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Medical Certification Overview


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Medical coding standards have become increasingly complex. Regulations and requirements with the current healthcare delivery system are best met when medical coders, certified in specialty practice, provide medical coding. Medical coders achieve AAPC certification through specialized education, experience in an area of specialty, and a qualifying exam(s). Certification is a professional’s official recognition of achievement, expertise, and judgment. It is a mark of excellence requiring continued learning and skill development to maintain. These are just a few reasons why employers seek AAPC certified professionals.

Over 155,000 healthcare professionals hold AAPC certifications in physician offices, clinics, outpatient facilities, and hospitals. These credentials represent the gold standard in medical coding, billing, auditing, documentation, compliance, and practice management, and are nationally recognized by employers, medical societies, and government organizations.

Once trained and prepared, validate your expertise and schedule your credentialing exam.

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Demonstrate your knowledge of medical coding including the correct application of ICD-10-CM, CPT®, HCPCS Level II, and modifier coding assignments with the industry’s most recognized medical coding certifications.

Validate your knowledge, skills, and expertise in charge entry, claims transmission, payment posting, insurance follow-up, and patient follow-up.

Validate your experience in chart auditing, knowledge of documentation and coding guidelines, ability to communicate the results of your audit, and risk analysis.

Validate your documentation and coding skills. Specific Documentation Leads to Specific Coding and Quality Patient Outcomes. Using the skills of a coder and auditor, documentation experts ensure proper information is collected and passed onto providers.

Validate your knowledge of the key requirements needed to effectively develop, implement, and monitor a compliance program for your practice or to help others in their compliance efforts.

Prove your skills and expertise as a certified practice manager of a modern physician’s office. Certify knowledge in managing the revenue cycle, compliance regulations, human resources, health information, and general business processes.

Establish yourself as an educator and prepare others for certification and careers in the business side of the medical industry. Become an instructor and educational partner with AAPC.