Certified Inpatient Coder Credential

Credit Recommendation

  • BIO 130 - Human Biology: 4 credits, lower division level
  • BIO 212 - Anatomy & Physiology: 3 credits, lower division level
  • BIO 215 - Pathophysiology: 3 credits, lower division level
  • HCA 105 - Medical Terminology: 3 credits, lower division level
  • HIM 210 - Medical Coding & Billing 1: 3 credits, lower division level
  • Health Record Content: 1 credit, lower division level

Effective Dates 

January 2015 through December 2022

Issuing Agency

AAPC 

About the Credential

The Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC) is dedicated exclusively to inpatient hospital / facility coding. Inpatient medical coding is a special niche that requires a solid knowledge of reporting diagnosis and procedures in hospitals / facilities. 

How to Apply for the Credit