CPC-H Exam

CPC-H Exam Info

CPC-H stands for Certified Professional Coder-Hospital.  The CPC-H exam is conducted by American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).  The cost of taking the exam is $260 for AAPC members and $300 for non-members.  The exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions.  The test has a5 hour 40 minute  time limit.  Anyone who does not pass on the first attempt gets a free retake.

CPC-H Employment

CPC-H certification shows employers that an applicant:

  • Has proficiency in coding claims for accurate medical coding for diagnoses, procedures and services
  • Knowledge of AHA Coding guidelines
  • Understands medical coding regulations
  • Ability to update coding and reimbursement rule changes in a timely manner
  • Knows how to integrate medical coding and reimbursement rule changes
  • Has knowledge of physiology, anatomy and medical terminology to correctly code diagnosis and treatments

CPC-H Exam Preparation

When preparing for the CPC-H exam make sure to check out the AAPC website they have helpful info on scheduling exams, and preparation tips.  When studying for the CPC-H exam you will find the books listed below helpful.  They are all recommended by AAPC  and I was able to find them listed at the lowest prices on Amazon.

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