Helpful Medical Billing Resources
Here is a collection of medical billing resources that are helpful for a billing or coding specialist. This list is updated regularly with helpful resources or services. Many of these services or products are free or reasonably priced.
Medical Billing and Coding
AMA CPT Code Search
The American Medical Association (AMA) allows a personal non-commercial search of their Current Procedural Terminology Edition (“CPT”) manual. You have to create an account and accept their terms and conditions before using the search function.
The search tool limits the number of codes you can look up but does provide information on the treatment code such as a good description, general information, and the Medicare facility and non-facility payment for the geographic area selected.
An online searchable database of medical billing codes and related information. Pricing starts at $4.95 a month.
This is a basic free online searchable ICD-10-CM coding reference which has convert feature between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes.
This is one the most comprehensive websites that contains a lot of learning material to help get started in medical billing and coding.
Best Affordable EMR/EHR Systems
PracticeSuite offers a free edition and includes unlimited electronic commercial claims. PracticeSuite is a good way for medical billers or new practices to have a good practice management software without cost. Additional services and features can be added and PracticeSuite is a cloud based system so you don’t have to worry about backups and software maintenance.
Office Ally offers both a free clearinghouse service and a free practice management medical claims billing software. Both are accessed through the web.
Compliance Medical Billing Resources
An explanation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act including the Security and Privacy provisions.