Shade Posted Mon 11th of August, 2014 09:20:35 AM
PLEASE CLARIFY THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CPC CERTIFICATION AND NRCCS. I WILL LIKE TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO CERTIFICATION. I WILL REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP. THANK YOU.
SuperCoder Answered Mon 11th of August, 2014 10:19:14 AM
Coding certifications are offered by various coding associations. The type of certification depends on the association and the exam content will vary from exam to exam. You should always do research on the certifications that are required for employment in your region. For example, if the positions that are available in your region require a CPC you should look at AAPC for information regarding the certification and if the CCS is required in your region look to AHIMA for the CCS certification.
CPC- Certified Professional Coder certification is offered by AAPC. This is one of the well known coding certifications. The exam tests on supply, procedure and diagnosis coding as well as compliance, reimbursement, and anatomy. See link for additional information about the CPC exam.
The NRCCS- Nationally Registered Certified Coding Specialist exam is offered by the National Association for Health Professionals. This credential is not as well known but does show that you have an interest in furthering your coding education and career. See the link for additional information regarding this exam.
Hope this helps.