MEDICAL BILLER AND CODER
Certified Medical Billing and Coding Professional
Medical Billers and Coders work in physicians’ offices, hospital, urgent care center, billing companies, insurance companies and many more places. Their main duty is to process the claims using the codes (current procedural terminology and international classification of disease) and submitting those claims further for reimbursements. Medical Coder gets their codes by reading the patients reports.
Medical Billers and Coders need to accurate codes and bill the insurance claims. Moreover, they need to keep a track on the status of the claims submitted, they must maintain patient confidentiality. Apart from these duties the Medical Biller and Coder needs to learn the steps on filling out insurance forms for different insurance companies.
Candidates registering for the exam must qualify in (at-least 1) of the GROUPS (A or B or C) as shown below. Training and experience may be completed within united states of america or outside united states of america.
Exam Test Plan
The exam content topic includes the following:
Revenue Cycle Management
ICD 10 Coding
HCPCS Level II Coding
CMS 1500 and UB-04
Insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, BCBS, Workers Comp)
AECA believes in continuing education more frequently so that the candidate can have a constant touch with knowledge, Candidate’s are required to attend the continuing education units / credits every year to renew their certification.