Medical coding certification is becoming a necessity for any medical biller seeking a good job. Though it is not a compulsion, but with times it is becoming more and more important for individuals to possess medical billing certification. Especially if you are seeking a job in medical hospital or bigger organizations it is increasingly becoming a trend to ask for national level certification or similar level of competency.
Professional Certification not only gives an individual an edge over his competitors but also gives him knowledge of various rules and regulations which needs to be followed for professional medical and billing practices.
Various certification bodies providing medical billing certification have been listed below with their contacts for your knowledge.
American Association of Medical Billers (AAMB)
1840 E. 17th St., Suite 140
Santa Ana, CA 92701
In this organization one can apply for the Certified Medical Biller (CBM) exam, or the Certified Medical Billing Specialist (CMBS) exam.
National Association of Claims Assistance Professionals (NACAP)
5329 S. Main St., Suite 102
Downers Grove, IL 60515-4845
You can apply for either Certified Claims Assistance Professional (CCAP) or the Certified Electronic Claims Professional (CECP) examinations.
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
309 West 700 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
PO Box 97349
Chicago, IL 60690-7349
AHIMA helps individuals become Certified Procedural Coder (CPC) or a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist for the Physician’s Office (CCS-P).
American Guild of Patient Account Management (AGPAM)
National Certification Examination Program
1101 Connecticut Ave, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
By joining this organization one can be a Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT), Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT), Certified Patient Account Manager (CPAM), or Certified Clinic Account Manager (CCAM) designation.
Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers (PAHCOM)
461 E. Ten Mile Road
Pensacola, FL 32534-9714
This organization is designed for the manager or supervisor of a medical office setting offering the Certified Medical Office Manager (CMOM) designation.
Association of Registered Medical Professionals (ARMP)
11405 Old Roswell Road
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
104 Inverness Terrace East
Englewood, CO 80012
American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)
104 Inverness Terrace East
Englewood, CO 80112
International Billing Associations, Inc.
7315 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
This is an organization on an International level.