AAPC Launches Billing Certification and Exam Preparation

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Professional billers demonstrate expertise in all aspects of revenue cycle

CPB Credential
The CPB is a great first step for individuals looking to start a career in the healthcare industry.

AAPC (http://www.aapc.com), the leader in advancing the business of healthcare, has launched a new credential: Certified Professional Biller (CPB™). This certification is designed to prove knowledge of submitting claims in accordance with government regulations and private payer policies, following up on claim statuses, resolving claim denials, submitting appeals, posting payments and adjustments, and managing collections.

Without expertise in medical billing and the nuances of payer requirements, reimbursement may be compromised. The CPB™ medical billing certification is vital to the financial success of the professional services claims process.

“The CPB is a great first step for individuals looking to start a career in the healthcare industry,” stated AAPC Director of Product Development Raemarie Jimenez. “This credential is also a perfect addition for those who already have a coding certification because it validates the ability to follow the claim process for optimal reimbursement.”

Billing professionals who pass the 200-question CPB™ exam possess the following skills:

  •     Understanding different types of insurance plans
  •     Applying payer policy, Local Coverage Determinations (LCD), and National Coverage Determinations (NCD) for successful claim submission
  •     Knowing CPT®, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS Level II coding guidelines
  •     Navigating the varying rules and regulations which apply to the healthcare industry, including HIPAA, False Claims Act, Fair Debt Collections Act, and Stark
  •     Knowing the life cycle of a medical billing claim and how to improve the revenue cycle
  •     Expertise in effective claim follow-up, patient follow-up, and denial resolution

Options for CPB™ exam preparation include a 50-question online practice exam (http://www.aapc.com/training/practice-exams.aspx#cpb) and a four-month online medical billing and reimbursement course (http://www.aapc.com/training/online-medical-billing-training-course.aspx).

The medical billing and reimbursement course prepares individuals for the exam and trains them to be effective billers who can contribute to any practice’s financial success. Those who complete this course will understand the principles of the complete revenue cycle and, more importantly, how to apply them.

For full details on the CPB™ credential, please visit the CPB™ certification page (http://www.aapc.com/cpb).

About AAPC:
AAPC (http://www.aapc.com) is the nation’s largest training and credentialing association for the business of healthcare, with more than 120,000 members representing physician offices, outpatient facilities, and payer organizations. AAPC certifications validate the knowledge and expertise of healthcare professionals in disciplines including medical coding, billing, auditing, compliance, and practice management. AAPC offers the industry-leading Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), Certified Professional Biller (CPB™), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®), Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO™), and Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®) credentials, along with more than 20 specialty-specific coding credentials. AAPC also provides a wide variety of continuing education, resources, and networking opportunities.


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