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AAPC
American Academy of Professional Coders
professional organization
AHIMA
American Health Information Management Association
professional organization
CPT
Current Procedural Terminology
coding manual
CMS
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
government entity
Medical Coder
a person who transforms medical descriptions of healthcare services into specific numeric or alphanumeric codes.
definition
HCFA
Health Care Financing Administration
government entity
HCPCS
Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System
coding manual
ICD-9-CM
International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification
coding manual
WHO
World Health Organization
international entity
What are the two levels of the HCPCS?
Level I - Current Procedural Terminology

Level II - National HCPCS codes
What are the codes in the ICD-9-CM codebook used for?
To code: diagnoses, injuries, diseases, symptoms, illnesses, and conditions
DIDSIC
What are the two main National HCPCS categories used by the majority of healthcare professionals?
Drugs administered other than oral method

Medical surgical supplies
DRNO/MSS
Which HCPCS level codes are alphanumeric?
National HCPCS codes
Which HCPCS codes are five-digit numeric codes?
CPT codes
Name the four federal health plans.
Federal Employee Health Plan
CHAMPUS
Medicare
Medicaid
FEHP / CMM
What are the six sections of the CPT codebook?
Surgery
Anesthesia
Medicine
Pathology and Laboratory
Evaluation and Management
Radiology
Name three things that National HCPCS codes describe that are very limited within the CPT codebook.
Supplies
Injections
Materials
SIM
Who holds the copyright for all CPT codes?
American Medical Association