Advance for Health Information Professionals: “Cook Up a Plan to Get Rid of Your ‘A’”
Creating a certified professional coder (CPC) requires a special blend of ingredients. It takes a dash of hands-on experience, a heaping measure of training and one examination well done. Where can you find these ingredients? The AAPC has everything medical coders in physician offices, hospital outpatient facilities, ambulatory surgical centers and payer organizations need to earn certified credentials. This article gives the AAPC’s recipe for becoming a full-fledged CPC, CPC-H or CPC-P.