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Does CCO have a CCS/CIC course?

**CCO’s CCS/CIC Course ** YES!!!!

Available now! CCO Inpatient related courses/blitzes.

A list of all CCO Courses, Review Blitzes and Practice Exams listed by Credentials:

Credential path tool:

  https://www.cco.us/list-courses-reviews-exams-credential/

CIC Full course: https://www.cco.us/certified-inpatient-coder-cic-course/

CIC Blitz: https://www.cco.us/certified-inpatient-coder-cic-exam-preparation-review-blitz/

Blitz bundles for CCS-I J & K!

I- https://www.cco.us/blitz-bundles/#blitzbundlei

J- https://www.cco.us/blitz-bundles/#blitzbundlej

K- https://www.cco.us/blitz-bundles/#blitzbundlek

This is what CCO has worked out for an inpatient track to satisfy AHIMA CCS exam competencies:

  1. Medical Terminology & Anatomy
    1. Our MTA course covers that with the added benefit of linking it in with ICD-10 coding concepts
    2. BONUS: The new version of the textbook we use also has pharmacology info (needed for CCS exam)
  2. CPT Coding Skills [not needed for CIC credential only for CCS credential]
    1. Our PBC coding course meets that in spades
    2. BONUS: CPC Review Blitz
    3. BONUS: ICD-10-CM Review Blitz
  3. ICD Diagnostic Coding Skills
    1. ICD-10-CM that is covered partly in the PBC course
    2. ICD-10 is covered thoroughly in our ICD-10-CM Full Course
    3. BONUS: ICD-10-CM Review Blitz
  4. ICD-10-PCS Procedure Coding Skills
    1. ICD-10-PCS Course
    2. BONUS: ICD-10-PCS Review Blitz
  5. Inpatient Coding and Reimbursement Concepts –    CIC course 
    1. Medical Record and Healthcare Documentation Guidelines
    2. Inpatient Coding Concepts
    3. Inpatient Payment Methodologies
    4. Outpatient Payment Methodology
    5. Regulatory and Payer Requirements
  6. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology – It is a necessary part of the AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential. We have no immediate plans to offer this type of course, but it something we are looking at for the future.

    1. A “Pathophysiology and Pharmacology” course is offered for AHIMA via this link http://cancerregistryeducation.org/products/1186/pathophysiology-and-pharmacology (CCO will be releasing a similar course Fall of 2016


These are AHIMA’s CCS Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must meet _one of the following eligibility requirements:_

  • By Credential: RHIA®, RHIT®, or CCS-P® OR
  • By Education: Completion of a coding training program that includes anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, reimbursement methodology, intermediate/advanced ICD diagnostic/procedural and CPT coding

;

OR
* By Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of related coding experience directly applying codes

;

OR
* By Credential with Experience: CCA® plus one (1) year of coding experience directly applying codes

;

OR
* Other Coding credential from other certifying organization plus one (1) year coding experience directly applying codes.

CCS – Eligibility FAQ Document


Exam Specifications

  • Multiple Choice Section- The multiple choice section will consist of 97 single response multiple-choice items (79 “scored” and 18 “pre-test” items). Pre-test items are unscored items that are included in the examination to assess the item’s performance prior to using it for operational use in a future examination. The pre-test items are scrambled randomly throughout the examination and do not count toward the candidate’s score.
  • Medical Scenarios – The medical scenarios will consist of 8 scenarios (6 scored/ 2 pre-test)

;

each scenario will have up to three separate questions. They will require candidates to pick from a range of codes/ list to answer each question.
* The total testing time for the exams is 4 hours

Exam Content Outline

A certification examination is based on an explicit set of competencies. These competencies were determined by job analysis surveys of hospital-based coders (for the CCS exam) . The competencies are divided into domains and tasks as shown in the PDF below. Examinations test only content pertaining to the following competencies.

**CCO's CCS/CIC Course ** YES!!!!

Available now! CCO Inpatient related courses/blitzes.

A list of all CCO Courses, Review Blitzes and Practice Exams listed by Credentials:

Credential path tool:

  https://www.cco.us/list-courses-reviews-exams-credential/

CIC Full course: https://www.cco.us/certified-inpatient-coder-cic-course/

CIC Blitz: https://www.cco.us/certified-inpatient-coder-cic-exam-preparation-review-blitz/

Blitz bundles for CCS-I J & K!

I- https://www.cco.us/blitz-bundles/#blitzbundlei

J- https://www.cco.us/blitz-bundles/#blitzbundlej

K- https://www.cco.us/blitz-bundles/#blitzbundlek

This is what CCO has worked out for an inpatient track to satisfy AHIMA CCS exam competencies:

  1. Medical Terminology & Anatomy
    1. Our MTA course covers that with the added benefit of linking it in with ICD-10 coding concepts
    2. BONUS: The new version of the textbook we use also has pharmacology info (needed for CCS exam)
  2. CPT Coding Skills [not needed for CIC credential only for CCS credential]
    1. Our PBC coding course meets that in spades
    2. BONUS: CPC Review Blitz
    3. BONUS: ICD-10-CM Review Blitz
  3. ICD Diagnostic Coding Skills
    1. ICD-10-CM that is covered partly in the PBC course
    2. ICD-10 is covered thoroughly in our ICD-10-CM Full Course
    3. BONUS: ICD-10-CM Review Blitz
  4. ICD-10-PCS Procedure Coding Skills
    1. ICD-10-PCS Course
    2. BONUS: ICD-10-PCS Review Blitz
  5. Inpatient Coding and Reimbursement Concepts -    CIC course 
    1. Medical Record and Healthcare Documentation Guidelines
    2. Inpatient Coding Concepts
    3. Inpatient Payment Methodologies
    4. Outpatient Payment Methodology
    5. Regulatory and Payer Requirements
  6. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology - It is a necessary part of the AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential. We have no immediate plans to offer this type of course, but it something we are looking at for the future.

    1. A “Pathophysiology and Pharmacology” course is offered for AHIMA via this link http://cancerregistryeducation.org/products/1186/pathophysiology-and-pharmacology (CCO will be releasing a similar course Fall of 2016


These are AHIMA's CCS Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must meet _one of the following eligibility requirements:_

  • By Credential: RHIA®, RHIT®, or CCS-P® OR
  • By Education: Completion of a coding training program that includes anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, reimbursement methodology, intermediate/advanced ICD diagnostic/procedural and CPT coding

;

OR
* By Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of related coding experience directly applying codes

;

OR
* By Credential with Experience: CCA® plus one (1) year of coding experience directly applying codes

;

OR
* Other Coding credential from other certifying organization plus one (1) year coding experience directly applying codes.

CCS - Eligibility FAQ Document


Exam Specifications

  • Multiple Choice Section- The multiple choice section will consist of 97 single response multiple-choice items (79 "scored" and 18 "pre-test" items). Pre-test items are unscored items that are included in the examination to assess the item's performance prior to using it for operational use in a future examination. The pre-test items are scrambled randomly throughout the examination and do not count toward the candidate's score.
  • Medical Scenarios – The medical scenarios will consist of 8 scenarios (6 scored/ 2 pre-test)

;

each scenario will have up to three separate questions. They will require candidates to pick from a range of codes/ list to answer each question.
* The total testing time for the exams is 4 hours

Exam Content Outline

A certification examination is based on an explicit set of competencies. These competencies were determined by job analysis surveys of hospital-based coders (for the CCS exam) . The competencies are divided into domains and tasks as shown in the PDF below. Examinations test only content pertaining to the following competencies.

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