AHIMA Announces Beta Period for CCS and CCS-P Certification Exams

by Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC 

AHIMA announced that beta versions of AHIMA’s CCS and CCS-P certification exams will launch on May 1, 2020.

The beta testing process is used by AHIMA to ensure the validity and reliability of new questions on the CCS and CCS-P exams. AHIMA requires a significant number of people to take the beta exams in order to allow psychometric analysis. The more test takers who participate in the beta exam period, the faster the exam “cut score” can be determined and results provided to test takers.

During the beta period, candidates will not receive immediate results upon completion of the exam. AHIMA alerts us that it could take up to 24 weeks, from the start of the beta period, for scores to be provided to test takers during the beta period.

New 2020 content outlines are accessible at http://ahima.org/certification/CCS and http://ahima.org/certification/ccsp under the “Exam Prep” tab.


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About the Author

Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC
Mary Beth York has over twenty year's experience in coding, auditing and documentation improvement for hospitals ranging from community to teaching hospitals as well as physician group practices. Mary Beth is the author of Libman Education's highly successful CCS Exam Prep course, as well as Libman Education's highly successful CCA Exam Review course. 

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