Support

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — www.cms.gov

This federal agency manages Medicare and Medicaid programs. This group issues the rules that healthcare providers must follow to receive payment for services.

American Hospital Association — www.aha.org

A national organization representing and serving all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) — www.ahima.org

National association for health information management (HIM) professionals.

American Academy of Professional Coders — www.aapc.com

National association created to raise quality standards of medical coding industry.

National Center for Health Statistics — www.cdc.gov/nchs

Part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site publishes statistical information about America’s health, including birth, death and use of healthcare services.

American Medical Association — www.ama-assn.org

National association of physicians dedicated to promoting medical science and improving public health.

Office of the Inspector General — www.oig.hhs.gov

Part of the Department of Health and Human Services, this agency investigates Medicare fraud, abuse and waste practices.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) — www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/index.html

Resources for understanding national standards for electronic health care transactions and laws protecting confidentiality, integrity and availability of patients’ health information.

National Institute of Health – http://www.nih.gov

The nation’s medical research agency—supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

ICD-10 Trainer – http://blogs.hcpro.com/icd-10