You hang your framed certification on the wall, stare at it a bit, and leave the room only to return and stare some more. We understand because we've been there. You've earned this!
After the initial excitement wears off, you sit at your desk, and the question hits you — what do I do next?
AAPC partners with over 1,000 healthcare organizations in more than 40 countries, providing members with a high-quality professional network.
From attending local chapter events to HEALTHCON conferences to professional Facebook groups, AAPC offers an unprecedented range of opportunities to network with other members and member organizations.
Medical codes and code guidelines change every year, as do federal regulations. That's why AAPC prioritizes continuing education (versus recertification) — because keeping pace with the industry is essential to medical coding success.
Whether it's for certification renewal, career development, or to increase job opportunities, the need for continuing education is a real demand every AAPC member faces.
AAPC makes it easy with a wide array of affordable continuing education opportunities available for you to take at your convenience.
In recent years in the U.S., there have often been tens of thousands of job openings for medical coders, many requiring risk adjustment coding knowledge. That number doubles when you include medical coders who have advanced into roles such as medical auditors, clinical documentation specialists, compliance officers, and practice managers.
Medical coders enjoy lifelong careers with their core medical coding credential, whether they began in the healthcare industry as CPCs, COCs, CICs, or CRCs. Most coders, though, branch into related roles. With multiple credentials and a diversity of skills and experience, the options along your career path are endless.