When it comes to medical terminology, think LEGO. A LEGO brick is just a LEGO brick, but when you snap these pieces of plastic together, you get something upscale. Similarly, word parts — like mini bricks — make up most medical terms. Once you start to learn the word parts, you no longer see an unknowable 21-letter word.
AAPC is the world's largest training and credentialing organization for the business of healthcare, with members worldwide working in medical coding, billing, auditing, compliance, clinical documentation improvement, revenue cycle management, and practice management.
The mission of AHRQ is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. The AHRQ Web site provides information on a variety of health topics focusing on specific populations and types of health care services.
Provides free and current health data on all 50 states. One can consult individual state profiles and also compare and download data on a variety of topics, including health coverage and uninsured, Medicaid and CHIP, health costs and budget, managed care and health insurance, and providers and service use.
Each week the JustCoding.com Web site is updated and features articles about inpatient coding, outpatient coding, HIM director advice, documentation improvement, as well as quizzes, news briefs, mini-polls and more." Much of this is available free. Basic information on billing and coding, along with information on careers, salaries, scholarships and schools.