Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Boot Camp

Description

Based upon job analysis standards and state-of-the-art test construction, the CCA designation has been a nationally accepted of achievement in the health information management (HIM) field since 2002 through the American Health Information Management Association (AHMIA). More than 8,000 people have attained the certification since inception.

The CCA, the CCS and the CCS-P are the only coding credentials worldwide currently accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The CCA credential distinguishes coders by exhibiting commitment and demonstrating coding competencies across all settings, including both hospitals and physician practices. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a shortage of more than 50,000 qualified HIM and HIT workers by 2015. Becoming a CCA positions you as a leader in an exciting and growing market.

CCAs:

  • Exhibit a level of commitment, competency, and professional capability that employers are looking for
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the coding profession
  • Distinguish themselves from non-credentialed coders and those holding credentials from organizations less demanding of the higher level of expertise required to earn AHIMA certification

 

The CCA exhibits coding competency in any setting, including both hospitals and physician practices. The CCS and CCS-P exams demonstrate mastery level skills in an area of specialty: hospital-based for CCS’s and physician practice-based for CCS-Ps.

With this boot camp, you will learn the essentials of Medical Coding including evaluation and management coding, proper billing procedures for Medicare and private insurance companies, anatomy and medical terminology, claims appeals and more. The CCA is the only credential nationally available for those new to medical coding wanting to progress to more advanced coding certifications (CCS-P or CCS).


In this course you will learn the basics of:

  • Official coding guidelines, how to identify discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation;
  • Analyzing health records to ensure documentation supports the patient’s diagnosis and procedures, reflects progress, clinical findings;
  • Applying clinical vocabularies and terminologies used in the organization’s health information systems.
  • How hospitals are reimbursed under Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) and Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) and documentation needed by physicians for inpatient services;
  • Information & communication technologies – learn more about software applications used in the health information field;
  • Compliance regarding coding & records related to privacy, confidentiality, legal and ethical standards or practice.

Prerequisites

  • 6 months coding experience directly applying codes
  • Completion of an AHIMA approved coding program
  • Completion of other coding training program to include anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, Basic ICD diagnostic/procedural and Basic CPT coding Who should take this course?
  • Graduates of HIM and coding certificate programs interested in getting their first coding credential
  • Medical coders seeking credentialing of coding competencies in hospitals
  • Medical coders seeking credentialing of coding competencies in physician practices
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