Medical coding association reaches record membership
The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) announced today its membership reached a record high 90,000. Already the nation’s largest training and certification association for medical coders, the AAPC’s membership continues to grow with its focus on outpatient credentials and strong member services.
“The demand for highly qualified medical coders has steadily increased over the years as physicians feel the pain of increased workload and lower reimbursements. Many physicians are reducing time and stress by hiring a CPC,” saidReed E. Pew, AAPC president and CEO. “The AAPC provides coders with the knowledge and tools necessary to help doctors manage their revenue cycle while they remain focused on patient care.”
The AAPC announced in mid-2009 its drive to reach 100,000 members by the end of 2010 and expects to achieve that goal.
“Reaching 90,000 members demonstrates our commitment to providing high-quality, cost-effective education that meets the ever changing demands of today’s professional coders,” said Terry Leone, President of the AAPC National Advisory Board and President of Catamount Associations LLC in Palmyra, NY. “We will continue to provide our members the skills necessary to succeed in the years to come.”