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AHIMA’s CCS Certification is available in your country !

 If you reside in India you will only be allowed to test at a Pearson VUE test center in India. Candidates will not be permitted to sit for their exam if they schedule their exam outside their country of residence and will forfeit their exam fees

If you reside in India you will only be allowed to test at a Pearson VUE test center in India. Candidates will not be permitted to sit for their exam if they schedule their exam outside their country of residence and will forfeit their exam fees

New Delhi: June 30, 2015

AHIMA’s CCS Credential is the Gold Standard in Coding Certifications.

AHIMA’s Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) has announced that the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam is available internationally.

We request our readers to share this news with your colleagues who would be interested in obtaining one of the most highly desired and prestigious certifications in coding — AHIMA’s CCS credential.

Find out more about the international exam for AHIMA’s CCS Certification.

Meet AHIMA’s CCS Certification

Certified Coding Specialist
Those obtaining the CCS credential have validated their knowledge and skills in:

Those obtaining the CCS credential have validated their knowledge and skills in:

Interpreting health record documentation using knowledge of anatomy, physiology, clinical indicators and disease processes, pharmacology and medical terminology
Selecting the diagnoses that require coding according to current coding and reporting requirements
Analyze health record documentation for quality and completeness of coding
Use specialized software in the completion of HIM processes
Monitor compliance with organization-wide health record documentation and coding guidelines

AHIMA’s CCS credential is accredited by the NCCA.

The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has granted accreditation to this certification program for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance).

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The 2015 international CCS exam dates are:

July 15-31 (ICD-9 content)

November 9-24 (ICD-10 content)

Directions for applying for the international CCS exam:

Applications will only be accepted via fax: (312)233-1500 or e-mailcertification@ahima.org. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and spots are limited!

Candidates may only test in their country of residence. For example: If you reside
in India you will only be allowed to test at a Pearson VUE test center in India. Candidates will not be permitted to sit for their exam if they schedule their exam outside their country of residence and will forfeit their exam fees.

Candidates will be given a one-year eligibility period due to the limited time given for each exam administration. If a candidate does not use the eligibility the exam fees will be forfeited.

Candidates must ensure they have the correct code books by reviewing the list of allowable codebooks.

Candidates must present the correct primary and secondary identification at the time of testing. If the identification is not correct, all exam fees will be forfeited.

Five to seven business days will be taken for processing of all applications.

For more information on AHIMA’s CCS international exam visit,ahima.org/certification/CCS.

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