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AAPC Member Recognition Program

Recognizing Ongoing Excellence and Commitment in the Business of Healthcare.

You are part of a select group. You have dedicated yourself to your career and the healthcare community. You have never stopped learning and you have pushed yourself to be the best. We think that effort is worthy of merit and distinction - plus a little help to make it easier for you to stay on top.

Our 2016 AAPC Membership Survey showed overwhelming interest, from over 68% of our members, to provide a membership recognition and education program to identify their experience, competency, and commitment to ongoing excellence. We are proud to pilot this program to recognize three new levels of member distinction: AAPC Associate, AAPC Professional, and AAPC Fellow.

Recognition designations indicate your career achievements and continuous adherence to the ethical and professional standards of AAPC. Designations are earned and require proof of sustained excellence in your job performance within the business of healthcare. If your application is accepted you will be committed to promoting and sharing the highest standards, developing others and improving yourself. AAPC invites certified and qualified members to apply.

UPDATE: As we evaluate this pilot program, we will be making some changes to the future application and renewal process. We are not accepting any new applications at this time. Check back soon for the updated version of the Recognition Program!

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AAPC Fellow

A designation reserved for seasoned and senior-level career professionals who have demonstrated sustained success and top-notch performance.

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AAPC Professional

A designation reserved for mid-level career professionals who focus on above average effort, results, and experience.

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AAPC Associate

A designation reserved for first-level career professionals who have made an above average effort to their career.

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Here’s what employers have to say.

"It’s the best way to describe yourself in one word."

Robin Sherman, Independent Business Owner

"The designations speak volumes--- on just one line of your business card."

Stephanie Cecchini, CPC, CEMC, CHISP, VP Products, AAPC

"The healthcare industry has desperately needed a way to quickly identify true coding expertise from deceptively pretty resumes, especially at a mid and senior level. This is a highly efficient way to recruit the best in the business using keywords on resume searches."

Stephani E. Scott, RHIT, CPC, VP of Audit Services at Healthicity

"These new designations will make it easier for me to find top coding talent. When you are going through a hundred resumes, it’s nice to know which CPC already comes recommended by a current employer and AAPC has pre-established the coder’s experience, which will save hours in recruiting time each week."

Lorraine Sivak, CPC, Director of Auditing and Coding Compliance at Aviacode