I would like to know if I was to place an order for the books, how would I go about becoming a certified Medical Biller? Or sit for the state exam?

by Edith Feeney
(Virginia Beach VA)

If I was to place an order for the Medical Billing Books how might I go about sitting for the state exam in my state? Also will the certification be good for any state as a Medical Biller?


I'm not aware of state certification or exams specifically for Medical Billing. The only organization I'm aware of that offers certification through examination in Medical Billing is AMBA - the American Medical Billing Association.

The AMBA certification is for a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS). It's an exam based certification that shows a knowledge in insurance reimbursement, medical terms, coding (ICD9, CPT4 and HCPCS), claim appeals, and compliance (HIPAA and OIG).

The Healthcare Billing and Management Association also offers the Certified Healthcare Billing & Management Executive (CHBME) and Certified Medical Billing Associate (CMBA).

However I don't know of state governments that recognize certification. Typically state agencies license a profession to demonstrate a minimum competency, level of knowledge, or ability as required by law. But I'm not aware of any who license the Medical Billing profession specifically.

For those operating a business - such as a Medical Billing Business - most states do typically require a business license. But that's not associated with a level of competence in a profession.

Thanks for the question - hope this helps,


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