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AAPC
AAPC provides education and professional certification to physician-based medical coders and to elevate the standards of medical coding by providing student training, certification, ongoing education, networking, and job opportunities.

American Hospital Association (AHA)
AHA is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks and their patients and communities. This organization ensures that members' perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates and judicial matters. 

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Founded in 1928 to improve health record quality, AHIMA has played a leadership role in the effective management of health data and medical records needed to deliver quality healthcare to the public.

American Medical Association (AMA)
The AMA is dedicated to ensuring sustainable physician practices that result in better health outcomes for patients. AMA's mission is to promote the art and science of medicine as well as the betterment of public health. 

Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Service (CMS)
CMS covers 100 million people through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program and the Health Insurance Marketplace. CMS' goal is to achieve a high quality health care system and they aim for better care at lower costs and improved health.

  • Hospital Compare
    Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals, including over 130 Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers, across the country. You can use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care
  • New Medicare Cards
    CMS has begun the process of distributing new Medicare cards, hoping to reduce identity theft and fraud. This website provides information about the change, including the process by which they will be distributed.
  • 2018 Medicare Enrollment Guide
    Medicare enrollment and benefits can be confusing. If you are currently eligible for Medicare or are nearing the age of Medicare eligibility, it’s important to get a better understanding of how to navigate some of these vital enrollment dates.

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
HFMA is the nation's premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. This organization builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today.

Healthcare Information Mangement System Society (HIMSS)
HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.

National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM)
NAHAM is the leading resource in Patient Access Services. They establish best practices and subject matter expertise; provide an array of networking, education, and certification opportunities; and enable their members to influence and promote high quality delivery of Patient Access Services.

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
MGMA is the leading association for medical practice executives and leaders. They provide the networking, education, advocacy, tools and resources to build strong practices that deliver the best possible patient care. 

Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA)
RBMA is an industry-leading organization comprised of more than 2.400 professionals who focus on the business of radiology. Members of RBMA support diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology and radiation oncology providers in the full spectrum of practice settings.

Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH)
The CAQH is a non-profit alliance that collaborates with healthcare providers, trade associations and insurers. The members of CAQH collectively develop and implement administrative solutions that produce meaningful, concrete benefits - for physicians, allied health professionals, their staffs, patients and plans.

American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA)
The AAMA is an association of multi-disciplinary healthcare management professionals of all levels, within all types of health organizations. the mission of AAMA is to advance excellence in healthcare leadership through individual relationships, multi-disciplinary interaction, practical business tools and active engagement. 

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • DHHS - Administrative Simplification
    Provisions by HIPPAA that require the Department of Health & Human Services to adopt national standards for electronic health care transactions and code sets, unique health identifiers and security. 
  • DHHS- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable. By doing so, they are working with the DHHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.
  • DHHS- Medicare
    Medicare is paid for through 2 trust fund accounts held by the U.S. Treasury. Medicare covers a wide variety of preventive services without charging for the deductible.
  • DHHS- Office of Inspector General
    The Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has been at the forefront of the Nation's efforts to fight waste, fraud and abuse in medicare, Medicaid and more than 300 other HHS programs.

American College Health Association (ACHA)
?The ACHA has linked college health professionals throughout the nation (and more recently around the globe), forming a powerful, collaborative networking base. The ACHA serves as the primary leadership organization for advancing the health of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education and research.

Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)
The HCCA is a member-based association for professionals who work in compliance in the healthcare provider field. This association provides training, certification, networking and other resources for over 9,500 members. The mission of HCCA is to focus on ethical practice and compliance standards as well as provide the necessary resources for ethics and compliance professionals and others who share these principles. 

Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)
WEDI is the leading authority on the use of Health IT to improve healthcare information exchange in order to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency and to reduce costs of the American healthcare system. WEDI was formed in 1991 and serves as a private and public industry solution to critical healthcare problems.

Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA)
The EDPMA is one of the nation's largest trade associations supporting the delivery of emergency medical care to all Americans. EDPMA's members deliver and support health care for over half of the 130 million patients who visit U.S. emergency departments each year.

Reviews.com
Reviews.com is a website dedicated to conducting data driven and unbiased research about topics that can help make an impact in people's lives. Reviews.com analyzed and graded student scholarship information using five core metrics, including functionality, scholarship availability, quality, application tools, and additional helpful resources.

Senior Medicare Fraud Patrol
Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. SMPs are grant-funded projects of the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL).