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Health Information Management Technology Program: Recommended HIMT Websites

Provides a listing of resources both print and digital that support the HIMT program students in evaluating, controlling, and maintaining the information contained in all types of health records.

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 American Medical Association (AMA): Current Procedural Terminology (CPT): "The AMA is your trusted source for official Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®)—the most widely accepted medical nomenclature used to report medical procedures and services under public and private health insurance programs."

 American Hospital Directory: Find hospital profiles and state and national statistical information on hospitals.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):  Providing health insurance for many Americans through Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

HCPro JustCoding: "Continuing education for coding professionals." " will tell you about how the Health Insurance Marketplace will work, what choices you will have, and how to get ready." A wealth of information is provided on health information technology, including extensive information on electronic medical records."

HIPAA - Health Information Privacy: This website, from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, explains the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Introduction to health care in the U. S.: From Brookings Institute and Khan Academy, "Designed for clinicians as well as the general public, these engaging tutorials provide an overview of the U.S. health care system and payment and delivery reform efforts at the federal, state, and local levels. Created by the Merkin Initiative at The Brookings Institution and presented by Khan Academy, the content covers an introduction to health care costs, Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug coverage, and more."

ICD & ICF Home: A CDC website on both The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

MedlinePlus: Trusted health information database, oriented towards patients, made available by the National Library of Medicine.

National Center for Health Statistics: From the CDC, this site offers a wealth of statistical data.

Occupational Outlook Handbook on Medical Records and Health Information Technicians: From the U.S. Department of Labor, this entry examines the roles of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians and the career outlooks within this field.

O*NET on Medical Records and Health Information Technicians: O*NET On-line is created for the U.S. Department of Labor, and provides occupational information.

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