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Virtual CCS Exam Prep Course by Barry Libman Inc. Scheduled for May 2012

Due to overwhelming demand for January and February 2012 Courses
Thursday, March 15th, 2012

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – March 15, 2012 – Given the overwhelming response to its January and February 2012 Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam preparation courses, Barry Libman Inc. has announced two new CCS exam prep courses, both slated to start May 12, 2012.

“Our Intensive CCS exam prep course is designed to equip medical coders as thoroughly as possible, so that they can successfully complete the CCS exam,” said course instructor Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P. “As a virtual course with real-time instruction, the course employs the best of distance and classroom-based learning”

“The overwhelming response to our course at this time reflects the changes planned to occur in March 2013, when AHIMA coding credential exams will be based on ICD-10-CM/PCS instead of the current ICD-9-based CCS credentialing exams,” she added.

This accelerated thirteen-week course, which runs May 12 to August 4, 2012, prepares students to sit for the CCS exam shortly after completion of the course. The course consists of 13 classes taught using the Blackboard education platform with real-time class meetings via GoToMeeting technology.  Each class lasts three hours with additional weekly assignments. Class size is strictly limited to ensure plenty of individual attention.

Mary Beth York, the course’s instructor and Senior Associate with Barry Libman Inc., has more than twenty years experience in medical record coding, audit and documentation. She has taught in a variety of settings, including large classrooms, small groups, and personal instruction. Her teaching experience includes CCS and CCS-P exam preparation skills, interventional radiology, and physician education on documentation requirements and assignment of E&M levels.

To express interest and request an application visit https://libmaneducation.com/product/certified-coding-specialist-ccs-exam-prep-hospital-coders/

For more information call 978-369-7180 or email info@barrylibmaninc.com.

Important announcement from 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.