AHIMA Hybrid Coding Exam Prep Workshop

  • Venue

    Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi Campus

  • Date and Time

    16 September, 2017 | 08:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

  • Credits

    8 AHIMA CEUs

Register for the Workshop Bundle
(includes Exam, Prep & Book)

  • AHIMA Members

  • Non-Members


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The Certified Coding Associate (CCA®), Certified Coding Specialist – Physician-based (CCS-P®), and Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®) are competency-based (knowledge and experience) credentials that validate the skills and knowledge of coding professionals and demonstrates mastery of CCA, CCS-P, and CCS responsibilities supporting business growth and quality healthcare.

Workshop Prep Description

This innovative one-day, hybrid workshop covers the domains for all three of AHIMA’s coding credentials – CCA, CCS-P, and CCA. All registrants will be provided with an introductory webinar prior to the workshop that explains the three coding credentials and provides some test-preparation tips, as well as a post-workshop assessment that can be used as a practice exam. This workshop provides coders with a review of the exam domains and assists them in strengthening and reinforcing competencies needed to prepare for their selected coding exam. This workshop will serve as a valuable supplement to a candidate’s overall test preparation plan. Each domain item in the workshop contains information specific to that content area as well as practice test questions.

Workshop Objectives:

Entry-level coders (CCA-eligible) and experienced coders (CCS-P & CCS-eligible) will:
  • Benefit from a structured review of and exercises on the examination domains
  • Become aware of needed areas for focus in test preparation
  • Benefit from a review and application of ICD-10-CM/PCS coding guidelines
  • Benefit from a review of CPT/HCPCS Level II codes
  • Have increased confidence in their level of readiness for the CCA, CCS-P, or CCS certification exam

Exam Eligibility, Format, and Domains:

Review the coding exam eligibility criteria, format and list of domains at the following links:

Hybrid Coding Workshop Format:

  • CCA registrants – 8:30-12:30 (5 CEUs)
  • CCS-P registrants – 8:30-15:00 (7 CEUs)
  • CCS registrants – 8:30-16:15 (8 CEUs)


  • Melanie Endicott

Melanie Endicott


MBA/HCM, RHIA, CHDA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA,AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, Senior Director | HIM Practice Excellence, CDI/EHR Melanie Endicott, MBA/HCM, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA, is senior director of HIM Practice Excellence for AHIMA. In her role she provides professional practice expertise to AHIMA members, the media and outside organizations on coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) practice issues. She authors material for and supports AHIMA online ICD-10 coding education platforms. She also serves as faculty for the AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Academies, CDIP Exam Preps, and CDI Academies. In addition, Ms. Endicott is a technical advisor for the Association on ICD-10-CM/PCS, ICD-9-CM, CPT coding and CDI publications.

Ms. Endicott received her bachelor of arts in health information management from Carroll College in Helena, MT and her master’s of business administration and health care management from the University of Phoenix. Prior to joining AHIMA in 2004, Ms. Endicott served as the program director and lead instructor of Spokane Community College, where she still teaches in an adjunct capacity. Prior to her faculty position, she was a health information analyst at a large acute care hospital where she did both inpatient and outpatient coding. Over the past 17 years, she has been a frequent presenter on coding, CDI and HIM-related issues both locally and nationally. She has also been an educator in the health information management programs at the University of Cincinnati, Stephens College, and Loma Linda University.