American Hospital Association & Medicare in joint insurance claims web info service:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The American Hospital Association has joined with Medicare in creating a web-based information clearinghouse on the healthcare common procedure coding system (HCPCS) - the standard code that doctors, hospitals and suppliers use to file insurance claims for medical devices and other items and services. The address of the website is www.ahacentraloffice.org. Those seeking answers to specific questions about a code can download a request form that can be faxed or mailed to the AHA central office. The collaborators said they intend to issue quarterly updates on how to properly use established HCPCS codes.