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PAHCOM and AMBA Join the Coalition for ICD-10

The Coalition for ICD-10 welcomes the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM) and the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA) to its member roster.

Founded in 1988, PAHCOM is a national organization dedicated to promoting professionalism in physician office practice management. PAHCOM supports more than 3000 solo physician and small group physician practices across the United States through by providing professional development opportunities including continuing education, networking, online tools & resources, and nationally recognized certification (CMM) for health care office managers. More information about PAHCOM is available at www.pahcom.com

AMBA members provide billing services to hundreds of doctors and other healthcare providers. Initially focused on small, independent third party medical billers, AMBA’s membership has grown since its founding in 1998 to include doctor’s office billers as well as independent third-party billers. AMBA offers industry and regulatory education, networking opportunities, and the only medical billing specialist certification exam (CMRS) nationally recognized by billers, coders, employers and other entities. More information about ABMS is available at www.ambanet.net

The Coalition for ICD-10 is an alliance of hospitals, health plans, professional associations, hospital and physician office coding experts, vendors and the health information technology (HIT) community united in support of U.S. adoption of the ICD-10 coding standard. The Coalition for ICD-10 promotes the critical importance of ICD-10 to improving quality measurement, public health surveillance, clinical research, and healthcare payment through research, education, advocacy, and mobilization.

In addition to AMBA and PAHCOM, the Coalition for ICD-10 includes:

Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
American Hospital Association (AHA)
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
BlueCross BlueShield Association
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)
Health IT Now Coalition
Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA)
Roche Diagnostics Corporation
Siemens Health Services
3M Health Information Systems
WellPoint

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