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Medicare Billing Certificate Program

Did you know Medicare offers a Medicare billing certificate program for Part A and Part B providers?  The programs are designed to provide education on the Medicare program, including required web-based training courses, related readings, and a list of helpful resources. Learners who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate in Medicare billing from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  To learn more about the courses, visit the “MLN Catalog of Products.”  To access the courses, visit the MLN Products web page on the CMS website and click the Web-Based Training (WBT) Courses link in the Related Links section.

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Welcome to the Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) Educational Web Guides Overview page, your destination for educational and informational resources related to certain CMS initiatives. The MLN Educational Web Guides provides information on Evaluation and Management (E/M) services; guided pathways to resources and topics of interest; lists of health care management products; as well as easy-to-understand billing and coding products.

Go to the left hand column of the page and click on Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services to view the "Evaluation and Management Services Guide" the "1995 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services" and the "1997 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services."

Go to the left hand column of the page and click on Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) Guided Pathways (GPs) to view four resource booklets (Guided Pathways Basic Medicare Resources, Guided Pathways Intermediate Medicare Resources 855A, Guided Pathways Intermediate Medicare Resources 855B, and MLN Guided Pathways Provider Specific Medicare Resources). The Guided Pathways curriculum is designed to allow learners to easily scan and select CMS resources by clicking on topics of interest. The curriculum directs the user to resources for CMS Program policies and requirements for health care professionals who enroll in Medicare using the 855 A, B, I, or S forms.

In order to focus on MLN products created especially for educators and students, go to the left hand column of the page and click on Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) Suite of Products and Resources for Educators and Students to view a list of health care management products that may be useful to supplement instructors' existing educational curriculum.

Go to the left hand column of the page and click on Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) Suite of Products and Resources for Billers and Coders to view information billing and coding products. You will also find useful information to help you understand and streamline your claims submissions in order to receive accurate Medicare reimbursement.

Go to the left hand column of the page and click on Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) Suite of Products and Resources for Inpatient Hospitals to view products that will assist in understanding the various prospective payment system rates and classification criterion for reimbursement to acute inpatient hospitals, home health agencies, hospice, hospital outpatient, inpatient psychiatric facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.

Go to the left hand column of the page and click on Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) Suite of Products and Resources for Rural Health Providers to view publications and resources for the rural health community.

Go to the left hand column of the page and click on Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) Suite of Products and Resources for Compliance Officers to view information on compliance issues facing health care professionals.

If you would like to contact the MLN, please email us at MLN@cms.hhs.gov.