Earn your CMCB or MCBS national certification online through American Allied Health.
AAH offers two levels of certification for insurance billing and coding professionals:
Nationally Certified Medical Coder and Biller (CMCB): This exam covers medical & insurance terminology, insurance claims completion, procedural & diagnostic coding, anatomy & physiology, medical legal issues, and basic ICD-9, CPT & HCPCS coding systems.
Nationally Certified Medical Coding and Billing Specialist (MCBS): This exam is designed for the applicant who has expanded their skills by completing an advanced Coding/Billing course (or has a minimum of one year's coding experience in a medical office or clinic). The exam tests the applicant's knowledge of in-patient hospital billing and coding using the ICD-9-CM manual.
The primary duty of a medical coder and biller is to code various medical diagnoses, procedures, or symptoms which are then submitted to Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance companies in order to receive reimbursements. Hospitals, clinics, and physicians must submit the correct codes to receive compensation for patient treatment; therefore, medical billing and coding professionals are indispensable members of any medical office.
There is a great need for capable medical coding and billing professionals due to the heightened scrutiny of government agencies and insurance companies to ensure correct coding of medical records. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most employers prefer to hire credentialed medical coders.
Becoming a nationally certified with American Allied Health sets you apart in this competitive job market. It shows that you are proficient in your field. Many employers and states require certification because it demonstrates one is a dedicated and qualified allied healthcare professional. AAH certification offers third-party confirmation of your capabilities to employers and patients.
Benefits of AAH National Certification: