Medical Coding Certification Online
Medical coding certifications from AAPC are the gold standard in the healthcare industry. Certifications are nationally recognized by employers, physician societies, and government organizations. AAPC medical coding certifications are a must for anyone interested in pursuing a career in medical coding and billing. Compare the core coding certifications.
By certifying as a medical coder, you are beginning your journey towards an in-demand career within the healthcare industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical coding is one of the fastest growing professions in the nation*. Additionally, certified medical coders typically earn 20 percent more than non-certified coders**.
Certified Professional Coder (CPC)®
Professional Coder Certification
The CPC® certification validates proficiency in the correct application of CPT®, HCPCS Level II procedure and supply codes, and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes used for coding and billing for medical claims in a physician's office.
Certified Outpatient Coding (COC)®
Outpatient Hospital/Facility Certification
The COC® (formerly CPC-H® certification validates proficiency in the correct application of CPT®, HCPCS Level II procedure and supply codes, and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes used for coding and billing in an outpatient hospital or facility.
Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC)®
Inpatient Hospital/Facility Certification
The CIC® certification validates proficiency in the correct application of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes used for coding and billing for medical claims in an inpatient hospital or facility.
Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC)®
Risk Adjustment Certification
The CRC certification validates proficiency in the correct application of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes used in risk adjustment payment models.
Specialty Credentials for Expert Coders
These specialty certifications enable coders to demonstrate superior levels of expertise in their respective specialty disciplines.
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Thought Leadership Team
Editorial Staff / AAPC
The AAPC Thought Leadership Team is a distinguished consortium of experts, visionaries, and thought leaders committed to shaping the landscape in the industry. With a deep understanding of the profound impact our industry has on society, this council serves as a guiding force, driving the development and implementation of ethical standards in coding practices.
Certified Professional Coder (CPC)® Training
The CPC credential is the gold-standard credential for medical coders. AAPC's CPC Certification Preparation Course is an entry-level course that prepares you to take your CPC exam.
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