CCS

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Exam Review

$495.00

Online, self-paced, all-inclusive review. Prepares coding professionals to sit for AHIMA’s Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential exam. Comprehensive review of materials covered on the CCS credential exam including ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT coding practice, and valuable study and test-taking strategies.

CEUs:     10 AHIMA      N/A - AAPC
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The CCS coding credential, offered by AHIMA, demonstrates mastery-level coding skills, generally in a hospital setting. A minimum of two years hands-on acute-care hospital coding experience (both inpatient and outpatient) is strongly recommended before attempting the CCS.

The CCS Exam Review will prepare students for the current (2018) CCS Exam.

The CCS Exam Review offers a comprehensive review of materials covered on the CCS credential exam:

  • ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS
  • CPT and HCPCS Level II
  • Clinical vocabularies and classification system
  • Anatomy and physiology review
  • Reimbursement methodologies including the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)
  • Health information documentation requirements
  • Regulatory guidelines and reporting requirements for inpatient and outpatient services
  • Data quality management
  • Information technology and security
  • Privacy, confidentiality, legal and ethical issues
  • Compliance review

The CCS Exam Review covers:

  • Expertise in assigning accurate ICD-10-CM , ICD-10-PCS, and CPT codes for diagnoses and procedures performed in the facility setting
  • Expertise in medical record documentation review to abstract information required to support accurate facility coding
  • Superior knowledge of current rules, regulations, and issues regarding medical coding, compliance, and reimbursement under MS-DRG and IPPS systems
  • Solid understanding of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology required to correctly code facility services and diagnoses
  • Understanding of outpatient reimbursement methodologies (OPPS)
  • Determine proper use of modifiers, CPT and medical necessity
  • Select principal diagnosis, secondary diagnoses and procedures according to UHDDS definitions and Coding Clinic
  • Assess the quality of coded data and completeness of coding
  • Apply policies and procedures for access, disclosure and maintenance of PHI

 

  • Multimedia and interactive online course offering independent self-study.
  • Knowledge checks and/or final assessment ensure mastery of material.
  • Online Flexibility! Materials available 24/7. Work at your own pace — save time and travel costs.
  • Earn Libman Education Certificate of Completion and CEUs.
  • To receive CEU credit, students must achieve a passing rate on the course assessment(s).
  • Course is self-paced. For planning purposes, assume 1-3 hours required for each CEU.
  • Unlimited course access during enrollment period. For courses offering greater than one CEU, enrollment period is 16 weeks. For courses offering one or fewer CEUs, enrollment period is 4 weeks.
  • Extensions to the enrollment period are available. Contact Libman Education for pricing.
  • Financing available through PayPal Credit.
  • Price listed is per person/per course. Group rates available upon request.

The CCS Exam Review provides a comprehensive review of the materials covered on the CCS exam as well as valuable study and test-taking strategies.
Lesson 1: Introduction , CCS Exam and Study Strategies
Lesson 2: Coding Process Review
Lesson 3: Data Sets and Standards
Lesson 4: Medical Science Review
Lesson 5: Clinical Vocabularies and Classification Systems
Lesson 6: Reimbursement Methodologies
Lesson 7: Health Information Documentation
Lesson 8: ICD-10-CM Coding
Lesson 9: ICD-10-PCS Coding
Lesson 10: CPT Coding
Hands-on coding practice
PRG Mock CCS Exam

Instructor:
Angela Lehoux, BS, CCS, CDIP, CIC, COC, CPC-I

Angela Lehoux is a coder with 25 years of experience in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room coding; an instructor and education specialist for Libman Education courses; and Director of Training and Operations for Libman Education where she is responsible for ensuring that our training is accurate, easily accessible, and challenging. Angela believes in the transformational power of education to help individuals achieve their personal and career goals and for institutions to achieve operating success. She develops and reviews course content and is the teacher for Libman Education’s Medical Coder Career Program (MCCP), courses on ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, and review courses for the CCA, CCS, CIC, and COC credentials. Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management.

Author:
Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CIC, COC
Pamela J. Haney is the Coding Trainer Lead for the “American Apprenticeship Grant Program” at the AHIMA Foundation funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. While Director of Training and Education for Libman Education, Pam was responsible for the writing and/or development of online and instructor-led courses in health information management and medical record coding. An experienced educator, Pam serves as faculty and advisory committee member for medical coding and HIT programs, and has over thirty years experience as a Director of HIM and Coding Services. She is an AHIMA certified ICD-10 trainer and received the 2013 AHIMA Triumph Award in the Mentor category. Pam was a beta tester for the AAPC CIC™ exam and one of the first to receive the CIC™ certification.
 

 

“I just wanted to take a moment and share with you, I went for my CCS exam last week and passed!! I would have not been able to do it if it wasn’t for your courses. You guys do amazing work. I share your name with everyone I know interested in getting certified. Thank you so much for putting together such great lessons. Thank you again!” — Tiffany L., CCS

“I just wanted to let you all know that I PASSED my CCS exam!!!!!!! Thank you all so much for everything. I love how your website is set up, as well as the CPT instruction video regarding the integumentary coding. I work with the inpatient coding team, so the outpatient stuff is Greek to me. This was AWESOME!! I have recommended your program to my fellow colleagues.” — Melissa D. P., RN, BSN, CDIP, CCS on the CCS Exam Review

“I truly thank you Libman Group for your wonderful courses that have contributed to my success.” — Leslie Jay Corn, CCS, CPC, CCA/ER Coding Analyst/Boston Medical Center OR LogixHealth

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Required textbook and coding manuals:

Other recommended resources:

  • Medical dictionary, any publisher
  • Anatomy and physiology reference
  • Merck manual

* Please note:  Candidates for the CCS exam are required to bring the correct edition of code books to the test center. Candidates who do not bring the correct code books to the test center will not be allowed to test and will forfeit their exam fees. The allowable code books are published on the AHIMA website (see “List of Allowable Code Books: ICD-10” in the right-hand column):  http://www.ahima.org/certification/CCS

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