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Medical Billing and Coding

Learn about CCC Library's services and resources to assist Medical Billing and Coding (MBC) students.

Credible websites

Google search

Pro tip: It is way easier to find Oregon health laws via Google than on a healthcare website. But beware of shady or untrustworthy websites!!!

Use the site:.gov command to find credible information from the folks who create the laws - government websites.

Useful government websites / authors / publishers include:

  • Oregon Health Authority - oregon.gov/oha
  • Oregon State Legislature - oregonlegislature.gov
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - cms.gov
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - cdc.gov
  • National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  • US Department of Health and Human Services - hhs.gov
  • Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace - healthcare.oregon.gov
  • City of Portland - portlandoregon.gov
  • American Health Information Management Association - ahima.org
  • American Academy of Professional Coders - aapc.com

URLs last checked March 2021.

Searching for local billing guidelines

Directly search insurers' websites for telehealth billing information (or whatever) using Google! Use the search command site: to retrieve webpages from URLs you specify.

Google search bar with the search query telehealth billing guidelines site:.aetna.com

  1. Go to Google.
  2. Type in your search terms (telehealth billing guidelines)
  3. Type in site: followed by an insurer's website URL.

Insurers' website URLs

Aetna - aetna.com

BridgeSpan - bridgespanhealth.com

Cigna - cigna.com

CMS.gov (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) - cms.gov

Kaiser Permanente (KP) - kaiserpermanente.org

Moda - modahealth.com

PacificSource - pacificsource.com

Providence - providence.org

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield - regence.com

URLs last checked March 2021.

Websites: Billing guidelines for telehealth services

During COVID, the guidelines that apply to your work are constantly changing and it's important to get accurate, timely information. Below are resources recommended by CCC Library for finding current billing guidelines.

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