Took Wrong Test

naomiw64

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I recently thought I had signed up for CPC testing and when I arrived at the testing facility found out that I had signed up for the CPC-P test. I have passed the test and am now CPC-P-A. I was trying to find out if I should now take the test for CPC or if the current certification would allow me to obtain Coding jobs. I was so discouraged. :confused:
 

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Found this out on the web:

What is a CPC-P qualified to do?

Just as in medical offices, more employers in payer's offices are recognizing the importance of hiring qualified individuals. The CPC-P illustrates an individual's ability to analyze medical claims and process them correctly for payment.

This is especially important in the payer's office because payer guidelines and recommendations for medical care are constantly changing.

A specialist in the payer's office needs to be able to efficiently analyze claims, compare them to current coding and payer guidelines, and evaluate them for medical necessity, before they can be sent for payment.

This means that a CPC-P is qualified to receive and examine medical claims, and figure out whether or not the claim meets medical necessity guidelines, whether or not the patient is covered to receive such benefits, and whether or not to pay the claim, either in full or in part.
 
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