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    Quote Originally Posted by keke600 View Post
    Hello, just wondering what is the difference between CCS and CPC?

    CCS is the AHIMA certification, and is generally for hospital coding.
    http://www.ahima.org/certification/ to view the description of
    Their CCS-P is egivalent to the CPC.

    CPC is the AAPC certification.

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    If you have the CCS do you need or should a peson get the CPC also?

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    Kevin:

    I was scheduled to take the CCS-P exam, and I chickened out because I was very intimidated. I took the CPC exam and passed first try, no problem. But I do not have alot of coding experience in regards to medical records. I purchased Carol Buck's study guide and after a almost 2 months, I still didn't feel that I was prepared. Do you have any tips for me since you have taken the exam and passed?

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    Because the CCS-P is a different format than the CPC, be comfortable with that format beforehand. Personally, I didn't find it that difficult--although I've had people with substantial more coding experience than I say they found it frustrating and uncertain. As an aside, those people passed also.

    The difference between CCS-P and CPC isn't just the organizations that grant them. Coders who rely on superbills or charge slips for their duties are probably not going to perform as well on CCS-P as those who abstract straight from the record. Also, because the E/M is scored for you, auditors aren't necessarily going to be at any advantage.

    Try out the column that runs in Advance for HIP and just build confidence and comfort. You might also try locating someone locally that's taken the exam more recently than I and could provide pointers on what resources to use in preparing.

    Good luck.

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    I wonder if the 2008 CPC exam is now similar to the CCS-P in some respects. Some of the posts I've read seemed to indicate that there were multiple codes to be chosen for each question. Did I misread those posts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by member7 View Post
    I wonder if the 2008 CPC exam is now similar to the CCS-P in some respects. Some of the posts I've read seemed to indicate that there were multiple codes to be chosen for each question. Did I misread those posts?
    I haven't taken the ccs exam yet but from what I've heard the two test are nothing alike. I've heard that the ccs is alot more in depth and harder. Now this is what I am told, hopefully someone will read this who recently took the ccs and can let us know their thoughts on it.

    Roxanne Thames, CPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbshields View Post
    Because the CCS-P is a different format than the CPC, be comfortable with that format beforehand. Personally, I didn't find it that difficult--although I've had people with substantial more coding experience than I say they found it frustrating and uncertain. As an aside, those people passed also.

    The difference between CCS-P and CPC isn't just the organizations that grant them. Coders who rely on superbills or charge slips for their duties are probably not going to perform as well on CCS-P as those who abstract straight from the record. Also, because the E/M is scored for you, auditors aren't necessarily going to be at any advantage.

    Try out the column that runs in Advance for HIP and just build confidence and comfort. You might also try locating someone locally that's taken the exam more recently than I and could provide pointers on what resources to use in preparing.

    Good luck.
    I'm not sure of the Advance for HIP column you are referencing?? Could you please explain further?

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    Please visit this site mentioned below. It has a CCS and CCS-P Prep area.

    http://health-information.advanceweb.com/

    Again, good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keke600 View Post
    Hello, just wondering what is the difference between CCS and CPC?
    This should help:
    White Paper: Outpatient vs. Inpatient Knowledge and Credentials

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    I urge everyone to look at the comments posted regarding the inaccuracies of this paper.

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