AHA Central Office is the official U.S. clearinghouse for the proper use of the ICD-10-CM/PCS systems and Level I HCPCS (CPT-4 codes) and certain Level II HCPCS codes for hospitals, health systems, physicians and other health professionals.
FOUNDED IN 1963, THE AHA CENTRAL OFFICE:
- Serves as the U.S. clearinghouse for issues related to the use of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS (and previous use of ICD-9-CM)
- Works with CDC and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to maintain the integrity of the classification system
- Recommends revisions and modifications to the current and future revisions of the ICD
- Develops educational material and programs on ICD-10-CM
- Publishes AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS and the AHA Coding Clinic for HCPCS.
AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS represents a long-standing public and private sector collaboration between the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the AHA, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).