The Hawai’i Professional Coders Education Fund (HPCEF) was established in 2003 as a fund to be used toward scholarships for Hawai’i’s coding community. The Fund provides assistance with costs associated with attending conferences, workshops and other coding-related activities, and also helps defray expenses associated with attending these events. Our mission is to facilitate participation in quality educational activities which enhances knowledge and encourages professional development.

The Fund is supported by donations from individuals, business partners, and employers. The contributions are placed in an endowment fund, and monies generated by the Fund are used to support educational grants. Hawai’i business partners have been more than generous in their contributions on behalf of Hawai’i AAPC Chapter members.

One of the benefits of belonging to an AAPC chapter in Hawai’i is being able to utilize scholarship funds that are available to members. The awards are intended for those wishing to pursue further education in the medical coding field. The annual Hawai’i Coding Conference is an event coordinated and championed by the Education Fund. We’re especially proud of this event as it provides an opportunity for Hawai’i ’s coders to obtain continuing education without incurring expense of out-of-state travel. Since our inception in 2003, HPCEF has awarded over $25,000 in funding to support:

  • Educational opportunities for our coding community
  • Travel and related expenses for neighbor island members
  • Scholarships for certified coders wishing to pursue specialty credentials

HPCEF Founder and Chairperson
Jeri Leong, R.N., CPC, COC, CPMA, CPC-I