCBehavioral Health Care
A Joint Commission (JC) accreditation program
 
 BHOBehavioral Health Organization
 
 BHSBachelor of Health Science
 
 BHSBusiness Health Services
 
 BHygBachelor of Hygiene
 
 BIBrain Injury
 
 BIBackground Investigation
 
 BIBenefits Integrity
 
 BIBuy In
 
 BIABusiness Impact Analysis
 
 BICBeneficiary Identification Code
 
 BICEQNBIC Equate Number
 
 bidTwice Daily
A dosage. i.e. take these antibiotics bid (twice daily)
 
 BIDWBusiness Intelligence and Data Warehousing
See also EDW
 
 BIECBuyIn Eligibility Code
 
 BIERBilling Information Exchange Record
 
 BIFBeneficiary Insurance File
 
 BIFBenefit Information Form
 
 BIMFBeneficiary Inactive Master File
 
 BIPABenefits, Improvements, and Protection Act
A 2000 act
 
 BiPAPBiphasic Positive Airway Pressure
The name of a portable ventilator manufactured by Respironics Co... (more)
 
 BISCBenefit Integrity support Center
 
 BISYNCBinary Synchronous Communication
IBM data communications protocol
 
 BITBeneficiary Inquiries Taskforce
 
 BITFBeneficiary Implementation Task Force
 
 BITSBeneficiary Information Tracking System
 
 BITSBeneficiary Inquiry Tracking System
 
 BITSMISBITS Management Information System
 
 BIWBeneficiary Inquiries Workgroup
 
 BKABelow the Knee Amputation
Removal of the lower leg below the knee
 
 BLBlack Lung
 
 BLASERBlack Lung Automated Search and Edit Routine
 
 BldBlood
 
 BLMBureau of Land Management
 
 BLPBypass Label Processing
 
 BLSBasic Life Support
 
 BLSBureau of Labor Statistics
Department of Labor (DOL)
 
 BLUCBottom Line Unit Cost
 
 BLUESBlue Cross/Blue Shield associations
 
 BMBachelor of Medicine
Implies a designation of doctor in some areas. Also abbreviated... (more)
 
 BMBowel Movement
Milestone patients sometimes need to reach before being ready to... (more)
 
 BM BChBachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Also abbreviated MBBS
 
 BM ChBBachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Also written CB, ChB, MBChB, or MB ChB.
 
 BMABritish Medical Association
 
 BMABioMedical Applications
 
 BMACSPart B Medicare Automated Claims Systems
See also Medicare Part B (PTB or MEDB)
 
 BMCHRDBureau of Maternal and Child Health and Resources Development
 
 BMEBoard of Medical Examiners
 
 BMedBachelor of Medicine
Implies a designation of doctor in some areas. Also abbreviated... (more)
 
 BMedBiolBachelor of Medical Biology
 
 BMedSciBachelor of Medical Science
 
 BMHBryn Mawr Hospital
 
 BMIBody Mass Index
 
 BMicBachelor of Microbiology
 
 BMPBasic Metabolic Panel
A set of seven or eight blood chemical tests which is one of the... (more)
 
 BMQABoard of Medical Quality Assurance
 
 BMRHBryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital
 
 BMSBachelor of Medical Science
 
 BMTBachelor of Medical Technology
 
 BMTBone Marrow Transplant
 
 BNBachelor of Nursing
 
 BNABaromedical Nurses Association
 
 BNFBritish National Formulary
 
 BOBachelor of Osteopathy
 
 BOABasic Ordering Agreement
 
 BOABusiness Office Assistant
 
 BOANBeneficiary's Own Account Number
Social Security Number (SSN)
 
 BOCBoard of Commissioners
 
 BOCMISBeneficiary Overpayment Control and Management Information System
 
 BODBoard of Directors
 
 BODBid Opening Date
 
 BOEBusiness Objects Enterprise
 
 BOISBeneficiary Online Inquiry System
HI/SMI online in HCFA
 
 BOMBill of Materials
 
 BOMABuilding Owners and Managers Association
 
 BOMEBureau of Medical Examiners
 
 BOOSTBetter Outcomes for Older adults through Safe Transitions
A discharge planning initiative with eight risk factors which wo... (more)
 
 BOPBureau of Prisons
 
 BORBefore Outliers Removed
 
 BOSSBest on Open Systems Solutions
 
 BOSSNBeneficiary's Own SSN
 
 BPBachelor of Pharmacy
 
 BPBlood Pressure
Considered one of the vital signs
 
 BPBenefit Period
 
 BPBest Price
 
 BPBusiness Partner
 
 BPABlanket Purchase Arrangement
Also known as Blanket Purchase Agreement
 
 BPABest Practice Alert
Epic's decision support which notifies clinicians when they ne... (more)
 
 BPAPBilevel Positive Airway Pressure
A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mode used during no... (more)
 
 BPCBase Period Charge
 
 BPEWSBedside Pediatric Early Warning System
 
 BPHBachelor of Public Health
 
 BPharmBachelor of Pharmacy
 
 BPHCBureau of Primary Health Care
 
 BPHNBachelor of Public Health Nursing
 
 BPOBargain Purchase Option
 
 BPRBudget and Performance Requirements
 
 BPRBusiness Process Reengineering
 
 BPSBudget Preparation System
 
 BPSTBill Processing System Test
 
 BPTBed Placement Time
A performance metric used in the Bed Control Department. Bed Pl... (more)
 
 BQASPart B Quality Assurance System
See also Medicare Part B (PTB or MEDB)
 
 BRBudget Request
 
 BRABusiness Resumption Assessment
 
 BRATBananas Rice Applesauce Toast
A type of diet ordered for hospital patients
 
 BRCBase Rate Calculation
 
 BRDPIBiomedical Research and Development Price Index
 
 BRDSBill Review Documentation Summary form
 
 BRIBasic Rate Interface
 
 BRIBenefit Rate Increase
 
 BRRRBills Received and Returned Report
 
 BRSBacklog Reduction Schedule
 
 BRSBibliographic Retrieval Service
 
 BRTBusiness Roundtable
 
 BSBachelor of Science
Also abbreviated BSc
 
 BSABody Surface Area
 
 BSABusiness Software Alliance
 
 BScBachelor of Science
Also abbreviated BS
 
 BSCBinary Synchronous Communication
 
 BScMBachelor of Science in Medicine
Also abbreviated BSM
 
 BScNBachelor of Science in Nursing
Also abbreviated BSN
 
 BScPhBachelor of Science in Pharmacy
Also abbreviated BSPh
 
 BSFBenefit Stabilization Fund
 
 bslsBlood Sugar Levels
 
 BSMBachelor of Science in Medicine
Also abbreviated BScM
 
 BSNBachelor of Science in Nursing
Also abbreviated BSnN
 
 BSPBusiness Systems Planning
 
 BSPhBachelor of Science in Pharmacy
Also abbreviated BScPh
 
 BSRBill Summary Records
See also Medicare Part B (PTB or MEDB)
 
 BSRSBenefit Savings Reporting System
 
 BSSBeneficiary Satisfaction Survey
 
 BSSBenefit Summary Statistics
 
 BSWBachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Science in Social Work
Most states require social workers to pass a licensing exam
 
 BTGBreak The Glass
Epic functionality which logs access (and attempts) to sensitive... (more)
 
 BTWBill Type Weight
 
 BUCSBudget Under Control System
 
 BUNBlood Urea Nitrogen
 
 BURBilling Update Record
 
 BUTEBeneficiary Database Update Transaction System
 
 BVMSBachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Science
 
 BVRBudget Variance Report
 
 BVSBureau of Vital Statistics
 
 BVScBachelor of Veterinary Science
 
 BWBirth Weight
 
 BxBiopsy
 
 BYBudget Year
 
 C&PCompensation and Pension
 
 C&SCulture and Sensitivity
Lab test for infection and antibiotic sensitivity
 
 C(ASCP)Technologist in Chemistry
A certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (... (more)
 
 C/BRCost/Benefit Ratio
 
 C/BRCost/Burden Reduction
 
 C/OCenter or Office
 
 C/SClient/Server
 
 C/SPSCost/Scheduling Performance System
 
 C2IWCAFM II Implementation Workgroup
 
 C:DConnect:Direct
 
 CACertification Authority
 
 CAChange Administration
 
 CAClaims Analyst
 
 CACompetitive Advocate
 
 CAClinical Assistant
 
 CAConditional Accreditation
 
 CAASCertificate for Advisory and Assistance Services
 
 CAASContracted Advisory and Assistance Services
 
 CABBSCarrier Bulletin Board System
 
 CABGCoronary Artery Bypass Graft
Pronounced "cabbage," a surgery also known as coronary artery by... (more)
 
 CABLECombined A/B Local Eligibility
 
 CABSCarrier Access Billing System
 
 CABSContractor Administrative Budget and Cost Reporting System
 
 CABWFCombined A/B Working File
See also CWF
 
 CACCarrier Advisory Committee
 
 CACCategorical Assistance Code
 
 CACContractor Advisory Committee
 
 CACChildren's Asthma Care
 
 CACChild Advocacy Center
 
 CACOCorporate Administrative Contracting Officer
 
 CADCanadian Association of the Deaf
 
 CADCoronary Artery Disease
Arteries supplying blood to the heart become hard or narrow with... (more)
 
 CAECertified Association Executive
 
 CAEPCanadian Association of Emergency Physicians
 
 CAFMContractor Administrative, Budget, and Financial Management
 
 CAGCanadian Association of Gerontology
 
 CAGEContractor and Government Entity Code
Formerly FSCM
 
 CAHCritical Access Hospital
 
 CAHHSCalifornia Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
 
 CAHPConsumer Assessment of Health Plan
 
 CAHPSConsumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
Formerly Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study or Consumer A... (more)
 
 CAHSACalifornia Association of Home Services for the Aged
 
 CalPERSCalifornia Public Employees Retirement System
 
 CALSConsolidated Accreditation and Licensure Survey
A California survey
 
 CAMComplementary and Alternative Medicine
 
 CAMACComprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care
For Joint Commission (JC) accreditation
 
 CAMBHCComprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care
For Joint Commission (JC) accreditation
 
 CAMCAHComprehensive Accreditation Manual for Critical Access Hospitals
For Joint Commission (JC) accreditation
 
 CAMHComprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals
From JCAHO
 
 CAMHCComprehensive Accreditation Manual for Home Care
For Joint Commission (JC) accreditation
 
 CAMLABComprehensive Accreditation Manual for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing
For Joint Commission (JC) accreditation
 
 CAMLTCComprehensive Accreditation Manual for Long Term Care
For Joint Commission (JC) accreditation
 
 CAMOBSComprehensive Accreditation Manual for Office-Based Surgery Practices
For Joint Commission (JC) accreditation
 
 CAMPCarrier Accountability Monitoring Project
 
 CAMRTCanadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
 
 CAMSCustomer Account Management System
 
 CAMTCanadian Association of Music Therapy
 
 CAMTSCommission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
 
 CANClaim Account Number
 
 CANCommon Account Number
Also known as Common Accounting Number
 
 CanCORSCancer Care Outcomes and Surveillance Consortium
 
 CANDAComputer Assisted New Drug Applications
 
 CAOCanadian Association of Optometrists
 
 CAOChronic Airway Obstruction
 
 CAOTCanadian Association of Occupational Therapists
 
 CAPCanadian Association of Physicists
 
 capCapsule
i.e. one capsule at bedtime
 
 CAPCollege of American Pathologists
 
 CAPCorrective Action Plan
 
 CAPChange Acceleration Process
 
 CAPCommunity Acquired Pneumonia
 
 CAP-RELCapital Related
 
 CAPACertified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse
A certification by the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing ... (more)
 
 CAPIComputer Assisted Personal Interviewing
Software
 
 CAPSCapitated Ambulatory Plan
 
 CAPSClaims Automated Processing System
 
 CARCanadian Association of Radiologists
 
 CARCorrective Action Review
 
 CARCost Accounting Report
 
 CARECenter for Analytical Review and Education
 
 CARESContractors Analysis and Reporting System
 
 CARFCommission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
 
 CARRPRCarrier Payment Record
 
 CASCost Accounting Standards
 
 CASClinical Applications Services
 
 CASBCost Accounting Standards Board
 
 CASECommittee on Academic Science and Engineering Report
 
 CASEComputer Assisted Systems Engineering
Also known as Computer Assisted Software Engineering
 
 CASFCarrier Alphabetic State File
 
 CASLCompetition Advocate Shopping List
 
 CASLPACanadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
 
 CASLPOCollege of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario
 
 CASOCombine and Sort Operation
 
 CASPERCertification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting
 
 CASPROClinical Area Support PRO
 
 CASRContractor Audit and Settlement Report
 
 CASTCarrier Alpha State Tape
A Microfilm/Microfiche system
 
 CASTContractor Assessment Security Tool
 
 CASUCooperative Administrative Support Program
 
 CATComputerized Axial Tomography
A CAT Scan, also known as a CT Scan, is non invasive and uses sp... (more)
 
 CAUTICatheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection
Sometimes written CA-UTI
 
 CAWRCombined Annual Wage Reporting
 
 CBBachelor of Surgery
Also abbreviated ChB
 
 CBConsolidated Billing
 
 CBCost Benefit
 
 CBCollaborative Build
 
 CBACost/Benefit Analysis
 
 CBCComplete Blood Count
A panel of tests to check the levels of various cells in the blo... (more)
 
 CBCCipher Block Chaining
 
 CBCCenter for Beneficiary Choices
 
 CBCLChild Behavior Checklist
 
 CBGNACertifying Board of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.
 
 CBICertificate in Breast Imaging
A certification by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation... (more)
 
 CBIConfidential Business Information
 
 CBMCurriculum Based Measurement
Brief assessment measure used to evaluate changes in academic sk... (more)
 
 CBOCongressional Budget Office
 
 CBOCentralized Business Office
 
 CBRCASE Based Reasoning
 
 CBRCost Based Reimbursement
 
 CBSCurrent Beneficiary Survey
By OACT
 
 CBSRCost Benefit Savings Report
 
 CBSSCustomer Billing Services System
 
 CBTComputer Based Training
 
 CBTCognitive Behavioral Therapy
A psychotherapeutic approach which addresses dysfunctional emoti... (more)
 
 CCCare Coordination
A care team collaborating on the patient
 
 CCChief Complaint
Patient's main concern
 
 ccCubic Centimeters
Usually refers to liquid med dosages or fluid volumes excreted/r... (more)
 
 CCCeiling Cost
 
 CCClaims Control
 
 CCComplication or Comorbidity
Also written CCs (Complications & Comorbidities)
 
 CCCondition Code
 
 CCConfiguration Control
 
 CCConditional Certification
 
 CCACatastrophic Coverage Act
 
 CCAChild Care Association
 
 CCBChange Control Board
 
 CCBDCouncil for Children with Behavioral Disorders
A division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
 
 CCBDCenter for Cancer and Blood Disorders
A department at Children's Hospital Colorado specializing in ped... (more)
 
 CCCChange Control Coordination
 
 CCCCivilian Conservation Corps
 
 CCCComprehensive Care Center
 
 CCC-SLPCertificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologists
An ASHA certification
 
 CCDRContract Cost Data Report
 
 CCDRSContract Cost Data Reporting System
 
 CCDSCertified Clinical Documentation Specialist
A certification by ACDIS
 
 CCGClinical Care Guideline
A reference for a specific patient population (often DRG) design... (more)
 
 CCHCCCoordinating Center for Home and Community Care
 
 CCHPChildren's Community Health Plan
An HMO owned by Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
 
 CCICorrect Coding Initiative
 
 CCIPChronic Care Improvement Programs
 
 CCITTConsultative Committee on International Telephone and Telegraph
 
 CCLCenter for Creative Leadership
 
 CCLRClaims Collection Litigation Report
 
 CCMCertified Case Manager
 
 CCMCommon Cap Module
 
 CCMCommon Communication Method
 
 CCMCore Clinical Measures
 
 CCMCCommercial Contracts and Managed Care
 
 CCNCarrier Control Number
 
 CCNClaim Control Number
 
 CCNCorrespondence Control Number
 
 CCNCMS Certification Number
a.k.a. Medicare (CMS) Provider Number
 
 CCNCMS Certification Number (previously Medicare/Medicaid Provider Number)
 
 CCNSCritical Care Nurse Specialist
A certification by the American Association of Critical-Care Nur... (more)
 
 CCOClaims Collection Officer
 
 CCOHSCanadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
 
 CCPChange Control Planning
 
 CCPComprehensive Care Provider
 
 CCPCoordinated Care Plans
 
 CCPComprehensive Compliance Program
 
 CCPRCoordinated Comprehensive Provider Review
 
 CCRCost Coverage Ratio
 
 CCRCost to Charge Ratio
 
 CCRCoverage Compliance Reviews
 
 CCRCContinuing Care Retirement Community
Sometimes written Continuous Care Retirement Community
 
 CCRCContinuum of Care Residential Center
 
 CCRNCritical Care Registered Nurse
A certification by the American Association of Critical-Care Nur... (more)
 
 CCSCanadian Cardiovascular Society
 
 CCSClinical Classification Software
An HCUP/AHRQ tool
 
 CCSCommunity Care Setting
 
 CCSContract Control System
 
 CCTHCare Closer To Home
An effort to bring primary care closer to communities
 
 CCUCardiac Care Unit
 
 CCUCritical Care Unit
Also known as ICU (Intensive Care Unit)
 
 CCUCoronary Care Unit
 
 CCUCost Containment Unit
 
 CCUITTConsultive Committee on International Telegraphy and Telephony
 
 CDCivil Defense
 
 CDConduct Disorder
 
 CD-RISCClinically Detailed Risk Information System for Costs
 
 CDACertified Dental Assistant
 
 CDAACCommunicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada
 
 CDBCorrespondence Database System
 
 CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
 
 CDCCorporate Data Center
 
 CDECertified Diabetes Educator
A certification by the National Certification Board for Diabetes... (more)
 
 CDECore Data Element
 
 CDFChildren's Defense Fund
 
 CDHConsumer Driven Health Care
 
 CDHPConsumer Driven Health Plans
 
 CDIClinical Documentation Improvement
 
 CDICatastrophic Drug Insurance
A trust fund
 
 CDISClinical Documentation Improvement Specialist
 
 CDMCharge Description Master
A comprehensive listing of items that could be billed to a patie... (more)
 
 CDMPClinical Documentation Management Process
 
 CDNCertified Dialysis Nurse
A certification by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commissi... (more)
 
 CDOCCovered Days of Care
 
 CDPComputerized Decision Procedures
 
 CDPHEColorado Department of Public Health and Environment
 
 CDRComputerized Data Repository
 
 CDRContinuing Disability Review
 
 CDRCritical Design Review
 
 CDRContact Date Real
A date for each visit in Epic's internal date format. It is the ... (more)
 
 CDRGChildren's Diagnosis Related Groups
 
 CDRLContract Data Requirements List
 
 CDRTSCOMDISCO Disaster Recovery Services
 
 CDSClinical Decision Support
 
 CDSClinical Documentation Specialist
 
 CDSCentral Distribution System
 
 CDSChain Directory System
 
 CDTCurrent Dental Terminology
 
 CDWCollision Damage Waiver
 
 CDWCogito Data Warehouse
Epic's EDW
 
 CDWOHCalendar Days Work on Hand
 
 CECovered Entity
 
 CEACost Effectiveness Analysis
 
 CEACouncil of Economic Advisors
 
 CEBContractor Efficiency Benchmark
 
 CEBCost Efficiency Benchmark
 
 CEBMAComputer and Business Equipment Manufacturers Association
 
 CECCouncil for Exceptional Children
The largest international professional organization dedicated to... (more)
 
 CEDCommittee for Employees with Disabilities
 
 CEECare Everywhere Enterprise
 
 CEHRTCertified Electronic Health Record Technology
 
 CELIPClaim Expansion and Line Item Processing
 
 CEMSCostEffectiveness Measurement System
 
 CENCertified Emergency Nurse
A certification by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nurs... (more)
 
 CEOChief Executive Officer
 
 CERCapital Expenditure Review
 
 CERCombined Exchange Record
From the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR). See also URIC.
 
 CERComprehensive Evaluation Report
 
 CERCost Estimating Relationship
 
 CERTComprehensive Error Rate Testing
 
 CESCost Estimating System
 
 CESCredential Evaluation Service
 
 CESMACouncil for European Specialist Medical Assessments
 
 CFCase Folder Control System
 
 CFConversion Factor
 
 CFACritical Focus Area
 
 CFBCipher Feedback
 
 CFBCopy For Build
 
 CfCConditions for Coverage
For AHC
 
 CFCChild and Family Counseling
 
 CFEContractor Furnished Equipment
 
 CFOChief Financial Officer
 
 CFOAChief Financial Officer's Act
A 1990 act
 
 CFPPContracting for Prepaid Plans
 
 CFRCode of Federal Regulations
 
 CFRNCertified Emergency Flight Nurse
A certification by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nurs... (more)
 
 CFSRContract Funds Status Report
 
 CfWICentre for Workforce Intelligence
 
 CGMPCurrent Good Manufacturing Practice
 
 CGRNCertified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse
A certification by the Certifying Board of Gastroenterology Nurs... (more)
 
 CHACatholic Health Association
 
 CHACounty Health Authorities
 
 CHAChildren's Hospital Association
An organization which combined Child Health Corporation of Ameri... (more)
 
 CHAColorado Hospital Association
 
 CHAACertified Healthcare Access Associate
 
 CHAFFChange of Address System
 
 CHAINChain Provider Director System
 
 CHAMCertified Healthcare Access Manager
 
 CHAMPUSCivilian Health and Medical Programs of the Uniformed Services
Now known as TRI-CARE
 
 CHAMPVACivilian Health and Medical Program of the Veterans Administration
 
 CHAPChild Health Assurance Program
 
 CHAPCommunity Health Accreditation Program
 
 CHAPSConsumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey
 
 CHAWChildren's Health Alliance of Wisconsin
 
 ChBBachelor of Surgery
Also abbreviated CB
 
 CHBICommission on Health Benefits and Integration
 
 CHCCommunity Health Center
 
 CHCComprehensive Health Center
 
 CHCContinuous Home Care
 
 CHCChild Health Clinic
 
 CHCCCenter for Hospital and Community Care
 
 CHCIOCertified Hospital Chief Information Officer
The first professional certification expressly for healthcare CI... (more)
 
 CHCLCenter for Health Care Law
 
 CHCOChildren's Hospital Colorado
 
 ChDDoctor of Surgery
A post-medical degree specialty program. Also abbreviated DCh.
 
 CHDACertified Health Data Analyst
A designation from AHIMA
 
 CHDRCenter for Health Dispute Resolution
 
 CHDSCharge Distribution System
 
 CHERCenter of Health Economics Research
Also known as HERI
 
 CHESPCertified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional
An EVS professional
 
 CHFCongestive Heart Failure
Failure of the heart to pump enough blood to all parts of the bo... (more)
 
 CHHACertified Home Health Agency
 
 CHHCContinuous Home Health Care
 
 CHHSChildren's Hospital and Health System
Describes CHW's integrated pediatric health system
 
 CHICatholic Health Initiatives
A national nonprofit health system headquartered in Inverness, C... (more)
 
 CHICatastrophic Health Insurance
 
 CHICNHI Enrollment Cards Operation
HECHICN
 
 CHICOCombined Health Insurance and Checkwriting Operations
 
 CHIMCenter for Healthcare Information Management
 
 CHIMECollege of Healthcare Information Management Executives
 
 CHIPCatastrophic Health Care Program
 
 CHIPChild Health Insurance Program
 
 ChloroHydrochlorothiazide
A dangerous abbreviation which should not be used because it can... (more)
 
 ChMMaster of Surgery
A post-medical degree specialty program. Also abbreviated CM, M... (more)
 
 CHMSACritical Health Manpower Shortage Area
 
 CHNCommunity Health Network
 
 CHNDChildren's Hospitals Neonatal Database
 
 CHOCommunity Health Organization
 
 CHOPChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia
 
 CHOWChange of Ownership
 
 CHPNCertified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
A certification by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association... (more)
 
 CHRNCertified Hyperbaric Nurse
A certification by the Baromedical Nurses Association (BNA)
 
 CHWChildren's Hospital of Wisconsin
 
 CICatastrophic Indicator
 
 CIConfiguration Identification
 
 CIConfiguration Item
 
 CIControl Interval
Sometimes written Confidence Interval
 
 CIACommercial Industrial Activity
Also known as GCIA
 
 CIADVCarrier/Intermediary Advance Notice
 
 CICACompetition in Contracting Act
A 1984 act
 
 CICGCritical Infrastructure Coordination Group
 
 CICOCommercial Industrial Control Officer
 
 CICSCustomer Information Control System
Formerly known as SSADARS
 
 CICUCardiac Intensive Care Unit
 
 CIDCommercial Item Description
 
 CIEPContractor Inspection and Evaluation Program
 
 CIMCorporate Information Management
 
 CIMCoverage Issues Manual
 
 CIMSCase Investigation Management System
 
 CINClient Identification Number
Medicaid will issue a unique CIN, or identification number, to e... (more)
 
 CINCommon Identification Number
 
 CINClinically Integrated Network
Sometimes known as an Accountable Care Organization
 
 CINNChicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch
 
 CIOChief Information Officer
 
 CIPClaims In Process
 
 CIPCompetitive Incentive Program
 
 CIPContinuous Improvement Process Program
 
 CIPCustomer Initiated Payments
 
 CIPSCenter Information Processing System
 
 CirCircumference
 
 CISCComplex Instruction Set Computing
 
 CISTRCorrespondence Image Storage, Transmission, and Retrieval
 
 CITICConsolidated Information Technology Infrastructure Contract
 
 CKDChronic Kidney Disease
 
 CKDCount Key Data
 
 CKMConstructive Key Management
 
 CLChild Life
Child Life Specialists are pediatric health care professionals w... (more)
 
 CLABSICentral Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection
 
 CLAIMCommunity Leaders Assisting the Insured of Missouri
Answers questions about Medicare for Missourians.
 
 CLCCPComprehensive Limiting Charge Compliance Program
 
 CLFSClinical Laboratory Fee Schedule
 
 CLIAClinical Laboratory Improvement Act
A 1965 act with amendments 1988
 
 CLIAClinical Laboratory Interstate Act
Also known as Clinical Laboratory Interstate Amendments
 
 CLIAClinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
Released in 1988
 
 ClinDOCNursing Clinical Documentation
 
 CLMCurrent Logical Model
 
 CLMClaim Master File
An Epic Master File which is a subset of the Chronicles database... (more)
 
 CLMAClinical Laboratory Management Association
 
 CLOEClaims Only Entry System
 
 CLTCertified Laboratory Technician
 
 CLTCertified Lab Technician
 
 CLUWCoalition of Labor Union Women
 
 CMCase Manager
A member of a Case Management department. A collaborative proce... (more)
 
 CMCertified Midwife
A certification by the American College of Nurse-Midwives Certif... (more)
 
 CMMaster of Surgery
A post-medical degree specialty program. Also abbreviated ChM, ... (more)
 
 CMComplexity Metrics
 
 CMConfiguration Management
 
 CMConfiguration Manual
 
 CMACanadian Medical Association
 
 CMACertified Medical Assistant (Non-licensed)
May perform clerical, administrative, and basic clinical support... (more)
 
 CMACase Management Assistant
 
 CMAContract Management Action
 
 CMACurrent Month Accrual
 
 CMCComplex Medical Conditions
 
 CMDCarrier Medical Director
 
 CMDContractor Medical Directors
 
 CMEContinuing Medical Education
 
 CMFMRAConsolidated Master File of Military Retirees and Annuitants
 
 CMGCase Mix Group
 
 CMGComputer Measurement Group
 
 CMGContractor Management Group
 
 CMGChildren's Medical Group
The primary care clinics operated by CHW
 
 CMHCCommunity Mental Health Center
Also known as Community Mental Health Clinic
 
 CMHSContinuous Medical History Sample
Continuous Medicare History Study
 
 CMICase Mix Index
 
 CMISCommunications Management Information System
 
 CMMCapability Maturity Model
 
 CMNCertificate of Medical Necessity
 
 CMNCertified Medical Necessity
 
 CMOChief Medical Officer
Also called VPMA (Vice President of Medical Affairs)
 
 CMPCapacity Management Program
 
 CMPCareer Management Program
 
 CMPChange Management Process
 
 CMPCivil Monetary Penalty
 
 CMPCompetitive Medical Plan
Under TEFRA
 
 CMPComprehensive Medical Plan
 
 CMPConfiguration Management Plan
 
 CMPComprehensive Metabolic Panel
A panel of 14 blood tests which serves as an initial broad medic... (more)
 
 CMP-EISCMP Executive Information System
 
 CMPLCivil Monetary Penalty Law
Also known as Civil Monetary Penalty Liability
 
 CMPTSCivil Monitory Penalty Tracking System
 
 CMRComprehensive Medical Review
 
 CMRICalifornia Medical Review, Inc.
 
 CMSCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Formerly HCFA
 
 CMSAConsolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area
 
 CMSRNCertified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
A certification by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN)
 
 CMSSCouncil of Medical Specialty Societies
 
 CMTCertified Medical Technician
 
 CMTICustomized Claims System Identifier
 
 CMWFCommonwealth Fund
 
 CNClaim Number
Also written C/N
 
 CNACOCommunity Nursing and Ambulatory Care Organization
 
 CNBCCongress of National Black Churches
 
 CNEClinical Nurse Educator
 
 CNHCommunity Nursing Home
 
 CNMCertified Nurse Midwife
A certification by the American College of Nurse-Midwives Certif... (more)
 
 CNMTCertified Nuclear Medicine Technologist
A certification by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification... (more)
 
 CNNCertified Nephrology Nurse
A certification by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commissi... (more)
 
 CNORCertified Operating Room Nurse
Not a credential but signifies that an individual has met all th... (more)
 
 CNPBClean NonPIP Bills
 
 CNSClinical Nurse Specialist
A job title, not a credential
 
 CNSCentral Nervous System
 
 CNVConversion Phase
 
 COComplaint of
Patient's complaints as written in clinician's progress notes. "... (more)
 
 COCentral Office
 
 COChange Order
 
 COCoinsurance
 
 COContract Officer
 
 COControl Officer
 
 COAConditions of Admission
 
 COAChange of Address
 
 COBCoordination of Benefits
 
 COBClose of Business
 
 COBACoordination of Benefits Agreement
 
 COBCCoordination of Benefits Contractor
 
 COBRAConsolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
A 1985 act which granted workers and their families the right to... (more)
 
 COCCertificate of Competency
 
 COCAClearinghouse on Computer Accommodation
 
 COCNCertified Continence Care Nurse
A certification by the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certifica... (more)
 
 COECenter of Excellence
 
 COFCarrier Option File
 
 COFFECouncil of Former Federal Employees
 
 COGContinuity of Government
 
 COGChildren's Oncology Group
 
 COGMECouncil On Graduate Medical Education
 
 COGSCost of Goods Sold
 
 COIConflict of Interest
 
 COICertificate of Indebtedness
 
 COIChange of Intermediaries
 
 COLACost Of Living Adjustment
 
 COLACommission on Office Laboratory Accreditation
 
 COMCentralized Office Minicomputer
 
 COMComputer Output Microfilm
 
 COMCurrent Operating Month
 
 COMPASCOMDISCO Plan Automation System
 
 COMSECCommunication Security
 
 CONCertificate of Need
 
 CONConditional Accreditation
 
 CONFUConditional Follow-up Survey
 
 CONOPSConcept of Operations
 
 CONUSContinual US
48 Contiguous states & DC. Also known as Conterminous US.
 
 COOChief Operating Officer
 
 COOPContinuity of Operation Plan
 
 CoPConditions of Participation
CMS guidelines for hospital UR & UM Federal Regulations
 
 COPConcept of Operations Papers
 
 COPContinuation of Pay
 
 COPCCommunity Oriented Primary Care
 
 COPDChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Progressive (meaning it worsens over time) lung disease. Those w... (more)
 
 COPESCommunity Options Program Entry System
 
 COQCost of Quality
 
 CORCCarrier of Record Control
 
 CORFComprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility
 
 CORTSCalculation of Overpayment Recovery Timeliness System
 
 COSChief of Staff
 
 COTChain of Trust
 
 COTACertified Occupational Therapy Assistant
A certification by the National Board for Certification in Occup... (more)
 
 COTA(A)Council on the Ageing
Australia
 
 COTFChain Organization Task Force
 
 COTHCouncil of Teaching Hospitals
 
 COTRContract Officer's Technical Representative
 
 COWComputer on Wheels
 
 COWAPSCouncil on Wage and Price Stability
 
 CPClaims Processing
 
 CPContractor Profiles
 
 CP/MControl Program for Microprocessors
 
 CPACertified Public Accountant
 
 CPACost Plus Award
 
 CPACConsolidated Patient Accounts Centers
The VA Hospitals' 7 CPACs bill for all of the care received with... (more)
 
 CPAFCost Plus Award Fee
 
 CPANCertified Post Anesthesia Nurse
A certification by the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing ... (more)
 
 CPAPCommon Provider Audit Program
 
 CPAPContinuous Positive Airway Pressure
 
 CPASClaims Processing Assessment System
 
 CPCColorado Pediatric Collaborative
A non-profit health network comprised of Colorado Pediatric Part... (more)
 
 CPCCertified Professional Coder
 
 CPCMCertified Professional Contract Manager
 
 CPCUCardiac Progressive Care Unit
 
 CPDCitrate Phosphate Dextrose
An anticoagulant
 
 CPDCompetitive Pricing Demonstration
 
 CPDCost Per Discharge
 
 CPDACurrent Premium Due Amount
 
 CPDA-1Citrate Phosphate Dextrose Adenine
An anticoagulant used for the preservation of whole blood and re... (more)
 
 CPDAHCPDA Hospital Insurance
 
 CPECertified Public Expenditures
 
 CPEContractor Performance Evaluation
 
 CPEPContractor Performance Evaluation Program
Also known as Contractor Performance Evaluation Profile
 
 CPFContinuous Planning and Forecasting
 
 CPFACost Plus Fee Award
 
 CPFFCost Plus Fixed Fee
 
 CPFTCertified Pulmonary Function Technologist
A certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC... (more)
 
 CPGClinical Practice Guidelines
 
 CPGClinical Practice Guideline
 
 CPHACommission on Professional Hospital Activities
 
 CPhTCertified Pharmacy Technician
 
 CPIConsumer Price Index
 
 CPICoverage Period Indicator
 
 CPI-PDConsumer Price Index for Prescription Drugs and Medical Supplies
 
 CPI-UConsumer Price Index for Urban Areas
 
 CPICCertification Package for Internal Controls
 
 CPIFCost Plus Incentive Fee
 
 CPMCertified Professional Midwife
 
 CPMClaims Processing Manual
 
 CPMClinical Performance Measure
 
 CPMContractor Performance Management
Also known as Contractor Performance Module
 
 CPMCritical Path Method
 
 CPMCurrent Payment Month
 
 CPM/EISContractor Performance Management/Enterprise Information System
 
 CPMDContinuous Passive Motion Device
 
 CPMEStanding Committee of European Doctors
 
 CPMRCClinical Practice Model Resource Center
 
 CPNCertified Pediatric Nurse
A certification by the National Certification Board of Pediatric... (more)
 
 CPNPCertified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
A certification by the National Certification Board of Pediatric... (more)
 
 CPOCare Plan Oversight
 
 CPOChief of Purchasing Office
 
 CPOEComputerized Physician Order Entry
Also referred to as Computerized Provider Order Entry
 
 CPONCertified Pediatric Oncology Nurse
A certification by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporatio... (more)
 
 CPPCCost Plus Percentage of Cost
 
 CPPUCardiac Pre Post Unit
Also known as Cardiac Pre Post Care Unit
 
 CPQCClaims Processing Quality Control
 
 CPRCardiopulmonary Resuscitation
An emergency procedure, performed in an effort to manually prese... (more)
 
 CPRComparative Performance Report
 
 CPRComputerized Patient Record
 
 CPRContractor Performance Report
 
 CPRCost Performance Report
 
 CPRCustomary, Prevailing, and Reasonable
As in charges
 
 CPRIComputer-based Patient Record Institute
 
 CPRSContractor Performance Reporting System
 
 CPSCenter for Policy Studies
 
 CPSClassified Position System
 
 CPSCritical Payment System
 
 CPSClinical Practice Specialist
 
 CPSCConsumer Products Safety Commission
 
 CPSRContractor Purchasing System Review
Also known as Contractor Procurement System Review
 
 CPTChild Protection Team
 
 CPTCurrent Procedural Terminology
Numbers assigned to every task and service a medical practitione... (more)
 
 CPTPhlebotomy Technician Certification
 
 CPTClaims Processing Timeliness
 
 CPTCost Per Treatment
 
 CPTChange Patient Type
 
 CPT-4Current Procedural Terminology, Version 4
 
 CPUCentral Processing Unit
 
 CPUChild Psychiatric Unit
 
 CPVCost Per Visit
 
 CPXComplete Physicial Exam
 
 CPZCompazine
A dangerous abbreviation which should not be used because it can... (more)
 
 CQASCarrier Quality Assurance System
Now known as Part B QAS
 
 CQIContinuous Quality Improvement
 
 CQMRCarrier Quarterly Medical Review
 
 CQRCo-worker Quality Review
 
 CRCreate Review
Functionality in Canopy (Allscripts) to create a new InterQual a... (more)
 
 CRChange Request
 
 CRContinuing Resolution
 
 CRCost Report
 
 CRCross Reference
 
 CRAGContractor Risk Assessment Guide
 
 CRAHChange Request Approval History
 
 CRAMCross Region Access Method
 
 CRBChange Review Board
 
 CRCCertified Rehabilitation Counselor
 
 CRCCapital Related Costs
 
 CRCCareer Resource Center
 
 CRCCyclic Redundancy Check
 
 CRCCCompensation Related Customary Charges
 
 CrClCreatine Clearance
 
 CRDCentre for Reviews and Dissemination
 
 CRDChronic Renal Disease
Also known as ESRD
 
 CREPCost Report Evaluation Program
 
 CRESUSCost Report Evaluation System subsystem
 
 CRFChange Request Form
 
 CRGCarrier Representative Group
 
 CRGClinical Risk Group
A classification provided via 3M's Clinical Risk Grouping Softwa... (more)
 
 CRIClient Record Index
 
 CRIControlled Rate of Increase
 
 CRIPACivil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act
 
 CRLECost Reimbursement Level of Effort
 
 CRMCustomer Relationship Management
 
 CRNCertified Radiologic Nurse
Credential for nurses who have taken the Certification Examinati... (more)
 
 CRNCost-related Nonadherence
Used to describe patient non-compliance with a care plan as a re... (more)
 
 CRNACertified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
A certification by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist... (more)
 
 CRNFACertified Registered Nurse First Assistant
An operating certification by the Certification Board Perioperat... (more)
 
 CRNICertified Registered Nurse Infusion
A certification by the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation... (more)
 
 CROWDContractor Reporting of Operational and Workload Data
 
 CRPCommon Rules Processor
 
 CRPConsolidated Review Program
 
 CRRNCertified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse
A certification by the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN... (more)
 
 CRRN-ACertified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse - Advanced
An advanced certification by the Association of Rehabilitation N... (more)
 
 CRSCritical Reduction Schedule
 
 CRSCustom Reporting Solution
A module for custom report development in TeleTracking
 
 CRSCongressional Reporting System
 
 CRSCongressional Research Service
 
 CRSLCost Report Settlement Log
 
 CRTCertified Respiratory Therapist
A certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC... (more)
 
 CRTSCuff Records Tracking System
 
 CRTTCertified Respiratory Therapy Technician
A job title, not a certification
 
 CRVRCatastrophic Repeal Validation Review
 
 CRVSCalifornia Relative Value Study
 
 CRWHChange Request Work History
 
 CSClaims Services
 
 CSCovered Services
 
 CSCustomer Service
 
 CSCentral Supply
 
 CSACertified Surgical Assistant
 
 CSAComputer Security Act
A 1987 act
 
 CSACross Service Agreement
 
 CSACConsensus Standards Advisory Committee
An NQF committee
 
 CSAMSCustomer Service Assessment and Management System
 
 CSAPCenter for Substance Abuse Prevention
 
 CSATComputer Security Awareness Training
 
 CSCCustomer Service Center
 
 CSCCCustomer Service Call Center
See also SPOC, now Customer Service Center (CSC)
 
 CSDCustomer Service Desk
 
 CSFCritical Success Factor
 
 CSGClinical Service Group
 
 CSGChildren's Specialty Group
The specialty clinics operated by CHW and MCW in Wisconsin
 
 CSIComputer Security Institute
 
 CSIRCComputer Security Incident Response Capability
 
 CSMICorporate Storage Management Initiative
 
 CSMMCustomer Support for Medicare Modernization
 
 CSNContact Serial Number
A unique value used to identify something, such as a patient enc... (more)
 
 CSOCommunity Service Offices
 
 CSOCustomer Service Order
 
 CSOTCustomer Service Outstation Team
See also OCST
 
 CSPCertified Systems Professional
 
 CSPCustomer Service Plan
 
 CSPCustomer Service Program
 
 CSPCentral Sterile Processing
 
 CSRCore Security Requirements
 
 CSRCustomer Service Record
 
 CSRCustomer Service Representative
 
 CSRCustomer Service Request
 
 CSRContinuous Service Readiness
 
 CSRACivil Service Reform Act
A 1978 act
 
 CSRSCivil Service Retirement System
 
 CSSPComputer Systems Security Plan
 
 CSSRCommunications System Segment Replacement
 
 CSSRCost Schedule Status Report