This certification demonstrates an individual’s skill and experience in the intricacies of both procedural and diagnostic coding systems. It requires the knowledge and skill to provide a practice with outpatient coding. CCAs are expected to be able to make proper code selections based on the highest degree of specificity, and understand the implications of under or over-coding. They have the skills to address complex problem sets and clarify any coding issues with physicians and business associates. They will have a working knowledge of the billing process as it relates to the coding process.
To achieve certification, an individual must have completed an educational training course in medical coding, OR have had 6 months’ experience in a medical provider’s office providing coding services.
Practice and Certification Testing – Testing is done online.
Cert-blaster: Coding competency related to the coding/billing process with case scenarios and exercises on medical terminology, privacy, coding history, types of codesets, conventions and rules. The practice test takes about an hour and simulates questions that are on standard certification tests.
Exam-Guard: The certification test is timed and the results are reported to the test applicant. The test is reviewed prior to issuing a final grade and certificate.
Certification Testing Options:
Practice Test – $99.00
Certification Test – $349.00
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