Professional Review Guide for the CCS Examination, 2013 Edition

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  • AUTHOR: Patricia Schnering
  • ISBN-13: 9781133607335 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 792 Pages  Paperback 
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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.


  • Information on changes to ICD-9-CM and CPT coding.
  • Questions that provide an overview of changes to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS for students.
  • Updated questions to cover the AHIMA competencies for the CCS Certification Examination
  • The text features up-to-date information on the latest versions—including recent changes—of key diagnosis and procedure codes covered on the exam, such as the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics' ICD-9-CM and the American Medical Association's current procedural terminology (CPT).
  • The text also provides useful guidance related to recent and ongoing changes in the industry, including electronic medical records, HIPAA requirements, current laws and standards, and updates to the ICD-10-CM for diagnosis codes and ICD-10-PCS for procedure codes, proposed for adoption in the U.S. in the near future.
  • Abundant questions focus on American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) competencies covered on the CCS examination, helping students gain familiarity with the format and focus of the exam while honing their skills in key areas required both for professional certification and career success.
  • The text and online assets provide a variety of tools to prepare students for the certification exam, including recommended resources, general study tips, multiple-choice coding questions, coding case studies for various health settings, highly realistic mock examinations, a case study coding review, and competency maps to help students target their efforts and assess their progress.
  • A robust WebTutor™ online supplement features useful course management tools and material, including exam content, flashcards, course objectives, class notes, and discussion questions.

About the Contributor

  • Patricia Schnering

    Patricia Schnering, RHIA, CCS, is the founder, author, and publisher of Professional Review Guides, Inc., and PRG Publishing, Inc. Previously, she worked as a Health Information Management (HIM) consultant and as an adjunct instructor of HIM at St. Petersburg College. She was also president of her local GCHIMA and a delegate to the FHIMA, where she served on committees and the board of directors, and earned the FHIMA Literary Award in 2000 and 2006. Currently, Patricia serves as a delegate to the FHIMA and on the advisory board at St. Petersburg College. She is a member of AHIMA and the Assembly on Education (AOE). In addition to a BS in Business Administration from the University of South Florida, Patricia holds CCS and RHIA certifications from St. Petersburg College.

Table of Contents

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.
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