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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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Evaluating a Clinical Documentation Improvement Program – Five Evaluation Mistakes to Avoid

Evaluating a Clinical Documentation Improvement Program – Five Evaluation Mistakes to Avoid

Excerpted with Permission from For The Record January 2018, Vol. 30 No. 1 P. 14 by Lisa Eramo, MA According to HIM industry experts, health care organizations must be on the lookout for the following pitfalls when evaluating their clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs. 1. Failure to Look Beyond the Data Data tell a story, […]

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Libman Education Plans Reunion of CCS Exam Prep Students at 88th AHIMA Convention and Exhibit

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – September 21, 2016 – A special reunion for Libman Education CCS Exam Prep grads is planned to take place at the 88th AHIMA Convention and Exhibit this October in Baltimore, MD. During the reunion, CCS Exam Prep instructor Mary Beth York plans to meet the alumni on …

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Libman Education’s ICD-10-Based CCS Exam Prep Students Report Exam Success (Advance Healthcare Network)

Libman Education’s ICD-10-Based CCS Exam Prep Students Report Exam Success (Advance Healthcare Network)

Bedford, MA – Mary Beth York, instructor for Libman Education’s CCS Exam Prep program, has announced the preliminary results reported by students in her January-April CCS Exam Prep program. The January-April session was the first CCS Exam Prep offered by Libman Education since implementation of ICD-10 in 2015. Read more

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What You Need to Know Before Taking the CCS® Exam

What You Need to Know Before Taking the CCS® Exam

by Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC

The fundamental goal of the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) coding credential is to demonstrate mastery of acute hospital inpatient and outpatient coding skills. This is not for novice coders! Experience in applying codes is critically important to your likelihood of success. Read more

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Coding Credentials and Opening the Doors of Opportunity

Coding Credentials and Opening the Doors of Opportunity

by Angela Lehoux, CCS

To be credentialed or not be credentialed? That is a question every coder must face in her career. Today, credentials are available for just about every area in coding. It’s really a great opportunity. Now, you can even take classes to learn how to code. But, the question remains: is it worth it? I have a personal story to share that may answer this question for you.

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For The Record Publishes Article by Pam Haney & Mary Beth York on Balancing CCS Exam Prep & ICD-10 Training

For The Record Publishes Article by Pam Haney & Mary Beth York on Balancing CCS Exam Prep & ICD-10 Training

For The Record has published a Q&A article by Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CIC, COC, Director of Training and Education for Libman Education, and Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC, instructor of Libman Education’s CCS Exam Prep course, titled “How to Balance CCS Exam Prep With ICD-10 Training.” Read the article here.  

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How to Pass the CCS Exam: The Six-Step Study Plan

How to Pass the CCS Exam: The Six-Step Study Plan

by Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P Senior Associate at Barry Libman Inc. and Libman Education  The June 2014 Issue of AHIMA Advantage includes an update from AHIMA on the status of the CCS Exam: “CCHIIM has been working diligently to reinstate the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam. Although we do not have a specific date […]

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CCS Mock Exam with Coaching Session by Renowned CCS Instructor Mary Beth York Now Available

Program helps coders prepare for CCS before ICD-9-based exam changes this April  BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS – February 04, 2014 – To help medical coders prepare for the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam before it changes, Libman Education has released a special CCS Mock Exam with Personal Coaching Session by veteran medical coder Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P […]

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