CCS Exam Review with Live Instruction

$995.00

The  Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) is a difficult to achieve coding credential. The CCS Exam Review will help you improve your chance of CCS success!  Includes Live Instruction with a Libman Education instructor to make your CCS Exam Review experience even more valuable!

CEUs:  9    0 AHIMA    0 AAPC
Price per person. Group rates available.

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The CCS Exam Review will help you improve your chance of CCS success! 

Prepares candidates to sit for the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam. This online, self-paced, interactive and comprehensive review includes ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT coding practice; covers reimbursement methodologies, documentation quality, and regulatory compliance; and provides valuable study and test-taking strategies.

Know what to expect!  The CCS Exam Review provides comprehensive coverage of the four domains addressed by the CCS coding credential exam:

  • Domain 1 – Coding Knowledge and Skills
  • Domain 2 – Coding Documentation
  • Domain 3 – Provider Queries
  • Domain 4 – Regulatory Compliance

Knowledge checks and coding scenarios throughout the course ensure mastery of material.

The final assessment is comprised of 50 multiple choice questions covering the full range of topics likely to be included on the actual CCS exam.  Drawn from Libman Education’s 100+ proprietary CCS test questions for 2021, the assessment questions and answers are randomized to assure the integrity of the exam experience.  Learners are encouraged to take the final assessment multiple times to improve their test-taking skills and gain confidence in their mastery of the material.

Includes Live Instruction to make your CCS Exam Review experience even more valuable!  

  • Next session starts October 2021 (dates and details to be determined)
  • Live instruction led by a Libman Education Instructor
  • Six one-hour classes scheduled over a two-month period.
  • Unlimited access to online course materials for full 16-week enrollment period
  • Builds on the materials in the CCS Exam Review, plus additional content to ensure mastery of materials
    • Ancillary assignments
      • Additional ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS and CPT coding questions
      • Chat/discussion board
    • Instructor- led question and answer sessions focused on:
      • Review of lecture topics
      • Review of ancillary assignments
    • Discussion sessions are recorded and posted to the course dashboard

In a hurry? Consider the online, self-paced CCS Exam Review.  Same great content but without live instruction.

Libman Education is not associated, affiliated, or otherwise connected with AHIMA.

AHIMA’s updating of the CCS exam lags behind changes to the coding sets. Typically, AHIMA coding credential exams use the current year guidelines and code sets until May 1 of the following year.

Which year CCS Exam Review will I need? It depends on when you will be sitting for your credential:

  • If you are planning to take the exam prior to May 1, 2022, you should study the FY2021 guidelines and codes and prepare with the 2021 CCS Exam Review.
  • If you are planning to take the exam May 1, 2022 or later, you should study the FY2022 guidelines and codes and prepare with the 2022 CCS Exam Review.

Please refer to the AHIMA website (www.ahima.org) for updates on the exam status and the list of allowable code books for your exam. Refer to the PearsonVue website (https://home.pearsonvue.com/ahima) for the specifics of what you need to know when registering for an exam.

CCS Exam Review

Introduction and Overview

  • Overview of the CCS Exam
  • What to expect from the course
  • Navigating the course

Lesson 1: ICD-10-CM Coding

  • ICD-10-CM Organization
  • Key Points
  • Official Conventions
  • Official Guidelines
  • Coding Scenarios

Lesson 2: ICD-10-PCS Coding

  • ICD-10-PCS Organization
  • Official Conventions
  • Official Guidelines
  • Coding Scenarios

Lesson 3: CPT Coding

  • Official Conventions
  • Official Guidelines
  • Anesthesia
  • Surgical Package
  • Imaging and Destruction
  • Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Pathology and Laboratory
  • Medicine
  • Parenthetical Instructional Notes
  • Sequencing Rules
  • Evaluation and Management (Facility Rules)
  • National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI)
  • Coding Scenarios

Lesson 4: Auxiliary Coding Considerations

  • POA indicators
  • Reimbursement Classifications
  • CPT Modifiers

Lesson 5: Coding Documentation for Diagnoses

  • General Key Documentation Elements
  • Key Documentation Elements for Injuries
  • Clinical Indicators
  • Documentation discrepancies
  • Coding Scenarios

Lesson 6: Coding Documentation for Procedures

  • Surgical Key Documentation Elements
  • Evaluation and Management Key Documentation Elements
  • Anesthesia Key Documentation Elements
  • Radiology Key Documentation Elements
  • Pathology and Laboratory Key Documentation Elements
  • Medical Terminology
  • Diagnoses (CPT code Selection)
  • Discrepancies
  • Coding Scenarios

Lesson 7: Provider Queries and Regulatory Compliance

  • Queries
  • Regulatory Compliance

Exam Preparation and Test Taking Strategies

  • AHIMA Resources Pertaining to the CCS Exam
  • Applying for the CCS Exam
  • Scheduling the CCS
  • Preparation

CCS Exam Review with Live Instruction

  • Pre-class – Introduction to the Course and Overview of the CCS Exam
  • Class 1. Focused review of ICD-10-CM Coding
  • Class 2. Focused review of ICD-10-PCS Coding
  • Class 3. Focused review of CPT Coding
  • Class 4. Auxiliary Coding Considerations including:
    • CCs/MCCs
    • Reimbursement classifications
    • POA indicators
    • CPT modifiers
    • Abstracting data from the health record
  • Class 5. Documentation Requirements for Diagnoses and Procedures
  • Class 6. Physician Queries, Regulatory Compliance and Test-Taking Skills

The level of effort to complete this course, start to finish, is equivalent to 9 CEUs. Remember: You have access to the course materials for the full 16 week enrollment period and we encourage you to re-review any materials that are helpful to you as you prepare for the exam.

Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of the course work, student will be able to download a Libman Education Certificate of Completion.

AHIMA
AHIMA does not award CEUs for credential preparation or review courses.

AAPC
AAPC will not grant CEUs for courses related to non-AAPC credentials.

  • WebinarPlus™ multimedia and interactive online course promotes engagement with challenging materials while offering independent self-study.
  • Teaching methods including audio and video files, diagrams, and animations to accommodate different learning styles. Where appropriate, the Merck Manual Professional Version supplements course materials with in-depth descriptions of diagnoses and/or procedures.
  • Knowledge checks and/or final assessment ensure mastery of material.
  • Online Flexibility! Materials available via secure Learning Management System (LMS). 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. Courses purchased as a bundle or package may have a longer enrollment period.
  • Extensions to the enrollment period are available. Contact Libman Education for pricing.
  • Price listed is per person/per course. Group rates available upon request.

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CCS Exam Review
The CCS Exam Review is online and on demand. Learners may start the course at any time and work at their own pace. Unlimited access to course materials for the full 16-week enrollment period.

CCS Exam Review with Live Instruction
The CCS Exam Review with Live Instruction is a structured learning experience:

  • Live one-hour classes via web-based conferencing
  • Six classes over a two month period
  • Unlimited access to course materials for the full 16-week enrollment period.

Fall Session
October – November, dates to be determined

Winter Session
January – February, dates to be determined

Spring Session
April – May, dates to be determined

Summer Session
July – August, dates to be determined

Schedule of courses subject to change.

Eligibility
Eligibility to sit for the CCS is set by AHIMA. While not required, one of the following is recommended to sit for the CCS examination:

  • Complete courses in all the following topics: anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, reimbursement methodology, intermediate/advanced ICD diagnostic coding, and procedural coding and medical services (CPT/HCPCS) plus one (1) year of coding experience directly applying codes; OR
  • Minimum of two (2) years of related coding experience directly applying codes; OR
  • Hold the CCA® credential plus one (1) year of coding experience directly applying codes; OR
  • Hold a coding credential from another certifying organization plus one (1) year of coding experience directly applying codes; OR
  • Hold a CCS-P®, RHIT®, or RHIA® credential

To enroll in Libman Education’s CCS Exam Review learners should already be proficient in ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT coding systems. For learners who require additional instruction in the coding systems, Libman Education offers a complete catalog of online coding courses. Contact [email protected] for recommendations.

Cari A. Greenwood, RHIA, CCS, CPC, CICA

With more than 18 years of experience in health information management (HIM), Cari Greenwood is a well-rounded HIM professional who holds RHIA and CCS credentials from AHIMA, a CPC credential from AAPC, and is an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and an HFMA-Certified Inpatient Coding Auditor. Through her 12 plus years as a coding educator, Cari has gathered insight and information derived from her experience working with individual professionals and teams as they pursue advanced HIM training.

Cari’s HIM expertise combined with her passion for teaching is the foundation for her career as an author and presenter specializing in coding and auditing education. As Cari has stated: “The challenge facing anyone working with data and code sets is that it requires regular study to stay current with the evolutions in healthcare and the ability to accurately and efficiently do the work required of an HIM professional. A strong foundation of core skills and knowledge is the beginning, not the totality of an HIM education, there is always more to learn.”

“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

“I’m pleasantly surprised at your response … really didn’t think I would receive anything at all, so, thank you! I believe that alone says a lot for Libman Education. I would recommend you to other coding professionals.” — Jennifer Jones, CPC

“Thank you! Your company provides outstanding service and we appreciate it!” — Jim Herren, RHIA, CCS, Parkland Health & Hospital System

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“I love the courses at Libman Education.” — Joanne S., CCS

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* Please note: It is important that each participant have the correct edition and date of each publication as specified. Failure to have the correct edition and date will result in not being able to complete assignments.

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 “2021 List of Allowable Code Books”) https://www.ahima.org/certification-careers/certifications/ccs/

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