AAPC was founded in 1988 to provide education and professional certification to physician-based medical coders and to elevate the standards of medical coding.
Since then, AAPC has expanded beyond outpatient coding to include training and credentials in documentation and coding audits, inpatient hospital/facility coding, regulatory compliance, and physician practice management. Currently, AAPC has a membership base over 141,000 worldwide, of which nearly 99,000 are certified.
AAPC credentialed coders have proven mastery of all code sets, evaluation and management principles, and documentation guidelines. They represent the best in the medical coding career field.
- Physician Offices
- Ambulatory Surgery Centers
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Insurance Carriers
- Dental Offices
Projected job growth is faster than average through 2022 (22%)*
Median salary in California is $40,300.00*