AAPC 2017 Update

AAPC continues to be on the cutting edge of the healthcare industry, and 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year. With MACRA implementation, recently tightened standards of ICD-10 code reporting, and other initiatives on the horizon, healthcare professionals rely on AAPC more than ever to offer guidance, validation, and advocacy in an evolving industry.

AAPC offers the gold standard in certifications encompassing the entire business side of healthcare, including professional service coding (CPC®), professional billing (CPB™), medical auditing (CPMA™), clinical documentation (CDEO™), medical compliance (CPCO™), and physician practice management (CPPM™). New credentials are considered every year, as the medical field grows and demands increase in diverse areas.

For those wishing to join a community of more than 160,000 members worldwide, AAPC provides superior networking and job opportunities, as well as training for all stages of a healthcare career – whether for those new to the industry or experienced professionals looking to advance with the latest trends. Memberships range from student and individual to corporate and emeritus, with varying levels of recognition available depending on experience and education.

AAPC products and services have always been focused on providing the knowledge and resources healthcare professionals need to succeed in their chosen careers. In 2017, these offerings will be the most advanced and improved versions released. The code books were designed based on AAPC member feedback, listening to those using the books on a daily basis. Live educational events (e.g., webinars, conferences, and workshops) feature the most crucial topics and the most expert presenters. Online services like AAPC Coder and Practicode have been updated to meet the expanding needs of more and more users.

Members don't have to look far to find the benefits and rewards of being involved in an organization of this magnitude. Get these benefits and more without getting lost in the crowd.