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Professional Review Guide for the CCA Examination, 2014 Edition, 1st Edition

  • Patricia Schnering
  • ISBN-10: 1285735501
  • ISBN-13: 9781285735504
  • 480 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2013, 2012
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

The PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE CCA® EXAMINATION, 2014 EDITION prepares aspiring health information professionals for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA®) exam. Chapter material covers all readers need to know about 2014 code sets and AHIMA standards, HIPAA requirements, CPT, the switchover to ICD-10-CM, and ICD-10-PCS electronic medical records. Mock exams and coding case studies give readers the confidence they need to master their exams, while coding activities linked to AHIMA competencies prepare them for jobs in a variety of patient care settings. An all-in-one learning resource, this reader-friendly book also includes free online access to interactive quizzing, flashcards, class notes, discussion questions, and study tips for students.


  • Industry Guidance: Critical information about recent and ongoing changes to electronic medical records, HIPAA requirements, current laws and standards, and updates to the ICD10CM and ICD10PCS introduces readers to the modern and evolving medical environment.

  • AHIMA Focus: Emphasis on the American Health Information Management Association competencies covered on the CCA® examination familiarizes students with the test's format and focus while honing key skills.

  • Broad Appeal: A variety of textbased and online learning aides give students several ways to study for the certification exam, and suit almost any learning style.

  • Multiple Features: Recommended resources, general study tips, multiplechoice coding questions, coding case studies for various health settings, highly realistic mock examinations, a case study coding review, and competency maps help students target their efforts and assess their progress.

About the Author

Patricia Schnering

Patricia Schnering, RHIA, CCS, is the founder, author and publisher of Professional Review Guides Inc. and PRG Publishing Inc. Previously, she worked as a health information management (HIM) consultant and as an adjunct instructor of HIM at St. Petersburg College. She was also president of her local GCHIMA and a delegate to the FHIMA, where she has served on committees and the board of directors. She earned the FHIMA Literary Award in 2000 and 2006. In addition to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Florida, she holds an Associate of Science in Health Information Technology from St. Petersburg College.

Table of Contents

1. Examination Study Strategies and Resources.
2. Coding Review.
3. Health Data Content, Requirements, and Standards.
4. Medical Science.
5. Classification Systems and Secondary Data Sources.
6. ICD10CM and ICD10PSC Coding.
7. CPT Coding.
8. Medical Billing and Reimbursement Systems.
9. CCA Mock Quiz.
10. CCA Mock Examination.
Appendix A: Pharmacology.
Appendix B: Laboratory Testing.
Appendix C: Official ICD10CM and ICD10PSC Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.
Evaluation Form.

New to this edition

  • 2014 Coding Updates: The latest coding for ICD10CM and ICD10PCS helps students prepare for the October 2014 transition and newest AHIMA exams.
  • New Hospital Classifications: Current information about MSDRGs keeps students abreast of changes in the coding practices of hospitals.
  • More Procedures: Updated CPT coding information delivers the nomenclature readers must understand to report medical procedures and services to insurance companies.
  • Extra Practice: New and improved questions throughout the book and accompanying website map to AHIMA competencies for success on the CCA® Certification Examination.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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