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Author Archives: Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC

About 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. 
CCS for CDI: 4 Important Reasons Why CDIS Should Consider the CCS Coding Credential

CCS for CDI: 4 Important Reasons Why CDIS Should Consider the CCS Coding Credential

CDIS are key team members of any hospital’s revenue cycle operation. CDIS ensure that the provider’s documentation captures all clinical information completely and accurately. The documentation must then be translated into codes in accordance with the conventions of the classification and the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, in order to be processed for data and billing purposes.

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CCS Success: The Key To Passing the CCS Exam

CCS Success: The Key To Passing the CCS Exam

by Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P Senior Associate at Barry Libman Inc. and Libman Education  The CCS exam tests your acute hospital inpatient and outpatient coding skills at a mastery level. It is recommended (but not mandated) that you have at least three years actual hospital inpatient and surgical outpatient coding experience.  The successful candidate […]

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7 Steps to CCS Exam Success

7 Steps to CCS Exam Success

by Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC The CCS exam tests your acute hospital inpatient and outpatient coding skills at a mastery level. It is recommended (but not mandated) that you have at least three years hands-on acute hospital experience coding inpatient and outpatient records. The successful candidate will also demonstrate proficiency in anatomy and […]

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Attn CDI Specialists: Coding as a “Second Language”

Attn CDI Specialists: Coding as a “Second Language”

by Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC It is helpful sometimes to think of coding as a language. The language consists of the ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT code sets primarily. This language of coding has rules, similar to grammar, that govern how it is used and applied. It also has inconsistencies and internal conflicts, much […]

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Clarification: AHIMA CCS and CCA Certification Exam Results Not Yet Available

Clarification: AHIMA CCS and CCA Certification Exam Results Not Yet Available

by Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC The beta period for AHIMA CCS and CCA certification exams ended on 5/31/2018 but both exams are currently in the data validation process. According to AHIMA, the data validation process can take 12-24 weeks; therefore results may not be available until August. Once the data validation process ends, […]

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AHIMA Announces the End of the Beta Period for CCS and CCA Certification Exams 6/15/18

AHIMA Announces the End of the Beta Period for CCS and CCA Certification Exams 6/15/18

by Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC   AHIMA has announced the end of the beta period for the 2018 Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) coding credential exams. Immediate scoring will now be available to candidates upon completion of the exam. During the beta period, candidates do not receive immediate results […]

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