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CMCP - Certified Medical Coding Professional

The Certified Medical Coding Professional (CMCP) exam is administered an by Medical Coding & Healthcare Compliance.  By passing the CMCP certification examination, you are designated as a health care professional in Medical coding and auditing. 

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Medical coding is a critical aspect of the healthcare system, as it ensures that medical claims are accurately and efficiently processed. Certification demonstrates a level of knowledge and proficiency in medical coding, which is important for both the coder and the healthcare organization.


For the medical coder, certification may lead to increased job opportunities, higher pay, and advancement within the field. It also serves as a demonstration of their commitment to their profession and ongoing education. Many employers prefer to hire certified coders, as it indicates that the individual has a certain level of expertise and can perform their job accurately and efficiently.


For healthcare organizations, the use of certified medical coders helps to ensure that the claims they submit to insurance companies and government programs are accurate and compliant with regulations. This can help to reduce the risk of denied claims and financial penalties. In addition, certified coders are more likely to stay current with the latest coding standards and regulations, which can help to improve the overall efficiency of the billing and reimbursement process.

Exam Details: 

The CMCP is a 4.5 hour timed exam. 

Section 1 is 2 hours and Section 2 is 2.5 hours. 

Section 1: 100 Multiple Choice Questions

25 ICD-10-CM Guideline questions

40 CPT

5 Medical Terminology

5 Anatomy

8 HCPCS Level II

8 Medical Record Documentation

9 Modifiers for CPT and HCPCS 

Section 2: 25 Coding Cases

10 E/M Cases

  • Includes CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM

15 Surgical and/or Ancillary Service Cases

  • Includes CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM

Registration Options: 

Online Review & CMCP Certification:    $499

Includes 60 day access to online review materials and one attempt at certification exam. 

Additional attempt $75 

CMCP Certification Exam:  $199

Includes one attempt at certification. 

Additional attempt  $75

Register online or call 855-226-3348.

Approved Materials for Certification

Required Text / Materials: 

Current ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II

Printed OIG Compliance Guidance

Other Official Authority Documents

No. 2 Pencils

Optional Text / Materials: 


Anatomy Reference

Medical Dictionary

Questions about certification?      Call 855-226-3348

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