the CBCS test - certified billing and coding specialist exam via the National Healthcareer Association

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mrsdanielle2010 in Kansas City, Missouri

35 months ago

Hello JBVO how are you.How did the test go? As of right now im studying for my Certified Billing and Coding Specialist threw National Healthcareer Association.Im very nervous and would like to know if its the same questions are similar to the questions threw atialliedhealth?

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Creole Lady in Lafayette, Louisiana

35 months ago

JBVO in Louisville, Kentucky said: Hi, everyone.

I just received my certificate of completion for billing and coding through my local university partnered with ed2go and I'm going to be taking the CBCS test next week.

I purchased the same test, there may have one question form the review on the Certification Exam. They also offer a 116-page review. This might be more helpful. The actual test had alot of medical terminology questions, and questions about diseases. There was also a question about what the Risk Management Department does in a facility. Good Luck!

I purchased an online practice test through the ATI Allied Health Certification prep website.

My question is this: will the actual test be almost identical to the practice test in terms of questions?

Thanks in advance for your help with my question.

I purchased the same Test, there may have been one question from the Exam that was on the actual Test. Good Luck!

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mrsdanielle2010 in Kansas City, Missouri

35 months ago

Hello there i just contacted National Healthcareer and they told me that the study guide is related to th exam questions on the exam

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Ivelisse Rolon in Roosevelt, New York

34 months ago

I'd like to know when and where is the next medical billing exam in New York area, Long island for those recently finished taking the classes.

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dwight in Snoqualmie, Washington

34 months ago

Ivelisse Rolon in Roosevelt, New York said: I'd like to know when and where is the next medical billing exam in New York area, Long island for those recently finished taking the classes.

i have that same certification and you can call the NHA and they will help you

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michellej in Miami Beach, Florida

27 months ago

Hi, i am planing to take the same exam soon. Tell me how was it ?
Is it the same as in the exam?
Do youu still have the practice test and maybe i can borrow it and study. I checked the website but the guide is out of stock :(
Thank You ;)

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Evelyn in Hampton, Virginia

12 months ago

I taking medicial billing NHA and CBCS if anyone can help me are have some study guide.
I'm from Virginia. Thanks.

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Zack in Stafford, Texas

9 months ago

I just took my CBCS exam this week the exam was given online at a testing center be prepared to wait it was not to hard if you studied but shoot man some of those questions I do not remember being in that study guide whew but if you took a medical billing and coding class you would know it but that's not to say that answers were not in there I just simply do not remember them being in there but whatever the case I PASSED with an 84 I was shooting for a 90 but hey I can offer some tips if anyone would like to hear some

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Jackie in Hanover Park, Illinois

9 months ago

How did you study ?

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Jackie in Hanover Park, Illinois

9 months ago

Zack in Stafford, Texas said: I just took my CBCS exam this week the exam was given online at a testing center be prepared to wait it was not to hard if you studied but shoot man some of those questions I do not remember being in that study guide whew but if you took a medical billing and coding class you would know it but that's not to say that answers were not in there I just simply do not remember them being in there but whatever the case I PASSED with an 84 I was shooting for a 90 but hey I can offer some tips if anyone would like two hear some

What's your tips ? I will be taking mine next week

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Zack in Spring, Texas

9 months ago

Look up any claims processing guidelines as well as what are the titles for different providers and there job details and remember the coding symbols from all three books and the basic guidelines from each section that the study guide doesn't go over and take a practice exam if you can i have a new job as a coding and billing specialist now

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Zack in Katy, Texas

9 months ago

Let me know the outcome

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mboyd3 in Stone Mountain, Georgia

8 months ago

Can anyone give me some pointers on the CBCS NHA exam. I failed and want to retake again. I am not good with the coding part of the exam,

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kayscar15 in San Antonio, Texas

8 months ago

I am taking the CBCS exam tomorrow and scared to death because I know I can't remember all of the codes from the books. I have also taken the CBCS pratice exam thru Allied but I am not sure if the exam is anything like that or not. Just looking for some info on what to expect. It will be an online exam.

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kayscar15 in San Antonio, Texas

8 months ago

Zack in Austin, Texas said: Hello, yes the exam will be online if I was you I would focus on learning the symbols in the code books and yes the practice exam is a similar setup as the actual exam no the questions are not the same but the area of the question is if that makes sense so good luck to you

Thank you so much

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Zack in Austin, Texas

8 months ago

Yeah and make sure you study you're study guide and the claim form

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DanielleC in Lady Lake, Florida

7 months ago

Zack in Spring, Texas said: Look up any claims processing guidelines as well as what are the titles for different providers and there job details and remember the coding symbols from all three books and the basic guidelines from each section that the study guide doesn't go over and take a practice exam if you can i have a new job as a coding and billing specialist now

I am taking the exam soon. I have the study guide and took the practice assessment. Am I allowed to bring my coding books or is it more like the practice assessment? Thank You for your time!!!

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Zack in Austin in Sulphur, Louisiana

7 months ago

You're more than welcome....no you are not allowed to bring any code books and yes the test will be similar to the practice assessment good luck to you...this is Zack in Austin not sure why my location changes

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Zack in Austin in Sulphur, Louisiana

7 months ago

DanielleC in Lady Lake, Florida said: I am taking the exam soon. I have the study guide and took the practice assessment. Am I allowed to bring my coding books or is it more like the practice assessment? Thank You for your time!!!

Please see my reply

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DanielleC in Lady Lake, Florida

7 months ago

Zack in Austin in Sulphur, Louisiana said: You're more than welcome....no you are not allowed to bring any code books and yes the test will be similar to the practice assessment good luck to you...this is Zack in Austin not sure why my location changes

My location on here isn't correct either, lol. I am in Orlando, Fl. May I ask how long it took you to get a job? I am concerned that the cbcs isn't as recognized as the cpc, but I can't take the cpc until I have experience...such a catch 22. I would appreciate any advice you can give me regarding the test and job search.....thanks!!!!! My test is in 2 weeks...yikes!!!!

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Zack in Austin in Sulphur, Louisiana

7 months ago

DanielleC in Lady Lake, Florida said: My location on here isn't correct either, lol. I am in Orlando, Fl. May I ask how long it took you to get a job? I am concerned that the cbcs isn't as recognized as the cpc, but I can't take the cpc until I have experience...such a catch 22. I would appreciate any advice you can give me regarding the test and job search.....thanks!!!!! My test is in 2 weeks...yikes!!!!

Well when I started working I wasn't certified but to land a coding period even with a CPC-A it's extremely hard with no experience BUT the saving grace is that there are billing opportunities lower level but hey it's a start I understand bills family etc but that's the reality of this industry we have to work our Way up to $35 bucks an hour

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DanielleC in Lady Lake, Florida

7 months ago

Zack in Austin in Sulphur, Louisiana said: Well when I started working I wasn't certified but to land a coding period even with a CPC-A it's extremely hard with no experience BUT the saving grace is that there are billing opportunities lower level but hey it's a start I understand bills family etc but that's the reality of this industry we have to work our Way up to $35 bucks an hour

My test is tomorrow and I have really been studying, but there is so much info that I am terrified I won't remember what need to...pray for me you guys! Zack, I am more than OK with an entry level position. This is a total career change for me. I was in hospitality (restaurant) management for many years. I am super excited to start my new career, am really nervous about the exam....

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Zack in Houston, Texas

7 months ago

Congratulations and good luck!!!

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DanielleC in Lady Lake, Florida

7 months ago

Zack in Houston, Texas said: Congratulations and good luck!!!

Thank You! I will let ya'll know how it goes!

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DanielleC in Lady Lake, Florida

7 months ago

Zack in Houston, Texas said: Congratulations and good luck!!!

I took my test yesterday and some of it was really easy, but some of it was really hard. I did study for weeks and am thankful I did because I PASSED!!!! I got an 85 and I Am OK with that!!!! Thanks for your tips, and now hopefully I can get a job!

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Zack in Garland, Texas

7 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS!!! do not feel bad at all that's what I got also and you're more than welcome.....Please don't forget apply f for insurance verification, demographics, medical customer service representative or even front desk just to get you're foot in the door and once it's in and you have some experience then go and sit for the CPC that's if you need it no lie this doctor's office I worked for last there billing manager started off in the front desk and within 2 years she's already a manager BUT she worked hard learning the business good luck to you and congrats!!! once again

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DanielleC in Lady Lake, Florida

7 months ago

Thank you Zack! Oh I'm good with it, trust me! When I finished taking the test I was just praying for a pass. Some the questions were super tricky! Anyways, yes I am going to apply for anything and everything. I know if can get my foot in the door somewhere I can move up, so I am not worried about what I start doing. How do you like your job so far?

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Zack in Garland, Texas

7 months ago

It's pretty cool can't complain they want you to be a fast learner though which is right up my alley but i do not know about other people

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DanielleC in Lady Lake, Florida

7 months ago

Zack in Garland, Texas said: It's pretty cool can't complain they want you to be a fast learner though which is right up my alley but i do not know about other people

Cool. I am working on my resume' right now.

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DanielleH in Twentynine Palms, California

7 months ago

Hi, i'm taking the CBCS exam in three weeks and i'm wondering if the actual exam has questions like this.. The following system in the surgical section of the CPT manual lists the correct code for ablation of renal cysts by laparscopy..
My first practice test had a lot of questions like this, and I don't do very well on them. I'm wondering if I need to continue to focus on those, or if I should be focusing on more of the billing questions. Thanks!

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Zack in Austin in Houston, Texas

7 months ago

Both

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DanielleC in Lady Lake, Florida

7 months ago

Yes, Zack is correct, both for the test I just took. I know they are changing the format soon, so I am not sure which one you are taking....

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DanielleC in Lady Lake, Florida

7 months ago

DanielleH in Twentynine Palms, California said: Hi, i'm taking the CBCS exam in three weeks and i'm wondering if the actual exam has questions like this.. The following system in the surgical section of the CPT manual lists the correct code for ablation of renal cysts by laparscopy..
My first practice test had a lot of questions like this, and I don't do very well on them. I'm wondering if I need to continue to focus on those, or if I should be focusing on more of the billing questions. Thanks!

I used the study guide from ati and took tons of notes. I also studied flashcards on Quizlet. You can search their website for flashcards for CBCS and there are several sets that people have created and are free to use. Good Luck! Let us know how you do!

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Fateriaj in Cary, North Carolina

6 months ago

Zack in Stafford, Texas said: I just took my CBCS exam this week the exam was given online at a testing center be prepared to wait it was not to hard if you studied but shoot man some of those questions I do not remember being in that study guide whew but if you took a medical billing and coding class you would know it but that's not to say that answers were not in there I just simply do not remember them being in there but whatever the case I PASSED with an 84 I was shooting for a 90 but hey I can offer some tips if anyone would like to hear some

I would like some pointers! Thanks fateriaj@hotmail.com

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Fateriaj in Cary, North Carolina

6 months ago

I would appreciate some pointers! Thanks Zack.

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Fateriaj in Cary, North Carolina

6 months ago

DanielleC in Lady Lake, Florida said: Thank you Zack! Oh I'm good with it, trust me! When I finished taking the test I was just praying for a pass. Some the questions were super tricky! Anyways, yes I am going to apply for anything and everything. I know if can get my foot in the door somewhere I can move up, so I am not worried about what I start doing. How do you like your job so far?

How was the coding portion set up? Did you need to remember codes?

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Zack in Alabama

6 months ago

What would you like to know??

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Zack in Alabama

6 months ago

Only symbols and some of the basic guidelines

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DanielleC in Lady Lake, Florida

6 months ago

Zack in Garland, Texas said: It's pretty cool can't complain they want you to be a fast learner though which is right up my alley but i do not know about other people

I got a job in billing for a diagnostic laboratory! It's really faced paced and I love it!

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Zack in Houston,tx in Washington

6 months ago

what!!!! really???.....congratulations Danielle C in Florida...see I told you

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DanielleC in Lady Lake, Florida

6 months ago

Yes! It's pretty cool. Hard work for sure, but I like it!
And, yes u did!!!

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Zack in Houston, Texas

6 months ago

Awesome!!! I 'am soooo happy for you...you are well on you're way to the start of a Whole New World

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Jen in Colorado Springs, Colorado

5 months ago

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has taken the new CBCS exam? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Zack in Colorado

5 months ago

Yes!! Me too!! Im so excited to hear about it do anyone please do share..

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Denene in Baltimore, Maryland

2 months ago

Hi
Im currently studying to take the exam in March 2015. I would like to know if the exam is all multiple choice and how many questions total?

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Gia in Miami, Florida

2 months ago

Denene in Baltimore, Maryland said: Hi
Im currently studying to take the exam in March 2015. I would like to know if the exam is all multiple choice and how many questions total?

The CBCS exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions.

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Kathy Ann in Laurel, Maryland

1 day ago

Hi Denene, I am also preparing for my exam next week but I think I am going to post pone it until next month. Did you take the exam already? How did it go?

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Kathy Ann in Laurel, Maryland

1 day ago

DanielleC in Lady Lake, Florida said: I got a job in billing for a diagnostic laboratory ! It's really faced paced and I love it!

Congrats to you both. Zack and Danielle. Way to go. I am praying for the same outcome like you guys. The test was updated in October 2014, seems like the format of the new one is a little more in depth.

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