Links of Importance
Communicating with Intermediaries and Carriers:
Medicare contracts cover the rights and obligations of Intermediaries, Carriers, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Requests for action or information not specifically authorized by such contracts should not be made. Any questions in this regard should be addressed to the Office of Internal Customer Support, Acquisition and Grants Group, Division of Medicare Contractors.
Email to: OICS-AGG-DMC@HCFA.GOV
Practice Management Sites:
Assistance with Coding & Billing Issues:
Communicating with Lawmakers:
Medical Reference Sites:
Healthplan & Provider Sites:
Insurance Company Info Sites:
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Home Page
Including: About HHS, HHS Agencies on the Internet, News & Public Affairs, What's New, Research Data, Policy, Topic Index
- Office of Personnel Management
Information for Federal employees -- new legislation, job availability, retirement, pay schedules and more.
- The Social Security Administration
- Departmental Appeals Board Home Page
Decisions search form, Practice Manual, appeals guidelines, governing regulations, Alternative Dispute Resolution Service.
- GRANTSNet (HHS)
Information on HHS and other grants.
Legislative information on the Internet.
- White House Federal Briefing Room: Health Statistics
This site contains statistical health information updated on a monthly basis. Topics include: Vital Statistics, Use of Health Services, Prevention and Risk, Health Status, Reportable Diseases, and Health Care Expenditures.
One-stop location for U.S. Government information including: U.S. Government information servers, recent Government reports, FedWorld FTP site with more than 10,000 files, FedWorld Telnet site with detailed information from over 50 agencies.
- .HHS Office of the Inspector GeneralThe DHHS Data Council (DDC)
Information on the activities of the Department's Internal advisory group on data policy, including national health data standards.
The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS)
Information on the activities of the Department's External advisory committee on data policy, including national health data standards.
- YAHOO: Government: Agencies: Executive Branch
Links to Executive Branch agencies.