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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
www.ahrq.gov

AHRQ is the nation's lead federal agency for research on healthcare quality, costs, outcomes and patient safety.

Alternative Link ABC Code Set
www.alternativelink.com/ali/home
Alternative Link developed a set of integrative healthcare codes and related coding solutions that fill gaps in older coding systems and the national health information infrastructure.

American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM)
www.aaem.org
AAEM
believes the achievement of board certification represents the only acceptable method of attaining recognition as a specialist in Emergency Medicine.

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
www.aapc.com
AAPC represents the interests of nearly 45,000 coders worldwide.

American College of Cardiology (ACC)
www.acc.org
ACC advocates for quality cardiovascular care—through education, research promotion, development and application of standards and guidelines—and to influence healthcare policy.

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
www.acep.org
Founded in 1968, the ACEP represent more than 25,000 emergency medicine specialists, and serves as the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients and the public.

American College of Radiology (ACR)
www.acr.org
ACR, whose members include radiologists, radiation oncologists and medical physicists, supports scientific and educational advances in radiology.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
www.ahima.org
AHIMA is the national association for health information management professionals.

American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA)

www.ahraonline.org
AHRA is the national association for leaders in imaging sciences and other healthcare disciplines.

American Hospital Association (AHA)

www.aha.org
The AHA is the national trade association for the nation's not-for-profit hospitals and is responsible, along with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the National Center for Health Statistics, for the oversight and maintenance of the ICD-9-CM code set.

American Medical Association (AMA)
www.ama-assn.org
As the nation's largest physician membership association, the AMA represents physicians' interests at the national, state and local levels. The AMA maintains the CPT code set.

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
www.amia.org
AMIA is active in developing global health information policy and technology, with particular emphasis on using HIT to meet the health needs of underserved populations.

American Pathology Foundation (APF)
www.apfconnect.org
The American Pathology Foundation is dedicated to providing quality management and financial education, training and practice management resources for pathologists.  

Association of Emergency Physicians (AEP)
www.aep.org
The AEP is an association for all practicing emergency physicians, regardless of residency training and/or board certification status.

Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA)
www.ahia.org
AHIA is an international organization created to advance the healthcare internal auditing profession, which includes auditing disciplines such as operational, compliance, clinical/medical, financial and information technology.

Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS)
www.amdis.org
AMDIS is a professional organization for physicians interested in and responsible for HIT.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.cms.hhs.gov
This federal agency administers the Medicare program and works with states to administer Medicaid, the state Children's Health Insurance Program and health insurance portability standards. It is responsible, along with the AHA and National Center for Health Statistics, for the oversight and maintenance of the ICD-9-CM code set.

CLMA
www.clma.org
Founded in 1976, CLMA is an international association of 5,300 clinical laboratory professionals. CLMA provides leadership in the clinical laboratory industry supporting laboratory professionals at every stage of their career.

Coding Conferences
www.codingconferences.com
The Coding Conferences arranges health & medical coding conferences, coding seminars and latest coding updates.

College of American Pathologists (CAP)
www.cap.org
CAP represents board-certified pathologists and promotes excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine.

CPC Exam
http://www.codingcert.com/about_aapc_cpc_exam.html
We offer Medical Coding & Billing certification training in our medical coding boot camps and helping you to be a certified coder.

eHealth Initiative
www.ehealthinitiative.org
A not-for-profit organization aimed at improving the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare through information and information technology.

Healthcare Billing and Management Association (HBMA)
www.hbma.com
HBMA represents third-party medical billers who process physician and other provider claims.

Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)

www.hcca-info.org
HCCA promotes compliance standards and provides necessary resources for ethics and compliance professionals.

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
www.hfma.org
HFMA represents chief executive officers, chief financial officers, controllers, patient accounts managers, accountants and consultants working in hospitals, integrated delivery systems, managed care organizations, ambulatory and long-term care facilities, physician practices, accounting and consulting firms, and insurance companies.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
www.himss.org
HIMSS focuses on providing leadership to improve healthcare through the optimal use of health information technology and management systems.

International Academy of Cardiology (IAC)
www.cardiologyonline.com
IAC is dedicated to the advancement of global research in cardiovascular medicine through the support of scientific meetings and publications.

iSixSigma Healthcare
www.healthcare.isixsigma.com
iSixSigma is a free information resource to help business professionals successfully implement quality within their organizations.

KLAS
www.healthcomputing.com
KLAS is a research and consulting firm that monitors and reports on the performance of HIT vendors and healthcare Professional Services Firms (PSFs).

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
www.mgma.org
The MGMA represents medical group practices across the country.

Medical Records Institute

www.medrecinst.com
MRI supports the promotion of electronic health records, e-health, mobile health and related applications of information technologies.

National Alliance for Health Information Technology
www.nahit.org
The alliance convenes healthcare leaders to develop a vision for a unified HIT system.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
www.nchs.gov
The NCHS is responsible, along with the AHA and CMS, for the oversight and maintenance of the ICD-9-CM code set.

Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA)
www.rbma.org
RBMA represents managers of radiology businesses.

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
www.rsna.org
RSNA promotes research in all aspects of radiology and related sciences, including basic clinical research to promote healthcare quality.

Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)
www.scai.org
SCAI promotes excellence in invasive and interventional cardiovascular medicine through physician education and representation, and the advancement of quality standards to enhance patient care. 

Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)
www.sirweb.org
SIR is a professional society for physicians who specialize in interventional or minimally invasive procedures.

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