Certified Coding Associate
CCAs are coding associates who demonstrate professional competency in any work setting and a high level of commitment to health information management (HIM). CCAs work with medical records to ensure accuracy, completeness, and proper entry into computer systems in a variety of healthcare facilities throughout the country, including hospitals, physician offices, nursing homes, home health agencies, mental health facilities, and public health agencies. Employment opportunities exist in all areas of healthcare where patient health records are used.
The CCA is the only HIM credential worldwide currently accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Learn more about the accreditation.
The CCA distinguishes coders by exhibiting commitment and demonstrating coding competencies across all settings, including both hospitals and physician practices. Based upon job analysis standards and state-of-the-art test construction, the CCA is creating a larger pool of qualified coders ready to meet potential employers' needs. The CCA designation has been a nationally accepted standard of achievement in the HIM field since 2002. More than 8,000 people have attained the CCA certification since inception.
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Certified Coding Specialist and Certified Coding Specialist, Physician-based
CCSs and CCS-Ps are health information management (HIM) professionals with mastery level knowledge and skills in coding. CCS and CCS-P credentialed professionals demonstrate professional competency and a commitment to professional growth and development. CCS and CCS-P professionals work in a variety of healthcare settings, managing and delivering coding expertise and compliance.
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