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Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®)

Earners of the CCS® credential have advanced skills in classifying medical data from patient records, generally in a hospital setting. These coding practitioners possess expertise in the ICD-10-CM, CPT  and HCPCS Level II coding systems.  They are knowledgeable about medical terminology, disease processes, and pharmacology. They are able to review patients' records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure.  They can apply policies for access and disclosure of health information.

This badge is issued by AHIMA


  • Clinical Coding
  • Correct Coding Initiative
  • Data Quality
  • Diagnosis Coding
  • ICD-10-CM
  • ICD-10-PCS
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Records
  • Medicare Code Editor
  • Outpatient Code Editor
  • Procedural Coding

What it takes to earn this badge