Certified Outpatient 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
  • HCA 111 - The Claims Environment: 3 credits, lower division level
  • HIM 210 - Medical Coding & Billing I: 3 credits, lower division level
  • HIM 211 - Medical Coding & Billing II: 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 Outpatient Coder (COC), formerly CPC-H, credential is a standalone outpatient coding credential in the healthcare industry.  Individuals earning the credential have proven expertise in outpatient documentation review, abstract outpatient care encounters (e.g., emergency department, outpatient hospitals, and ASCs), coding proficiency with CPT®, HCPCS Level II and ICD-10 CM and outpatient payment methodologies. 

How to Apply for the Credit