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Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder (CIRCC)

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cardiovascular coder letters The Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder (CIRCC) is offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). This credential was created due to the overwhelming need for experts in this field. The interventional radiology cardiovascular specialty is very complex, and as a result it suffers from higher error rates in its charges.

Individuals who obtain the CIRCC credentials mark themselves as a proven expert in one of the highest paying specialties of medical coding.

The CIRCC examination is a 150 question, five hour and forty minute exam. This exam covers basic coding, anatomy, and medical terminology, diagnostic angiographing and cardiac catherizations, non-vascular interventions (Eg. biopsies or ablations), percutaneous vascular interventions, and basic coronary arterial interventions.

Individuals who wish to obtain the CIRCC are strongly encouraged to have a minimum of 2 years of prior experience and encouraged to have an associated degree, but it is not required.

Because of the degree of difficulty in this field and the need for individuals who are proven experts, the CIRCC credential is both recognized and highly sought after by employers in this specialty.


The CIRCC credential is considered a "base" credential and hold different CEU requirements.

The CIRCC credentials required holders to obtain 12 CUEs per. year.

CIRCC CEUs are only available through three approved companies: ZHealth Publishing, Medical Learning Inc., and Medical Asset Management.

For more information about standard CEUs please see our CEU page.

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