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Re: [MedicalBillers] CODING CERTIFICATION

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  • Irene Valenzuela
    This certification is specifically for physician office based practices, here is the description:   Certified Medical Coder (CMC)® The Certified Medical
    Message 1 of 12 , Apr 17, 2009
      This certification is specifically for physician office based practices, here is the description:
       
      Certified Medical Coder (CMC)®
      The Certified Medical Coder (CMC)® is a certification designed for physician-based coding professionals. Experienced individuals, able to demonstrate by exam a superior level of physician-based coding knowledge, are awarded the CMC certification. The certification becomes a currency that validates personal achievement, demonstrates a person's commitment to the profession, improves employer confidence, and can help guard the practice against fraud and abuse.
      This individual plays an integral role in the reimbursement process ensuring that proper documentation guidelines are followed and that codes are submitted to the highest degree of specificity to ensure that the physician receives every dollar entitled for the services rendered.
      The Certification Exam
      A CMC candidate has up to six hours to complete the exam. This individual must possess a great deal of knowledge in medical terminology as applied to diagnostic and procedural coding, CPT® and ICD-9-CM Coding, ancillary services and advanced coding issues. Codes are hand-written and selected according to the highest degree of specificity.
      PMI's professional services team and advisory board stand behind the CMC exam as the best tool available to accurately measure coding competency. Several protocols such as live proctored exams and fill-in-the-blank format ensure that the integrity of the exam is never compromised. While most organizations have gone to a multiple choice format, PMI maintains exam integrity by requiring hand written answers which eliminate the possibility to "guess" the correct answer by deselecting from choices provided on the exam. If the candidate cannot code from scratch, he/she won't pass the exam.
      PMI's goal is to ensure that more highly skilled CMC coders are available in communities across the country to help safeguard physicians. Its faculty team is comprised of first-rate professionals with a high degree of personal integrity, a love for teaching and a great deal of enthusiasm about their subject matter. Review our Quick Links for further information about PMI's faculty and certifications. You can also download/print the Fact Sheets below.


      Thanks and have a great day!

      Sincerely,

      Irene A. Valenzuela
      LPC Office Manager

      for:

      INTERNAL MEDICINE:
      Mansoor Shah, MD         Khalid Saeed, MD
      Aaron Kern, MD              Olga Ginzburg, MD
      Cherie Garcia, MD           Scott Gordon, MD 
      David Hamm, Jr., MD 

       
      RHEUMATOLOGY:
      Ivette Stickelmaier, MD
       
      DERMATOLOGY:
      Michael Castro, MD
      Monina Distor-Castro, RN - Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

      --- On Thu, 4/16/09, Josie Mapp <jgpservice@...> wrote:


      From: Josie Mapp <jgpservice@...>
      Subject: Re: [MedicalBillers] CODING CERTIFICATION
      To: MedicalBillers@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009, 5:04 PM








      Irene, do they get you certified through AHIMA or which Association?

      On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 11:58 AM, Irene Valenzuela <lpcmanager@yahoo. com>wrote:

      >
      >
      > I'm currently enrolled ina crash course thru LACMA ( Los Angeles California
      > Medical Association) that only cost about $775 with membership. My doctor is
      > paying for it. It includes teh testing fee. Its a set of 5 full day courses
      > over 5 weeks with testing on the last day.
      >
      > Thanks and have a great day!
      >
      > Sincerely,
      >
      > Irene A. Valenzuela
      > LPC Office Manager
      >
      > for:
      >
      > INTERNAL MEDICINE:
      > Mansoor Shah, MD Khalid Saeed, MD
      > Aaron Kern, MD Olga Ginzburg, MD
      > Cherie Garcia, MD Scott Gordon, MD
      > David Hamm, Jr., MD
      >
      >
      > RHEUMATOLOGY:
      > Ivette Stickelmaier, MD
      >
      > DERMATOLOGY:
      > Michael Castro, MD
      > Monina Distor-Castro, RN - Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
      >
      > --- On Wed, 4/15/09, mediclaims2009 <j_linnear@yahoo. com<j_linnear%40yahoo. com>>
      > wrote:
      >
      > From: mediclaims2009 <j_linnear@yahoo. com <j_linnear%40yahoo. com>>
      > Subject: [MedicalBillers] CODING CERTIFICATION
      > To: MedicalBillers@ yahoogroups. com <MedicalBillers% 40yahoogroups. com>
      > Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 8:06 PM
      >
      > What is the most inexpensive option to become a certified coder.
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
      >
      >

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      Josie Mapp
      JG Professional Services, Inc.
      Credentialing, Collections & Medical Billing Services
      Cell: 917-892-7201
      Fax: 646-403-3699

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