4 Years Since Medical Billing and Coding Certification - Do I Need to Renew Certification?

by Anonymous

It's been four years since I got my medical billing and coding certification, I'm not working at it yet but I want to know if I need to renew my certification?


I know it's been a long time since I got my certificate, I'm still looking for one but like you said it not easy to get one without experience, and its frustrating for me and for my husband!

Response:

Most all reputable certification organizations require maintaining Continuing Education Units (CEU's) every year and maintaining membership to maintain certification. Depending on where you obtained certification - AMBA, AAPC, AHIMA, etc. - most of them have similar CEU and membership renewal requirements that have to be maintained.

In your case since it's been 4 years, I think most organizations would require reinstatement. For example AAPC members whose membership lapses more than 90 days without requesting and obtaining approval for a hardship plan have to follow the reinstatement procedures which includes passing the examination again.

I would encourage you to check with the organization that awarded your certification and see what their renewal/reinstatement policies are.

Hope this answers your question - thanks for visiting the site.


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