Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Central Office announces the launch of AHA Coding Clinic Advisor, a dedicated website for medical coding question submission. AHA Central Office is the authoritative resource for ICD-9 coding advice and is now also accepting ICD-10 coding questions.
AHA Coding Clinic Advisor electronically accepts questions from coding professionals seeking advice on specific ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS and certain HCPCS codes. Previously, all questions were submitted via mail or fax.
Question submitters will be able to track the status of their question throughout the process from start to finish. Each submitted question is reviewed by the AHA Central Office staff and the complexity and uniqueness of the question determines response time. The extensive review process ensures the integrity and reliability of the answer provided.
The first ICD-10 responses from AHA Coding Clinic Advisor will be published in the fourth quarter issue of AHA Coding Clinic, the only official publication for ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding advice and guidelines published in collaboration with the Cooperating Parties (AHA, American Health Information Management Association, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and National Center for Health Statistics) and the Editorial Advisory Board.
For additional, please visit http://www.codingclinicadvisor.com.
About AHA Central Office
The American Hospital Association's Central Office serves as the official U.S. Clearinghouse on medical coding for the proper use of the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, Level I HCPCS (CPT-4 codes) for hospital providers and certain Level II HCPCS codes for hospitals, physicians and other health professionals.
About the American Hospital Association
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes more than 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, and 42,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.