CCS Exam Preparation, Seventh Edition

Jennifer Garvin, PhD, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CPHQ, CTR, FAHIMA, Shawn Wells, RHIT, CHDA

Combining in-depth study materials covering CPT, HCPCS Level II, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS content with comprehensive testing practice, Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Exam Preparation provides the added knowledge and test-taking skills to face the CCS certification exam with confidence. The practice exams, supplemental practice questions, case studies, and online assessments will help prepare you for the exam experience, providing opportunities to test your knowledge and skills.


Domain 1: Health Information Documentation

Domain 2: Diagnosis Coding and Procedure Coding

Domain 3: Regulatory Guidelines and Reporting Requirements for Acute Care (Inpatient) Service

Domain 4: Regulatory Guidelines and Reporting Requirements for Outpatient Services

Domain 5: Data Quality and Management

Domain 6: Information and Communication Technologies

Domain 7: Privacy, Confidentiality, Legal, and Ethical Issues

Domain 8: Compliance

Key Features

·       Two complete practice exams based on and organized by the CCS competency statements and tasks

·       Inpatient and outpatient medical cases

      ·      Online assessment each contain 97 multiple choice questions

About the authors

Jennifer Hornung Garvin, PhD, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CPHQ, CTR, FAHIMA, is a health research science specialist at the Salt Lake City Veteran’s Administration IDEAS Research Center and an associate professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Department of Bioinformatics. She has more than 25 years of experience in health information management and medical informatics.


Shawn Wells, RHIT, CHDA, contributing author, is heath information management (HIM) data integrity manager for University of Utah Health Care (UUHC), responsible for inpatient auditing, coder education, and reporting. He was the ICD-10 coordinator for UUHC and led several key areas of the transition including clinical documentation, training and education, code mapping, dual coding, payer testing, and implementation of computer-assisted-coding. He has 14 years of experience in HIM in a variety of settings, including skilled nursing facilities, acute care hospitals, and academic medical centers.



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