Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Preparation

Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Preparation - Overview...

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This section of the course provides information on obtaining certification as a medical coder. There are no Objectives, Online Class Preparation or Keywords. The completion of this section is not required and you will not be graded on any of the activities. The topics in this Unit include: Overview 1. Overview of the CCA Certification 2. Skills Requirements 3. CCA Examination Requirements and Eligibility 4. Tentative Preparation Schedule 5. Sample CCA Test Questions (do not count toward AMS Certificate grades)
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The Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credential was developed by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to provide an entry level coding certification for allied healthcare workers who wanted proof of skills and knowledge in coding to present to potential healthcare employers (physician-providers and clinical facilities). Certification Overview
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Online Course Preparation 1. Textbook: Professional Review Guide for the CCA Certification In this unit, we will use: You will be given specific reading assignments from the Review Guide as you progress through this Module. 2. CCA Handbook Click AHIMA website link to access and download/print the handbook
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1. Professional Review Guide for the CCA Certification Introduction Sample Study Schedule 2. CCA Handbook Preparing for the Examination Examination Details 3. Read the Frequently Asked Questions and Preparing for the Examination sections on the CCA Certification webpage at AHIMA ASSIGNMENTS: Before you begin, read the following: Frequently Asked Questions and Preparing for the Examination
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Supplemental Reading 1. Health Data Content 2. Standards 3. UDHHS and Principle Diagnosis 4. Basic In-Hospital Coding Guidelines Your MBC coursework is designed specifically for physician-based procedures and activities; however, the CCA examination does include information unique to in-hospital, or hospital-based, diagnostic and procedural coding. The items below are information you need to “bridge the gap” between your physician- based training and the needed hospital-based information.
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AHIMA Facts The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the dynamic professional association that represents more than 46,000 specially educated health information management professionals who work throughout the healthcare industry. Health information management professionals serve the healthcare industry and the public by managing, analyzing, and utilizing data vital for patient care -- and making it accessible to healthcare providers when it is needed most. Click here to : 1. See more AHIMA Facts 2. View or download a brief AHIMA Video about AHIMA and the profession: AHIMA’s Quality Healthcare through Quality Information AHIMA Video
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Certifications Offered by AHIMA To ensure that its members meet professional standards of excellence, AHIMA issues credentials in health information management. Members earn credentials through a combination of education and experience, and finally
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course CODEING unknown taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '12 term at Joliet Junior College.

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