External Resource Links

Noridian believes providers should have access to as many resources as possible. This is why we provide links to related sites that expand upon the information we provide.

Note: All links on this page will direct you away from the our Noridian Medicare site. We cannot and do not make any representation to you about these sites or the materials available on them. We do not endorse products or services offered by these organizations.

Other Medicare Entities

Link Description
NPI Registry The NPI Registry enables you to search for a provider's NPPES information. All information produced by the NPI Registry is provided in accordance with the NPPES Data Dissemination Notice. Information in the NPI Registry is updated daily.
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Medicare Administrative Contractors:

Although DME is covered by Medicare Part B, it is a different contract from Medicare Part B Fee-For-Service.

DME supplies medical equipment such as:

  • Canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs
  • Diabetic test strips and monitors
  • Hospital beds
  • Ostomy bags, surgical dressings and splints
  • Prosthetics/orthotics
Railroad Medicare (Palmetto GBA) Palmetto GBA is the Part B carrier for Railroad Medicare nationwide.



Link Description
Federal Register Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
USA.gov The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal.


Medical Information

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American Medical Association The AMA helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.


Ordering Publications

Link Description
AMA Physician Catalog Purchase your coding books through the AMA.
American Hospital Formulary Service (AHFS) Handbook The 2012 AHFS Drug Information is the best selling source of comprehensive, unbiased, evaluative drug data available for healthcare professionals today.
Medical Coding Books and Software (ICD-9, ICD-10, and CPT) Purchase your coding books through http://www.medical-coding.net


Information for Beneficiaries

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Administration on Aging

In order to serve a growing senior population, AoA envisions ensuring the continuation of a vibrant aging services network at State, Territory, local and Tribal levels through funding of lower-cost, non-medical services and supports that provide the means by which many more seniors can maintain their independence.
Disability.gov Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations. You can find answers to questions about everything from Social Security benefits to employment to affordable and accessible housing.
Center for Health Dispute Resolution (Maximus) They play a critical role in helping governments achieve their goals by providing essential services to the most vulnerable citizens in the communities we serve. They understand that their efforts make a difference in people's lives. They're passionate about what they do, because they care.
National Institute on Aging (NIA) NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads the federal government in conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.
Social Security Administration (SSA) The official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
SSA (Español) The official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration. (Español)


Additional Resources

Link Description
Remittance Advice Reason Codes and Remark Codes The site that contains descriptions for Remittance Advice reason codes and remark codes.
HIPAA-Related Code Lists This link provides access to the listings of several code explanations.
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) NPI Outreach Initiative (NPIOI) Dedicated to improving healthcare through Electronic Commerce.


State Information

Links to State governments, Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO), and Medical Associations (MA)

California QIO - HSAG

State Government
Hawaii Hawaii Medical Association

Healthcare Association of Hawaii

QIO - Mountain-Pacific Quality Health (includes American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands

State Government
Nevada QIO - Health Insight

State Government


Last Updated Aug 14, 2018