Medical Coders Vs AHIMA

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There are two Associations for Medical Coders, one is the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the other is the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). AHIMA is the leading association of health information management for professionals all over the world ( 2015). In 1928, AHIMA was known for refining the quality of health records. “AHIMA is working to advance the implementation of electronic health records by leading key industry initiatives and advocating high and consistent standards” ( 2015). AHIMA 's credentials includes Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), and Certified Coding Specialist-Physician based (CCS-P). The Academy of Professional

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