Medical Specialty Societies

Most of the Specialty Societies are listed here.

Many of them have a special coding, revenue management, practice management, billing (pick a name) section where we can find more information about certain procedures, how to code and what to expect in terms of reimbursement.

It is unfortunate that some of these societies have taken this information, putting it under “password protection” for their physician-based membership only.  They obviously do not realize the benefits of mutual partnership with billers and coders seeking information that we can’t get because we aren’t physicians, and our own physicians may not share this information with us because their financial information is included on these pages (same reason we can’t share our AAPC/AHIMA information because then others would have access to our financial info). We wish there was a better way to share.

Anyhow for authoritative reference, look to the societies when you can as they help the AMA to determine correct coding for specialty-related procedures.

American Medical Association [AMA]
American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Dermatology
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Pain Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American College of Cardiology
American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Emergency Physicians
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of Physicians
American College of Preventive Medicine
American College of Radiology
American College of Rheumatology
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
American Neurological Association
American Osteopathic Association - Billing & Coding Information
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
American Society of Addiction Medicine
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Internal Medicine
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
American Thoracic Society
American Urological Association
College of American Pathologists
Endocrine Society, The
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Interventional Radiology
Society of Thoracic Surgeons Coding Tips and FAQs