We live in a world in which access to information is key to success.

The following is a listing of resources and topics that provide search opportunities and are relevant across multiple practice settings.

Associations and Health Care Related Organizations

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
American Health Information Management Association
American Medical Association
American Osteopathic Association
Centers for Disease Control
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Drug Enforcement Administration  
Health Care Compliance Association
The Joint Commission Medicare’s Consumer Information Website
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute – (Cancer Trials page)
Occupational Health and Safety Administration
Office of Civil Rights
Social Security Administration
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Wisconsin Society for Healthcare Risk Management
World Health Organization


American Academy of Professional Coders
Healthcare Financial Management Association 
Wisconsin Healthcare Financial Management Association


HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin
HIPAA Administrative Simplification Statute and Rules
HIPAA Harmonization Guidance 2014
HIPAA Harmonization Decision Implementation Flow 2014
42 CFR Part 2 – Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records – Health Information Management Guidelines -Summary of Final Rule Changes


Federal Register – See also National Archives & Records Administration
Health Law Resource Center
National Archives & Records Administration 
Wisconsin Statutes 146.81-146.84

Meaningful Use

ONC – Electronic Health Records and Meaningful Use

Privacy and Security

HIMSS Privacy and Security Toolkit
Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration Provider Education Toolkit
Breach Notification Rule


National Committee for Quality Assurance
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
National Practitioner Data Bank
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
American Society for Quality
Lean Healthcare Exchange
The Advisory Board Company
AHIMA Compendium of Best Practices
Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network

RAC (Recovery Audit Contractor) Program

CMS – RAC Overview


America’s Health Insurance Plans
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Healthcare Financial Management Association  
Wisconsin Healthcare Financial Management Association
Medicare Claims Processing Manual (CMS)
Medicare Program Integrity Manual  (CMS) 

Release of Information

WHIMA Best Practices – Management of Work Comp ROI Requests

Risk Management

Wisconsin Society for Healthcare Risk Management