Medical Coding Certification

AAPC's medical coding certifications are nationally recognized by employers, physician societies, and government organizations such as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most employers prefer to hire credentialed medical coders. Additionally, certified coders earn 17% more than non-credentialed coders.*

AAPC medical coding certifications are a must for anyone interested in pursuing a career in medical coding and billing.

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)

Outpatient Physician Office Credential

The CPC® credential validates proficiency in the correct application of CPT®, HCPCS Level II procedure and supply codes, and ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes used for coding and billing for medical claims in a physician's office.

Certified Professional Coder - Outpatient Hospital (CPC-H®)

Outpatient Hospital/Facility Credential

The CPC-H® credential validates proficiency in the correct application of CPT®, HCPCS Level II procedure and supply codes, and ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes used for coding and billing in an outpatient hospital or facility.

Certified Professional Coder – Payer (CPC-P®)

Payer Coding Credential

The CPC-P® credential validates proficiency in the correct application of CPT®, HCPCS Level II procedure and supply codes, and ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes used for coding and billing in a payer environment (health plans, Medicare, Medicaid) – where medical claims are processed for payment.

Specialty Coding Credentials

Specialty Credentials for Expert Coders

These specialty certifications enable coders to demonstrate superior levels of expertise in their respective specialty disciplines.

CASCC CANPC CCC CCVTC CCPC CPCD CEDC CEMC CFPC CGIC CSFAC CGSC CHONC CIMC CIRCC COBGC COSC CENTC CPEDC CPRC CRHC CUC
* Medical Coding Salary