State/Local Links

OkHIMA is dedicated to giving you the inside intelligence you need to thrive professionally. Toward that aim we have created a wealth of resources with practice guidance on critical health information management and health informatics topics. As a convenience to our members, we have compiled a list of State and Local businesses links related to medical and health care topics. The links in this section of the web site provide access to resources and product on each of the following general topics:


  • Professional/Organizational Links
  • Legal/Regulatory/Policy Links
  • Service Links
  • Journals/Magazines
  • State AHIMA Association Links

Professional / Organization Links

AAMT – American Association for Medical Transcription

ACHE – American College of Healthcare Executives

ACR – American College of Radiology

ACS – American Cancer Society

AHA – American Heart Association

AHA – American Hospital Association

AHCA – American Health Care Association

AHDI – Association for Health Documentation Integrity

AHIMA – American Health Information Management Association

AHIMA Advocacy and Public Policy Center

AHIMA Body of Knowledge

AHIMA Code of Ethics

AHIMA Engage Communities

AHIMA Foundation

AHRQ – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

ALA – American Lung Association

AMA – American Medical Association

AMIA – American Medical Informatics Association

AOA – American Osteopathic Association

APF – American Pain Foundation

APHA – American Public Health Association

ARMA – Association of Record Managers and Administrators

ATA – American Telemedicine Association

BCBS – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma

CCI – Correct Coding Initiative

CHIME – College of Health Information Management Executives

CPR – Computerized Prescription Record

CPRI – Computerized Patient Record Institute Doctor’s Guide

ENA – Emergency Nurses Association Foundation for Women’s Cancer

Healthcare Financial Management Association

HIMSS – Healthcare Information Management Systems Society

IFHRO – International Federation of Health Records Organization

Lab Tests Online

Mayo Health


Medicare Computer-Based Training


Merck Manual Online

MGMA – Medical Group Management Association

NAHC – National Association for Home Care

NAHDO – National Association for Health Data Organizations

NAHQ – National Association for Healthcare Quality

NAMSS – National Association of Medical Staff Services

NCBI – National Center for Biotechnology Information

NCI – National Cancer Institute

NCI / SEER – Surveillance Epidemiology & End Results – Cancer Information

NCHS – CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics

NCQA – National Committee on Quality Assurance

NCRA – National Cancer Registrars Association

NHLBI – National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

NIAID – National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases

NIDDK – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

NIH – National Institutes of Health

NLM – National Library of Medicine

OAHCP – Oklahoma Association of Health Care Providers

OBDR – Oklahoma Birth Defects Registry

OCRA – Oklahoma Cancer Registrars Association

OCTAVE – Operationally Critical Threat, Asset and Vulnerability Evaluation

OFMQ – Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality

OFMQ REC – Regional Extension Center

OHA – Oklahoma Hospital Association

OHFMA – Oklahoma Healthcare Financial Management Association

OKHCA – Oklahoma Healthcare Authority (Medicaid)

OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHD – Oklahoma State Health Department

OSMA – Oklahoma State Medical Association

PAHCOM – Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers

PPE – Professional Practice Experience Guide

RBMA – Radiology Business Management Association

RSNA – Radiological Society of North America

SCAR – Society for Computer Applications in Radiology

TATRC – Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center

US Government Accountability Office

US Government Publishing Office

USDA – Food and Nutrition Information Center

WEDI – Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

WHO – World Health Organization Women’s Cancer Network

Legal / Regulatory / Policy Links

AAAHC – Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

AAHP – American Association of Health Plans

AAPC – American Academy of Procedural Coders

ACC – American College of Cardiology

ACS – American College of Surgeons

AHLA – American Health Lawyers Association

AHRQ – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

ARRA – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

CARF – Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

CCHIT – Certification Commission for Health Information Technology

CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Children’s Health IT Adoption Toolbox

CMS – Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly HCFA)

CMS – Change Request (CR) 5499 (Present on Admission Indicator)

CMS Transmittal for Injections and Infusions

CTEL – Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law

DHHS – Department of Health and Human Services

DWT (Davis, Wright, and Tremaine for HIPAA Information)

Federal Register

Find Law

HCCA – Health Care Compliance Association

Health IT Adoption Toolbox

Healthcare Government

Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Resources

HHS – Department of Health & Human Services – Office of Civil Rights – HIPAA

HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIS – Indian Health Service

HL7 – Electronic Health Record (Technical Committee Home Page)

HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration

HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration – RuralICD-10 – International Classification of Disease Resources

JCAHO – Joint Committee on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

Legal Research website

LII – Legal Information Institute – US Code

Medicare Consumer Education

My Advocacy Action Center

NCI – National Cancer Institute

NIH – National Institute of Health

NLC – National Library of Congress

OAG – Oklahoma Office of Attorney General

Official US Government Site for Medicare

OIG – Office of Inspector General

OKHITECH – Oklahoma Health Information Technology

Oklahoma Copy Cost

Oklahoma Health Care Authority

Oklahoma House of Representatives

Oklahoma Legislative Bills

Oklahoma State Legislature

Oklahoma State Regulations

Oklahoma State Senate

Oklahoma State Standards (2010)

Oklahoma State Statutes

OMB – Oklahoma Medical Board

ONC – Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

OSBELTCA – Oklahoma State Board of Examiners for Long Term Care Admin

OSDH – Oklahoma State Department of Health

OSG – Office of Surgeon General

OWH – Office on Women’s Health

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SSA – US Social Security Administration

TJC – The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO)

US Department of Health and Human Services

US Department of JusticeUS Department of LaborUSA House of Representatives

USA Senate

WHO – World Health Organization Core Health Indicators


Services Links (Some sites have a Vendor Directory)

Journals / Magazines

State AHIMA Associations