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    Default Question about CPC-A and other certifications

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    So I recently passed my CPC exam and I am now a CPC-A. I am just wondering, if I take a specialty exam from AAPC, like the CPC-H exam, if I pass will I be a CPC-H? Or will I still be CPC-A. I know that I need 2 years of experience to drop the 'apprentice' from my name, but I was just wondering if I took a specialty exam if it would also drop the 'a'. Please let me know how this works! Thank you!

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    Apr 2007
    Charleston, South Carolina


    My understanding is you would then be a CPC-A and a CPC-H-A. You would still need to show your experience to get rid of the As.
    Machelle Morningstar, CPC, COC, CEMC, COSC
    AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

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    They will not drop the A until you have at least 2 years experience in the coding field....

    Kimberly CPC

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