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Professional Review Guide for the CCS Examination, 2013 Edition (Professional Review Guide for the CCS Examinations), 1st Edition

The PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE CCS EXAMINATION, 2013 EDITION, is an essential, effective preparation tool for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam. This comprehensive learning package includes a reader-friendly, content-rich text, now featuring online interactive quizzing, accessible via Printed Access Code bound into the front cover of the book. An available WebTutor™ supplement adds versatile online course management tools, including exam content, flashcards, course objectives, class notes, and discussion questions.

Thorough and up-to-date, this invaluable guide covers critical information to help students pass the exam and prepare for professional success, including material on current code sets and AHIMA standards; recent changes to ICD-9-CM, CPT, ICD-10-CM, and ICD-10-PCS; electronic medical records; HIPAA requirements; and relevant laws, standards, and procedures. In addition to mock exams modeled closely to actual AHIMA exams, the guide includes study tips, coding case studies, quizzes and activities linked to AHIMA competencies to help students hone their skills by assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures for a variety of patient settings.


1. Examination Study Strategies and Resources. 2. Coding Review. 3. Health Data Content, Requirements, and Standards. 4. Medical Science. 5. Classification Systems and Secondary Data Sources. 6. Medical Billing and Reimbursement Systems. 7. ICD-9-CM Coding. 8. CPT Coding. 9. CCS Case Study Coding Review. 10. CCS Case Study Coding Review Answer Key. 11. CCS Mock Examinations for Section 1 and Section 2. 12. CCS Mock Examination for Section 3: Coding Cases. 13. CCS Mock Examination Section 3 Answer Key. Appendix A: Pharmacology. Appendix B: Laboratory Testing. Appendix C: Official ICD-9-CM Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Evaluation Form.

About the Author

Patricia Schnering is an adjunct instructor of HIM at St. Petersburg College, and serves on its advisory board. In addition to experience as an HIM supervisor and consultant, she is the founder and owner of PRG Publishing Inc., where she published the first Professional Review Guides. Ms. Schering has served as president of GCHIMA and on FHIMA’s board of directors, where she twice received the FHIMA Literary Award. She is also a member of AHIMA and the Assembly on Education (AOE). In addition to a B.S.in business administration from the University of South Florida, she is a graduate of the health information management program at St. Petersburg College, and holds both CCS and RHIA certifications.

I gave this guide five stars because of its thoroughness and explanation of answers. I am also impressed on how it has mock exams similar to that of the AHIMA CCS exam.

Terrific guide. Easy to use and follow. Received quickly and very pleased with my purchase. Recommend this study guide. Great

Product Details :

  • Series: Professional Review Guide for the CCS Examinations
  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (January 24, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133607330
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133607335
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.5 x 11 inches

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