On its website, the American Academy of Professional Coders offers a database of medical codes and their meanings. Users can search by billing code, lab test or procedure name, or by using a keyword.
There are a number of different coding systems, and the American Academy of Professional Coders allows users to select which coding systems they want included in their search. These different systems serve specific purposes. The Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System is primarily used to send itemized bills to payees. Another system, the International Classification of Diseases, is used to track disease and treatments across different regions of the world, according to the World Health Organization