Certified Billing and Coding Specialist

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Pee in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania

64 months ago

I'm trying to take the CBCS exam, however I'm having trouble narrowing down what to study. Also, I was reading some posts and see alot of talk about CPC, and CCS certification... Whats the difference and are the testing topics the same?? Thank you in advance...

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Melissa H in Kalamazoo, Michigan

64 months ago

I don't know if this will help but I have looked into both the CPC and CCS.
The following link answers some frequently asked questions about them both.
www.ce.csueastbay.edu/certificate/advanced_coding/faqs.shtml
The site basically says that the CPC is for physician based where as the CCS is for hospital. However, the AAPC also has a CPC-H certification for hospital and there is a CCS-P which is physician based. So I guess it depends on what type of coding you are doing. I have found that the AAPC seems to be more prevalent at least in my area. As far as the CBCS, I am thinking about that as well because it goes beyond just coding and focuses more on billing as a whole. I have signed up for the CPC already but may take the CBCS also.

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Jessica in Irvine, California

64 months ago

Interesting post. Ive looked into degrees in healthcare and medical billing and coding is a highly rewarding and in demand profession.

www.degreesinhealthcare.org

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jcorso28 in Toms River, New Jersey

63 months ago

I studied this through Ocean County College in Toms River; had to learn anatomy, physiology, terminology, ICD-9 and CPT coding, medisoft billing/scheduling and transcription. Have certifications as Medical Office Specialist, Certified Billing Coding Specialist and HIPPA certifications. It's not helping me in the least, going with temp agencies.

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