Credentials & Credentialing Organizations

Credentials & Credentialing Organizations

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AAPC — credentials are WIDELY RECOGNIZED and REQUESTED!  Established in 1988, this is now a GLOBAL organization that educates and credential Medical Coders, Billers, Auditors and Compliance Professionals, world-wide.  https://www.aapc.com/
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AHIMA — American Health Information Management Assn.– traces it’s history back to 1928, with several subsequent name changes and incorporation processes; now a GLOBAL organization offering credentials for Health Information Professionals in various nations. 

AHIMA credentials are widely Recognized and Requested by Healthcare Facilities and Providers.  http://www.ahima.org/

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AMBA — American Medical Billers Association — Established in 1998, to promote continuity in the medical billing and coding industry;  AMBA is based in Oklahoma and is 100% focused on the support of American Medical Billers and Coders.    https://www.americanmedicalbillingassociation.com/

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CACS — Anesthesiology — PAHCS (Professional Assn of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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CANPC
— Anesthesia and Pain Management –AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CASCC — Ambulatory Surgical Center — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CBCS — Certified Billing & Coding Specialist — NHA (National Health Career Assn)
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CCA — Certified Coding Associate — AHIMA (American Health Information Management Assn)
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CCC — Cardiology — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CCCS — Cardiology — PAHCS (Professional Assn of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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CCDS
— Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist — Assn of Clinical Documentation Specialists
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CCP — Certified Compliance Professional Available from various entities as a course/certificate based on OIG criteria.
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CCPC — Chiropractic — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CCS — Certified Coding Specialist — AHIMA (American Health Information Management Assn)
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CCS-P — Certified Coding Specialist – Physician — AHIMA (American Health Information Management Assn)
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CCVTC — Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CDCS — Dermatology — PAHCS (Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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CDEO — Certified Documentation Expert – OutPatient — AAPC (Amer. Academy of Prof. Coders) — Specialty.
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CDIP — Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner AHIMA (American Health Information Management Assn)
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CEDC — Emergency Department AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CEMC — Evaluation and Management AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CEMCS — Emergency Medicine — PAHCS (Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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CEMTCS — Otolaryngology (ENT) — PAHCS (Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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CENTC — Otolaryngology (ENT) — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CFPCS — Family Practice — PAHCS (Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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CFPIC — Family Practice — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CGCS — Gastroenterology — PAHCS (Professional Assn of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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CGIC — Gastroenterology — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CGSC General Surgery — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty.
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CGSCS — General Surgery — PAHCS (Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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CHCI — Certified Healthcare Instructor — PAHCS (Professional Assn of Healthcare Coding Specialists)
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CHDA — Certified Health Data Analyst — AHIMA (American Health Information Management Assn)
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CHONC — Hematology and Oncology — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CHPS — Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security — AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)
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CHTS — Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist — AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)
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CIC — Certified Inpatient Coder — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders)
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CIMC — Internal Medicine — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CIMCS  — Internal Medicine — PAHCS (Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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CIRCC — Interventional Radiology and Cardiovascular — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CMC — Certified Medical Coder — Practice Management Institute – but also could be “certified” or “certificate” of one of many courses. Always verify with applicant this certification.
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CMCS — Certified Medical Coding Specialist — American Medical Billing Assn …(AMBA)
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CMRS — Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist — American Medical Billing Assn…(AMBA)
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CMHCS — Mental Health – Psychiatric/Psychiatry — PAHCS (Professional Assn of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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CNCS — Neurology — PAHCS (Professional Assn of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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COBGC — Obestetrics Gynecology — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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COBGCS — Obestetrics Gynecology — PAHCS (Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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COC — Certified Outpatient Coder — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders)
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COCS — Orthopedics — PAHCS (Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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COSC — Orthopaedic Surgery — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CPB — Certified Professional Biller — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders)
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CPC — Certified Professional Coder — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders)
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CPC-A — Certified Professional Coder – Apprentice  — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders)
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CPCD — Dermatology — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CPC-I — Certified Professional Coding Instructor — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders)
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CPCM — Certified Physician Practice Manager — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders)
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CPCO — Certified Professional Compliance Officer AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders)
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CPCS — Pulmonology/Pulmonary — PAHCS (Professional Assn of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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CPEDC — Pediatrics — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CPEDCS — Pediatrics — PAHCS (Professional Assn of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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CPMA — Certified Professional Medical Auditor — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders)
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CPMCS — Pain Management — PAHCS (Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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CPODCS — Podiatry — PAHCS (Professional Assn of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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CPRC — Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CRC — Certified Risk Adjustment Coder — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders)
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CRHC — Rheumatology — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CSFAC — Surgical Foot and Ankle — AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CRC — Risk Adjustment AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CUC — Urology AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty
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CUCS — Urology — PAHCS (Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty
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CTR — Certified Tumor Registrar — NCRA (National Cancer Registrar Association)
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MCS-P — Medical Compliance Specialist – Physican MCT (Medical Compliance Training)  —  NCICS National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist National Insurance Coding Specialist from NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing) – This is an online course for coding and other careers.
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OCS — Ophthalmic Coding Specialist — AAOE (American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives)
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PCS — Physician Coding Specialist –ACMCS (American College of Medical Coding Specialists) — (*merged with AHIMA)
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RCC — Radiology Certified Coder — RCCB … www.rccb.org.
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RHIA — Registered Health Information Administrator — AHIMA (American Health Information Management Assn)
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RHIT — Registered Health Information Technician — AHIMA (American Health Information Management Assn)
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BOARD of MEDICAL SPECIALTY CODING and COMPLIANCE
  • Specialty Coding Professional (SCP)
  • Advanced Coding Specialist (ACS)

**BMSC currently offers the ‘Specialty Coding Professional (SCP) certification in the following physician specialties:

**Anesthesia| **Cardiology| **Orthopedics| **Pain Management| **Radiology| **Urology|
**BMSC currently offers the ‘Advanced Coding Specialist  (ACS)’ certification in the following physician specialties: **Anesthesia| **Cardiology| **Evaluation and Management Auditing| **Orthopedics| **Pain Management| **Radiology| **Urology.

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