Burn Care Unit.


Blood Donor Center.

Block Grant

A proposed method of administering Medicaid benefits by handing a block grant of funds over to the state to administer. States even get to define eligibility and benefits.

Black Lung Disease

A federal organization has been set up to pay for treatment of these conditions.


Usually in reference to “insurance benefits”, these are payments made by the risk barer (e.g., insurance carrier, public agency, etc.) for covered treatment.

Brand Name

The drug name appearing on the package label; this frequently is a trademark. For non-branded generic products, the description will usually be the generic name.


Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, better known as Mad Cow Disease.


See Family Groups.

Business Coalitions on Health

Groups of self-insured businesses, associations and otehr s that discuss ways to keep the cost of healthcare under control.