Key Features

  • Companion Evolve website includes electronic practice exams that simulate the actual AHIMA exam experience to help you overcome test anxiety.
    • Pre-, post-, and final exams allow you to track your learning.
    • Answers and rationales reinforce your understanding of coding concepts.
    • Updates, study tips, and helpful web links aid your understanding.

  • Comprehensive CCS coverage highlights essential information for passing the AHIMA CCS exam, accompanied by detailed figures, for the most efficient exam review.
  • Concise outline format gives you quick and easy access to content and helps you make the most of your study time.

Table of Contents

Success Strategies

Course Syllabus and Student Calendar

Unit 1: Anatomy, Terminology, and Pathophysiology

  1. Integumentary System
  2. Musculoskeletal System
  3. Respiratory System
  4. Cardiovascular System
  5. Female Genital System and Pregnancy
  6. Male Genital System
  7. Urinary System
  8. Digestive System
  9. Mediastinum and Diaphragm
  10. Hemic and Lymphatic System
  11. Endocrine System
  12. Nervous System
  13. Senses
  14. Unit 1 Quiz Answers

Unit 2: Reimbursement Issues and Data Quality

  1. Reimbursement Issues
  2. National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI)
  3. Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs)
  4. Prospective Payment Systems (PPS)
  5. Medicare Severity Diagnosis-Related Groups (MS-DRG)
  6. Post Acute Transfer
  7. Present on Admission Indicator (POA)
  8. Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HAC)
  9. Revenue Codes
  10. Data Quality
  11. Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
  12. Managed Health Care
  13. Abbreviations
  14. Reimbursement Terminology
  15. Reimbursement Quiz
  16. Reimbursement Quiz Answers

Unit 3: Overview of CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS Coding

  1. Introduction to Medical Coding
  2. CPT
  3. HCPCS Coding
  4. ICD-9-CM Overview
  5. Using ICD-9-CM


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About the author

Carol Buck

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Program Director, Medical Secretarial Programs, Northwest Technical College, East Grand Forks, MN