On May 11, 2018, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) accreditation to the Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (BCSC) for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs.
Abbreviation of Certification: BCSC
Fee charged for the exam: $109.00 (Study Material Included)
The Billing Coding Specialists’ duties have evolved in recent years. The Billing Coding Specialists, also known as medical coders, or health information technologists, are responsible for maintaining and accurately reporting and categorizing patient information. They manage health information and ensure its’ quality through a series of checks and balances. They also need basic knowledge of medical terminology, patient care skills and general office skills.
A Billing Coding Specialists responsibility may include, but are not limited to the following:
The test is comprised of 100 questions in Billing and Coding:
The breakdown is as follows: Billing/billing regulations, anatomy and physiology/medical terminology, CPT/HCPCS, ICD, Regulations/guidelines and types of insurance
Allotted time for examinees is 2 hours.