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Due to Overwhelming Market Demand, Barry Libman Inc. Announces Virtual CCS Exam Prep Course

Online Prep Course to Start February 4, 2012
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

MASSACHUSETTS – January 24, 2012 – Due to an overwhelming response to Barry Libman’s sold out CCS Exam Prep course scheduled for January 2012, Barry Libman Inc. has announced a real-time, virtual version of the course to begin February 4, 2012.

The high demand for the course is due to changes in the CCS exam scheduled for March 2013. At that time the current ICD-9-based CCS credentialing exams are slated to end, and all AHIMA coding credential exams will be based on ICD-10-CM/PCS.

The Barry Libman Inc. CCS Exam Prep course, which uses the internet and GoToMeeting for live online classes, is scheduled for Saturdays between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET. Mary Beth York is the course’s instructor. The course is a 13-week program.

“The high demand for our onsite CCS exam preparation course (which recently filled to capacity!) motivated us to offer a high-quality online version of the course which would be available to coders anywhere, not just coders who live in New England where the onsite course is based,” said Mary Beth York, Barry Libman Inc.’s CCS Exam Prep course instructor.

Being both on-line and live gives coders the best of both worlds:  easy access from wherever they are and individualized real time instruction.  “We have been contacted by coders across the country and are pleased to offer them a way to take advantage of the CCS Exam Prep course to help meet their career goals,” said York. 

She added, “We want to make the course available to as many medical coders as possible, especially given the CCS exam changes scheduled for March 2013 at which point preparing for the exam will be even more challenging -- coders would have to study for the CCS exam while also learning ICD-10-CM/PCS.”

For more information about the virtual CCS prep exam course, visit

About the AHIMA Coding Credential Exams Scheduled to Change

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) have announced that starting in March 2013, all coding credential exams will be based on ICD-10-CM/PCS. AHIMA coding credentials are Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist – Physician-based (CCS-P), and Certified Coding Associate (CCA).

About The Commission on Certification

The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) is an AHIMA commission dedicated to assuring the competency of professionals practicing Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM). AHIMA / CCHIIM certification exams are valid, reliable, and legally defensible assessment instruments which measure the competency of potential certificants against a codified and relevant body of HIIM competencies (also referred to as knowledge, skills, and abilities). 

About Barry Libman Inc.

Barry Libman Inc. provides medical record coding, audit, and educational services to the Health Information Management departments of healthcare institutions.   Barry Libman Inc. offers the right-mix of online and classroom education to ensure that the HIM professional is prepared to handle changes in the medical record coding systems and the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS.