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Topic Originator: Michelle Rimmer,CHI,CBCS
Post Date May 15, 2008 @ 10:37 AM
Certificate VS. Certified

Michelle Rimmer,CHI,CBCS
May 15, 2008 @ 10:37 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hi All,

I have been asked this question alot recently; "What is the difference between getting a certificate after completing a program and getting 'certified'?

The two are NOT the same!  You get a 'certificate' once you have completed and passed the medical billing/coding program.  This DOES NOT mean you are 'Certified'!!

To be 'Certified', you must take and pass an exam, subsequently--getting a 'credential' you will add to your name.

Just wanted to clear this up :-)

Michelle Rimmer
Owner-Professional Medical Billers Association
Offering the CPMB(Certified Professional Medical Biller) exam

May 23, 2008 @ 8:51 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Question:  Can anyone offer guidance on the differene in "weight" between a CMRS and a CMB?  I am currently working in a hospital setting, performing follow up and billing.  I have past experience in an ophthalmology practice, where I performed minor coding, and all pre-certification, insurance billing, patient billing, ect.  Looking for knowledge, not just a "certificate" of completion.

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