Student Resources

Government Sites and Resources
The Medicare Correct Coding Initiative automated edits are online at
Coverage of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, HI…

Medicare Learning Network:

Online Medicare manuals:

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule:

Conditions of Participation:

General information on HCPCS
Annual alphanumeric Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System file

Questions and Answers on HIPAA Privacy Policies

HIPAA Privacy Rule
“Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information; Final Rule.” 45 C…

NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics) posts the ICD-9-CM addenda and guidelines

The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, ten…

ICD-9-CM addenda

ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting

NIH Listserv

The National Institute of Health (NIH) Listserv home page can be accessed to sign up for a variety of listservs, such as

  • HIPAA-OUTREACH-L: HHS HIPAA Administrative Simplification Info
  • HOSPITALODF-L: Hospital Open Door Forum
  • HOSPITALS-ACUTE-L: Medicare Acute Care provider information
  • MEDICAREGOV HOSPITAL: Hospital Quality Initiative

The National Uniform Billing Committee develops and maintains a standardized data set for…

The National Uniform Claim Committee develops and maintains a standardized data set for u…

The Office of Civil Rights of the HHS enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule; Privacy Fact Sheet…

The Office of Inspector General of the HHA home page links to fraud and abuse, advisory o…
Model compliance programs are found at

General TRICARE information
CHAMPVA Overview

Washington Publishing Company is the link for HIPAA Transaction and Code Sets implementation guides. It also assists several organizations in the maintenance and distribution of HIPAA-related code lists that are external to the X12 family of standards:

  • Provider Taxonomy Codes
  • Claim Adjustment Reason Codes
  • Claim Status Codes
  • Claim Status Category Codes
  • Health Care Services Decision Reason Codes
  • Insurance Business Process Application Error Codes
  • Remittance Remark Codes

The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs on the Department of Labor website provides …

Electronic Medical Records
AHIMA Coverage of Related Topics Located under HIM resources under the Practice Brief tab…

  • Maintaining a Legally Sound Health Record
  • The Legal Process and Electronic Health Records
  • Implementing Electronic Signatures
  • HIM Practice Transformation/EHR’s Impact on HIM Functions
  • Core Data Sets for the Physician Practice Electronic Health Record

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Computer-based Patient Record Institute (CPRI)
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Medical Record Institute

AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians
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AAHAM American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management
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AAHP American Association of Health Plans
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AAMA American Association of Medical Assistants
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AAPC American Academy of Professional Coders
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ACA International (formerly American Collectors Association)
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ACHE American College of Healthcare Executives
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ACI American Compliance Institute
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AFEHCT Association for Health Care Transactions
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AGPAM American Guild of Patient Account Managers
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AHA American Hospital Association
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AHDI Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity
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AHIMA American Health Information Management Association
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AHIP America’s Health Plans
Links to Member Health Plans
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AHLA American Health Lawyers Association
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AMA American Medical Association
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AMB Association of Medical Billers
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American Hospital Directory
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AMIA American Medical Informatics Association
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AMT American Medical Technologists
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ANA American Nursing Association
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ANSI American National Standards Institute
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BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
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CHIME College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
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CLMA Clinical Laboratory Management Association
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HBMA Healthcare Billing and Management Association
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HCCA Health Care Compliance Association
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HFMA Healthcare Financial Management Association
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Healthcare Intelligence Network
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Joint Commission
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MGMA Medical Group Management Association
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NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance
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NCVHS National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics
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PAHCOM Professional Association of Health Care Office Management
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URAC American Accreditation HealthCare Commission
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Selected Coding Resources
Note that many commercial vendors of the annual coding books offer package prices for the year’s CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS references. Professional organizations may also offer discounts.

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

309 West 700 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
800 626 CODE
Certification courses/examinations and coding-related publications

AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM

AHA Order Services
PO Box 92683
Chicago, IL 60675-2683
800 242 2626
Official Coding Guidelines for ICD-9-CM

American Association of Health Information Management (AHIMA)

233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601-5800
312 233 1100
Certification courses/examinations and coding-related publications

AMA Press

PO Box 930884
Atlanta, GA 31193-0884
800 621 8335
Annual Editions of CPT, ICD, and HCPCS
CPT Assistant and CPT Clinical Examples

The Coding Institute

2272 Airport Road South
Naples, FL 34112
800 508 2582
Coding resources in medical specialties; seminars

Coding Strategies, Inc.

5401 Dallas Hwy, Suite 606
Powder Springs, GA 30132
877 6 CODING
Medical coding education and specialty publications

Conomikes Reports, Inc.

12233 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 116
Los Angeles, CA 90064
800 421 6512
Newsletters and handbooks 


200 Hoods Lane
Marblehead, MA 01945
800 650 6787
Training materials and E-newsletters

Ingenix, Inc.

St. Anthony Publishing/Medicode
2525 Lake Park Blvd.
Salt Lake City, UT 84120
Annual editions of ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS books; newsletters, and electronic reference manuals

MMHSI/Coders Central

800 253 4945
Online resource for coding reference books
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Medical Management Institute

11405 Old Roswell Road
Alpharetta, GA 30004
800 334 5725
Annual editions of ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS books; seminars
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National Center for Health Statistics

3311 Toledo Road
Hyattsville, MD
301 458 4000
ICD-9-CM code set, addenda, and coding guidelines available for downloading
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Practice Management Information Corp. (PMIC)

4727 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Annual editions of CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS code books; publications on practice management and coding reimbursement
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11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 1100
Rockville, MD 20852
301 287 2700
Newsletters, especially ICD-9/CPT Coding Pro and Specialty Coders’ Pink Sheets; publications
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United States Government Printing Office

Federal Register
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Online website for ICD and DRG codes
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