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Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based

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



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  • 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.

  • Hospitals

  • Physician offices

  • Medical/diagnostic labs

  • Outpatient centers.


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