A Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in the United States earns between, on average, $62,500 per year as of January 29, 2021. This number is higher than the average income in the United States. And it is increasing at a considerable amount every year due to the increase in demand for certified medical coders.
Coronavirus Outbreak has led to huge demand of Medical Coding staff as there is a need to maintain more health records due to the increase in patients and healthcare needs.
Managing the health care records data is a critical administrative function that needs skilled medical coding workers.
Experts agree that the demand for medical coding workers will continue to increase beyond this time as well. Whether it is any natural calamity or large-scale emergency event, the need for medical coders will stay evergreen.
Certificate from Reputable Organizations like AAPC and number of years of experience in the medical coding field matters a lot while calculating salary.
How to get Medical Coder Certification?
To become a Certified Professional coder you need to appear in a test with one of the two most reputable organizations, the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Each of these conducts an extensive examination of five and half hours. Upon passing the exam, CPC credential is awarded by AAPC and CCS credential awarded by AHIMA.
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