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Professional Review Guide for the CCS Examinations, 2015 Edition, 1st Edition

  • includes Quizzing Printed Access Card
  • Patricia Schnering St. Petersburg College
  • ISBN-10: 1285863364  |  ISBN-13: 9781285863368
  • 792 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2014, 2013
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.00
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

Overview

Take your career to the next level with PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE CCS® EXAMINATION, 2015 EDITION, an essential, effective preparation tool for the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam. This review guide gives you practice interpreting documentation and applying your knowledge by assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures for a variety of patient settings. Use the online quizzing tool to create quizzes, sort quiz content by subject area or domain, and set time limits for exams. Get a more personalized exam preparation experience with PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE CCS® EXAMINATION, 2015 EDITION.

Features and Benefits

  • 2015 Edition: Includes a chapter on ICD-9-CM diagnosis coding. PLEASE NOTE: if you need this book with ICD-10 content, the 2014 edition is recommended until the 2016 edition releases in January.
  • Study Options : Students control the way they learn using text and online features designed to grow their knowledge, develop hands-on skills, and build confidence for success on the job.
  • Unmatched Test Prep: A variety of self-assessment tools 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 progress.
  • Customizable Online Quizzing.Now it's easy to link your students in a single course by generating a Learning Code; create and assign exams by subject area or domain. Track student progress by domain. Export grades to your gradebook.

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. [alternate ICD-10-CM chapter available online and in quizzing software]
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-10-CM and ICD-1

What's New

  • 2015 Edition: Includes a chapter on ICD-9-CM diagnosis coding. PLEASE NOTE: if you need this book with ICD-10 content, the 2014 edition is recommended until the 2016 edition releases in January.
  • New Hospital Classifications: Current information about MS-DRGs keeps students abreast of changes in the coding practices of hospitals and other clinical settings.
  • More Procedures: Updated CPT coding information delivers the terminology coding professionals must understand to report medical procedures and services to insurance companies.
  • Updated Questions: New and enhanced practice questions cover all changes to the CCS® exam, including all key competencies.

Alternate Formats

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  • Book Only

    ISBN-10: 1285863402 | ISBN-13: 9781285863405

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I do recommend this book to colleagues for adoption in their coding certificate programs and to individuals studying for the CCS examination. The review book is well organized and describes the necessary content areas the learner needs to study. The general and specific questions provide what is expected on the examination."

— Marie T. Conde, MPA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA, HIT Prog. Director and Instructor, City College of SF, CA

"it is the best study tool available to prep for the CCS. When I took my CCS examination, this is my primary study method."

— Shawna Sweeney, MSHI, RHIA, CCS, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Quizzing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285863437 | ISBN-13: 9781285863436)

Professional Review Guide online quizzing software gives students a more personalized exam prep experience. As the instructor, you can create timed quizzes by subject area or domain, and can link students together in a course to see their progress, and export that progress to your gradebook. Allows you to target weak spots at the class or student level.

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Student Supplements

Quizzing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285863437 | ISBN-13: 9781285863436)

The Professional Review Guide online quizzing software gives you a more personalized exam prep experience. Create quizzes by subject area or domain, set time limits for exams, see answer feedback, or take quizzes in test mode.

List Price = $118.00  | CengageBrain Price = $118.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $118.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Patricia Schnering

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. Schnering 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.