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Health Information Technology Program Hosts the New York Health Information Management Association’s Certified Coding Specialist Exam Review Course

On 4/23/2015, the Health Information Technology Program hosted a full day CCS Exam Review Course at Monroe Community College. 

The Certified Coding Specialist examination is one of three coding credentials worldwide that is currently accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.  Professionals who have experience in coding inpatient and outpatient records using the ICD-9-CM and CPT coding systems are eligible to obtain the CCS credential. 

The review course included a review of the most important inpatient and outpatient coding guidelines and a review of the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set.  Attendees reviewed the most recently published Coding Clinic issues pertinent to ICD-9-CM.  Additionally the course included an overview of CPT format, sections and guidelines. Topics were presented by a variety of qualified Health Information professionals. The program was approved for continuing education credits for AHIMA and AAPC.

We were pleased to be allowed by NYHIMA to provide complimentary course admissions for 4 students who are currently enrolled in MCC’s Health Information Technology Program.  The Health Information Technology faculty are grateful for the generous opportunity provided to our students. 

Sharon L. Insero
Health Professions