AAPC – Medical Certifications Overview (opens in new window)
AAPC is the nation’s largest education and credentialing organization for medical coders, billers, auditors, practice managers, documentation specialists, compliance officers, and revenue cycle managers. All members of AAPC agree to abide by the AAPC Code of Ethics, which ensures high levels of professionalism, integrity, and ethical behavior.
AAPC-CPB (Certified Professional Biller) (opens in new window)
AAPC offers online and in-person proctored exams. Choose to take the exam at home in a quiet, private location or through your local chapter or a licensed instructor
AAPC-CPC (Certified Professional Coder) (opens in new window)
The Certified Professional Coder (CPC) is the gold standard for medical coding in a physician office setting. The CPC certification exam tests the competencies required to perform the job of a professional coder who specializes in coding for services performed by physicians and non-physician providers (eg, nurse practitioners and physician assistants
AMBA-CMRS (Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist) opens in new window
The Certifying Board of the American Medical Billing Association (CBAMBA) has proudly credentialed over 10,000 certified medical billers. The Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) is the longest-standing medical billing certification in the industry. Only those individuals who are AMBA members are allowed to acquire and retain the CMRS credential.
NHA Billing & Coding Specialist Certification (opens in new window)
The National Healthcare Association (NHA) is the largest allied health certification agency in the United States, with over 1 million certifications awarded since 1989.
AHIMA CCS, CCA, CCS-P (opens in new window)
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the leading voice and authority in health information, wherever it is found. Our people work at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and business. As the global nonprofit association of health information professionals, our mission is empowering professional people to impact healthcare in their communities.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (opens in new window)
According to the OOH, "Medical records and health information technicians, commonly referred to as health information technicians, organize and manage health information data. They ensure its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories." For more information click the link above.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Medical Transcriptionists (opens in new window)
According to the OOH, "Medical transcriptionists listen to voice recordings that physicians and other healthcare professionals make and convert them into written reports. They may also review and edit medical documents created using speech recognition technology. Transcriptionists interpret medical terminology and abbreviations in preparing patients’ medical histories, discharge summaries, and other documents." For more information about Medical Transcriptionists, click the link above.