AAPC or The American Academy of Professional Coders is an organization that is responsible for offering medical coders with credentials. These medical coders could be working in hospitals, surgical centers, physician’s offices or in payer organization. It is the “Code of Ethics” that is followed by all the AAPC members that ensures a high level of professionalism.Founded in 1988 the AAPC has a global, worldwide membership of over 64,000 out of which over 50,000 are certified. AAPC certifications are gold standard for medical coding and include these three certifications,
- Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
- Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H)
- Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P)
Individual membership details are at, http://www.aapc.com/onlinestore/item-details.aspx?pid=51712&id=1.
The AAPC offers continuing education through local chapters, workshops, monthly newsmagazine (Coding Edge), publications and conferences.
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