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Coding Certification

Certification is not required to get a job as a medical coder and biller, but it will give your career an advantage. It provides you with medical coding and billing course credentials – something that is highly valued in today's medical field. Having the distinction of being "certified" can lead to better job opportunities and help you create the long-term career you want.

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CPC® means you've passed a rigorous coding examination.

You've proven you have an understanding of codes, modifiers and guidelines for their use.CPC® means you've got training and you've kept up with your changing profession through continuing education programs.

CPC® means you've agreed to a stringent code of ethical conduct. CPC® means you have embraced your work not as a "job," but as a profession, and that you care about the success of your team and the patients you serve. That's what CPC® means to you. Let's talk for a minute about what the credential means to others in your workplace.

Credentials from the AAPC represent a recognized standard to employers seeking ethical, accurate and experienced coders. Office managers and physicians will specify, "We're looking for a CPC®" because the credential is synonymous with quality.

Most employers, whether providers or payers, know the value of AAPC credentials. CPC® has become the "gold standard" for physician coders and outpatient facility coders.

  • Certified coders can reduce denial rates
  • Certified coders can increase charge captures
  • Certification shows a commitment to your career
  • Certification validates your abilities in the job market
  • Certified coders are evidence a practice desires to stay in compliance
  • Certification requires continuing education, which keeps you on your toes
Become Certified Through The AAPC

Within the Medicare Modernization Act, CMS recommends physician offices and other healthcare facilities employ certified coders. The AAPC currently provides certification exams for physician office coders, outpatient facility coders, and auditors working in a certified coder members – all helping physicians get paid.


CPC

CPC®

A Certified Professional Coder® (CPC®) is an individual of high professional integrity who has passed a coding certification examination consisting of questions regarding the correct application of CPT, and are used for billing professional medical services to insurance companies. A CPC® must have two years coding experience, maintain a yearly membership, and submit Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every two years.

  • Duration: 225 hours
COC

AAPC COC®

Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (COC®) A Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (COC®) must pass a coding certification examination sponsored by the American Academy of Professional Coders. The examination consists of questions regarding the correct application of CPT®, ICD-10-CM diagnoses and procedure codes used for billing facility services to insurance companies. A COC® must have at least two years coding experience and maintain yearly renewal and CEU requirements.

  • Duration: 220 hours
CPC-P

CPC-P®

Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®) The Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®) credential certifies that the successful candidate has knowledge and skills to adjudicate provider claims effectively. The CPC-P® demonstrates the payer coder's aptitude, proficiency and knowledge within the payer environment. Their coding is viewed by claims reviewers, utilization management staff, benefits staff, provider relations and customer service staff. A CPC-P® must have at least 2 years coding work experience that includes working with CPT®, ICD-9-CM, or HCPCS code sets and must maintain the required amount of yearly CEUs.

  • Duration: 225 hours
CCA

Certified Coding Associate (CCA®)

Recent graduates of medical coding schools can get an entry-level coding credential to certify their competency. The CCA® is the starting point for graduates of medical coding schools who are beginning their career.

  • Duration: 140 hours
CCS

AAPC CIC and AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist-IP-DRG (CCS®)

The CCS® credential denotes a high standard of proficiency in coding beyond the entry level certification. Medical coders must be very familiar with the ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS coding system and the CPT® (Current Procedural Terminology®) coding system's surgery section. Clinical coders must, in addition, be apprised of medical terminology, hospital practices, pharmacology and treatment options in order to translate the information within clinical case notes into medical codes.IP-DRG Course includes 400 Medical Records Practice

  • Duration: 225 hours
CCS-P

Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P®)

The CCS-P® is a medical coder who is certified to work in a physician-based environment such as physicians' offices, clinics, specialty centers or other similar settings. In addition to having a sound knowledge of ICD-9-CM® and CPT® coding systems, a certified CCS-P® will also be familiar with HCPCS® (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) Level II coding systems.

  • Duration: 220 hours
AAPC CPMA

AAPC CPMA

Certified Professional Medical Auditor-Good for Certified Coders. Medesun provides online training with all required material. 75 hours training. Pass CPMA exam or Training fees refund. Good course for certified coders. If you are working in UAE, then CPMA is a Good Option.

  • Duration: 75 hours
AAPC CEMC

AAPC CEMC

There is good Demand for EM Auditors. Certified EM coder is a good choice for certified coders. Course prepares you for exam and also EM auditing. Course included 500-800 Scenarios Auditing-hands On. EM Auditors salaries are high compared to coders. 

  • Duration: 75 hours
AAPC CPCO

AAPC CPCO

Certified Professional Compliance Officer-Good for IT professionals, Coding managers, Billing Managers, CEOs, CIOs, Admins, Managers. Includes Training material,

  • Duration: 45 hours
AAPC CGSC

AAPC CGSC

TOP most certification for Certified coders. Certified General Surgery Coder-Too Good demand. Surgery coders make more money-Upgrade you certification. Good for Exp coders.

  • Duration: 100 hours
AAPC CEDC

AAPC CEDC

Simple and Easy course, can be taken by freshers or certified coders. ED coding jobs are more. Includes Material,

  • Duration: 45 hours
AAPC CCC

AAPC CCC

Certified Cardiology Coder-if you are certified and exp coders, choose this.. There are less cardiology

  • Duration: 45 hours
AAPC COSC

AAPC COSC

Certified Orthopaedic Surgery Coder-ICD-10 has more more codes in this section; Almost 40,000 Codes. COSC coders make more money and its difficult to code. Choose this if you are hardworker.

 

  • Duration: 90 hours
AAPC CPPM

AAPC CPPM

Certified Professional in Practice Management-Good for people visiting USA and Canada. 

  • Duration: 45 hours
AAPC CPB

AAPC CPB

Certified Professional Biller-The board exam and excellent certification in Medical Billing Domain. Easy to pass.

  • Duration: 145 hours

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Please note that upon completion of your Medical coding and Billing Program, you will be issued a Certificate of Completion from Medesun.

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