AAPC Certification Maintenance Requirement for ICD-10-CM

To ensure an employer's continued confidence in a credential holder's ability to accurately code for current code sets, and to reinforce the high standards set by our certifications, AAPC members holding CPC®, CPC-A, CIC®, COC™, COC-A, CPC-P®, CPC-I®, CRC®, CPMA®, or a coding specialty (excluding CIRCC®), were required to demonstrate proficiency in ICD-10-CM by December 31, 2015 through one of the two methods (options) outlined below.

Successful completion of one of these two options will demonstrate proficiency of ICD-10-CM format and structure, groupings and categories of codes, ICD-10-CM official guidelines, and coding concepts.

Option 1: At Your Own Pace

This option is ideal for those who struggle with timed tests, are unsure of their ICD-10 knowledge, or who need additional ICD-10-CM training.

  • No timed limit (must be completed by Dec 31, 2015)
  • Unlimited attempts (must be completed by Dec 31, 2015)
  • 100% completion required
  • Unlimited attempts
  • 150 questions
  • Open book, online, unproctored
  • ICD-10-CM only (ICD-10-PCS is not covered in the assessment)
  • 16+ CEUs

$395 $295 through Oct 31st

Option 2: Timed Assessment

This option is ideal for those who are confident in their knowledge of ICD-10-CM, have a dedicated 3.5 hours of time, and are comfortable with a timed and graded assessment.

  • Online exercises only
  • Open book, online, unproctored
  • Time limit (3.5 Hours)
  • Two attempts
  • 75 questions