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AAPC was founded in 1988 to provide education and professional certification to physician-based medical coders and to elevate the standards of medical coding by providing training, certification, networking, and job opportunities. Since then, AAPC has grown to over 155,000 members worldwide and offers 32 certifications encompassing the entire business side of healthcare, including professional service coding ( CPC®), professional billing (CPB), medical auditing (CPMA), clinical documentation (CDEO), medical compliance (CPCO), and physician practice management (CPPM)

Certifications demonstrate a professional’s working knowledge to support cleaner claim submission, faster reimbursement, fewer denials, and better run practices and facilities.

AAPC offers superior training for all stages of a healthcare career, whether it be those new to the business of healthcare or experienced medical professionals seeking to advance with the latest industry trends.


Our strength comes from individual medical coders—more than 155,000 strong. A strong AAPC means more resources for members and a powerful voice in Washington and state capitols. AAPC and your state and local chapters enhance your ability to achieve success and your excellence as a medical cover, and ensure a strong future for the profession.

Become a member of AAPC and join the world's largest training and credentialing organization for the business of healthcare. We represent members working in medical coding, auditing, regulatory compliance, revenue cycle management, and practice management. AAPC membership includes individual, student, and corporate memberships.

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Which certification is right for you?

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