20 Weeks

Program Length

2.5 Million

10 year Job Growth

$24,000

Avg. Starting Salary

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 Certification detail

MedCerts Programs for CPC Certification 1 matches

Certification Training Options ForCPC Certified Professional Coder

MedCerts programs are one of the fastest and most affordable ways to receive a quality education that leads not only to a credential, but also a career

MedCerts Two And Four Year Colleges Other Online Programs
Program & Tuition Cost $4000 average Up to $20,000 $3000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Schedule/Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set Class Schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None - 100% online On-Campus Classrooms None - 100% online
Student Support Personal Advisors - text/call/email access Professors - scheduled office hours Support Inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies - typically videos & presentations

This table is for reference only. Actual prices, durations and features may vary. Pricing is based on full-cost tuition for a Medical Assistant or similar program before financial aid.

CPC Certification. Skill 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 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 Salary

highest Paying

Professional Medical Coder

Medical coding specialists work in hospitals, clinics and physicians' offices to obtain accurate reimbursement for healthcare claims. They utilize specialized medical classification software to assign procedure and diagnosis codes for insurance billing.

$28000 - $56000
Estimated Salary

highest Paying

Coding Specialist

Medical coding specialists work in hospitals, clinics and physicians' offices to obtain accurate reimbursement for healthcare claims. They utilize specialized medical classification software to assign procedure and diagnosis codes for insurance billing.

$30000 - $64000
Estimated Salary

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