This highly-acclaimed CCS Exam Prep program prepares coding professionals to sit for AHIMA’s Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential exam. The CCS credential is considered a “mastery” level certification for those with a thorough understanding of hospital inpatient and outpatient coding and hands-on hospital coding experience.

The CCS Exam Prep combines online lectures, presentations, and practice exams with weekly live instructor-led virtual class sessions to provide a thorough review of the materials covered on the new ICD-10-based CCS exam.  Our  nationally renowned CCS exam instructor provides individual mentoring and coaching with proven test-taking strategies that have helped hundreds to achieve CCS success. CCS Exam Prep can increase your likelihood of earning this nationally recognized and highly valued coding credential.

Next Session:  September – December 2016 (dates to be determined)

Acceptance to the CCS Exam Prep is strictly limited to ensure plenty of individual attention.  Applications are now being accepted.

Tuition $1495 per person/per course

 

Bonus content!  Students enrolled in the CCS Exam Prep will receive a one year subscription to the Virtual Lab (VLab), a $110 value, at no additional charge.  This web-based, practical, participatory, coding environment has been selected by Libman Education to provide CCS Exam Prep students online access to critical resources including Coding Clinic, CPT Assistant,  and AHA’s ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook 2015 or 2016.

More Bonus content!  Students enrolled in the CCS Exam Prep will receive the CCS Mock Exam, a $149 value, at no additional charge.   The Mock Exam will test your coding skills and provide a realistic assessment of your readiness to sit for the CCS credential exam.

Interested in other CCS Exam preparation options?  Consider the CCS Exam Review, an online, self-paced course which provides a framework and resources to help coders thoroughly prepare for the CCS coding credential exam.

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The CCS Exam Prep includes the following:

  • Thirteen weeks of intensive preparation and personalized attention ensure students stay on track for the CCS Exam
  • Live one-hour classes are held weekly via web-based conferencing, and are available to students anywhere with internet access
  • Two hours of recorded lectures each week on critical topics.  Recorded lectures may be listened to repeatedly until the material is mastered.
  • Additional coursework to include reading assignments, coding exercises, and quizzes. Depending on experience and skill-level, students should expect to spend an additional 15-30 hours completing additional coursework each week.
  • One year subscription to the VLab providing online access to critical resources including Coding Clinic, CPT Assistant,  and AHA’s Coding Handbook.
  • At the course’s conclusion, students sit for the Libman Education CCS Mock Exam  — the results of the Mock are a realistic predictor of CCS Exam success
  • Extensive proprietary study materials supplemented by carefully selected textbooks and additional resources
  • Includes quizzes with direct feedback and review with the instructor
  • Strictly limited class size ensures one-on-one mentoring and personalized live instruction
  • Those who successfully complete this course are eligible for AHIMA CEUs for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

A detailed course syllabus including week by week description of materials covered is available here.

The CCS Exam Prep consists of:

  • Live one-hour classes are held weekly via web-based conferencing, and are available to students anywhere with internet access
  • Two hours of recorded lectures each week on critical topics.  Recorded lectures may be listened to repeatedly until the material is mastered.
  • Additional coursework to include reading assignments, coding exercises, and quizzes. Depending on experience and skill-level, students should expect to spend an additional 15-30 hours completing additional coursework each week.

Following the course’s completion, each student will be given the CCS Mock Exam. The Mock Exam will test your coding skills and provide a realistic assessment of your readiness to sit for the CCS credential exam

Fall Session:  September – December 2016 (dates to be determined)

Select the time that works best for you!  Weekly live classes held:

  • Saturday 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET

Acceptance to the CCS Exam Prep is strictly limited to ensure plenty of individual attention.  Applications are now being accepted.  Click here to request an application.

“I want to thank you for one of the best experiences of my life.  The growth that took place astounds me.  Mary Beth is one of the best instructors I have ever had.  Not only did I pass the CCS, my scores were 367/400 or 92%.  I’m so glad that I met you! “

“I really liked the virtual classes. I enjoyed the way it was done because you still have the instructor explaining and being able to ask questions.”

“I feel that CCS Exam Prep was well worth the cost. I highly recommend this course for coders that feel ready to attempt their CCS certification.”

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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.

To enroll in the Libman Education CCS Exam Prep course, students must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Minimum of two years hands-on acute-care hospital coding experience

OR

  • Minimum of one year hands-on acute-care hospital coding experience with one of the following additional requirements:
    • AHIMA Certifications: RHIA, RHIT, CCS-P or CCA, OR
    • Other Certifications: CPC, CIC (formerly CPC-H), COC or other, OR
    • Education/Training: anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, reimbursement methodology, intermediate/advanced ICD diagnostic and procedural coding, CPT coding

Note:  These Eligibility Requirements may be waived for students who successfully pass the Libman Education CCS Skills Assessment.  The CCS Skills Assessment evaluates your current coding knowledge,  skill, and preparedness to attempt the CCS.  

 

The course tuition includes online access to all course and proprietary study materials.

Students will also receive a one year subscription to the Virtual Lab (VLab), a $110 value, at no additional charge.  This web-based, practical, participatory, coding environment has been selected by Libman Education to provide CCS Exam Prep students online access to critical resources including Coding Clinic, CPT Assistant,  and AHA’s ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook.

In addition, each student in the class is required to purchase (or have access to) the following edition-specific textbooks.

  1. Professional Review Guide for the CCS Examination, 2014 (published by Delmar Cengage Learning) or 2016 (available mid-January).  (Please note:  the 2015 edition is ICD-9-based and not appropriate for this course.)
  2. 2015 or 2016 ICD-10-CM Code Book, (any publisher)
  3. 2015 or 2016 ICD-10-PCS Code Book, (any publisher)
  4. CPT 2015 Standard, Professional, or Deluxe Edition, published by the American Medical Association

Please note: It is important that each student have the correct edition and date of each publication as specified. 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.  For a list of allowable code books, click here

  1. Request an application.  Applications are now being accepted.  Click here to request an application.
  2. Complete the application and return it to Libman Education at [email protected] or by fax 978-371-2671.
  3. An interview with the instructor is required prior to course acceptance.  The instructor will contact you by email or phone to schedule an interview to discuss your background and readiness to take the course.
  4. As a condition of acceptance, you may be asked to take Libman Education’s CCS Skills Assessment, a brief exam to assess your current coding knowledge and skill.
  5. A course demonstration, held as a virtual meeting, will be scheduled with each student to explore the course in detail and answer any questions.

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Exam Prep
$1495 per person/per course

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