Medical Coding Certification

Medical coding certifications from AAPC are the gold standard in the healthcare industry. Certifications are nationally recognized by employers, physician societies, and government organizations. AAPC medical coding certifications are a must for anyone interested in pursuing a career in medical coding and billing. Compare the core coding certifications.

WHY CERTIFY
By certifying as a medical coder, you are beginning your journey towards an in-demand career within the healthcare industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical coding is one of the fastest growing professions in the nation*. Additionally, certified medical coders typically earn 20 percent more than non-certified coders**.

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)

Outpatient Physician Office Certification

The CPC® certification 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 Outpatient Coding (COC™)

Outpatient Hospital/Facility Certification

The COC™ (formerly CPC-H®) certification 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 Inpatient Coder (CIC™)

Inpatient Hospital/Facility Certification

The CIC™ certification validates proficiency in the correct application of ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes used for coding and billing for medical claims in an inpatient hospital or facility.

Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC)

Risk Adjustment Certification

The CRC certification validates proficiency in the correct application of ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes used in risk adjustment payment models.

Certified Professional Coder – Payer (CPC-P®)

Payer Coding Certification

The CPC-P® certification 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 Certification

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

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* Medical Coding Salary