2.5 Million

10 year Job Growth

$41,000

Avg. Starting Salary1

Issuing Authority

Issuing Authority AAPC

AAPC (formerly American Academy of Professional Coders) was founded in 1988 as a professional organization providing training, certification, ongoing education, networking and job opportunities to medical coders, medical billers, auditors, compliance managers and physician practice managers in the United States. Currently, AAPC has a membership base of over 156,000 worldwide – of which nearly 104,000 are certified.

CPC-A Certification Detail

The Certified Professional Coder (CPC-A) certification is valued among physician's offices across the country when hiring medical coders. Getting certified through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), and after at least two years of practical coding experience, you will gain full CPC designation allowing you to earn nearly 20 percent more than non-certified coders.

MedCerts Programs for CPC-A Certification 1 matches

CPC-A Certification Skills Gained

  • Comprehend the fundamentals of human anatomy and medical terminology
  • Assign accurate medical codes for professional (physician) procedures, services and diagnoses
  • Adhere to medical coding guidelines, regulations and compliance
  • Handle issues related to medical necessity, claim denials, bundling issues and charge capture
  • Integrate medical coding and payment policy to improve reimbursement

CPC-A Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

Billing and Coding Support

Reviews medical procedures as documented by doctors; translates medical procedures into codes for payers, other medical coders and medical facilities; Transmits coded patient treatment information to payers and other recipients; coordinates insurance reimbursement of care providers and handles patient billing

$25000 - $58000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

Professional Medical Coder

Medical coding specialists work in clinics and physicians’ offices to obtain accurate reimbursement for healthcare claims. They utilize specialized medical classification software or coding manuals to assign procedure and diagnosis codes to providers’ services for insurance billing.

$28000 - $56000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

Coding Specialist

Medical coding specialists work in clinics and physicians’ offices to obtain accurate reimbursement for healthcare claims. They utilize specialized medical classification software or coding manuals to assign procedure and diagnosis codes to providers’ services for insurance billing.

$30000 - $64000
Estimated Salary1
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.