How “AAPC Certified Professional Coders” Help the Medical Industry
An “American Academy of Professional Coders”, (AAPC), “Certified Professional Coder”, (CPC), is an important part of the healthcare industry. A CPC, is responsible for submitting patient and treatment information to insurance companies. If a CPC makes an error, or inputs incorrect information, disaster can strike!
When a CPC makes an error, it can be a costly mistake. Depending on the mistake, the patient can be put at risk, subsequently putting the healthcare provider at risk of a malpractice claim. Additionally, the coder or employer can also be held responsible, which could mean paying a hefty fine or EVEN facing jail time.
Due to the severe consequences of medical coding errors, it’s important for a CPC to have the education, which is required to do their jobs accurately. Continue reading the following info-graphic to learn more about how being a certified professional coder can be helpful.
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