CERTIFIED CODING SPECIALIST - PHYSICIAN BASED

(CCS-P)

This person is an expert in health information documentation, data integrity and quality. They review patient records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure, possess in-depth knowledge of the CPT coding system and familiarity with the ICD-10-Cm and HCPCS Level II coding systems.

EDUCATION REQUIRED

Candidates must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • By Credential: RHIA®, RHIT®, or CCS® OR

  • By Education: The following courses MUST be completed; anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, reimbursement methodology, intermediate/advanced ICD diagnostic coding, and procedural coding and medical services (CPT/HCPCS); 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.

PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT
  • Hospitals

  • Physician practices

SALARY RANGE

$16.22 - $24.18

For more information on this program, visit the Education page

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