Fully updated for ICD-10!

The Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Exam Review will help you prepare for the updated CCA Certification Exam in ICD-10 offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Achieving your CCA coding credential demonstrates your coding proficiency across all settings, including hospitals and physician practice. Earning a coding credential demonstrates your professionalism and commitment to coding excellence.

This online, self-paced course provides a comprehensive review of medical terminology and anatomy, reimbursement methodologies, and healthcare data sets and standards. It also includes intensive ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT coding practice, as well as valuable study and test-taking strategies.

Note:  For students who require in-depth inpatient coder training as well as preparation for the CCA Exam, please refer to our Medical Coder Career Program – Inpatient Coding.

Earn a Certificate of Completion and 8 AHIMA CEUs!

Tuition $249

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Online Flexibility! Work at your own pace; save time and travel costs.

Follow one of our students, Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA as she shares her setbacks and victories while pursuing her goal of earning a CCA coding credential!

The object of the CCA Exam Review is to provide a framework and resources to help coders thoroughly prepare for the CCA coding credential exam.  The CCA Exam Review will cover:

  • Medical record review to abstract information required to support accurate facility coding
  • Accurate assignment of ICD-10-CM , ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Level II codes for diagnoses and procedures performed in the facility setting
  • Current rules, regulations, and issues regarding medical coding, compliance, and reimbursement under MS-DRG and IPPS systems
  • Coding and reimbursement rules affecting the Charge Description Master (CDM), fee updates, and the Field Locators (FL) on the UB04
  • Anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology required to correctly code facility services and diagnoses
  • Outpatient reimbursement methodologies (OPPS)

The CCA Exam Review offers a comprehensive review of materials covered on the CCA credential exam:

  • ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS
  • CPT and HCPCS Level II
  • Reimbursement Methodologies including the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)
  • Healthcare Data Sets and Standards
  • Medical Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Clinical Vocabularies and Classification Systems

“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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Angela Lehoux, BS, CDIP, CCS, CIC
Angela Lehoux is an instructor and education specialist with Libman Education. In this role, Angela develops course content and works individually with students to answer their questions regarding both course content and career planning. Angela believes in the transformational power of education to help individuals achieve their personal and career goals and for institutions to achieve operating success. Angela has provided in-house and on-demand training and mentoring of coding staff, as well as presentations on coding-related topics. Angela is a hands-on coder with over twenty years of experience in medical record coding including inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room coding. She has also been responsible for coding validation audits and documentation reviews. Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management, Certified Documentation Improvement Specialist and Certified Coding Specialist certifications from AHIMA as well as the Certified Inpatient Coder credential from AAPC. Angela is also a coder with Barry Libman Inc.

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

The CCA Exam Review consists of 8 modules that can be completed in 8 to 10 weeks when spending 8 to 10 hours per week on coursework.

The CCA Exam Review is online and self-paced.  There are no classroom meetings and students may login to the course at any time that is convenient for them.  Study time to complete the online reading, textbook assignments, and additional study will vary widely depending on the individual’s experience and background.

Students may contact the instructor at any time with course content questions or to request a consultation to facilitate course completion. Enrollment begins at date of purchase and access is available for 16 weeks.

The following are recommended prior to starting the course.

AHIMA’s requirements to sit for the CCA Exam are as follows:

Required:  High School Diploma or equivalent

In addition, AHIMA recommends, but does not require, the following training:

  • 6 months coding experience directly applying codes; OR
  • Completion of an AHIMA approved coding program; OR
  • Completion of other coding training program to include anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, basic ICD diagnostic/procedural and basic CPT coding.

Required textbook and code books:

Other recommended resources:

  • Medical dictionary, any publisher
  • Anatomy and physiology reference
  • Merck Manual

Please note:  Candidates for the CCA exam are required to bring the correct edition of code books to the test center. Candidates who do not bring the correct code books to the test center will not be allowed to test and will forfeit their exam fees.  The allowable code books are published on the AHIMA website (see “List of Allowable Code Books: ICD-10” in the right-hand column):  http://www.ahima.org/certification/CCA


To receive a Certificate of Completion, students must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher and complete 8 hours of contact instruction.

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

To receive CEU credit, students must achieve a passing rate on the course assessment(s). Students are able to repeat the course assessment(s) until they have mastered the material.

Students will have up to 16 weeks to complete the course. To receive an optional extension, contact Libman Education at [email protected] for pricing.

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