AAPC is an organization of coders, clinicians and compliance professionals dedicated to the evaluation, recognition anad advancement of professional medical coders. The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) currently provides medical coding certification exams for coders in physician practices and the outpatient/facility environment. It is also the first organization to offer a medical coding certification exam that recognizes medical coders in the payer community. The purpose of the AAPC certifications are to test an examinee’s knowledge of coding principles and proficiency in coding accurately and efficiently. The AAPC examination measures a coder’s skill of both coding accuracy and efficiency.