Certified Medical Billing Specialist (CBS)



Certification Test/Practice Test

This certification represents an individual’s knowledge in the intricacies of patient billing and accounts receivable management. Candidates must also know how coding works and its impact on the billing process. The knowledge should include: Medical terminology, collection and verification of patient demographic and insurance data, insurance processing, statement generation, tracking and managing and reporting receivables, complete understanding of patient privacy issues and the related law. A  good working knowledge of various billing functions and responsibilities is necessary. Note: CBS includes Health Insurance Specialist Testing (HIS) so do not order HIS separately.


To achieve certification, an individual must have completed an educational training course in medical billing, which includes health insurance claims processing, or have 6 months’ experience in a provider’s office (with verification of training/or experience).

Practice and Certification Testing

Cert-blaster (Practice Test): Billing competency related to the complete billing process with case scenarios and exercises on patient profiles, writeoffs, co-payments, delinquent account management, and HIPAA. The practice test simulates the type of questions that are on the certification test. The tests are on-line, take about an hour or so, are open book, and when submitted, you are provided the answers to the questions for your review and further study (if needed). $99.00

Exam-Guard (Certification Test) The certification test takes 2 hours, is timed, and the results are reported to you within 48 hours. The test is reviewed by an instructor prior to issuing the final grade and certificate.  $239.00

Interested in Medical Billing Training?

View our Medical Billing Specialist Training page.

If you are ordering your certification now, please go to the registration form, print, fill out and return the Application Form: Application

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