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    Which CCS prep book do you recommend and why?
    AHIMA's CCS Review Guide
    Patricia Schnering's Professional Review Guide for the CCS Examination
    Carol Buck's CCS Coding Review: The Certification Step
    or any other? Thanks!

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    Are there any CCS credentialed coders out there who can give me any tips, strategies, etc for passing the CCS exam?

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    Apr 2007
    Lauderdale Lakes


    I am not CCS certified but I am going to school for it. You might want to go on Ahima's website and post your question on their forums. I would probably go with Ahima's prep book.

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    Apr 2007

    Default CCS Prep

    I used the professional review guide and Faye Brown to prep for the CCS. I used AHIMA's Clinical Coding Workout book with answers. I found the best preparation was taking mock tests and having answer keys with ratrionales. Unfortunately, there is no prep book without mistakes, so if you disagree with the answer key be sure to search coding clinics and the official coding guidelines to determine if the answer key is correct or not. You can also search the internet for an updated answer key or errata list for any book you use. I hope that helps. Good luck!

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