Medical coders, billers, and record specialists need to access pertinent information fast. The more information that is at your fingertips the more efficient and effective you can be.
Below are some links that will make the task of researching anything associated with the government much easier. From the CDC to The National Library of Medicine, it’s all here.
Center for Disease Control & Prevention CDC.gov provides users with credible, reliable health information on, Data and Statistics, Diseases and Conditions, Emergencies and Disasters, Environmental Health, Healthy Living, Injury, Violence and Safety, Life Stages and Populations, Travelers’ Health, Workplace Safety and Health, And more…
U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America.
Food and Drug Administration The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
Government Accountability Office GAO is known as “the investigative arm of Congress” and “the congressional watchdog.” GAO supports the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and helps improve the performance and accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
National Center for Health Statistics collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
National Health Information Center NHIC is a health information referral service that puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.
National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health NLM, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world’s largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.