AAPC Launches Hematology and Oncology Medical Coding Credential

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The Certified Hematology and Oncology Coder™ (CHOC™) Credential is now offered among the American Academy of Professional Coders' (AAPC's) specialty-specific credentials, the organization announces today. Developed by a team of leading hematology and oncology coding professionals, the exam and credential are designed for medical coders with sufficient experience and a thorough knowledge of the sector.

The Certified Hematology and Oncology Coder™ (CHOC™) Credential is now offered among the American Academy of Professional Coders' (AAPC's) specialty-specific credentials, the organization announces today. Developed by a team of leading hematology and oncology coding professionals, the exam and credential are designed for medical coders with sufficient experience and a thorough knowledge of the sector.

In order to become a CHOC™, medical coders must pass a rigorous, 75-question exam, which tests on:

  •     Reading and abstracting physician office notes and operative notes to apply correct ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS Level II and modifier coding assignments
  •     Evaluation and management
  •     Rules and regulations of Medicare billing
  •     Coding of surgical procedures by hematologists, oncologists and auxiliary staff
  •     Medical terminology
  •     Anatomy and physiology

To prepare for the exam, the AAPC has developed a practicum that matches the exam in its format, types of questions and information covered. More information about the practicum and exam is available online at http://www.aapc.com/certification/hematology-oncology-medical-coding-certification.

About the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
The AAPC (http://www.aapc.com) is the nation's largest medical coding training and certification association for medical coders. The AAPC provides credentials to medical coders in physician offices, outpatient facilities and payer environments. The certifications the AAPC offers are Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H®) and Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®), as well as 19 specialty-specific credentials and the Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder® (CIRCC®) credential. These credentials represent the gold standard certifications for medical coding. The AAPC provides a wide variety of benefits to its more than 80,000 members worldwide.

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