AAPC (healthcare)

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Formation1988 (1988)
FocusHealthcare administrator training and certification
HeadquartersSalt Lake City, Utah
Region served
United States
ServicesCertification,[1] training,[2] conferences[3]
200,000 (2022)
Official language
Bevan Erickson
Formerly called
American Academy of Professional Coders

The AAPC, previously known by the full title of the American Academy of Professional Coders,[4] is a professional association for people working in specific areas of administration within healthcare businesses in the United States.[5] AAPC is one of a number of providers who offer services such as certification and training to medical coders,[4] medical billers, auditors, compliance managers, and practice managers in the United States. As of April 2019, AAPC has over 190,000 worldwide members,[6] of which nearly 155,000 are certified.[7]


The AAPC was founded in 1988,[6] as the American Academy of Professional Coders, with the aim of providing education and certification to coders working in physician-based settings. These settings include group practices and specialty centers (i.e. non-hospital settings). In 2010, as their services had expanded beyond medical and outpatient coding, the full name was dropped in favor of the AAPC initialism.[8][failed verification]

Products and services

AAPC provides training, certification,[9] and other services to individuals and organizations across medical coding, medical billing, auditing, compliance, and practice management. These services include networking events such as medical coding seminars and conferences.[10]


AAPC offers a number of certifications for healthcare professionals, including:

See also

External links


  1. ^ "Medical Certification Overview". Medical coding certification for physician practices, hospitals and the outpatient environment and coding in the payer community - AAPC.
  2. ^ "Take a medical coding training course online or in the classroom to learn the fundamentals of medical coding and prepare for the certification exam". Medical Training Overview.
  3. ^ "AAPC Conferences". Medical Coding Seminars and Conferences - AAPC.
  4. ^ a b "How to Choose a Medical Coding Credentialing Organization - dummies". dummies. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Code of Ethics".
  6. ^ a b "About Us - AAPC". About AAPC. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Membership Benefits: Recognition - AAPC". www.aapc.com. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Accredited Online Medical Coding Training Guide for 2015 - by AAPC". Medical coding.
  9. ^ "AAPC Continuing Education Credit, CME Credit Reporting".
  10. ^ "AAPC Hosts 2012 Regional Conference in Chicago".
  11. ^ ICD-10 Related sources. "South Dakota Medicaid Implementation Activities".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  12. ^ "CMS-Medicare Fee-For-Service Provider Resources". ICD-10-CM Resources.
  13. ^ "Guide to the Medical Coding Certification Creadential speciality Maze by AAPC". Credential Check.


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