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AAPC Educational Partnership Program

AAPC’s Educational Partnership Program provides higher education/training institutions and healthcare enterprises with the curriculum and technology to prepare their students and employees for successful careers in the fields of medical billing, coding, auditing, and practice management.

Institutions that implement an AAPC curriculum can improve their students’ certification exam pass rate up to 80% and boost long-term employment and earning potential.


Higher Education &
Training Institutions

Schools and private training centers focused on preparing students for AAPC certification


Healthcare Enterprises &
Business Learning

This includes hospitals, clinics, healthcare networks, and other enterprises involved in the business side of healthcare and need a coding and billing curriculum to train their employees

Higher Education & Training Institutions

AAPC partners with educational institutions that are in the business of training students for healthcare business careers. We currently partner with a wide range of higher education institutions including universities, colleges, and community colleges. We also partner with private training institutions.

See all available curriculum offerings or learn more about becoming a certified instructor.

Benefits of Licensing AAPC's Curriculum at Your School
  • Elevate Student Pass Rates Up to 80%: Only AAPC provides curriculum specifically aligned to the credentials, which helps students pass AAPC’s certification exams.
  • Boost Employment and Earning Potential: AAPC credentialed professionals are twice as likely to attain employment and higher pay during their career.
  • Grow Educational Offerings Quickly and Easily: AAPC educational program partners can implement turnkey solutions for medical coding within a week.
  • Create One-of-a-kind Learning Programs: All courses are flexible and customizable, fitting your institution's requirements to respond to local demand.
  • Save Time with Automated Course Updates: AAPC certified instructors and experts automatically update courses with the latest rule and coding changes.
  • Enjoy Flexibility: You can use AAPC’s curriculum to facilitate face-to-face training, online instruction, or a blend of the two. This flexibility provides you with options to deliver high quality instruction to your students.
  • Take Advantage of Our Learning Management System: Cloud-Based Learning Management System (LMS) On the web and always on, your custom branded, learning portal is accessible 24/7 from any device.
AAPC Curriculum Features for Your School
  • Interactive Online Course: As a partner, you will have access to online learning modules, which can be tailored to match the unique needs of your school and students. As a licensed site, you have access to the following:
    • Automated curriculum updates and additions. AAPC certified instructors and experts automatically update courses to reflect current coding regulations.
    • Interactive modules and PowerPoint presentations for each curriculum chapter.
    • Automatic Exam Generator, which allows you to customize quizzes for your course (CPC® only).
  • Curriculum is aligned with AAPC’s credentials.
  • Cloud-Based Learning Management System (LMS): On the web and always on, your custom, branded learning portal is accessible 24/7 from any device.
  • Detailed analytics, reporting and tracking. Quickly and easily access, monitor, and track progress and achievements through your LMS dashboard.
  • View certification exam results for each of your students (with permission).
  • Books, exams, and memberships for a discounted rate.
  • Proctor exams on-site and when your students are ready
  • Free listing on AAPC’s website: List course offerings, bio, photos, and much more.
    • Online Search Engine Optimized (SEO) for potential medical coding students (i.e., searches for "medical coding jobs")
    • Active marketing by AAPC to recruit non-certified and student medical coders.
    • 50,000+ page views each month to search tool page

Healthcare Enterprises & Business Learning

AAPC invites healthcare businesses to license our curriculum to help train their staff and prepare them to sit for our credential exams.

See all available curriculum offerings or learn more about becoming a certified instructor.

Benefits of Licensing AAPC's Curriculum at Your Business
  • Elevate Pass Rates Up to 80%: Only AAPC provides curriculum specifically aligned to the credentials, which helps your employees pass AAPC’s certification exams.
  • Boost Financial Stability: Training your coders, billers, and other employees will improve your bottom line through increasing reimbursements and decreasing the chance of rejected claims and audits.
  • Improve Efficiency: We have developed a high quality curriculum. The work of building the PowerPoints, online modules, quizzes, etc. has been done for you. This is a low-cost option for you to train and certify your employees.
  • Increase Effectiveness: Because our curriculum is aligned to the credentials, it provides an effective training program for higher certification pass rates.
  • Enjoy Flexibility: You can use AAPC’s curriculum to facilitate face-to-face training, online instruction, or a blend of the two. This flexibility provides you with options to deliver high quality teaching to employees who might be located in satellite offices.
AAPC Curriculum Features for Your Business
  • Interactive Online Course: As a partner, you will have access to online learning modules, which can be tailored to match the unique needs of your business and employees. As a licensed site, you have access to the following:
    • Automated curriculum updates and additions. AAPC certified instructors and experts automatically update courses to reflect current coding regulations.
    • Interactive modules and PowerPoint decks for each curriculum chapter.
    • Automatic Exam Generator, which allows you to customize quizzes for your course (CPC® only).
  • Curriculum is aligned with AAPC’s credentials.
  • Cloud-Based Learning Management System (LMS): On the web and always on, your custom, branded learning portal is accessible 24/7 from any device.
  • Detailed analytics, reporting and tracking. Quickly and easily access, monitor, and track progress and achievements through your LMS dashboard.
  • View certification exam results for each of your employees (with permission).
  • Books, exams, and memberships for a discounted rate.
  • Proctor exams on-site and when your employees are ready.

Offer AAPC's Curriculum

Through AAPC’s Educational Partnerships, your school or business can offer these courses, and AAPC will provide you with a complete set of curriculum materials for online and face-to-face instruction.

Anatomy for Medical Billing and Coding

This course introduces the student to the human body in language used by medical coding, billing, and reimbursement professionals. The course will give the student an understanding of how the human body operates on a daily basis, and the training is valuable for anyone preparing for a career in any non-clinical medical profession.

Medical Terminology for Medical Billing and Coding

This course introduces the student to the medical terminology used in the medical coding and reimbursement profession and covers medical terminology and anatomy from a coder’s perspective. The training is valuable for anyone preparing for a career in any non-clinical medical profession.

Medical Billing & Reimbursement for CPB Preparation

This course introduces the student to the health insurance and reimbursement industry. Students will become familiar with common medical billing practices, the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues, and differences in reimbursement methodologies. Students will also learn principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission, and payment processing. The training is recommended for anyone who is preparing for a career in a medical billing department at a physician's office, clinic, or similar positions.

Physician-Based Medical Coding for CPC Preparation

This course teaches fundamental coding skills for an outpatient physician setting, and the training prepares the student to take the AAPC CPC® exam for a career in medical coding. The course provides the most up-to-date information relating to CPT®, ICD-9-CM Volumes 1 & 2, and HCPCS Level II coding. The training also assures a broad, encompassing knowledge and expertise in reviewing and assigning the correct procedure and diagnosis codes for physician services.

View sample CPC® curriculum.

Outpatient Coding for COC Preparation

This course will cover coding fundamentals including CPT®, ICD-9-CM Volumes 1-3, and HCPCS Level II coding, along with the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), which is the payment method used by most payers in the hospital outpatient facility. The training will not cover inpatient coding or coding in the freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC).

Hospital Inpatient Coding for CIC Preparation

This course teaches fundamental medical coding skills for an inpatient facility setting. The training covers ICD-9-CM Volumes 1-3 and assures a broad knowledge in reviewing and assigning the correct procedure and diagnosis codes for inpatient facility services.

Medical Coding Auditing for CPMA® Preparation

Designed for the experienced coder, this course provides training for the multifaceted components of medical auditing. The training covers medical record standards and documentation guidelines, coding and documentation compliance, coding and reimbursement concepts, audit scope and statistical sampling methods, medical record audit abstraction, and category risk analysis and communication. A minimum of two years of coding experience is strongly suggested prior to taking this course.

Practice Management for CPPM® Preparation

This course covers fundamental skills for managing a physician's practice. The training is recommended for those who are ready to advance their careers in practice management. Billing, coding, or management experience in a medical clinic is highly recommended.

Become an AAPC Certified Instructor (CPC-I)

AAPC certified instructors are required to provide curriculum to students and must hold the AAPC certification(s) being taught (i.e., a CPC-I teaching the CPC preparation course must be CPC certified).

Instructor Certification Requirements:

  • Must be an AAPC certified member in good standing.
  • Must have at least five (5) years of medical coding experience.
  • Must complete an Instructor Certification workshop.

Request More Information

For more information on partnering with AAPC, contact our Educational Partnership team by filling out the form below, calling 877-290-0440, or emailing EducationPartners@aapc.com.