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Thread: CCS-P vs. CPC

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    You have to pass your CPC exam first before you can take any specialty exams.
    Jutta Whipkey, CPC

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    Apr 2007
    York, Pa


    Quote Originally Posted by jewhipke View Post
    You have to pass your CPC exam first before you can take any specialty exams.
    That has actually changed, you can take a specialty exam w/o having a core credential.
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC

    "Remember the greatest gift is not found in the store but in the heart of true friends"

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    Apr 2007
    Athens, OH


    I know this thread is really old but since I found it doing a CCS-P vs CPC google search, I thought others might as well.

    I do not have a core credential but I do have my CGSC (certified general surgery coder) through AAPC. I am thinking of getting my CGIC (certified gastrointestinal coder) credential or the CCS-P. My thoughts with the CCS-P are that I would have a credential through AAPC and one through AHIMA that would show diversity. Either way, I want to get in prior to ICD-10 for sure!!
    RBoggs CMA, CGSC **Bloom where you are planted**

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    Apr 2007

    Default Ccs- ccs-p

    Does anyone know if there is some type of book sharing. Like some others in this conversation I would love to get more experience, but it is so expensive. I am not the healthiest of people and would really like to work from home! Does anyone out there have any ideas of how to get the books and practice test without spending $795.00, really who has that kind of money? All the remote jobs want RHIA, RHIT, CCS, or CCS-P. I really really want to work from home but, after working for physician based (CPT) and auditing am very rusty on my ICD-9. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

    Cori Sampson

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