Top Coding Certification Study Guides

If you’re all finished with your Medical Coding course, but still nervous about taking your certification exam, check out these study guides. Most not only include more practice questions, but also test taking strategies specific to each exam to help you maximize your score and pass the test the first time.

Here four top-rated study guides for the CCS exam and where to find them:

The 2017 Clinical Coding Workout is completely updated for 2017 and features over 1500 coding scenarios and exercises to help you develop the expertise needed to pass the CCS or CCS-P exam. This study guide includes questions for the following code sets: ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT and HCPCS.


The Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Exam Preparation by Jennifer Garvin provides an in-depth review for the CCS exam. Through case studies as well as access to online assessments and 2 complete practice exams, this book prepares you to take the CCS with confidence.


This ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook is the only guide published in collaboration with the Central Office on ICD-10-CM/PCS (formerly, Central Office on ICD-9-CM) of the American Hospital Association. The handbook contains more than 200 updated in-chapter exercises, case examples, and final review questions. The case-summary exercises are based on actual health records.


The Professional Review Guide for the CCS Examination 2017 for the CCS gives you practice interpreting documentation and applying your knowledge by assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures for a variety of patient settings. It comes with mock examinations that are not the same structure as the actual CCS exam but it is still a valuable study tool.

Here are three top-rated CPC study guides and where to find them:

The CPC Practice Exam 2017 is updated for 2017. This 150 question exam is designed to mirror the AAPC CPC exam. It has the same basic structure and category divisions. Each answer includes a detailed rationale for further help with your studying.


The Medical Coding CPC Practice Exam Bundle – 2017 Edition includes a great section full of advice and test-taking strategies. In addition to a 150 question practice exam, this book includes a review of medical terminology and anatomy.


The official AAPC CP study guide has a 20 chapter review of everything from medical terminology to ICD-10 coding. It covers all sections found on the CPC exam and includes a 200 question practice exam.

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