Medical Billing and Coding Training: Which Path is Best for You?

Medical Billing and Coding Certificates

Another thing to think about while choosing a course of study is what sort of certification you may wish to pursue. There are a few types of certification, based on the type of coding you will perform.

The standard certificate is the Certified Professional Coder, however the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) offers 20 specialty coding certifications to show expertise in different specialties such as chiropractic, pediatrics, and plastic surgery, as well as other certifications that indicate particular expertise in various practices, or expertise in dealing with insurance companies and other types of payers.