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Certified Professional Coder Exam

May 16, 2011 Comments off

Attention, Medical Insurance Billers & Coders!  After you finish your classes, it’s a really good idea to get certified.  Why?  Because it assures potential employers that you can code correctly and efficiently interact with insurance companies. 

Check the EXAM SCHEDULE first – please note, examination dates will not appear online after the four-week registration deadline.

Steps to follow:

1. To take the exam, you must be a member of the AAPC. Membership rates are $70 for students, and $120 for regular members. Become a member while you are a student to save $50.

2. Pay the exam fee ($260 for students and $300 for regular members).

3. Complete the APPLICATION AND EXAMINATION AGREEMENT FORMS.

4. Send the documents and payment to the national office via mail, fax, or email AT LEAST FOUR WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EXAMINATION DATE to:

AAPC
2480 South 3850 West, Suite B
Salt Lake City, Utah 84120
Fax: 801-236-2258
Email: exams@aapc.com

This information was taken from: www.aapc.com

Registered Medical Assistant Info

January 25, 2011 Comments off

You’ve finished all your Medical Assisting classes and externship. What’s next? To stand out from the competition, you need to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)! How?

Review the Candidate Handbook.

Send the following to the AMT:

  • the application
  • school transcript
  • $95 application fee (check/money order/debit/credit card info)

After you’ve sent off your application packet, you must wait (usually 4-6 weeks) for an Authorization to Test Letter from the American Medical Technologist Association.

While you’re waiting to take the exam, you may practice for it by checking out RMA Practice Exam books from the LRC.  You may also ask your Librarian to show you how to access the online practice tests available through the Public Library’s Website (you must have a Public Library card).

After you receive the Authorization to Test Letter, log on to http://www.PearsonVUE.com or contact PearsonVUE directly (813-621-2397-Tampa – Sabal Business Park) to schedule an examination time and place.