AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: What is the Difference Between CPC and CPC-H?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default What is the Difference Between CPC and CPC-H?

    AAPC: Back to School
    I know that cpc-h is hospital but what are the major differences? I have just passed my exam for cpc and have been coding for radiology for over eleven years. Well, prior to passing employers wanted a cpc now when i apply they want the cpc-h for a remote coding position. how much different is hospital coding? Is it ok to ask an employer for a test instead of the 3yrs experience if you only have a cpc? i just feel frustrated. how many credentials do you need to get a gosh darn job?!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Louisville, KY


    CPC-H tests on facility-fee hospital and other outpatient coding concepts.

    As AAPC states, "Each examination is separate and distinct from one another." I recommend going to the corporate site page, choosing "Certification" from the tabs, then "Overview" and reading the differences. Even those stated differences seem understated to me. There really is substantial difference from the various sectors of coding and each exam tests specific skill sets.

    Hope this helps a bit. I'm sure the folks at AAPC could provide some additional guidance on the topic for you.

    Good luck.
    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

Similar Threads

  1. Testing for Inpatient position, Have CPC-H, whats the difference?
    By akilahgardner@gmail.com in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-26-2014, 06:23 AM
  2. Difference between CCS and CPC certification
    By JoAnne Stockbower in forum Employment General Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-03-2012, 01:27 PM
  3. difference between CMC, CPC, CCS
    By laura vangroningen in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-14-2012, 08:53 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.