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Certified Professional Coder® (CPC®) Medical Coding Certification- AAPC

The Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) credential is the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings. Certified CPC’s help maintain compliance and profitability within medical practices through accurate medical coding and documentation. Over 104,000 certified professionals help make it the most recognized medical coding certification in the healthcare industry.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for certified medical coders will increase 22 percent through the year 2022. Prepare yourself to meet the industry demand by becoming a certified medical coder. This is your first step to a career in healthcare and increases your chances of being hired and retained in a competitive job market.


Medical Coding Salary

The average annual salary for a medical coder is $55,923—14.9% above the median salary of all U.S. occupations. Your earning potential rises to $64,890 when you add another certification demonstrating broader coding expertise. With three credentials, you can expect to earn upwards of $70K per year.

Certified CPC's have demonstrated:


  • Expertise in reviewing and assigning accurate medical codes for diagnoses, procedures, and services performed by physicians and other qualified healthcare providers in the office or facility setting (eg, inpatient hospital)

  • Proficiency across a wide range of services, including evaluation and management, anesthesia, surgery, radiology, pathology, and medicine

  • A sound knowledge of medical coding guidelines and regulations including compliance and reimbursement – allowing a CPC to better handle issues such as medical necessity, claims denials, bundling issues, and charge capture

  • Understanding of how to integrate medical coding and payment policy changes into a practice's reimbursement processes

  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology necessary to correctly code provider diagnosis and services


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