Taking the COC™ Exam is one of the most important steps you can take to become a medical coder in a hospital environment. A Certified Outpatient Coder (Hospital) (COC™) is comparable to the CCS certification from AHIMA.
The COC™ is recognized as the standard for hospital based coding. Certified Outpatient Coders are an important part of a hospitals compliance and profitability and typically earn 61% more than non certified coders.
Outpatient ambulatory coder jobs are trending faster than ever before. As physicians move away from private practice and join hospital groups, career opportunities in Outpatient Facilities such as Ambulatory Surgical Centers or hospital outpatient billing and coding departments are opening for coders. The COC™ exam validates your specialized payment knowledge needed for these jobs in addition to your CPT®, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II coding skills. Invest in your future with the COC™ certification-those with the COC™ earn 61% more than non-credentialed coders.
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