Designed for experienced coders, the AAPC's specialty credentials enable coders to
demonstrate superior levels of expertise in their respective specialty disciplines. These specialty credentials are stand-alone certifications with no requirement to hold the CPC®
credential. They allow coders to validate their knowledge in a specialty with unique coding, reimbursement and compliance challenges.
Specialty exams aptly measure preparedness
for “real-world” coding by being operative/patient-note based. In addition to questions regarding the correct application of ICD-10-CM, CPT®, HCPCS Level II and modifier
coding assignments, examinees will also be tested on specialty-specific coding and regulations.