Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Mock Exam

Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC


Find out where you stand! Libman Education’s CCS Mock Exam tests your coding skills and provides a realistic assessment of your readiness to sit for the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential exam. Includes one-on-one mentoring!

CEUs:  0    0 AHIMA    0 AAPC

Fully updated for 2021 CCS Coding Credential Exam!  The CCS Mock Exam will help you improve your chance of CCS success!

Quick results: Detailed and actionable exam results available within 48 hours of exam completion.

Rationales: Results include rationales for any missed questions to identify areas needing additional study.

Not a quick assessment: Libman Education’s CCS Mock Exam consists of 97 multiple choice and 8 case scenarios and closely resembles the structure and format of the actual CCS.

Real-life feel: Experience the pressure of a timed test so you will be prepared for the pressure of the actual CCS exam.

One-on-One mentoring: A private consultation with renowned CCS instructor Mary Beth York will be scheduled within one week of completing the Mock exam. This one-on-one session will identify your areas of strength, determine where you may have weaknesses, and lay out a tailored plan to make the most of your limited CCS preparation time.

Prepare to be successful: Learn study techniques and test-taking strategies demonstrated to help coders succeed.

Flexibility: Online access to the CCS Mock Exam from any computer with internet access. The CCS Mock Exam can be taken only once but students will have up to 4 weeks from date of purchase to complete the CCS Mock Exam. (Extensions available on request.)

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

There are lots of mock CCS exams out there; finding one that will really help you prepare for the actual CCS exam is difficult.

Libman Education’s CCS Mock Exam is an important tool used by hundreds of students to successfully prepare for the CCS credential exam. The mock exam’s goal is twofold: to identify areas of knowledge that require additional study, and to provide a realistically intense test-taking experience.

Add to this the value of the one-hour, one-on-one discussion with our instructor Mary Beth York, a skilled coder and educator who has mentored hundreds of students to CCS success. She will provide you with detailed feedback on your test results and specific guidance to prepare you more effectively for the real exam.

Here is how it works.

Step One: Purchase the CCS Mock Exam
To make the most of the CCS Mock Exam experience, it is recommended you complete the Mock no less than one month prior to the actual exam date to ensure sufficient time to act on the results and recommendations. The CCS Mock Exam can be taken only once but students will have up to 4 weeks from date of purchase to complete the CCS Mock Exam. (Extensions available on request.)

Step Two: Take the CCS Mock Exam
The CCS Mock Exam is online and can be taken from any computer with internet access. (It is not recommended that the CCS Mock be taken on a phone due to the smaller screen size.) The CCS Mock Exam is a timed test and you will have four and a half hours to complete it. (The AHIMA CCS Credential Exam is four hours long.) Once started, you must complete the exam — you cannot start and stop the exam.

Step Three: Exam Results
Upon completion of the Mock Exam, the exam is hand-graded, the answers reviewed by the instructor, and detailed results provided to the student within 48 hours. The results will include rationales for any missed questions to identify areas needing additional study.

Step Four: One-on-One Mentoring Session
Within one week of completing the CCS Mock, students will be able to schedule a private, one-hour mentoring session with our instructor, Mary Beth York. During this personal, one-on-one meeting, our instructor will
• Answer any questions.
• Identify specific areas requiring additional study.
• Offer helpful tips and suggest test-taking techniques.
• Discuss specific preparation strategies for CCS exam success!

To make the most of the personal, one-on-one mentoring session, it is important to first review the exam results, delve into the rationales to understand why an answer was marked wrong, and prepare questions.

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. AHIMA recently posted that the FY2021 exam will commence June 1, 2021.

Which year CCS Mock Exam 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, 2021, you should study the FY2020 guidelines and codes and prepare with the 2020 CCS Mock Exam.
  • If you are planning to take the exam June 1, 2021 or later, you should study the FY2021 guidelines and codes and prepare with the 2021 CCS Mock Exam.

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.

Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CICMary 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. As an educator, Mary Beth has taught in a broad range of settings from large classroom, to small group, to one-on-one instruction. Mary Beth has taught Libman Education’s highly successful CCS Exam Prep courses for eight years and has also taught CCS-P exam preparation skills, interventional radiology, and physician education on documentation requirements and assignment of E&M levels. Mary Beth York is a Senior Associate with Barry Libman Inc.

“I wanted to let you know I passed the CCS exam. Thank you so much for everything! The mock test, one on one session and study tips were exactly what I needed. I worked very hard over the past few weeks and it paid off.”

“I sat for the CCS exam today, and I PASSED!! My score was 339/400. I must say that the mock exam and the one-on-one review with you played a pivotal role in my success! The mock exam was very much like the actual exam and the questions very similar. Your pointers on exam taking were invaluable, as well.”

“The Libman Mock Exam and your feedback and tools are incredibly helpful and I am so grateful that I found out about this opportunity – even with short time to exam.”

“Just wanted to let you know I took my test yesterday and passed. I am so glad I took the Mock Exam before taking the real test. It helped me be more prepared and I had more confidence going in. I actually finished the entire exam and scored 371 out of 400.”

“Well, I took the CCS exam today…..I PASSED!!!!!!!! I am soooo happy! Sooooo shocked!!! Sooooo relieved!!! I appreciate all that you did. Taking this mock exam helped me tremendously! I could not thank you enough! I am on cloud nine!!”

“I did everything you recommended! I reviewed only the areas that you identified as my weak areas and focus in on the guidelines. The score to pass the exam was 300…but my score was 322. I am very excited about all the Coding possibilities ahead of me! Thanks again for being the CCS coach. Your strategy does work.”

“I recently purchased the CCS mock test with one hour personal coaching from your company. I took the test and had the coaching session this evening with Mary Beth York. I am e-mailing you to let you know that Mary Beth’s review of the test and instructions were invaluable. I learned an incredible amount taking the test itself then with Mary Beth reviewing the answers with me it was a powerful learning experience. Mary Beth knew exactly what areas I was struggling with and gave excellent direction on how to strengthen those areas. Her test-taking suggestions and the process of how to go through the case studies was great practical advice. I appreciate everything she helped me with tonight immensely. I wanted someone to know what a fantastic job she did.”

“I have worked with Mary Beth to review my results, she is wonderful!”

“I just wanted to let you know I passed my CCS exam! Thank you so much for your helpful studying tips and guidance.”

“I passed, with room to spare: 337! Thank you for your guidance and advice: I used the techniques you gave and they helped save time, and I was able to pull the correct code from the documentation. Thank you!”

“I did my mock CCS test with you last year and was lucky enough to achieve a score of 400! Thank goodness. I do not have to do it again.”

“I found the class to be extremely helpful … gave me a feel for what might be included on the exam. I was extremely grateful to Mary Beth York for the time she took to go over the results following the mock exam. I would recommend this exam to everyone interested in passing! Hope many people take the program.”

“I took my CCS exam this past Friday and passed! Thank you for your part in helping me succeed!”

“I recently worked with you on a CCS practice exam and you asked me to let you know how I did on the exam. I passed! The advice you gave me during our coaching session was instrumental to my success. I want to thank you! I belong to several coding Facebook groups and people getting ready to sit for an exam are always asking about last minute advice and tips and I tell them what you told me “Use your books, 80% of your answers are in your books.” That was the best advice I ever received. Thank you again!”

“I passed my CCS – thank you so much! I failed 3 times and thanks to your firm I passed yesterday and I am very grateful for all the test taking techniques you have gave me!”


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