The Certified Professional Biller (CPB™) credential prepares medical billers with skills to maintain all aspects of the revenue cycle. Without expertise in medical billing and the nuances of payer requirements, healthcare provider reimbursement may be compromised.
Through rigorous examination and experience, CPBs have proven knowledge of how to submit claims compliant with government regulations and private payer policies. They follow-up on claim statuses, resolve claim denials, submit appeals, post payments and adjustments, and manage collections. The CPB medical billing credential is vital to the financial success of the professional healthcare services claims process.
According to AAPC's 2017 Salary Survey, the average salary for a CPB was $52,037. If you want to see how much earning potential you have with medical billing expertise, click here to calculate the average CPB salary in your area, based on your job responsibility. Keep in mind that a CPB’s annual salary varies based on the size of the practice you bill for or whether you work in a large facility. Other factors include years of experience, how many credentials held, and your location.
In this section of the exam, source documents are provided for the examinee to review. Examinees will be provided with various policies and must be able to apply those policies.
Electronic devices with an on/off switch (cell phones, smart phones, tablets, etc.) are not allowed into the examination room. Failure to comply with this policy may result in disqualification of your exam.
Any officially published errata for these manuals may also be used. No other manuals are allowed. Each code set is updated annually; it is essential that examinees use the current calendar year's coding manuals when taking the certification exam. Questions on the CPB™ tests do not require the use of any other outside material.
Approved Exam Manuals
Due to the advantages of additional information and/or ease of use, the following references cannot be used during the exam:
Each examination is separate and distinct from one another. To obtain all certifications, each examination must be taken separately and passed.
An overall score of 70% or higher is required to pass an exam. For examinees who do not pass, only the areas of study/categories with a score of 65% or less are provided for examinees’ preparation.
The areas of study reported reflect scores based on the number of questions in each category/section of the exam; each of the category/section may vary in the number of questions asked.
Continuing Education Unit (CEU) submissions are required for all certifications. For CEU requirements please see our CEU Information page.
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