What is the difference between CCS and CCS P?
Also question is, what is a CCS P?
CCS-Ps are coding practitioners who: Specialize in physician-based settings such as physician offices, group practices, multi-specialty clinics, or specialty centers. Possess in-depth knowledge of the CPT coding system and familiarity with the ICD-10-CM and HCPCS Level II coding systems.
Secondly, is the CCS P exam hard? While it tests different information, it is still a difficult exam. The CCS-P is an outpatient credential. While you can do other things with it, you will mostly work in an outpatient setting. While the CCA is an inpatient credential, where it is more focused on acute care/facility coding.
Similarly, it is asked, is CCS or CPC certification better?
CPC exam is an objective exam while CCS exam has both subjective and objective questions. Hence, the difficulty level for both exams is different. CPC exam can be cleared in first attempt but CCS is tough to clear in first attempt.
How much does a CCS coder make?
A mid-career Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.25 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.06 based on 145 salaries.