Insurance and Coding Specialists provide medical billing and coding services to physician's offices and medical specialty practices for health care providers to be paid for services rendered. Insurance and Coding Specialists prepare and submit claims to insurance companies and prepare and send statements to patients. Insurance and Coding Specialists must be knowledgeable and possess skills in the areas of medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, diagnostic and procedural coding, insurance claims processing, and medical billing procedures.
There are THREE (3) routes of eligibility to take the NCICS exam. Select your route of eligibility from the following:
Are you a CURRENT STUDENT in an Insurance & Coding program from an NCCT (authorized) school?
Are you a GRADUATE from an Insurance & Coding program from an NCCT (authorized) school, within the past FIVE years?
You have one year of verifiable full-time experience as an Insurance & Coding practitioner within the past FIVE years.
Have you completed Insurance & Coding training or its equivalent during U.S. Military service within the past FIVE years?
You are a member [active-duty, retired, veteran] of the United States Armed Forces, or a spouse thereof, and have one year of verifiable full-time experience as a Insurance & Coding practitioner within the past FIVE years.
In order for NCCT to process your application in a timely manner your application and all required documentation must be submitted 14 days prior to your anticipated test date.
Applications and payments are valid for one year from the date of submission to NCCT.
The practice of some professions may be regulated in certain states and it is your responsibility to determine whether this certification meets your state requirements for practice before taking it.
For information regarding requests for ADA accommodations, download the following documents:
To complete your application; a test site & test date will be required.
Please contact NCCT 800-875-4404 as needed for this information.