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CCA Exam Preparation

 

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The CCA Exam Preparation course is an eight-module online course designed to prepare you for the CCA Certification Exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). It provides valuable study and test-taking strategies, a review of medical terminology and common diagnoses by body system, and intensive ICD-9-CM and CPT coding practice. Earning the CCA credential distinguishes you by exhibiting your commitment to the coding profession and demonstrating your coding competencies across all settings, including hospitals and physician practices.

Those who successfully complete this course are eligible for 8 AHIMA CEUs.

Tuition $149 per person



Summary:

  • Valuable study and test-taking strategies
  • Review of medical terminology and common diagnoses by body system
  • Intensive ICD-9-CM and CPT coding practice
  • Those who successfully complete this course are eligible for 8 AHIMA CEUs. This program has been approved for 8 continuing education unit(s) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.


Course consists of eight modules, each of which is estimated to take 10-15 hours of study time.


“Don’t take the CCA Exam until you have taken this course!  I never would have passed the exam if it wasn’t for this course.” 

“There is definitely a need for this preparation course to bridge the classroom learning to preparing for and taking the actual CCA exam.” 

“Hi!  I just wanted to let you know that I took the Certification Exam yesterday and ……. I PASSED!!!!!! What a relief… ” 

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Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P 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.

Patricia Parkes, RHIA, has 25 years of experience in the health information management field.  As the Health Information Manager in community-based and large urban hospitals in the U.S. and overseas, Patti loved teaching her employees new skills to enhance and further their careers.  It was this love of teaching that led to her decision to become first an adjunct faculty member and then a full-time HIM Program Director for an Associate’s Degree and a Medical Coding Certificate Program.  While an Associate with Libman Education and Barry Libman Inc., Patti combined her HIM expertise with her commitment to education and training.


Week 1:
Examination Study Strategies and Resources
Coding Review
Health Data Content and Standards

Week 2:
Review of Medical Science Concepts
Classification Systems and Secondary Data Source

Weeks 3 and 4:
Review Official Coding Guidelines
Health Record Content
Coding Conventions
Coding Process
Inpatient Coding

Weeks 5 and 6:
Outpatient Coding Review
CPT Review
Outpatient Coding

Week 7:  
Medical Billing and Reimbursement
Case Mix Index
DRG, CMI and POA
OPPS APC

Week 8:
HIPAA
Confidentiality and Privacy
Information Technology
CCA Mock Quiz


This course is for:

  • Graduates of HIM and coding certificate programs interested in getting their first coding credential
  • Medical coders seeking credentialing of coding competencies in hospitals
  • Medical coders seeking credentialing of coding competencies in physician practices


The course tuition includes online access to all course and proprietary study materials.  In addition, each student in the class is required to purchase (or have access to) the following textbook:

Professional Review Guide for the CCA Examination, 2013 Edition by Patricia Schnering

Please note: It is important that each student have the correct edition and date of this publication.  Failure to have the correct edition and date will result in not being able to complete assignments.



Candidates will not be able to test without the correct codebooks. Per AHIMA, candidates that do not present the correct versions of codebooks will be turned away and will forfeit their exam fees.

Candidates will be allowed to present the 2012, 2013 or 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM codebooks. The 2013 & 2014 AMA CPT will be allowed. These materials may be spiral bound, softbound, compact softbound, in hard cover form or in a ring binder.