BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – Libman Education has announced the newest sessions of its intensive Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) training for coders and CDI specialists. Taught by nationally recognized CCS expert Mary Beth York, two courses — CCS Exam Prep: CCS for Hospital Coders and CCS Exam Prep: CCS for CDI — are slated to begin in January, with applications now being accepted.
The courses combine online lectures, presentations, and practice exams with weekly live instructor-led virtual class sessions to provide a thorough review of the materials covered on AHIMA’s CCS exam. The CCS Exam Prep includes individual mentoring and coaching with proven test-taking strategies that have helped hundreds to achieve CCS success.
“What has changed in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is the increasing number of individuals pursuing their CCS coding credential to ensure career flexibility. A coding credential belongs to the individual and they take it with them to every employment opportunity they pursue,” said Susan Pepple, President of Libman Education. “For those with a thorough understanding of hospital inpatient and outpatient coding and hands-on hospital coding experience, the CCS coding credential signals mastery of this challenging skill set to current and future employers.”
Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC, teacher of the courses, said, “We are gratified that our CCS Exam Prep continues to be an effective method of preparation for the exam. The CCS Exam Prep course is not magic — students have to do a great deal of preparation and study in order to be successful on the CCS coding credential exam — but the course provides the necessary structure and expert guidance to this significant exam preparation effort.”
On the CCS for CDI course in particular, Mary Beth noted that the CCS “can bridge the gap between CDI and coding,” adding, “CDI Specialists ensure the provider’s clinical documentation completely and accurately reflects services provided, translating into accurate coding. CDI Specialists who earn their CCS can maximize this role, as the CCS is the ‘gold standard’ of facility coding. This means that a CDI Specialist with a CCS demonstrates increased value to their facility’s revenue cycle.”
The CCS Exam Prep: CCS for Hospital Coders Winter Session prepares students for the 2021 CCS Exam and takes place Saturdays, 10 a.m. EST, January 9 – May 8, 2021. Learn more:
The CCS Exam Prep: CCS for CDI Winter Session prepares students for the 2021 CCS Exam and takes place Saturdays, 8 a.m. EST, January 9 – May 22, 2021. Learn more:
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