AAPC Reaches 125,000 Members Milestone

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Fastest-growing Association in Healthcare Keeps Pace with Evolving Industry

This is an exciting time for AAPC and a confirmation of our contributions to healthcare.

AAPC (http://www.aapc.com), the leader in advancing the business of healthcare, has now officially surpassed 125,000 members. In a constantly-evolving industry, AAPC maintains high standards of excellence in education, certification, and member service. Paired with a focus on all aspects of healthcare business, these high standards have led to AAPC becoming the fastest-growing organization in their industry—having quadrupled in size over the last decade.

“This is an exciting time for AAPC and a confirmation of our contributions to healthcare,” said Jason VandenAkker, AAPC CEO. “Our continued growth is evidence of the high value placed on our credentialed professionals.”

Lori Pimentel of Big Bend, Wisconsin was the 125,000th member to join AAPC. Pimentel comes to the organization with more than 25 years of healthcare experience and currently oversees compliance at QuadMed. “I am seeking to improve my working knowledge and ensure I stay informed on regulatory changes and compliance-related matters,” she said. Pimentel is currently working towards AAPC’s CPCO™ certification.

AAPC projects continued expansion and development in the future. Learn more about the benefits of AAPC membership.

About AAPC:
AAPC (http://www.aapc.com) is the nation’s largest training and credentialing association for the business of healthcare, with more than 125,000 members representing physician offices, outpatient facilities, and payer organizations. AAPC certifications validate the knowledge and expertise of healthcare professionals in disciplines including medical coding, billing, auditing, compliance, and practice management. AAPC offers the industry-leading Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), Certified Professional Biller (CPB™), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®), Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO™), and Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®) credentials, along with more than 20 specialty-specific coding credentials. AAPC also provides a wide variety of continuing education, resources, and networking opportunities.

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