Industry Partners & Resources

ZHealth Publishing’s partnerships with 3M and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) have respectively integrated our coding book series into the software of thousands of hospitals and promoted the recognition of expert coders within the highly complex field of interventional radiology.


ZHealth Publishing began a partnership with 3M Health Information Systems (HIS) (a wholly owned subsidiary of 3M Company) in 2007 to provide access to our coding books as part of 3M Encoder. Specifically, Dr. Z's Interventional Radiology Coding Reference is incorporated into over 3,000 hospitals across the nation as part of 3M Encoder’s optional 3M(TM) Coding Reference Plus Software package.

With twenty-five years of healthcare experience and expertise, 3M HIS delivers comprehensive software and consulting services to help organizations worldwide improve documentation, quality and financial performance.


Together with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and other specialists, ZHealth Publishing established the Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder (CIRCC) specialty in 2008.  This innovative credential provides much-needed recognition for expertise in one of the most difficult and complex areas of coding.

Founded in 1988, with 119 thousand members, the AAPC is the nation’s largest and most established training and credentialing organization for the business side of medicine.