Medical Coder and Biller
Certification (MCBC)

To review AMCA’s status with NCCA “Click Here” and search for American Medical Certification Association under the “Organization Name”. On May 11, 2018, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) accreditation to the Medical Coder & Biller Certification (MCBC) for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs.

Role of a Medical Coder and Biller

A Medical Coder & Biller can compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the healthcare system. They can also classify medical and healthcare concepts, including diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment, into the healthcare industry’s numerical coding system. Includes medical coders.

Exam Information

  • Abbreviation: MCBC
  • Total Number of questions on exam: 100
  • Allotted time for exam: 2 hours
  • Modality available: Online, Paper/Pencil
  • Live Remote Proctoring Available: Yes
  • Cost: $119.00 (Study material included)
  • AMCA MCBC Exam Statistics


  • Medical Terminology and Anatomy (11%)
  • CPT/HCPCS (17%)
  • ICD-10 (16%)
  • Types of Insurance (8%)
  • Billing Regulations (11%)
  • Reimbursement and Collections (12%)
  • Billing (16%)
  • Regulations and Guidelines (10%)
For more information, please view the Certification Program Outline and Exam Blueprint.
**Please note: This credential went by the designation Billing and Coding Specialist (BCSC) for certification holders who earned their initial certification prior to May 11th, 2018. The credential name changed from Billing and Coding Specialist (BCSC) to Medical Coder and Biller (MCBC) on May 11th, 2018 following extensive market and job research.

Additional Information

If you would like to learn more about the role of a Medical Coder & Biller Specialist, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics or the Occupational Information Network (O*NET).

State Guidelines

The laws and regulations pertaining to minimum requirements and the allied health industry vary by state. It is highly recommended that test candidates familiarize themselves with their particular states rules and regulations regarding certification requirements.

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