Beginning Fall 2013, students enrolled in the Health Information Management program will receive free Student Membership in the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), plus receive a voucher for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam included in their tuition.
AAPC’s Certified Professional Coder credential is the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings. CPC’s are critical to compliant and profitable medical practices and typically earn 20% more than non-certified coders. The CPC certificate increases your chances of being hired and retained in a competitive job market.*
A Certified Professional Coder has proven by rigorous examination and experience that they know how to read a medical chart and assign the correct diagnosis (ICD-9), procedure (CPT®), and supply (HCPCS Level II) code for a wide variety of clinical cases and services.