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AAPC (healthcare)

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Abbreviation  AAPC
Purpose  Business of Healthcare
Region served  United States
Formation  1988 (1988)
Headquarters  Salt Lake City, Utah
AAPC (healthcare)
Services  Certification, training, conferences

The AAPC, previously known by the full title of the American Academy of Professional Coders, is a professional association for people working in specific areas of administration within healthcare businesses in the United States. AAPC is one of a number of providers who offer services such as certification and training to medical coders, medical billers, auditors, compliance managers, and practice managers in the United States. Currently, AAPC has over 155,000 worldwide members, of which nearly 108,000 are certified.



The AAPC was founded in 1988, as the American Academy of Professional Coders, with the aim of providing education and certification to coders working in physician-based settings. These settings include group practices and specialty centers (i.e. non-hospital settings). In 2010, as their services had expanded beyond medical and outpatient coding, the full name was dropped in favor of the AAPC initialism.

Products and services

AAPC provides training, certification, and other services to individuals and organizations across medical coding, medical billing, auditing, compliance, and practice management. These services include networking events such as medical coding seminars and conferences.


AAPC offers a number of certifications for healthcare professionals, including:

  • Medical coding and medical billing, including stand-alone certifications in over 20 specialty areas,
  • Medical auditing
  • Medical compliance
  • Physician practice management
  • References

    AAPC (healthcare) Wikipedia

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