The AAPC administers the CPC exams and holds the authority to approve test locations. To find test locations nearest you, simply visit the AAPC website and use the sites search engine for tests locations.
AAPC means American Academy of Professional Codes. This professional association represents people working in specific fields of organization within the healthcare business in the United States. AAPC is among the number of providers who offers training and skill certifications to medical coders, medical billers, compliance and practice managers and auditors in the United States.
How to successfully obtain a CPC license?
You must be a member of AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) to be able to take the certification exam. The exam costs $300 and AAPC membership costs around $125. Exam availability and dates are posted on the AAPC website (http://www.aapc.com/certifica
You need to have sound knowledge in medical terminology both in anatomy and physiology, male and female genital system, mediastinum and diaphragm, anesthesia, radiology, medicine, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the digestive system, the urinary system, the musculoskeletal system, hemic and lymphatic system, maternity and delivery, eye and ocular adnexa, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, including evaluation and management of medical records. CPC training courses are available for CPC aspirant individuals.