CCS-P Exam Preparation, Seventh Edition

Anita Hazelwood EdD, RHIA, FAHIMA, Lynn Kuehn MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, Carol Venable MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA

For test-takers sitting for exam between April 2016 and May 2017, the 2015 or 2016 ICD-10-CM code books and 2016 CPT®  code books should be brought to the test center. These codes and code books correspond to the sixth edition of the CCS-P Exam Preparation book, along with the updates posted to

For test-takers sitting for exam beginning in May 2017, the 2017 ICD-10-CM and CPT code books will be used, and the seventh edition of the CCS-P Exam Preparation book aligns to these codes and code books.


Whether you’re a student or already on the job, Certified Coding Specialist–Physician-based (CCS–P) Exam Preparation provides the guidance and practice you need to successfully prepare for the CCS-P exam. The book’s practice exams are based on and organized by the CCS–P competency statements. Each multiple choice question is identified by a CCS–P domain, so you will be able to determine whether you need knowledge or skill building in particular areas. The practice exams and cases have been aligned with the 2017 code sets to allow test-takers to prepare for the exam.

The practice exams and questions are organized by the following CCS-P domains:

Domain 1: Health Information Documentation

Domain 2: Diagnosis and Procedure Coding

Domain 3: Regulatory Guidelines and Reporting Requirements for Outpatient Services

Domain 4: Data Quality and Management

Domain 5: Information and Communication Technologies

Domain 6: Privacy, Confidentiality, Legal, and Ethical Issues

Domain 7: Compliance


Key Features

·        Four complete practice exams based on the CCS–P competencies  and tasks

·        52 inpatient and ambulatory medical cases

·        Online assessment contains 388 multiple choice questions

·        All answers include rationales and references to enhance learning

·        The seventh edition of the CCS-P Exam Preparation book contains  2017 ICD-10 and CPT codes to correspond to the exam launching May 1, 2017


About the Editors

Anita C. Hazelwood, EdD, RHIA, FAHIMA, is a professor, author, and leading expert in ICD-10-CM coding.


Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, is an author, speaker, and expert in the field of physician office management, coding, and reimbursement for physician services.


Carol A. Venable, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA, is an HIM department head and professor, industry leader, and expert in ICD-10-CM coding.



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