Lorman Education Services offers multiple convenient ways to earn credits toward CCS-P recertification.
With the rise of managed care and the continued expansion of healthcare delivery outside of the conventional hospital environment, there is a strong need for medical coding professionals specializing in physician-based settings. To meet this need, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) offers Certified Coding Specialist — Physician-based (CCS-P) certification for qualified individuals.
CCS-P training is a great way to advance your career and explore new opportunities in this in-demand field. To become certified, you must first possess at least two years of relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education/previous training. Candidates must then pass a multiple choice exam and, every two-year recertification period, complete 20 credits of approved continuing education to keep their credentials valid.
Earning CCS-P Credits Online
Five CCS-P credits annually can be earned through a mandatory self-review. The remainder can be obtained by completing approved continuing education training, 80% of which must cover a topic related to health informatics and information management (HIIM).
To help our clients meet this demanding requirement, Lorman Education Services offers a wide range of approved CCS-P courses, including both live webinars and self-study programs. All our training content is designed to be accessible to busy professionals, while helping them develop more useful, practical skills they can bring back to their work.
Live Training Programs
Lorman Education Services hosts dozens of live webinars every month. Live training can be accessed anywhere in the country, from any computer or mobile device. No special hardware is needed. Connecting live gives you the unique opportunity to interact with your peers and ask questions of our expert faculty — without having to take extended time away from your existing responsibilities.
Recent webinars have covered a number of topics directly related to medical coding, such as “The Challenges of the Hybrid Medical Records… Its Impact on Clinical, Coding, and Fiscal Outcomes,” as well as other subjects within the broader field of HIIM, such as “HIPAA Ruling Regarding Correspondence Through Text Messages and Emails: Is Your Organization Compliant?”
OnDemand Training Options
Our extensive OnDemand training archive offers another way to earn CCS-P credits online. Download or stream previously recorded webinars, manuals and white papers, among other self-study options. If you prefer to learn at your own pace or won’t be available to attend a live webinar, our OnDemand training programs are the most convenient option for ambitious professionals.
Advance Your Career With Lorman Education Services
Completing CCS-P courses helps you build a reputation as a medical coder with the specialized expertise necessary to work in doctors’ offices, group practices, multi-specialty clinics or other physician-based settings. If you’re serious about growing your career in this emerging area, consider purchasing a Lorman Education Services All-Access Pass. With an All-Access Pass, you can complete an unlimited number of CCS-P courses and related training for a small annual fee of $699.
Meet your recertification requirements while building your skills and exploring new opportunities — it’s easy with Lorman Education Services. Get started by registering for an upcoming CCS-P course or purchasing an All-Access Pass today.