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Certified Professional Medical Auditor Credential

Credit Recommendations 

  • 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 201 - Health Care Quality Concepts and Principles: 3 credits, lower division level
  • HIM 205 - Reimbursement Methodology: 3 credits, lower division level
  • HIM 210 - Medical Coding & Billing 1: 3 credits, lower division level
  • HIM 211 - Medical Coding & Billing 2: 3 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates 

January 2011 through December 2021

Issuing Agency

AAPC

About the Credential

Certified medical auditors, also known as compliance auditors, perform audits and reviews of clinical documents, physician billing records, administrative data, and coding records. They ensure compliance with industry regulations, maintain quality assurance and perform risk analysis. The Certified Professional Medical Auditor Credential (CPMA) credential demonstrates mastery of all code sets, evaluation and management principles, and documentation guidelines.

Applying for the Credit

If your credential was issued or valid during the validity period, or effective dates, for the credit recommendation, then you're eligible to apply for the credit. 

  • Consult with your Academic Advisor regarding the applicability of the credit to your degree plan.
  • Contact the PLA Office or the Registrar to apply for the credit.