Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan: A Thirty-day Plan for Coding Credential Success!

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan: A Thirty-day Plan for Coding Credential Success!

by Angela Lehoux, BS, CDIP, CCS, CIC, CPC-I Do you need a coding credential? Perhaps your job requires it. Have you been considering sitting for the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exams offered by AHIMA? Is the thought of attempting these difficult-to-achieve coding credentials overwhelming? You can do this! And we […]

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New CCS Exam to Launch on May 1, 2020

New CCS Exam to Launch on May 1, 2020

by Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC AHIMA has announced that the new Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certification examination will be available starting May 1, 2020. The new CCS exam features a revised “content outline blueprint” and scoring. The blueprint was developed by AHIMA based on job task analyses conducted in 2019. The multiple-choice portion […]

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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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Libman Education Announces CCS Prep for Coders and CDI Specialists

Taught by nationally recognized CCS expert Mary Beth York BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – July 5, 2019 – Libman Education has announced the newest sessions of its intensive Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) training for coders and CDI specialists. Taught by nationally recognized CCS expert Mary Beth York, two courses — CCS Exam Prep: CCS for Hospital Coders […]

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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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30 Days to CCS Success!

30 Days to CCS Success!

by Sandra Macica, MS, RHIA, CCS Coding accuracy is highly important to healthcare organizations, and has an impact on revenues and describing health outcomes. Over 29,000 individuals hold the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential provided by American Health Insurance Management Association (AHIMA). Most employers want to see at least one credential up front before they […]

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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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Libman Education Helps Southern Maine Health Care Coders To Prepare For Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Exam (Health IT Outcomes)

Libman Education Helps Southern Maine Health Care Coders To Prepare For Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Exam (Health IT Outcomes)

Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford, Maine, has enrolled three coders in Libman Education’s Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Exam Prep course offered specifically for them and taught by CCS exam prep expert Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC. The course will commence in April allowing completion of the course before the summer months. Read more

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