I took and passed both exams several years ago and also have passed my CCS. The main difference at the time I took them, the CCS-P had a lot of I-9 diagnostic (not procedural) and some CPT 4. The CPC was very strong on CPT with some HCPCS and I-9 diagnostic. As for which credential will take you farther, it pretty much depends on the market you are serving. If whomever is doing the hiring has a hospital based background, they are more likely to be aware of the AHIMA credential and request a CCS-P. If they have a physician billing background, they will be more aware of the AAPC credentials and their value.
Finally, the CCS is purely inpatient coding (I-9 diagnostic and procedural, DRG's etc) It is a longer test and more intense than the CCS-P or CPC. I have not looked at the CPC-H to see how it compares to the CCS.
I hope this gives you a little guidance or enlightenment on your search.
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