CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CODER (CPC®)


Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)



Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) credential is the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings and currently the most recognized medical coding certification in the healthcare industry.

Becoming a CPC demonstrates you have:

  • Expertise in reviewing and assigning accurate medical codes for diagnoses, procedures, and services performed by physicians and other qualified healthcare providers in the office or facility setting (e.g., inpatient hospital)
  • Proficiency across a wide range of services, including E/M, anesthesia, surgery, radiology, pathology, and medicine
  • A sound knowledge of medical coding guidelines and regulations including compliance and reimbursement – allowing a CPC to better handle issues such as medical necessity, claims denials, bundling issues, and charge capture
  • Understanding of how to integrate medical coding and payment policy changes into a practice's reimbursement processes
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology necessary to correctly code provider diagnosis and services
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