Certification is available for coders and clinicians within physician offices or facilities, within home care organizations, for compliance officers. If you’re a coder within a physician office, you have a choice of two exams based upon your job experience:
If you have a good knowledge of CPT®, ICD-9, HCPCS and general coding and billing issues in your specialty, become a Specialty Coding Professional (SCP). The SCP is aimed at specialty coders who have about two years experience.
You know your specialty in-and-out and all the regulations surrounding it. Become an Advanced Coding Specialist (ACS). The ACS is aimed at specialty coders with 3-5 years of experience and more!
|We currently offer the Specialty Coding Professional certification in the following physician specialties:||We currently offer the Advanced Coding Specialist certification in the following physician specialties:|
If you’re a home health care coder, you can become certified with the Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D) exam. This credential is designed for home care coders with two years of coding experience.
If you’re a home health clinician, you can become certified with the Home Care Clinical Specialist - OASIS (HCS-O) exam. This credential is designed for home care clinicians with at least two years experience working with OASIS.
If you’re a Compliance Officer, the Certified Compliance Professional - Physician exam is for you. It is intended for compliance professionals with about two years of experience in small and mid-size physician practices.