As medical coding standards have become increasingly complex, medical coders are crucial to practice revenue and the patient experience. Imagine a healthcare system where patients were always billed incorrectly, or practices didn’t get paid for care they provided. Medical coders who receive the AAPC certification through specialized education/training, medical specialty certification, and qualifying exams are best suited to meet this key role. AAPC Certification is a medical coders official recognition of achievement, expertise, and judgment. It is a mark of excellence requiring continued learning and skill development to maintain.