ICD-10 Coding Certification

Many associations and healthcare providers want certification for ICD-10 coders. It is expected that the ICD-10 certification will be necessary to maintain any coding certification, CPC, etc., and various similar designations. Med-Certification.com provides a proficiency assessment available for ICD-10 certification. Certified coders as well as those who plan to certify this year, will want to consider adding the ICD-10 certification. Certifications show employers dedication and commitment to a profession. They show credibility and knowledge about various career responsibilities. If you are considering coding training and/or certification, we’ve got the practice tools to teach you how, make sure you know your stuff with practice testing, and finally certifying with virtual proof of your capability. To maintain certification, continuing education credits (CECs or CEUs) are required. Med-certification.com has the credits available and all resources for study are on-line available from your home. Certification as a medical coding specialist is still currently mostly voluntary but well worth pursuing. Staying abreast of the information and technology with continuing education is important...

CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) Exam Tips

If you plan a career in health care, after the training, certification is important. Since CMAs play a vital role in assisting providers in health care, they’re expected to know all about medical care and the legal issues (especially since they handle and process sensitive patient information). Testing is used to make sure the candidate knows all they should to successfully perform. Three important steps are involved: Reviewing lesson material and practice tests work very well as first steps, then the certification testing is done. Med-Certification provides all three. Since Medical Assistant qualifications require such a broad knowledge of medical terminology it is important to learn as much as one can since much of the testing will ask medical questions. Depending on where you receive your training, many institutions offer practice tests.  These tests are often formatted in a manner that is very similar to the live test questions.  This will help you get a more accurately understand what to expect with exam questions during the testing. Common topics and good knowledge bases for Medical Assistant exams include the following: lab procedures medical diagnoses and treatments customer service record keeping, both hard copy and electronic medications and their administration billing and insurance claim coding appointment scheduling With all the things one has to know in preparing for the big exam step, condensed study guides or even tests like those we use at Med-Certification offer lots of useful help. All-in-all, the key to passing is study, study,...

Medical Billing Coding Provider, Med-Certification, Announces New Practice Testing & Certification.

med-certification.com, a division of National Certification Services, LLC, is pleased to announce practice testing and certification in various  health care and legal fields .  Timely continuing education credits (CECs or CEUs) are now just a click away.  The healthcare and legal fields continue to represent the fastest growing (and most recession proof) segment of our nation’s economy. Increasing numbers of trained career-oriented professionals enter these promising fields each year, sharing common goals, interests and needs. To help providers and employees meet their mutual goals we offer training, certification, and continuing education credits. Candidates may certify in:     Medical Billing (CBS)     Medical Coding (CCA)     Medical Office Assistant (CMA)     Medical Office Manager (CMOM)     Medical Transcription (MTC)     Legal Transcription/Legal Secretary (CLT)     Paralegal/Legal Assistant (CPL) For details, go here: Certifications Med-Certification has a very effective pre-testing process to help prepare for certification. The CertBlaster Exam simulates a realistic test environment with questions to help the applicant  fully prepare for the actual Exam-Guard certification, exclusively from med-certification.com.  Our practice tests are used by many colleges and universities to help prepare for national certification exams. The CertBlaster uses 100s of Medical Practice Exam Questions and Case Studies Questions Available in Study Mode, Certification Mode, Assessment Mode, Adaptive Mode and Flash Drill Mode Detailed Explanations to All Questions With Correct Answers Personal Testing Plan Evaluates Performance on Each Test Track Performance and Determine Exam Readiness Why Get Certified? Career advancement Personal pride, professional growth and increased compensation Most healthcare jobs as of May 2007 require it To complement the mandates, National Certification Services’ staff with  its many years of combined...

The Benefits of Credentials

About those credentials… Have you ever seen, CCA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CHDA, CHPS, etc., behind someone’s name and not had a clue what it meant — or if it meant anything at all? Those letters aren’t just for show. In fact, those two or three symbols can separate people from the pack or be the reason someone gets the job. In today’s business environment, anything that differentiates an individual from the crowd and emphasizes commitment to a profession is career critical,” says Kent Johnson, partner for Da Vinci Search, a Minneapolis-based recruiting firm. “As hiring managers pore over the multitude of résumés for an opening, their eyes will naturally pick up those with the all important initials that trail their name.” Here at Med-Certification, we know how important certifying is. In the business of health care career training for 30 years, it was a logical step to move to testing for aptitude, credentialing the applicant’s knowledge and experience, and providing the Continuing Education Credits, now mandated in health care (HCFA) to establish and maintain provider compliance. The same is true with the legal profession as those who use their services want assurance that their skillsets meet the business requirements. How can credentialing help you? Certifications show employers your dedication and commitment to your profession. They show you’re credible and knowledgeable about current trends and best practices in your field. In addition, designations polish all skill sets — not just the hard skills you might need in a position. In fact, 64 percent of employers in a recent survey found social interview skills and the ability to communicate well were...

Certifications

Increasing numbers of trained career-oriented professionals enter the healthcare and legal fields every year. The labor force shares common goals, interests and needs. To help providers and employees meet these needs, we offer certification and continuing education services (CECs, CEUs). The products and services offered through Med-certification are designed to provide students and professionals in both the medical services and legal services industries with the highest quality certification and continuing education products available. Please select from one of the two main categories of services as listed below. There are literally hundreds of different medical and legal career training programs available, and whether you choose a traditional trade school, an on-line web-based course, or even a self-study book course, med-certification.com can provide you with the necessary testing and certification tools needed to jump start your career, and at a price that you can afford. If all of your experience has been gained through on-the-job employment, no problem, you may certify any time you think you are ready. The practice tests will more than prepare you for certification testing. The tests are the virtual benchmarks in the professional fields we serve. If you are interested in training or a skill upgrade visit this page: Career Training You may practice or certify in: Medical billing, health insurance, office assistant, coding, administration and transcription Legal secretary, transcriptionist, paralegal/legal assistant To review the practice or certification test that interests you, just click on any of the Medical or Legal categories as listed below or on the left. Medical CertificationCertified Medical Billing Specialist (CBS) Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHIS)...

Medical Office Specialist Certification (CMA & CMOM)

2 Categories: Medical Office Assistant (CMA) Medical Office Manager (CMOM) Medical Office Assistant (CMA) CMAs must have a thorough understanding of provider/patient public relations, be able to use practice scheduling and A/R software, understand medical terminology, laboratory and pharmacy data, with a good working knowledge of basics of billing, health insurance processing, and POS fee calculation-collection, as well as accounts receivable processes. Medical Office Manager (CMOM) CMOMs are able to initiate policies and protocols that will improve, protect and stabilize the financial security of the practice. They help guard the practice against risks, and motivate employees to improve productivity and increase revenue. They must demonstrate a high level of financial and personnel management, as well as, have familiarity with managed care contracts, compliance issues and exceptional patient-practice interactive and management skills. A knowledge of medical terminology, coding, billing, health insurance specialist and human resource is important. Eligibility CMA: To achieve certification, an individual must have completed an educational training course in medical office assisting, or have 6 months’ experience in a provider’s office (with verification of training/or experience). CMOM: To achieve certification, an individual must have completed an educational training course in medical office or practice management, or have 1 year’s experience in a provider office (with verification of training/or experience). Practice and Certification Testing Cert-blaster – CMA: Competency related to general provider policies and procedures, patient interaction, payer processes, rules and regulations with case scenarios and exercises. The practice test takes about an hour or two and simulates the type of questions that are on the certification test. The tests are on-line, are open book, and when submitted,...