The CCS exam consists of two sections. The first section includes answering multiple-choice questions. The second involves answering questions about medical scenarios (inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department). In total, there are between 115 and 140 questions on the CCS certification exam.

Passing Score-300/400


How difficult is the CCS exam?

The CCS is difficult, it requires a very broad knowledge of all aspects of coding, and it is not all multiple choice. I'd advise getting some coding experience first.

Eligibility requirements.

To take the CCS certification exam, you must either have two years of experience or one year of experience combined with completed medical billing and coding courses or another coding credential.

How much does a CCS certification cost?

$399 Plus AHIMA Membership fees

ONLINE TRAINING also available. Successful completion of this online course indicates that students are prepared to take the CCS/CIC exam and begin a career as a certified inpatient hospital coder or inpatient facility coder.

Self-paced course convenient for work schedules: flexibility to complete coursework at home on your own schedule.

Expert CodersMax Trainers will provide assistance. Low cost compared to other training programs.